Why Black People Need More Vitamin D This Winter
In the summer, it is easy for most people to get enough vitamin D from the sun. But during the cold and dark winter months, getting vitamin D is much harder, especially those with darker skin colour such as people of African, African-Caribbean or south Asian origin.
Black Women are x5 more likely to die in childbirth: Why & what can we do?
Less women die from pregnancy and childbirth today than any time before thanks to scientific progress and wider access to essential healthcare services. In the UK, the maternal mortality rate is less than 1 in every 10,000 pregnancies, a relatively small number. But when we start looking at differences in mortality rate across the population, the picture isn’t as positive.
Consensus on the Census: ‘Mixed other’ needs to go
2021 is going to be important, and not just because we might get to wear something other than facemasks and tracksuit bottoms for a change. Coronavirus aside, 2021 is a census year. Of all the admin tasks that the Government requires of us, the census is by far the most interesting. Conducted once every ten years, it’s a vital resource for understanding how the country is changing in terms of our living habits, professions and, of course, ethnicities. And after a year of Black Lives Matter protests on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s vital that it measures ethnicity accurately. But for people like me, our ethnicities won’t be counted. And that hurts everyone.
Why Sex Education Is Leaving Black Students Behind
Talking about consent is weird. I can say that confidently; I’ve been doing it for more or less the past eight years, working with a handful of organisations who deliver conversations about consent in universities, schools and workplaces. And talking about consent with teenagers? Awkward and weird…
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Ultimate Gift Guide with Mouth and Foot Painting Artists
Ho, ho, ho! It’s that time of the year again, for us to unite with our family and friends, in the name of keeping the Christmas spirit alive. It’s time to be merry and for fun-filled activities, delectable desserts and of course...
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.
New children’s book by writer and performer Jordan Stephens best known for being one half of pop duo Rizzle Kicks.
‘The Missing Piece’ is a children’s picture book, with illustrations by Beth...