The lesser of two evils?

by Bobby Gardiner   Voting in my first election has been preceded by a cacophony of questions about what is important. These initial questions didn’t seem to be framed within any political paradigm – to the uninitiated, “the deficit” and other buzz-words are nothing more than a euphemism for the gaping asymmetry between politicians and… Read More

Young Voices: The policing and repackaging of black music go hand in hand

by Amika Shah It’s not often that grime legend Wiley’s Twitter account is seen as a place for reasoned debate. However, over the weekend, the BBC’s urban radio station, BBC Radio 1Xtra released what it calls its ‘Power List’ – a list of the most influential artists in British black music, which seemed to be… Read More