Religion v faith

As a Christian, the distinction between religion and faith is of great importance to how I view my relationship with God. Religion is based on rules and behaving in a certain way so as to receive mercy from God. Religion involves guilt and the thought that we are unworthy to come before God. By contrast,…

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What does it mean to be black?

Being black is an interesting and complex phenomenon. What’s strange is that we not only have to fight oppression and stereotyping from other races, but also within our race. The clichéd idea of what is means to be black presented in the media has permeated the black community so much so that we segregate people…

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Why is Black History Month so important?

It is common knowledge that the history curriculum is deliberately whitewashed and Eurocentric. The eras and figures highlighted are European and the discourse is always pro-European. Unless you study history to a higher level and elect to study the history of other nations, it is very unlikely that you will have this experience. Even then…

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‘Finding yourself’

Our generation appears to be obsessed with ‘finding’ ourselves. Whilst the premise of this notion is noble, it has perhaps lost its meaning as its use has widened. Finding yourself implies that you are currently lost and clueless about who you are. Yet for most of us this is not the case. We tend to…

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Jummy Discovers: Balboa Park

When searching for places to visit in San Diego, Balboa Park is always near the top of the list, so I knew this was somewhere I needed to see. I took my camera along with me and was prepared to capture the beauty of this park. The first place I encountered was outside the park.…

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Life update: living in Cali

As I type these words on a Word document, I look over my laptop to see my view. I see the big trees and the random bushes. I see the cute villas and apartment buildings. I see the big cars and the man walking his dog. I see the views that I do not recognise…

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A love letter to Africa

Beyoncé’s best qualities are perhaps her ability to capitalise off every opportunity she is presented with as well as benefitting the black community in any way she can. This was brought to life in her homage to HBCUs and is seen again in her new album The Lion King: The Gift. A childhood favourite is…

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Get to Know: Caitlin

Caitlin certainly has her hands full with her participation in ministry whilst studying three subjects in university, Politics, Philosophy and Law. And if this wasn’t enough, she also runs her own platform called Kingdom Ambassadors. The vision? “Being able to resource young Christians with Bible studies, messages, sermons, different written resources that will help them…

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Jummy Discovers: The National Portrait Gallery

The ability to draw and paint is a talent I have always wished I had, but that doesn’t stop me from appreciating those that have been blessed with this skill. I took a trip to the National Portrait Gallery which houses a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. With 195,000 portraits…

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Get to Know: Justin

Laughs, jokes and banter are just a taste of what 21-year-old Justin has to offer. His funny and creative skits will not only have you in stitches but also enable you to relate to some quality content. Although he is currently studying Computer Science in Georgia Southern University, the Nigerian creative entertainer, as he coins…

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