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Diversity is inviting someone to the party. Inclusion is asking them to dance.

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Happy #jamaicanindependence Day! I first went to #Jamaica 15 years ago when my mum & stepdad got married. I learned a lot that trip and think about it often - came back with bare CDs and scribbled down every artist name I heard.

When I learned how to DJ #dancehall & #afrobeats were top on the list of priorities. Once again I have to shout out Black & British by David Olusoga for teaching me the shocking details of Britain's treatment of Jamaica back in the day. Of course this still continues now with the #windrushscandal - there is so much that still needs to be done.

Big up #Jamaica - I'm still learning about your history. The struggle is constant and yet you're still one of the most impactful cultures - not only in the UK, but Worldwide. Blessed to have you πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ’›

**Couldn't find who the artist of this is, if anyone knows pls holla - love it!!**

#jamaica #jamaicanindependence #educateyourself #windrush
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This was taken at @theartsmansion as part of the #Blackbird shoot. Black women taking up space in an olde Englishe mansion. Some friends, some strangers. It was an incredible day.

We women are strong, powerful leaders and givers of life but we need to be lifted, loved and cared for just as we do for others.

Look past the pretty smiles til you see deeper, to the person and their needs - that is where the true beauty lies πŸ–€πŸ‘‘πŸ–€ #ChallengeAccepted nominated by @mama_kubs @evelyn01988 @lynnettepeck #representationmatters

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#Femicide I thought #ChallengeAccepted was just another trend to uplift women. As I've since found out, it started to raise awareness about something quite a lot darker. The following is taken from @kqedarts

"What is now a light-hearted expression of female solidarity in America was originally, in Turkey, a campaign inspired by both the soaring rates of violence against women and the brutal murder of a 27-year-old student named Pinar GΓΌltekin.

Protests in the country broke out after GΓΌltekin’s ex-boyfriend led police to her strangled and partially burned body, stashed inside an oil drum, five days after her July 16 disappearance. The murder appears to have been the last straw in a nation where women feel increasingly endangered. In 2019,Β 474 womenΒ were killed thereβ€”a 200% increase since 237 women were lost in 2013. It is also estimated that, so far in 2020 alone, 146 Turkish women have been murdered." For a further breakdown check out @munroebergdorf
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Remember your mask pals x 😷
Also, tomorrow's the last day you can watch #Monumental on actual TV via @bbcworldservice - but it'll still be on @bbciplayer for the next 20ish days β˜€οΈ
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#bbc #bbcpresenter #worldservice #monumental #representationmatters #presenter #journalist #bristol #colston
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My full brown face & purple afro are on @bbciplayer and it is blowing my MIND 🀯 Link in bio
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Thank you so much to everyone for all the kind words about the documentary - I'm receiving DMs, emails, messages, GIFs and I'm saving them ALL to remind myself of why I do this when I get cold feet/the insecurities set in - because they do!
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I've been so nervous about this going out because I wanted it to reflect my community and my city as much as it could. I wanted it to tackle some big questions but leave with some answers - and more importantly hope. Above all I wanted there to be a brown girl from Bristol on the screen for the next generation (and 2bh anyone) to see and know that we can be anywhere.
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Representation is everything - you cannot see yourself where you don't see yourself - and I hope that this chips a dent in any glass ceiling someone else has set. We are consistently undervalued and underestimated but make no mistake; with our creativity, intelligence, resilience and life experience, you best believe - We are Magic πŸ’«
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#bristol #tv #presenter #monumental #bbcworld #bbcnews #journalist #blackgirlmagic #browngirlmagic #representationmatters #mixedrace #english #nigerian #igbodelta #yoruba #welsh #colston #racialjustice #equality
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Cannot express how good it feels to have been able to make this 15 years after leaving school where I was voted 'Most likely to end up in jail' in my yearbook πŸ™ƒ
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Big ups to the crew @officialmichaeljenkins
@di.on__ @alastairmckee & Tom Bigwood
#Repost @bbcwest
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Monumental: Black Bristol After Colston.

Ngaio went to a school named after a slave trader.

Now she presents an international documentary exploring the persistent racial inequality in her home city.

It’s a must watch.

On Saturday 18 July at 1330 & 1730 BBC News Channel.
#bristol #westcountry #bbcnews #documentarynow
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Ever the professional 😏
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.#tvpresenter #journalist #newadventures #bristol #monument #bbc #diversity #representation #iamwhereiseemyself #diversemedia
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Very happy to have shot this wall during filming today, painted by the wonderful @lanie__rose @elliehandoll @asablackpersonintheuk πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€

Pinch it, read it, understand it and change it. Just because #BLM isn't trending anymore, doesn't mean racism is solved. This is the reality and the work is NOT done. It began hundreds of years ago and needs everyone to call out ignorance, lazy stereotypes and damaging rhetorics in order to keep Black people safe. We cannot - and should not - do this alone
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#blacklivesmatter #BeyondTheHashtag #protectblacklives #protectblackwomen #protectblacktranswomen #protectblackchildren #protectblackmen #protectblackpeople
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Without a DOUBT my proudest festival moment of last year was being able to take the whole @bootybassdj crew to Glastonbury where we SHELLED as a team. I've written a post about it on ngaiomusic.com (link in bio)
It was such a huge moment for us. First time going to a festival as a crew. Hit up Silver Hayes on Thursday, The Rum Shack on Friday, took over the Sistxrhood on Saturday night and played a couple of sets at the Clash stage πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° Watching this πŸ“½ from @sophie.alicia just filled me with such happiness. Can't wait to be together with this crew again. What a team of utter diamonds πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€
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