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The Black Vegetarian: No It’s Not A New Thing

Across the black diaspora worldwide many communities adhere to vegetarian and other forms of plant-based diets. Popular examples include the Rastafari community who follow the Ital diet, the Nation of Islam community and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, each of which recommend their members follow a vegetarian diet. The Coptic Christians of Egypt and the Orthodox Ethiopians also regularly abstain from consuming animals and animal “products” for fasts and specific periods…

Pause: The Cost Of Social Media Sharing

You already know the feeling of waking up to the news of an atrocity shared with you over WhatsApp, or as the result of some early morning ‘doom scrolling’ through your socials. It’s almost unavoidable. A lot of well-intentioned, yet often, uninformed or unchecked information that could be true. Lots of opinions dressed as facts.

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The Black Vegetarian: No It’s Not A New Thing

Across the black diaspora worldwide many communities adhere to vegetarian and other forms of plant-based diets. Popular examples include the Rastafari community who follow the Ital diet, the Nation of Islam community and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, each of which recommend their members follow a vegetarian diet. The Coptic Christians of Egypt and the Orthodox Ethiopians also regularly abstain from consuming animals and animal “products” for fasts and specific periods...

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The Struggles Of Being A Female Doctor In Nigeria

In most medical schools in Nigeria, there is a common saying, that girls make the better students and boys the better doctors. As sexist as this statement seems, it is the reality for most.The cultural landscape of the country often limits women from reaching the peak of their careers. The average Nigerian woman, albeit educated, is expected to prepare for family and place the needs of the family ahead of hers. This extra pressure to be the main carer in the family, to cater to her husband and children impacts her opportunity to pursue her career and hone her skills. Although, some women manage to balance this cultural pressure with their educational and career goals it is an obstacle for many.

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The moment between “everything is fine” and “I’m not okay” feels like seconds but there are signs.

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The phenomenally dope Black mum Tanya Pinnock @misstanyap29
is collecting donations for women & children living in refugee in partnership with her Domestic Abuse CIC Strength of a Woman.
Tanya has created an Amazon wish list where you can donate a gift.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/4NEL7TTYWPA1?ref=cm_sw_em_r_un_un_lDv2cI0F0FRHz

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We are looking for volunteers to help us organise a Black Christmas event:

- Black Santa and helpers
- Gift giving
- Happy Children
- Families together
- Our food and drink
- Our music
- Our Dances
- Photobooth
- LOTSSSSS OF MEMORIES

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