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Be mindful of what music you listen to

Music conveys emotion and communicates feelings sonically to induce further emotion into the consumer. This could be sadness, anger, happiness or any emotion the artist is feeling at the time. Hip hop as an art form offers a direct depiction of how an artist may be feeling or what they’ve gone through, and often this comes across as conceited, boasty and in some cases glorifies negativity. Continue reading Be mindful of what music you listen to

George Washington Carver

Tenacious, practical, intelligent and with a deep thirst for knowledge. Given all the real barriers to progression Carver had against him it is amazing how much greatness he was able to achieve. I hope the younger black generations can use Carver as a positive example of triumph over adversity. Excuses are for the apathetic and lazy.

Colourism

Colourism is a hot topic in social circles these days, with plenty of ‘celebrities’ landing themselves in hot water because of their negative opinions on darker skinned people. Through the historical searches of social media platforms, these ‘celebrities’ have been found out to have said derogatory things about dark skinned people, specifically darker skinned women, and now they’re being chastised for it. Continue reading Colourism

Cultural Appropriation

America has been on a super black bullet train the past few months with Black Lives Matter, police shootings and Kanye West. Race has been a hot topic recently and the black social warriors are aiming their proverbial spears at anything that’s white, has dreadlocks and moves. Cultural appropriation is a sociological concept where members of the dominant culture adopts elements of the minority culture. The minority culture can view these actions by the dominant culture as disrespectful and can be seen as treating what has real cultural significance as fashion or toys. Continue reading Cultural Appropriation

Rap music influencing life – Quality matters more than content

They try and use rap music as a reason for the violence, but there’s no real evidence which suggests so. If you put aside why people make degrading music and focus on the consumers, you can see there is high demand for fuck bitch nigga shit, and there always will be. Continue reading Rap music influencing life – Quality matters more than content

Bro, Fam or King

There is a current trail of thought amongst young black men and women which makes many of them refer to themselves as Kings and Queens. From a ¬†young age , black children have been bombarded with stories, imagery and historical facts about slavery which has had a negative psychological effect. Whether its depicted as fact or fiction, to constantly endure the negative depictions of weak, troubled, violent, abused, tortured, struggling black people of the past and present will leak into the forefront of all people’s mind and add to stereotypes, reduce self esteem, cloud judgements and determine behaviour. Continue reading Bro, Fam or King

Who should black people vote for?

Diving deep into the relationship between statistics and politics can be a slippery slope. In the UK, Labour have a lead across the country in terms of votes from ethnic minorities. The Conservatives however, are gaining ground, especially amongst the UK Asian population. The Conservatives are currently the favoured party for Sikh’s and Muslims. Black people make up 3-5% of the UK population so don’t really have a huge amount of influence and is probably why there isn’t much black representation in politics. The politicians do not need to pamper to the needs of black people because the black vote is not a significant demographic when it comes to politics. The demographics that count are white, old, corporate and immigrant. Continue reading Who should black people vote for?