Being Unapologetically Black

Race has always been a prevalent topic of discussion. Before we were black, we simply existed as people. Black didn’t become a race until whites coined it. With any dialogue regarding race comes a field of eggshells, people are cautious as they don’t want to defend and rightfully so. Many people, notably my closest friends, […]

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Feminism Is Really Simple….If You Just Listen

Feminism: Oxford Dictionary: the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. Wikipedia: Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or […]

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A Message To My Fellow Men

You’re probably sick to death of seeing the word ‘privilege’ being thrown around of late. You’re also probably sick to death of the word ‘feminism’ too, right? A problem that a lot of men have is that they don’t see a lot of the problems women face because we are stuck in a position of privilege. […]

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Aaron Ramsey

By Blake Valentine Aaron “Rambo” Ramsey has just scored the wining goal and collected the man of the match award in the FA Cup Final of 2014, which told, as it abruptly spat in the face of the hurt and torment of the 9 years that preceded it. It was around 3,287 days since Patrick […]

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Why Do We Accept Culture?

Culture – noun 1. The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. E.g. 20th century popular culture. 2. The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society. E.g. Afro-Caribbean culture. I’ve written about culture in past and how the definition has often been blurred to fit with an individual’s idea of what it means. […]

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Muscularity and Insecurities

Throughout history, men have been fed images of what the archetypal man is supposed to look like. From a young age we’re told that the men with mesomorph body types are superior to those possessing endomorph and ectomorph body types; He-Man, Hercules, Superman, Batman, the list is endless. Whilst these are all cartoon characters, it’s […]

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