Mothers Day Special: 3 Generations

When I think of the Windrush I think of the infamous 3 words ‘No blacks! No Whites! No Irish!’ Words that were plastered on many establishments warning the thousands that had left their homes in answer to Britain’s call for work that they were not welcome here. As a proud Nigerian I decided to sit…

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Technical Difficulties: Design & Representation in the Tech Industry

How much of your average day relies on tech? Probably a lot of it. Banking, navigation, meditation, social media hot takes and everything else in between is likely delivered to you on a pay-monthly, portable supercomputer. It’s how you’re able to read this, after all! Infinite digital services and apps come packaged with the promise…

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Dating while dark skinned

Illustrator: Princess Karibo Race and romance can be a very contentious topic. Particularly within the realm of colourism, conversations about dating within the black community more often than not lead to divisive spats, as opposed to general resolve. After a candid conversation with a close friend at a particularly fed up time I realised some…

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PhD’ing whilst black

Let’s start with the fact that I went to a predominantly black secondary school. When I got to college there were less black people, when I was at university there were even less black people and by the time I started my PhD… well… our rarity indirectly catapulted me into the involuntary position of ‘spokesperson…

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The British Black Panthers: A Fight for Justice, an Advocacy of Black Education

We do not dream for one moment that the Black people in Britain can organise themselves as a unit totally separate from other Black forces in the world. Black Power is an international concept. – Obi Egbuna (founder of the BBPM) Civil Rights movements are often remembered as being based in America to fight against…

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A ‘little ’ bit of racism is still racism

There was a comment made by a white male on BBC Question Time that has understandably caused quite some controversy: ‘The UK is one of the least racist societies across Europe.’ There are so many problems with this statement my fingers are itching in disgust as I type this article. In the words of the…

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Connecting with Family History Abroad as a Black Brit

Be the person who connects the branches to your family tree. There is so much more to us than just being Brits.  We are Black Brits and for some of us, our identities derive from a variety of countries – which we should be visiting – at least once.  As the Christmas season creeps up…

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5 nuggets of knowledge for all new uni students

UNI – it’s new and exhilarating, but completely foreign territory. 7 years on from my own Freshers’ Week and I still remember that buzz I had when I landed on campus, ready for my first experience living away from home, not knowing quite what to expect. Freshers’ Week and first year, in general, is the start of…

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Take a Look at the Finalist for the 5th Anniversary of the Black British Business Awards

The finalists of the 2018 Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) have been announced and the list recognises an impressive group of trailblazers and rising stars who represent the very best of the UK’s vibrant business sector. The #BBBAwards are the only premium awards programme to celebrate both the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black…

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Want to say ‘I do’ but don’t have the budget? 10 Top Tips!

So after months of hints and wasted trips to get your nails done, he has finally popped the question! Congratulations!! Here are some tips on how to tie the knot without breaking the bank.   1. Agree on a reasonable budget and stick to it!   Your wedding will float or sink by the stringency of…

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