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Why World Afro Day is Important to us by Destini Bleu

September 15th, 2020 marks the fourth annual World Afro Day. A day which celebrates Afro hair, culture and identity, whilst drawing attention to problems such as hair discrimination and inequality. The key aims of World Afro Day are to spotlight Afro excellence, raise awareness and create normalisation and relating to Afro hair and the educationContinue reading “Why World Afro Day is Important to us by Destini Bleu”

Path to Revolution: The History of Rebellion in Jamaica by Malaika Laing-Grant

Some would contend that the abolition of slavery and the liberation of the wider British Empire, was brought to a natural conclusion due to parliamentary processes and reform, or to the alleged decline in significance for the British economy. For many scholars, this contention is largely a misconception which disregards the fundamental revolutionary processes atContinue reading “Path to Revolution: The History of Rebellion in Jamaica by Malaika Laing-Grant”

Mental Health & Therapy in the Black Community by Tavie-Tiffany Agama

In this short piece Tavie explores the issues that many Black people face in the UK when seeking professional help for their mental health and questions whether the mental health services in this country are doing enough to cater to our needs. “Other people are going through much worse you know?” “Have you been praying/readingContinue reading “Mental Health & Therapy in the Black Community by Tavie-Tiffany Agama”

Fifty Years On: The Mangrove Nine Protest by Ruby Koopman

The 9 th August 2020 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Mangrove Restaurant protest; this however was more than just a “restaurant”- the Mangrove was an important hub for the Black community, a regular meeting spot for Black intellectuals and activists. The peaceful protest in London’s Notting Hill was as a result of the constantContinue reading “Fifty Years On: The Mangrove Nine Protest by Ruby Koopman”

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