My Future Black Sons: A Letter From Your Mother
Sep29

My Future Black Sons: A Letter From Your Mother

By: Tina Dube You will be beautiful. You will probably inherit my love for literature, my mastery at spelling,  and where numerical skills are concerned I hope you get your father’s. You will drive me to madness as much as you will tug at my heartstrings and even as I write this I ask myself how I’m going to handle a love of that enormity. But that is a story for another day. The truth is this : That even before you’re formed in my...

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SA Influencers Comment On #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh
Sep01

SA Influencers Comment On #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh

By: Sandy Nene The picture above has been making rounds on social media. Take a look at this hashtag #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh which has been trending this whole week. Zulaikha, a 13 year old student of PTA High School for girls and fellow black girls have decided to make a stand and fight against racism at their school. We contacted some of South Africa’s Top influencers and asked what are their thoughts on this issue and...

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Being a Dark Skinned Girl
Mar17

Being a Dark Skinned Girl

By: Tina Dube Zoe Saldana recently felt the brunt of the black community for accepting the role in the new Nina Simone biopic. In the production, Zoe wears a prosthetic nose to resemble that of the Nina’s wide one and more importantly, her cringe-worthy transformation included wearing darker make up in order to create a resemblance with the late folk singer and civil rights activist. A lot of individuals (mostly those with a dark skin...

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An Estate Agents’ Life

By: Angela Kewney By now you all know I love coffee.. I moved to Cape Town to start my life over again after losing everything I owned. My journey has been inspiring – even inspiring myself. What I love is that I have found a new meaning to life. I have met amazing people, experienced truly beautiful trips around Cape Town and embarked on rebuilding myself and my family again from scratch. I have found therapy in my surrounds and have...

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Pitting Women Against Each Other-why It Has To Stop
Feb15

Pitting Women Against Each Other-why It Has To Stop

By: Tina Dube Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose recently very nearly “broke the internet” as the cool kids would say. No, they’re not starting a school in the Eastern Cape and they didn’t invent a device that applies body lotion to your back either. The one thing they did was take a photo together. A selfieto be precise. A selfie that trended on Twitter worldwide which is no mean feat. Now, celebrity selfies are nothing new, we’re...

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10 Rules To Live By
Feb12

10 Rules To Live By

By: Vuyisani Bill Dealing with the world in 2016 is not easy, the rules of engagement have changed, and if you do not know how to navigate relationships in the era of technology you are doomed. An era where friends are made on Facebook, lives displayed on Instagram and opinions aired on Twitter. Here are some rules to live by in this new age. Be careful who you allow into your life, some people are only there to bear witness to your...

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