Black History Month: Activities for Kids

Black History Month: Activities for Kids

Black History Month is always an exciting time. I make an effort to celebrate black culture with my children throughout the year, but it’s always nice when October comes around and there’s an influx of things to do that bring attention to the beauty of black culture. I’m an advocate for allowing children to learn

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This Mummy is Superwoman: Melanie Marie

This Mummy is Superwoman: Melanie Marie

Melanie Marie IS the definition of a superwoman! A self-defined serial entrepreneur, Melanie owns two jewellery lines (Melanie Marie Accessories and AnnDrew Marie Baby Accessories), runs a lifestyle blog (In Drew’s Shoes), is a business consultant and mentor and, most recently, the author of children’s book My Name is Unique Just Like Me! All of

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This Daddy Does: Michael Salami

This Daddy Does: Michael Salami

Being an actor isn’t easy, and being a father isn’t either. In this interview we speak to Michael Salami, a talented actor who made his TV debut on BBC 3’s Just a Couple and has recently joined the cast of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks. Beginning his acting career at the age of 11 in theatre, Michael graduated from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, giving him the opportunity to work alongside a number of award-winning actors, directors and writers.

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This Daddy Does: Mark Maciver

This Daddy Does: Mark Maciver

When most people think of SliderCuts, they think of the highly sought after barber to celebrities such as Anthony Joshua, Stormzy and Tinie Tempah. But SliderCuts is so much more than this. A visionary, friend, and counsellor to his clients, SliderCuts has over 10 years of experience cutting hair and is highly respected in his community with a reputation that continues to grow.

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New Book: My Daddy Does

New Book: My Daddy Does

After months and months of being asked when my boy’s book is going to arrive, it is finally here! Released on Father’s Day, 18th June, My Daddy Does is a simple story with an affectionate message that celebrates the admiration young boys have for their fathers, and the special bond they share. In today’s society, especially

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Book Review: Riley Can Be Anything

Riley Can Be Anything is the debut book from children’s author, Davina Hamilton. When I was asked to do this book review I was so excited! Being a mother of black boys I think it is so important they read books they can relate to. The front cover speaks volumes to me; a happy black boy

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New Book: My Mummy is Superwoman

New Book: My Mummy is Superwoman

I am so happy to be able to say I have released a new book! My Mummy is Superwoman highlights the admiration young girls have for their mother’s. Most girls have a very special bond with their mum’s, and they often see them as these incredible beings (which, of course, they are) that are amazing

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This Mummy is Superwoman: Shanice Pearson

This Mummy is Superwoman: Shanice Pearson

Meet Shanice Pearson; a mother, a businesswoman and a superwoman! I sat down with Shanice to talk about her journey as a mother while owning her own business, Neicey’s Jewels. Founded in 2014, Neicey’s Jewels focuses on the importance of women expressing and empowering themselves through jewellery.   What does being a ‘Superwoman’ mean to you?

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Pan African Book Foundation’s Lent Reading Challenge 2017

In honour of lent, the Pan African Book Foundation, an organisation dedicated to enhancing the standard of education in Africa and promoting the works of African origin, have created this amazing challenge! It’s aim? To encourage children to read more while helping to raise funds to go towards providing educational books for children in Africa.

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Where are the Diverse Books for Boys?

Where are the Diverse Books for Boys?

The lack of easily accessible diverse books is an issue that we’re all too familiar with, but why is it so hard to find diverse books for boys? When I began researching diverse books, I kept finding books aimed at girls – many about natural hair – but nothing for boys. I am a mother

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Event Review – Hair Stories 2016

On Saturday 29th October, we attended Ujima’s Hair Stories event in London! Three black British entrepreneurs, Katrina Emmanuel (Mane Divas), Merissa Hylton (Sankofa Creative Co.) and Belinda Raji (BEUNIQUE Hair Care), collaborated together to create Hair Stories 2016. As part of honouring Black History Month, the event celebrated something extremely symbolic to the black community and Afro-Caribbean

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