Son to a doctor of engineering and a social livewire of a mother, being proud of who I was never seemed to be a problem, whilst I was in Africa that was. However, in the suburbs of Manchester where most people did not look, sound or even behave like me, these principles drilled into me whilst growing up did not seem to have the same effect.
So, where should my black vote go this Thursday? Unfortunately this is a question I’ve still not been able to answer. I’ve always voted for Labour, but with the current dreadful state of politics and the bickering amongst the parties, I’m tempted to turn over a new leaf and just vote for the Green Party.
By now you may have heard of the Vue Cinema’s knee jerk reaction to ban the movie Blue Story amidst claims that 25 serious incidents had happened in 16 of its cinemas. Initially when I read this article I was stunned and quite confused by the decision. While I had not yet heard of the film or watched it, I was still perplexed. How many violent films have come out this year? Why was this film receiving such harsh punishment? Will the Vue have been quick to remove this film if it had been produced in Hollywood? If it was a Spike Lee or Quentin Tarantino? Are there other motives which led the Chief Executive of Vue to reach this decision? Andrew Onwubolu (Rapman), the director of the film Blue Story voiced his upset.
In part 1 of ‘racism in the workplace is alive and kicking’ , Paula went into detail about a racist incident at work. I was going to call this an ‘unfortunate incident’, but will refer to it as a racist incident, because that’s what it was in my opinion – I said what I said.
Women – we are God’s gifts brought to humanity. Inquisitive, Intuitive, strong and compassionate beings.
It’s lovely scrolling through my social media feeds and seeing extraordinary women being celebrated. But how about we do something different? Yes, it’s good to celebrate women but action matters most. There is little point advocating for women’s rights constantly when within our circles, there is jealousy, hate and strife, which we discussed in an earlier post black women don’t support each other.