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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My Journey into Womanhood

Black female sexuality. What is the difference with regards to our counterparts, you may be asking? EVERYTHING! The obvious reasoning is that we each have our own unique experiences and relationships with sex.   The black woman’s experience is one that has been examined before, though to my dismay, in a very doom and gloom…

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London to Lagos Stock Exchange?

As the UK leaves the European Union, the City of London seeks to forge greater business links between the fastest-growing economies across Africa. To all the Black Brits heading back to the motherland to invest and/or create new lucrative business opportunities – once you start hitting those large margins you may want to consider listing…

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Former Dragon’s Den Investor Supports London’s Only Wellness Interior Designer

Medina King is the only London based Child wellness interior designer that creates personalised, colourful and fun bedrooms and playrooms for children. Medina is an interior design graduate from the renowned University of the Arts. With almost a decade of experience in the Interior Design profession she has built a client base of successful professionals…

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