2020- Protect your peace

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's the beginning of a new decade and though it doesn't feel like much of a change, I realise that the last decade was my last as a child, and this one my first as an adult which is a pretty heavy realisation. 2019 has been a long year for me, full … Continue reading 2020- Protect your peace

Silence scars

I stay quiet just to avoid fights Keep my distance because I know what they're like They insult and hurt me, I let them Misunderstand and besmirch me, I let them So scared to cause pain, Afraid of treating you with disdain The words I never said, scream at me in my head Should've argued … Continue reading Silence scars

Hope not Fear, This Election… — Racial Justice Network

As an anti-racist organisation, we are urging everybody that can to get out and vote in what looks set to be one of the biggest election in our lifetimes. Whilst we maintain that change primarily occurs outside of electoral politics, there is simply too much at stake to stand by in this election. Indeed, as […] … Continue reading Hope not Fear, This Election… — Racial Justice Network

Rap Music and Censorship

'They can't use my music to advertise for Coca Cola They can't use my music to advertise for Motorola They can't use my music to advertise for anything But truth, I guess that's the reason the industry won't let me in Refuse to be a product or brand, I'm human Refuse to contribute to the … Continue reading Rap Music and Censorship

Music and Political Activism: 5 things I learnt from Rap

This is part of a series of posts I had wanted to do for Black History Month (October) however, this particular one took too long to write so I have now had to move the timeline a few weeks back. Born in post-Civil War slums of New York City as a means of documenting the … Continue reading Music and Political Activism: 5 things I learnt from Rap

‘Do summat proper’- On jobs and value

This week in the news I read about an article in the Mirror where Katie Jarvis, and ex-Eastenders actress was being slandered and shamed for working in B&M as a security guard following a career in acting. This had me thinking about the types of jobs we do and what they have come to symbolise … Continue reading ‘Do summat proper’- On jobs and value

On Power and Censorship

Be a slave at first or free at last Double-edged choices make a n**** wanna pass -Lupe Fiasco, Strange Fruition As of this year something that I have been thinking of a lot more is censorship and power. To be honest, the concept of power, what it is and how it manifests itself is something … Continue reading On Power and Censorship