Charity Begins at Home—— are government tactics in response to #ENDSARS similar to the abusive techniques maintained in some Nigerian homes?

Over the past few weeks , an array of paradigm shifting occurrences in Nigeria attracted  the attention of both national and international eyes. The #ENDSARS movement, a revolutionary call to action, for the Nigerian government to  hold power drunk law enforcing officials accountable. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), originally established to reduce surging crime rates … Continue reading Charity Begins at Home—— are government tactics in response to #ENDSARS similar to the abusive techniques maintained in some Nigerian homes?

It’s Still Not ‘Just’ Hair| Being Black S2 E5

Welcome to Black History Month! This month is a period of time for black people to be celebrated, have our achievements acknowledged and our culture appreciated, not appropriated. Cultural appropriation | noun the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more … Continue reading It’s Still Not ‘Just’ Hair| Being Black S2 E5

If Coloured, Mark RED! | Being Black S2 E4

It is common knowledge that home ownership is a significant factor and catalyst of wealth creation. Not only do homes serve as ‘safe’ long term investments, they also open doors (no pun intended) to home-owners to acquire loans which can later be used to pay off debts or children's education-- (however, this is generally advised as risky!). Unfortunately,black and ethnic minority communities in … Continue reading If Coloured, Mark RED! | Being Black S2 E4

BLACK | TAFFIE’S SPACE

Taffie’s Space She felt physical pain when her effort was disregarded. For a long time, she’d strenuously tried to push open doors that felt as if they’d been locked just for her and come to no avail. Some people didn’t know that feeling. They didn’t know what it was like to see everything you longed … Continue reading BLACK | TAFFIE’S SPACE

SHOUTING WITHOUT A VOICE | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #7

Piece by Kanyinsolami Netufo The month is somewhat insulting I don’t get to celebrate it in my college Not cause it’s not allowed, but I know no one cares. I’m not the biggest fan of black history month People don’t pay attention to it Well, only black people do. And unfortunately we aren’t the target … Continue reading SHOUTING WITHOUT A VOICE | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #7

How Do You Want to Be Remembered? | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #6

Article by Precious Ukoh As the title suggests, a few years may have passed but you will still be known by your past actions. Earlier this week, I came across someone I had known when I was in my teens. He was a teacher in my high school and a teacher who we all knew … Continue reading How Do You Want to Be Remembered? | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #6

BACK OF THE BUS | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #5

Piece by Tumi Onanuga Developing a coping mechanism becomes second nature to being a black woman, and being African-born, that's truly a whole other journey, so I’ll speak from what is seen before our name-tag, skin.  Comedic relief has been an escape for decades, dare I say, centuries amongst oppressed cultures, groups and individuals, so understand that … Continue reading BACK OF THE BUS | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #5