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Why the Gangland documentary is dangerous

Gangland – Channel 5 Commentary There’s been a lot of discussion about the Channel 5 Gangland ‘documentary’ that recently aired on our tel-lie-vision, and I wanted to share a few thoughts of...

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London Reparations March 2016 – Stop The Maangamizi

African Emancipation Day Reparations March 2016 If you were ever unsure about what the reparations movement is all about, or its relevancy to the Black community today, here’s a great place...

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Citizen Journalism Vs Culture Exploitation

  Are the advances in technology and content sharing uniting or dividing us? I love knowledge sharing and think that it is important that everyone has a voice. However, the...

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Is it time to PLEDGE again? The Million Man March 20 years on…

Black History – the past, present and future During the Words & Riddims show on 8th October 2015, we looked back at the Million Man March that took place in...

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Marcus Garvey FACTS – month of MOSIAH

Great Black Leaders –  Marcus Garvey  In 1998 the Alkebu-Lan Revivalist Movement renamed August to the month of Mosiah. For almost 20 years, these 31 days have been used to honour the...

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Krept & Konan blazing up America – signed to Def Jam

Music news Just a quick post to give a big up to Krept & Konan who were recently signed to Def Jam Records. Having made a mark on the UK...

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How Rachel Dolezal got away with being Black – blame White supremacy #transracial

NEWS COMMENTARY So on Friday 12th June 2015, the internet broke over a White woman believing she is Black, and this time it wasn’t Kim Kardashian. The woman in question was,...

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Akon providing 600 million African people with solar power energy

News & culture: Akon Lighting Africa initiative providing natural energy  across the African continent  Akon solar power launch It’s not every day you hear about music stars who are doing...

Akala on British Racism

Is Britain a racist country? Yes, says Akala!

Britain first racist – news commentary Akala speaks his mind on Britain’s inherent xenophobia during Frankie Boyle’s Election Autopsy 2015 TV programme   You have to fully rate Akala for...

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News Flash: Black footballer with Black girlfriend

News flash: Black WAG alert – shouldn’t warrant a blog post but… Spotting a Black British footballer with a Black WAG (Wife or Girlfriend) is about as unlikely as England winning...

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Shaggy ‘Number One Lesbian’ features Lesbian in New Music Video – Picture

Music & Culture During a recent interview on America’s Shade 45 program, Shaggy spoke candidly about his career and Jamaica’s perceived stigma towards homosexuals. The conversation picked up socially due to...

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‘WHITE & POOR IS THE NEW BLACK’ – DID TREVOR PHILLIPS PURPOSELY DEGRADE BLACK PEOPLE?

Trevor Phillips – Black Great Briton or Black Sellout? On Thursday 19th March 2015, I along with 1.7million people tuned into Channel 4’s latest show on race. The highly publicised...

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Fuse ODG’s Letter To TINA Shows Why Africa Should Be Celebrated

A couple weeks ago, Words & Riddims swerved into the lanes of UK hiphop by publishing the new music video release by Swiss, entitled Nigger. With its meaningful lyrics and emotive video,...

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Swiss – Nigger? (Official Music Video)

Nigger by Swiss (So Solid Crew) is powerful, poetic, potent and proper hard! After spotting this song on the Grime Report  – I knew it had to be featured on...