GE2017: Why should young people vote? ft Marsha De Cordova | White Men Dancing the Podcast

For this week’s White Men Dancing Podcast Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende are talking voter registration and youth engagement. We tackle questions like: Is Grime4Corbyn just the new Blacks for Trump? Are the Tories now the party of the workers? Are the Lib Dems really progressives? Labour’s candidate for Battersea, Marsha De Cordova, joins us… Read More

Fleshing Out a Narrative of Illness: Notes on the Flesh

by Shahd Alshammari  I was slowly getting worse. The numbness escalated and was starting to resemble paralysis. My most terrifying moment was the minute I looked in the mirror, found that my curls were rebelling even more than the usual, and I was unable to tame them. Brushing my hair was no longer an option. My… Read More

Turn Up and Turn Out: why you should vote in the General Election

Registration to vote in the General Election on 8th June will close on May 22nd, you can register at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It’s quick and easy, and at the moment it’s one of the most radical things you can do Elections are supposed to be the apex of democratic process – so why do they feel like… Read More

South Kordofan and Blue Nile, the Sudanese border regions caught between drought and war

by Yosra Akasha The humanitarian crisis in East Africa is portrayed largely as a lack of food but ongoing political dimensions must be acknowledged for progress to be made In recent years drought has become the new reality in East Africa affecting populations relying on seasonal agriculture with shrinking harvests causing the cost of food… Read More

GE2017: Thought experiments on what lies ahead | White Men Dancing the Podcast

Welcome to the first White Men Dancing Podcast! Each week between now and the election Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende try and make sense of what on earth is going on. In this first episode we talk about how the campaign is going, we ask whether the result is a forgone conclusion, we lament Diane… Read More

How black sports stars are risen to be dropped from a height

by Ahmed Olayinka Sule  On 29 April 2017, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko by a technical knockout in front of an audience of 90,000 to become the IBF, WBA and IBO World Heavyweight Champion. As a result of his victory, Joshua, a hugely talented athlete, has now become one of the most popular… Read More

Music Across Pipelines: Songs from Standing Rock

by Priya Parrotta Natarajan, edited by Adefemi Adekunle   And here we stand, at the doorway, to this hallway life brought us here, to this crossroads of lost hope and undeniable promise where we choose between paths, beyond rightness or wrongness that will bring us to the brink of the planet’s exhaustion, or the age of… Read More

Brown men belong in documentaries, not fine art: in conversation with photographer Mahtab Hussain

by Jamal Mehmood These are trying times for the subjects of Mahtab Hussain’s latest work. The artist’s series of portraits titled ‘You Get Me?’ is a timely look at young, working class South Asian men, who identify as Muslim. A community that is at once under pernicious state surveillance, as well as increasing intimidation from… Read More