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Sep 28, 2014
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People’s Climate March: Another ‘gentle flood’

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A critical look at the People’s Climate March by Joshua Virasami
Sunday’s ‘biggest climate march in history’ was brought to you in London by Unilever; left hand still dripping with Orangutan blood and the right hand pulling the Hindustan lever to dump mercury wasteinto a nature reserve in Tamil Nadu . Who said the revolution will not be televised; in fact in New York it had a $200,000 poster…

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Sep 27, 2014
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How to make it in journalism by Arise editor Helen Jennings

How to make it in journalism by Arise Magazine editor Helen Jennings #journalism #media #africa

In the bellows of the Bernie Grants Arts Centre in North London, I interviewed one of my media role models on the phone, Helen Jennings, Editor of Arise Magazine “Africa’s first and foremost international style magazine.” We share the same alma mater, King’s College London. Fast forward to now, I have my NCTJ in Newspaper Journalism, I’m in Brazil reporting for a trio of media companies: One…

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Sep 23, 2014
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For the first time, Marina Silva makes reference to the race factor in her campaign, but will her agenda change the definition of “slave labor”?

For the first time, Marina Silva makes reference to the race factor in her campaign, but will her agenda change the definition of “slave labor”?

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Being in Brazil in election time: this woman intrigues me..worth a rare reblog

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Presidential candidate Marina Silva

Presidential candidate Marina Silva

Note from BW of Brazil: With only fifteen days until Brazilians go to the polls to decide on the country’s next leader, pundits already know that the field of candidates will soon only be two, after the lowest polling…

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Sep 23, 2014
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Review: Mysterious contemporary short YouTroll

Review: Mysterious contemporary short YouTroll @NathanBryon @Buffpresents #film #londonfilms #Youtroll

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By Sam Batista

YouTroll (Nathan Bryon) is a short film that you would be hard-pressed to figure out from the beginning and so keeps the viewer guessing right through to the end. The opening scene would have most believe that the protagonist is a victim of some sort of bullying, as he is set upon by a similarly-aged youths in an alleyway, who appear to recognize him, while some film the action.

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Sep 23, 2014
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Brazil: my first impressions of the biggest Latin American player

My blog post: Brazil: My first impressions of the epic nation that is Brazil #travel #blog

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Skip back to January. Miffed with life “happening to me”, coupled with the internal nagging, my desire to see the world and understand it I began to take prolific note of any “opportunities” that would pass through my inbox. Skip back further to April 2012- I was a wide-eyed intern at the Community Channel. I almost jumped out of my seat when I heard the words “One World Media Awards” and “Jon…

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Sep 17, 2014
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#WorldRevolutionDay: “What Occupy means to me”

#WorldRevolutionDay: “What Occupy means to me” by Occupier @joshuavirasami #OccupyLondon #S17 #Occupy @adbusters

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Today is World Revolution Day, a day set aside to focus on global revolutionary action three years since the birth of the modern Occupy movement -the occupation of Wall Street, New York. As this is a British based blog (soon to be a mag) we decided to ask Joshua Virasami, an Occupier who was at the heart of Occupy London to define what Occupy means to him.

Joshua Virasami: Occupier, writer, rapper

Joshua Virasami: Occupier, writer,rapper

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Sep 16, 2014
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White writers, black faces - chat with playwright Robin Soans about faith, diversity and race on the stage

White writers, black faces - chat with playwright Robin Soans about faith, diversity and race on the stage @bushtheatre

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After watching Perseverance Drive, a play about the Gillards, a Barbadian family who struggle with their commitment to the church after the death of the family matriarch I decided to sit down with the playwright Robin Soans to discuss his motivation for writing such a dense piece of work.

Your play is about a Caribbean family dealing with religion prior to writing the play, what was your personal…

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Sep 13, 2014
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Modern underground fashion rudies -Return of the Rudeboy exhibition

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By Sophia Denny

There is always a certain elegance about stepping into the grand surroundings of Somerset House.

As I enter the gallery space, I am greeted with the rhythmic sounds of ska music and a room filled with photographs- some mounted in old suitcases. Any Caribbean descendent might recall these suitcases, called a “grip” growing up. The nostalgic description of the West Indian household…

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Sep 9, 2014
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Models Own: nails and stuff beauty Review

Models Own: nails and stuff beauty Review @modelsown #beautyblogs #nails #london

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A few weeks agoI managed to do what many nifty bloggers do: I got swag. Major swag. Over £30 squids worth of swag. While saying goodbye to the inimitable Alexa Chung at my local mall the sensible girl in me filmed Chung’s farewell on my phone. As she was leaving a Models Own staffer gave her some goodies. Unfortunately they didn’t…

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Sep 7, 2014
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Mojo for your creative juices: Kingdom Book review

Mojo for your creative juices: review of Kingdom - new book by @freeandbalanced #ReadABookDay #creativity #culture

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In honour of Read a Book Day

If you are a Christian creative, what Christian-lit is out there for you if you’re stuck, demotivated and disillusioned? Of course we have the Bible but I believe God gives us “now” messages to help us with our current cultural dilemmas. Kingdom: The Rise of the Creative Church by Andre Andersonis probably the best Christian book I have read since reading Purpose…

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