Nipsey Hussle: The Desensitization of Death on Social Mediaby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
This past week, social media has been filled with images and posts of Nipsey Hussle, the Grammy-nominated rapper who was shot dead outside his Los Angeles clothing store. He went from an artist whose songs I’d seen briefly on Spotify playlists, to a community activist who I learnt so much about in a short space […]
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Nappily Ever After: Black Muslim Women and the Natural Hair Conversationby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
The natural hair conversation is something I have taken part in for five years. I waved goodbye to chemical relaxers and never looked back. Since then, I have seen the movement continuously grow as more and more Black women have embraced their natural hair. The Problem Despite its growth over the years, as a Black […]
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The Double Standard of Infidelity in the Industryby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
2018 has definitely been a year of monumental highs and lows for Cardi B. With her debut album followed by number one singles, numerous feuds, a new baby, five Grammy nominations, and now an impending divorce from her husband, rapper Offset, it has been one rocky road for the singer. Recently, Cardi announced that she […]
Can Hollywood Ever Meet Nollywood?by Dan Bennett
For many of us of African heritage living in the diaspora, Nollywood has become a great source of entertainment and a way for us to connect with our culture. Despite the sometimes over the top acting, long-winded storylines, and poor attempts at British and American accents, Nollywood has amassed a large following from around the […]
Black Girl Fest: For Us, By Usby Dan Bennett
On a Saturday towards the end of Black History Month, Shoreditch Town Hall in East London was taken over for a day by black women of all ages as they came together for the second annual Black Girl Fest. The festival which is dedicated to celebrating black women from all backgrounds, hosted an array of […]
Are Magazines Getting Their Mojo Back?by Dan Bennett
I recently got to thinking about some of my favourite magazines growing up, a thought which was triggered by the news that Seventeen Magazine is now shifting to a “digital-first strategy.” With only special stand-alone issues being published throughout the year, it’s one of many publications that is making that strategic change. Seventeen was one […]
Returning to the Motherland: A British-Nigerian Perspectiveby Dan Bennett
In a couple of weeks, I’ll be travelling to my country of origin, Nigeria. It’s been 5 years since I was last there, and although I have yearned for this trip for a while, I am flooded with many different emotions as I prepare for it. There are numerous relatives to visit, questions that I […]
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The Importance Of Having A Work Bestieby Dan Bennett
We always talk about the importance of friendship, but not about how this fits into our work lives. I’ve often heard that you shouldn’t mix pleasure with business, but is this the same in all workplaces? I used to think so, but having accidentally made friends at work, I have changed my mind. Going into […]
Why “Cancel Culture” Needs to be Cancelledby Dan Bennett
The term “Black Twitter” has become a cultural identity of which millions of black Twitter users across the world belong to. It has become a hub of cultural references and collective action against social injustices. It is also a community for black people to come together and celebrate “blackness”, whether it’s Beyonce’s Coachella performance or […]
The Harsh Reality of the French Immigration Systemby Dan Bennett
It’s a story that has captivated many since it first broke over the May bank holiday weekend when a young Malian man rescued a young child dangling from the balcony of a four-story building in Paris. Despite the fact that he would be risking his life to the fullest, Mamoudou Gassama acted on instinct and […]
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5 Things Muslims Are Tired of Hearing: The Ramadan Editionby Dan Bennett
This May will see the start of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic lunar calendar. It’s during this month that Muslims undergo a month of fasting. Apart from abstaining from food and drink, we refrain from sexual relations, smoking, other worldly desires and temptations, and sinful behaviour. We increase our prayer, reading of the […]
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The Power of Female Friendshipby Dan Bennett
Growing up in an all female environment, both at home and school, I knew the significance of having a strong female support system, whether it be in the form of my mother and sisters or my friends. With the way society constantly pits women against each other to further fuel the stereotypes of cattiness and […]
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