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Three Funny Adventurous Movies For Christmas…


Here are three recommendations for movies for Christmas.  The three movies I have chosen are light entertainment, adventurous and good for a laugh. After the year we have lived through a laugh is much needed. If you feel compelled to see the movies but are too embarrassed because of the certification, borrow somebody’s children. In…

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AfroPunk Afro Shame


AfroPunk London 2016 was kicking. I, however, had Afro Shame and I don’t mean my crazy hair this time. Here is the short version. The Count Down Two months to go  AfroPunk tickets bought. Scandalous price! Credit card heavy -er! Two weeks to go we’re all in a flutter because the tickets have not arrived….

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Beyoncé – Choking On Lemonade 2


The Beyhive, the fans of Beyoncé, say Lemonade is ‘Beyoncé’s evolution as an intersectional feminist and her identifying with blackness and Civil Rights.  So Bey is ‘woke’. She has come a long way from saying ‘It is not about colour or race.’ Or has she?  I say Beyoncé, is the zeitgeist princess of pop, for…

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Beyoncé – Choking On Lemonade


Beyoncé is on the European leg of her Formation tour, named after Lemonade’s first released single.  Billboard say ‘Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” is a Revolutionary Work of Black Feminism.  Her fans say it’s ‘Beyoncé’s evolution as an intersectional feminist and her recognition of culture and Civil Rights.  So Bey is ‘woke’.  She has come a long way from…

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The Suicide – Review


Some of the characters are memorable. There was an outstanding performance by Ashley McGuire as Sarah, Sam’s mother-in-law .

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom set in 1927 is an impressive play with an interesting history.  It centres on power dynamics: racism, self-determination, economics and change.  I enjoyed the London performance.  This play remains relevant on gender inequality and cultural appropriation.  I also went away with a better understanding of recent gang violence.  The play illustrates…

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Prince


  Very few people or especially music artists are a genius or a legend. These words have become ‘hype’ in an industry where ‘hype’ is more important than talent. Prince had more talent than we could understand. Prince wrote his first song at the age of seven. He went on to sell over 100 million…

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