"I love my natural hair mummy, but it's so hard to maintain it. I'm tempted to put braids in my hair, but I won't do it because I don't want to sin against God." These were the words of my 14-year-old daughter today. She's my firstborn and my first love. She's a credit to … Continue reading Mummy, I’m Tempted To Put Braids In My Hair But I Don’t Want To Sin Against God
In the wake of Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles's remarks that Beyoncé would not have been as famous had she had darker skin, two black women went on to debate the controversial issue of skin lightening on ITV's This Morning. The first woman, presenter AJ Odudu was there to advocate that black women should be proud … Continue reading Irene Major Is Right, Wearing A Wig Is No Different To Skin Bleaching.
As this month celebrates International Womens Day, I will be writing articles that encourage women to break barriers and stigmas about motherhood in the 21st Century. I am currently celebrating the birth of my 5th baby Charo, and I personally feel there is nothing more rewarding to a woman than being a mother. I totally … Continue reading Returning To The Innocence Of Breastfeeding
Hair is the crown of a woman, it defines her. It's her beauty and glory. But for the black woman, hair is more than just hair. Its a controversial issue. It's political and highly sensitive. It brings up so many debates. Black people themselves are divided when it comes to their hair. For me, my … Continue reading Black Women’s Hair: The Controversy Of Wearing Weaves And Going Blonde
So Coronation Street has issued an apology regarding the racist joke that was made during the bank holiday Monday episode when Eva Price said “I have more roots than Kunta Kinte,” in a visit to the hair salon to get her roots retouched. Kunta Kinte was a character from the novel Roots. Based on a real-life … Continue reading Why Black People Should Not Accept The Racism Of Coronation Street
By Jean Gasho Having lived in the United Kingdom all my adult life, I have experienced my fair share of racism and discrimination, the worst being from the Scottish Justice System. I do not in any way undermine the suffering of the black race, especially that of the black woman. She is the most ill … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why The Black Man Is Still A Slave