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.
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.
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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...