As Brexit violence increases, can we rely on the left to choose the right battles? | THE TWERKING GIRL

In her first biweekly column for Media Diversified, Ava Vidal discusses rising aggression on our streets as Brexit approaches, choosing your battles and whether the left is really in your corner when it’s time to defend yourself Welcome to my first regular column for Media Diversified! We’re only one week into 2019 and the “let’s… Read More

MD READING LIST | Solidarity through knowledge

10 books selected by Robert Kazandjian If we are truly serious about expressing solidarity and understanding with people, then we need to know their stories. But knowing their stories is not enough. We need to hear their voices. Augustown by Kei Miller  Augustown is my favourite kind of novel; super specific and at the same… Read More

When calling the police is weaponised against Black people

Calling the police often has very different connotations for Black Americans than it does for their white counterparts: fear of death. However, as LeRon L. Barton writes, it’s control, not fear that drives that call to 911 to people who are simply “Living While Black” It’s happened yet again. When I read the story of… Read More

“The scout told me they don’t take on Asian players” – where are the South Asian footballers?

With South Asian players conspicuous by their absence at all levels of professional football, cultural reasons are often cited as a major factor. However, as Basit Mahmood reports, there are often barriers that have more to do with the prejudice of football’s gatekeepers Only 12 out of over 3,700 professional football players in England and… Read More

Black women as agents of change: reclaiming our narratives, voices and memory

For so long, Black women’s stories and memory have often been ignored, erased, and neglected in and out of academia. However as Jaimee A. Swift writes, 2018 showed itself to be a year of reclamation of Black women’s narratives, agency and memory. From our MD Academic Space  “No Black woman writer in this culture can… Read More

In the rush to criticise Kate Osamor, many have forgotten her humanity – a response | THE TWERKING GIRL

Following her article on Kate Osamor and the furore over her council home, Ava Vidal responds to the overwhelming number of comments she has received on social media, and asks if the outrage is proportionate. Since writing my article “Kate Osamor and the insidious and dangerous racism from the left” my Twitter mentions have been on fire.… Read More

The Top Ten people we should leave in 2018

After a long year of their monumental trolling, abject bigotry and outright villainy Joseph Guthrie considers the ten people who should absolutely be cancelled for 2019. 2018: the year where everyone aged ten or twenty years in 365 days. There were an incalculable number of trending current events in 2018, ranging from the inspirational to the intensely… Read More

MD READING LIST | Radical thinkers and speculative futures

10 books selected by Joseph Kay These ten books represent radical thinkers and speculative futures which have had a big influence on me. After all, as the black feminist adrienne maree brown says “all organizing is science fiction.”  The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin  The first installment of the triple Hugo Award-winning Broken Earth trilogy deserves its… Read More

The Top 10 Media Diversified articles of 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we take a look back at our most-read articles this year here at Media Diversified. Some were new in 2018, others were classics from the archives enjoying a resurgence. From medicine to politics, Love Island to the history of the Congo, cleaning up to being a Duchess with the… Read More