Is making peace with the police ever an option?

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?”

Critical thinking…not for those who have a brain

Everyone knows someone who knows someone else whose family member saw a post on Facebook and now they believe that children are being sacrificed every Thursday evening to honour Bill Gates. Of course I am being ironic, (or am I…). Conspiracy theories have weaved their way in and out of society for as long asContinue reading “Critical thinking…not for those who have a brain”

To remove a statue or not to remove a statue, why is this a question?

By now, everyone knows that Edward Colston was a slave owner, and that’s a good thing. For someone who profited from transporting 80,000 African men and men, of which 12,000 were children, the main thing he should be known for is the human suffering he caused. However, for centuries, the city of Bristol, which ColstonContinue reading “To remove a statue or not to remove a statue, why is this a question?”

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”

‘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”

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”

Before Barack Obama…

There was Shirley Franklin, the first female African American mayor of the City of Atlanta who came into power in 2001, and I had the pleasure of working for her. During my second year at Middlesex University, I was awarded a scholarship to study at Spelman College, a historically Black college and university, also knownContinue reading “Before Barack Obama…”