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The issues surrounding black hairstyles explained

The issues surrounding black hairstyles explained

Education, Experience, Explainer, Explainers, LifeStyle, London, Media, Racism, Women
https://youtu.be/VvAYRqXcql4 With 2020 being a huge year for the progression of the Black Lives Matter movement, we take a look at the lack of understanding and misrepresentation of black hair and why this continues to be a topic of debate. In this video we cover the worldwide policing of black hair that often leads to people feeling discriminated, racially targeted and harassed. In a time led by diversity, inclusion and human rights campaigns are ever present, but why are there still conversations that decide how black people should wear their hair? How is racism linked to this problem and why do some black people feel the need to find ways in order to make sure they fit into society and are perceived as presentable enough.
What Does ‘Girl Power’ Really Mean?

What Does ‘Girl Power’ Really Mean?

Explainers, Explainers
It is hard to define “girl power” in a few words, because the meaning and strength of girl power is infinite. The girl power in each person is different. It could be independence, confidence and kindness, or it may be enthusiasm and freedom. The real power is personal power. This is your life. It's about being confident in your own strength, embracing your identity and being the best "you". Therefore, continue to embrace your Girlpower. My podcast gives you a deeper dive into the girl power, click and follow my voice. https://twitter.com/TongWu24497303/status/1250381796920963072?s=20
Stunt casting: The death of the British actor?

Stunt casting: The death of the British actor?

Culture, Entertainment, Instagram, London, Social media, Theatre
Miranda Hart in 'Annie', Joe Sugg and Ashley Roberts in 'Waitress', David Hasselhoff in '9 to 5' and soon Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Sunday in the Park with George'. British theatre is filled to the brim with famous names and celebrity casting, so what does that mean for the profession and the people invested in it? Stunt casting has become a common occurrence in the UK and referees to a practice where the casting of a role is used to generate media attention.  Investing in shows based on already successful books and movies and hiring big names to create and star in them has proven a receipe for sucess. The West End earned an estimated 765 million pounds in box office revue last year, but is this way of casting giving unknown actors a fair chance? Casting based on social media presence Earlier
The longest Netflix movie “The Irishman” leads nominations for Critics Choice Awards

The longest Netflix movie “The Irishman” leads nominations for Critics Choice Awards

Breaking News, Culture
“The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s film, leads the nominations for the United States and Canada Critics Association awards. In all there are 14 nominations, including Best Picture and Director. Announced this Sunday, Martin Scorsese’s movie and the miniseries When They See Us, both produced by Netflix, are the top nominations for the United States and Canada Critics’ Association Awards. The Irishman made its world premiere at the New York Film Festival in late September and has been characterised, since the beginning of filming, as a rather controversial production. After the commercial release in the USA on November 1st, the film was added to the Netflix catalog worldwide. Despite all fourteen nominations, Londoners seem quite divided on their opinion of the movie.  “It’s incr
Cultural appropriation amongst young people, has it gone too far?

Cultural appropriation amongst young people, has it gone too far?

Culture, News
An online debate has started over accusations of singer Ariana Grande blatantly imitating black people by speaking with a ‘blaccent’. During an interview with billboard, Ariana Grande spoke about various childhood photographs. One photo that showed Grande as a toddler eating a cookie, to which she responded by saying: “I’, like a b***h, that’s my cookie, that’s my juice, okay. Carry on. Thank you next, that’s what this baby picture says.” .@ArianaGrande takes a looks back at childhood photographs & shares advice for her younger self #WomenInMusic https://t.co/lVic2FmCOO pic.twitter.com/Ik8FAK0ez3 — billboard (@billboard) December 5, 2018 On social media some users are defending the singer whilst others have lost respect for Grande. yea that's what we saying her voice

London Youth Charity: Buy the T. Not the stereotype

Breaking News
London Youth, a charity organisation with a mission to improve the lives of young people in London have collaborated with sportwear apparel Champion. The new campaign has been launched with the aim to challenge negative youth stereotypes and raise awareness of the power of good youth work. London Youth stand  at Urban Outfitters  photo by Mariam Gambo Established since 1887 the charity launched their first high profile collaboration in stores such as Urban outfitters and Champion on regent street. Through a limited edition of T-shirts designed by London based graphic designer Tim Head, the charity uses the personal stories of five young people to tailor the message and art on the clothing. Tim Head, the man behind the art shares his thoughts on the process of making the t-shirts
Could cutting tuition fees keep you away from university at all?

Could cutting tuition fees keep you away from university at all?

Culture, Education, London, News, Student
Cutting tuition fees might not be a good idea for poorer students, the government’s new social mobility tsar has claimed.  Martina Milburn, the latest chair of the Social Mobility Commission, told The Observer: “Cutting fees will certainly help a certain sector. Whether it helps the right young people, I’m not convinced.” “There’s also evidence that if you remove tuition fees altogether, there would be a certain number of young people from particular backgrounds who wouldn’t be able to go to university at all – but if you restore something like the education maintenance allowance or a version of it, I think you would widen participation. That’s a personal view.” Last month a government proposal suggested that students in England should be offered 2-year fast track courses to c
Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Breaking News, crime, crime, Culture, London, London Mayor, News, NHS, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Student
London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced a £600,000 grant from website to help charities tackle youth violence, shortly after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a flat in Greenwich town centre last Saturday. Due to the reduction of the police force? According to the statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, knife crime has surged by 16 per cent in the UK, compared with figure 12 months earlier. Figures from Metropolitan Police showed so far there have been at least 128 violent deaths in London, up from 116 in early 2018. The total of 14,987 knife crimes is among a high of 25,0287 violent offences recorded. Source: Metropolitan Police Cressida Dick, the head of Metropolitan Police, said early this year in a hearing that a whole series of social issues contrib
Need magic to escape from modern life? Adults are loving children’s books too

Need magic to escape from modern life? Adults are loving children’s books too

Adults, books, Breaking News, children, Culture, Education, LifeStyle, News
Children and young adult’s book markets are increasing, and according to a Writers and Artists article by Chris Kloet, editor at Walker Books, around 10,000 new children’s titles are published in the UK every year, and there is also a current vogue for “young adult” novels. But can this be only attributed to the children and teenagers’ reading habits? Siobhan Curham, author and writing coach, said: “Young adult books blur the line between children’s and adult books because there is a big cross-over, with many adults reading them.” What distinguishes a children's and a young adult’s book? Joshua Cartwright, who works for Wealdstone Library and also is a writer of children's books, defined it as “books with stories or information which is understandable by the age group that they a