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Barbershop Boycott

The Babershop

The focal point for black communities.

The congregation centre for black men.

The  place to make yourself look fresh for the world.

I know this is going to hurt people, especially young black men who pride themselves in getting their ritual haircut at their local establishment, but hear me out. Up and down the Country thousands of men, f ortnightly, take a trip to visit the one man in their life who they know will be there. He didn’t run away. He didn’t leave you when you needed him. He was always been there. The barber. Continue reading Barbershop Boycott

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

Colin Kaepernick – The media hype train

He knelt during the national anthem at a football game, to draw attention to police brutality and the unfair treatment of minority people in America. This caused huge outrage throughout America with even the President having something to say on Twitter. The far right especially have been emotionally hurt by this American Footballers knee drop saying that its disrespectful to their flag. Continue reading Colin Kaepernick – The media hype train

There’s no honour in ‘honour killing’

Human Rights Watch defines an honour killing as ‘An act of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonour upon the family.’

Recently in Kingston Upon Thames an Indian Muslim teenager involved in a relationship with an Arab man was kidnapped, raped and murdered. She was found stuffed in a fridge with her throat slit and another female was also kidnapped and raped but escaped. Two men have been arrested and will appear at the old bailey on 21st of August.

There’s no honour in kidnapping.

There’s no honour in slitting someone’s throat for no reason.

There’s no honour in rape.

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Twerking with Miley Cyrus

‘Twerking’

 Definition.

‘Twerking is a type of dancing in which an individual, usually a female, dances to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.’

When I first saw Miley Cyrus dancing with Robin Thicke at the VMA’s I felt bad for her. It seemed like a desperate attempt to get herself noticed. However, the stunt worked, and the next day she was all over the news. She’s the hottest thing out there right now and her lack of twerking skills was the catalyst. It goes to show, that in this world we live in, any press is good press. People have called her a racist, a bad role model, and a sexual deviant. She’s 21 years old. She can’t twerk but she tried, and it did absolute wonders for her music career, so call her what you want because it keeps her on our screens.

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