After a long year of their monumental trolling, abject bigotry and outright villainy Joseph Guthrie considers the ten people who should absolutely be cancelled for 2019. 2018: the year where everyone aged ten or twenty years in 365 days. There were an incalculable number of trending current events in 2018, ranging from the inspirational to the intensely… Read More
For women who have been aggressively sold the idea that they are not enough
by Jendella Benson Why did Brad and Angelina break up? Does anyone know or are we still grasping in the dark to make sense of this travesty? But why did we think they would never break up? Celebrities divorce all the time, so what makes this instance so disappointing? A sentiment I saw repeated and… Read More
Do They Know New Africa At All?
by David Wood I always ask myself a couple of questions before starting this column. One is whether l can write an incisive, perceptive, eloquent yet occasionally witty piece about a contemporary issue without invoking Diane Abbott’s ‘divide and rule’ maxim and making negative observations about fellow members of our African diaspora. Apart from UKIP’s… Read More
If there is one continent which has shouldered the burden of the celebrity it is ‘Africa’.
by Samira Sawlani In recent weeks Israel – Palestine has probably taken up more column inches worldwide than it has in years. In fact the ‘conflict’ has enjoyed a showbiz makeover, gaining a place in every Hollywood rag and becoming a topic of conversation on daytime talk shows. It’s entry and new found status is… Read More
Charity, Philanthropy and Media Stereotypes: Africa’s new colonialists?
by Samira Sawlani Starving children with swollen bellies and vacant gazes stare into the camera while a musical melody epitomising agony and inviting sympathy plays in the background. Sponsor a child, save a life, give clean water, cure HIV/AIDS, the list of how you can save the entity which is ‘Africa’ continues. What the gentle… Read More
Racism on the Runways
by Kiri Kankhwende Burberry Prorsum, Antionio Berardi, Osman – these are just a few of the designers showcasing their creations at London Fashion Week today but who will also find their names on another, less flattering list – of designers who consistently use one or no models of colour in their runway shows. The London… Read More
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