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
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
Read Maab’s incredibly insightful story as she discusses what being black means to her, shares some advice on standing out in any industry/field.
Osi Elame (Contents & Operations Director, BYJOLAA) relays the message of what being black means to him through ‘Mother Nature’.
Welcome to the Being Black Series Season 2! #BYJOLAABBS2020
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
I’m finally happy to announce that my debut Novel, TẸJÚMỌLÁ, is now out! What better time to announce this than on my birthday! Unconsciously, I’ve developed a habit of skipping through achievements and not allowing time for each one to soak in, but this is one I’m going to take time to get used to! … Continue reading LIFE UPDATE (4): IT’S MY BIRTHDAY + I WROTE A BOOK!
GUEST POST BY MARYAM DAN-HABU: A letter to a black man/woman.
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
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