As Black Lives Matter protests across the world continue to take place, so do calls to defund the police. News editor, Emily Im, investigates how and why defunding the police would work.
A racially-motivated attack has left a 35 year old taxi driver needing stitches. On Sunday 16 February, an Asian taxi driver picked up four people—two men and two women—outside John Lewis. According to a Devon and Cornwall police spokesperson, once they were all in the taxi one of the male passengers started probing the driver […]
For this series, Emily Im reflects on the historical significance and legacy of Mary Seacole. Mary Seacole 1805-1881 A reputable nurse and businesswoman, Seacole was skilled in treating people with cholera and yellow fever and used her medical knowledge to help countless soldiers during the Crimean War. Born in Jamaica—which was part of the British […]
Emily Im reflects on the life and legacy of activist Claudia Jones – the ‘mother’ of Notting Hill Carnival Claudia Jones 1915-1964 Born in Trinidad, Jones was a journalist, political activist and intersectional feminist who established the Notting Hill Carnival and spent most of her life fighting against racial discrimination. At eight years old, she […]