Projects

The various projects that have been showcased on the blog, including #MenOnNaturalHair, Black History Month and Colorism/Shadeism Project.

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Shannon’s #MenOnNaturalHair Response

I can't say that I have that many experiences when it comes to men and their reaction to my hair. I have been in a long term relationship since a teen and my partner has always loved my curly hair, however I can think of two things that seem to irk him and I can imagine that many other men have these issues too.
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Lola’s #MenOnNaturalHair Response

Hey lovelies I hope you're all doing well, whichever corner of the world you're currently in. You may have guessed from the post title, and if you've been following the series, you'll definitely know that this post will focus on my experiences of how having natural hair has influenced my interactions with guys. So what's the issue?
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Selma: Film Review

For months, I have waited for the release of Selma – a film documenting an intense three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent, racist opposition in Alabama. There has been much controversy recently as it was not nominated for an Oscar in the 2015 Academy awards, set to take place this Sunday. I finally got the chance to watch the film a few weeks ago and, as always, here is my honest review of one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year.
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Black Panthers Revisited

It is as important today as it was 50 years ago that people stand up to the establishment and refuse to accept racial profiling. Dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin who would have been 20 today had he not been murdered by George Zimmerman.
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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

This documentary changed my life. If you genuinely want your eyes opened want to the civil rights movement, this is the documentary for you.  Available on iTunes (and YouTube - but you didn't hear it from me!) this is well worth a watch. A film…
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American Black History Month

Happy Black History Month to my American Brothers and Sisters!  Now I have - and always will be - of the strong belief that black history month should be celebrated and taught throughout the year. To assign only one month a year to a race…
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Light Girls – My Honest Review

So much promise, yet so many BLATANT pitfalls... here is my honest review on the much anticipated Light Girls documentary. Now if you have been a follower of my blog, my Instagram... or any other form of social media, you will know that I have been dying to watch the Light Girls documentary. The documentary promised to give a light skinned perspective on shadeism after the Dark Girls documentary shared a dark skinned view. I welcomed this prospect with open arms as I felt - and still feel - that the issue of colorism from both perspectives is such a key topic that needs to be discussed in order for us to move forward together; so much so in fact, that I began a project that invited people of all shades to share their experiences of colorism and shadeism in the run up to the documentary's release on the 19th. I eagerly waited for the documentary to finally become available in the UK, cancelled all my plans, sat down to watch it only to feel... let down. Let me explain...

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