Reminder: Black Brits Need Sun Protection Too!

That freak trial period of summer in April 2018 had us thinking of evening and weekend motives, outfits and getaways. But did sun protection cross your mind? Probably not. When you think of sunburn, you may conjure up images of flushed skin of a paler hue. Advertising doesn’t help. As with countless instances in mainstream…

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British Nigerian Author Changing Perceptions of Race and Gender Roles with Her Series of Children’s Books

Tola Okogwu is a British blogger and author of the ‘Daddy Do My Hair?’ book series for children. Launching her third book in the series ‘Kechi’s Hair Goes Every Which Way’ in May 2018, Tola wants to tackle the relationship between young black girls and their natural afro hair in a vibrant, entertaining and educational…

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Read how these Black British musicians create nostalgia with their selection of samples

Music is a powerful thing. Ever listen to a song for the first time, get all the feels and not know why? Next thing you know you’re screaming “omg this is a vibeee” and your friends are looking at you thinking, “I mean, it’s ok…” You’ve likely been samploozled. You’d be surprised how many of…

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Six Tips for Easing into Vegetarianism

Growing up in an African household, meat was a staple in most, if not all, of my meals. Any given week would be a variety of dishes ranging from Kenyan, Greek and Italian, to something British (whatever that is). The common denominator of each cuisine was always meat. It was only when I started cooking…

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Top 5 Colors Berlin Live shows from Black British Women

Avid fans of music and revered youtube surfers will surely be familiar with the YouTube channel COLORS. The Colors studio located in Berlin records live shows packaged as resplendent performances for our viewing pleasure. The Colors team seek out talented musicians from across the globe and across genres. Names big and small ranging from Goldlink…

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Desmond’s: Successfully depicting Black British lives from the early 1990s

In January 1989, Desmond Ambrose (played by Norman Beaton) was first shown on our TV screens, living his day-to-day life with his British-Guyanese family and his pals, in his Barbershop in Peckham. Now, for all you noughties babies that never had the pleasure of being introduced to the Ambrose family, and all the 25 plus…

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5 reasons why you should read ‘Hold Tight’ by Jeffrey Boakye

“You can absolutely enjoy Grime 2016 without any appreciation of Grime 2004 but there is a level of appreciation that you miss if you don’t have the knowledge.” Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime, published in summer 2016 is a non-fiction exploration of the rise of Grime music. Whether you are…

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