AFRO-NUGGETS WITH CHI

THE MUSLIM WOMEN’S RIGHT ACTIVIST- NANA ASMA’U “Women, a warning. Leave not your homes without a good reason. You may go out to get food or to seek education. In Islam it is a religious duty to seek knowledge. Women may leave their homes freely for this.”  The above quote is not from a twenty-first…

The Ooni of Ife.

If you’re familiar with Nigerian history at all, chances are that you’ve heard of Oduduwa, the first Ooni of Ife. Oduduwa is revered by many as the father of all Yoruba people. By establishing the Kingdom of Ife, Oduduwa created the first notable Yoruba kingdom in history. His exploits were so legendary that following his…

Us.

We are a generation burdened with problems we inherited. Resisting plasticity and conformity. A generation refusing to make a legacy of failure and mundane lifestyle. Delighting in adventure; dwelling the uncharted lands of creativity. Defying whatever odds nature and science set: pushing the boundaries to their furthest limits and then breaking them because we must….

Black History Month – (My) Top Four Inspirational Black People.

The end of Black History Month is here, so why not provide a list of my top four influential black people, in no particular order. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A black feminist icon and successful novelist. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in 2005. If you haven’t…

Bye Bye Black History Month. See you next Year!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have come to the end of what has been a very successful Black History Month! And to end this month with a reminiscent bang, here are 10 Brilliantly Black occasions that have taken place in October. In no particular yearly order: 1st October 1943: First African American LA Police Chief is born. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Willie L. Williams (great…

ACS Sheffield Goes Abroad: Adain Bailey

Thinking about going abroad as part of your degree? Or not even considered it? Hear what our very own Adain Bailey had to say about why she is studying abroad this year! “For reasons unbeknownst to me now, back in 6th form I had a strong desire to either be fluent in French or come close…

STUDYING WHILE BLACK: SHEFFIELD

I spoke to some black students from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University about their experiences living and studying in the city. Though recently celebrated as being home to two of the most international universities ( http://www.weareinternational.org.uk/) in the country, Sheffield can’t compare to the renowned melting pots of London, Birmingham, and Manchester. These…

30 THINGS I WISH I KNEW BEFORE I STARTED UNIVERSITY

“Make effort with your course mates at the beginning of the year with all the socials, otherwise you just fall into the habit of walking into your lectures, talking to no one, then just walking out, lol.” “I wish I’d not been so naïve in first year. I thought I knew myself well enough to…