For those of you staring at the title of this piece in confusion as to what the black dollar is; it is simply money spent by black people. A report in 2018 from Nielsen the American information, data and measurement company stated that in the US black people were responsible for 1.2 trillion purchases in … More The Value of The Black Dollar
Being of mixed race myself- with a black mum and white dad- I choose, and have always chosen, to identify as black. This is not because I’m ‘denying’ my white half, or because I’m ‘confused’ which are both things I’ve heard before. Growing up in a single-parent household, I grew up admiring black women. The … More Are Mixed Race people experiencing identity issues?
“I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,” he added. “Not that I don’t like white dudes. But I’ve seen that movie.” This was a statement made by Jordan Peele in regard to the casting of all black actors in both of his movies. In my understanding of the … More Jordan Peele: “I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,”
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‘Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink – all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September … More Book of the Month: Bad Feminist
I’ll start this article by saying that I’m a Cardi B fan. I, like most of the general public and the music industry, have been charmed by her charisma, her authenticity and her relatability. It helps that her music slaps. It’s raunchy, catchy and empowering for women, gay men and non-binary femmes around the world. … More Cardi B wants to trademark “Okurr”, should we be mad?
To wrap up this series I thought it would be best if I gave all those interested, some tips and advice on how to begin looking after your hair; youtubers and Instagrammers who could help you to learn about your natural hair but who could also help you love your natural and to help you … More The Importance of Natural Hair III
Earlier last week, social media exploded in response to MP David Lammy’s tweets about the White Saviour Complex. Lammy suggested that in sending people like Stacey Dooley to African countries and the media circulating photos as such only further perpetuates the idea that African countries are in constant need of help. More specifically, they need … More White Saviour Complex: Is it a thing?
From Leomie Anderson to Adut Akech Bior, nowadays many women of colour are representing luxury brand campaigns and strut on runways of the world’s most sort after designs. Nevertheless, this was not always the case for BAME people due to stereotyping in advertising from the ’70s and beyond. Black and Asian women were less likely … More The Fashion Industry Today: Women & Diversity
Last week I was just scrolling through Instagram, just going about my usual business. Then I came across a post made by one of my favourite activists and writers, Chidera Eggerue, also known as The Slumflower. I was intrigued as the post as it was highlighting the issue of thin privilege. The post was raising … More Should we be talking about Thin Privilege?