My movie review of Judas and the Black Messiah

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Photograph by Warner Bros

First and foremost this cinematic experience is excellent right off the bat. Now I’ve got that off my chest, let me proceed. The main themes outlined in this drama; war, inequality, social injustice, economic/social liberation, classism, racism, politics, and freedom are all still hugely prevalent today.

“I am a revolutionary.” — Fred Hampton

This is the story of Fred Hampton, a black activist and chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP). The movie depicts the events that led up to Fred Hampton’s assassination in 1969 at the hands of the FBI who utilised William O’Neil, an…

My Journey into Yoga

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Photo by Sabine Schulte on Unsplash

Let me set the scene for you; 6ft2, 235lbs/106kg muscular frame man doing the Adho Mukha Svanasana, otherwise known as the Downward-Facing Dog. Something I’m sure you’re not accustomed to seeing, what a sight to behold right? You may be asking yourself why or how I’m able to manage such poses. I’ll get to both within this post.

My journey into Yoga started randomly to be honest, literally by chance. As an avid gym-goer, I love lifting heavy weights and bodybuilding in general but noticed after gym sessions I wouldn’t stretch and even if I did, the stretches were nowhere…

How I Empower my Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

4:44 am — Alarm goes off, eyes slowly open, steadying my fuzzy gaze in preparation for my talk with God. This is my time to quiet the mind and be absolutely present in the now, blocking out all attachment to the past and future through meditation and prayer.

5:00 am
I say out loud my affirmations which are centred around my:

  • Life Purpose
  • Relationships
  • Mindset
  • Health and Fitness
  • Productivity
  • Goals
  • Finance

This is done to encourage myself to unlock my full potential, overcome fears and empower my inner being and essence, awakening my true self.

5:10 am I down a…

One Step at a time, one foot in front of the other

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Let me start off by saying I do not actually enjoy running, I don’t enjoy the physicality of it and it’s absolutely not my favourite form of exercise or sport.

“Hold on, hold on mate, wait a minute, is this guy for real?”

“What is this guy on about? The title of the post insinuates running made a positive change in his life but he’s started off by saying he dislikes it? What type of Jedi mind trick is this?”

I know, paradoxical right? But bear with me for a second….‘let me land’ as the kids like to say. …

Taking your Power Back

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Photo by Mario Dobelmann on Unsplash

Anyone who has dealt with a Narcissist before knows that it is a full time emotionally draining and mentally taxing job. You can never be fully prepared for it, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) categorised as Cluster B Personality Disorders — according to the American Psychiatric Association, is a serious mental disorder where an individual has an inflated sense of self, a deep need for excessive attention, admiration and lacks empathy for others. They wear a mask of extreme confidence but underneath lies a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to even the slightest criticism.

At their very core they are pathologically…

Adekunle Jr

Writer, fitness enthusiast and avid reader. Sharing my experiences, journey and insights. Twitter: @adekunlejr_

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