We Are Black Journos: we do exist!

Hannah from We Are Black Journos shares photos from their launch night and discusses their mission to connect Black Journalists and create a new community. We Are Black Journos is a platform bringing together Black British journalists and broadcasters, and creating a safe networking space where we can connect and learn from each other, and… Read More

Is Drill Music Killing Teenagers In London?

The recent moral panic about the deaths of teenagers in London being blamed on Drill music has led to groups being banned from making music, and appearing in a video can lead to a listing in the Metropolitan police’s notorious gangs matrix. Angelo Irving asks where the blame really lies. At the start of the… Read More

Kevin Hart and the betrayal of black LGBTQ+ people by straight black comedians

Kevin Hart this month withdrew from hosting the 91st Academy Awards following the unearthing of past homophobic tweets and jokes. Jason Okundaye discusses the blacklash, the sense of betrayal and how for black LGBTQ+ people, it’s more than “just a joke” Content note: This article contains uncensored homophobic slurs, links to homophobic comedy videos and… Read More

Three times a widow in Afghanistan

Hizbullah Khan in Kabul relates the harrowing story of a woman who has been widowed three times by war in Afghanistan and what it means for her life now. Sitting in her first marital room, looking down at a picture from her childhood, an anguished Marzia Umeed* remembers her happy life before marriage. She doesn’t… Read More

Open Letter: Eugenics is back in vogue again from the Observer to the Monash Bioethics Review

In 2018, there is evidence of an unfortunate resurgence in the acceptability of the  study of eugenics, with academics attempting to divorce its study from its inherent racism, classism and ableism and even defend it from critique under the guise of debates around free speech and “platforming” in academic spaces. Recently, an article entitled “Defending… Read More

For UK company boards, good governance is diverse governance

Entrepreneur, company director and former BBC Dragons’ Den investor Piers Linney discusses the continuing unacceptable lack of diversity on the boards of UK companies and how and why they should be eager for change The UK’s boards of directors still in no way reflect the stakeholders their companies serve – whether customers, employees or suppliers. … Read More

Dear Theresa May

Joseph Guthrie delivers a scathing response to Theresa May’s open letter on the Brexit deal  Dear Theresa, You’ve done it. You’ve completed the Trump University module ‘How to ruin everyone’s lives and sell it back to them as a good thing’ and now you’re going to try to force feed this Brexit deal down every Britons’ throat, including the… Read More

How we study music: navigating the whitewash

Dr Hannah Marie Robbins discusses how the teaching of music can be white-washed, and how teachers and researchers can disrupt the all too familiar narratives I was raised in North-West London in the 1990s, not so far from Wembley Stadium and minutes from the Notting Hill Carnival, which meant that “music” was part of the… Read More