It’s no secret that the Black community and the police have a difficult relationship. Figures for 2019/20 reported that Black people in England and Wales are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched in comparison to White people. Stops under section 60, where no reasonable suspicion is required rose by 35% to overContinue reading “Is making peace with the police ever an option?”
Category Archives: Great Britain
Why 24 hours in a day is not always enough
Let me start my first blog of 2022, by wishing you all a Happy New Year – may all that you work so hard for come true. Now, let me also say that I’m not into influencers. There are some who are obviously experts in their fields (check out @sashinspires on Instagram to learn everythingContinue reading “Why 24 hours in a day is not always enough”
When reality TV is someone’s reality
For most of the time, Love Island is nothing more than bubble gum fun. However, this series has made me question (more than ever), whether the show reflects the real-life experiences of Black women dating in modern Britain.
‘White privilege’ is not the reason why you’re poor
Listen up, I’ve got something to tell you. Come closer, as I’ll say this only once. White privilege is not the reason why White people are poor. Got that at the back? Since last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, it seems some aspects of society are doing their very best to gaslight the Black communityContinue reading “‘White privilege’ is not the reason why you’re poor”
To be woke or not to be woke…that is the question
It’s official, being ‘woke’ is dead. I had a good indication that the phrase, which is defined as having an alertness to social and racial injustices, was losing its ‘cool’ and effectiveness a few years ago when a (White) senior colleague was asking people in the office if they were “woke”? Be mindful that thisContinue reading “To be woke or not to be woke…that is the question”
Britain’s immaturity when it comes to racism
It’s official. Great Britain (GB) is a child when it comes to effectively addressing racism. I don’t make this observation lightly and when I say that my feelings fluctuate between frustration and apathy, I don’t do so casually. Last week, the government released its report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Before I divulge,Continue reading “Britain’s immaturity when it comes to racism”
Why this ‘spat’ is bigger than the Royal family
“How do you solve a problem like Meghan? How do you catch her and pin her down?” I’m pretty confident that the nuns in The Sound of Music were not the only ones who have struggled recently to figure out how to contain a woman who wished to live her life on her own terms.Continue reading “Why this ‘spat’ is bigger than the Royal family”
No more putting YOU before ME
Once upon a time, a young lady called Desirée worked for successful company. After spending months organising an event that allowed the company to entertain old and new clients, that opened doors of opportunities and sustained current ones, the young lady was pleased with her efforts. Her skills were finally appreciated. On that night, DesiréeContinue reading “No more putting YOU before ME”
Placards are not always needed
My apologies for my absence, February was an exciting month as I finally finished my manuscript!! Enjoy the read and thanks for your support. Let me start this blog by saying that I’m not a ‘Miss Know-It-All’ when it comes to achieving social and racial equality. I am also learning how to swim in anContinue reading “Placards are not always needed”
Does Britain need a Black prime minister?
Where are the UK’s Harris and Obama? And do we actually need one?