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West Ham supporters protecting a fan from being trampled on by a police horse

West Ham United FC played its final game at the Boleyn on Tuesday night (10 May). It was supposed to be a massive party, a celebration of 112 years and 2,398 games at the ground. But before the first ball was kicked a mini riot took place.

13 May 2016 | Notes
Marcel's mixtape artwork

The protest song is back and its return can be dated precisely to 9 August 2014. On that day a police officer shot and murdered an 18 year old black man, Michael Brown. Since then, we have seen a number of artists produce songs of rage, lament and protest.

7 July 2015 | NotesTracks of the month
Pic credit: Light Brigading

The powerful video for Call the Cops, by Rob Hustle featuring Bump, is made from real footage of police brutality, edited together.

12 June 2015 | NotesVideo
After Freddie Gray's murder, police in Baltimore look like an invading army. Pic credit: Arash Azizzada

In Baltimore this weekend there has been a massive spike in murders and violent assaults. The big question is: why?

26 May 2015 | Notes
Don't Shoot by Bambi (pic credit)

Rivington Street in Shoreditch, East London is home to some classic pieces of street art.

4 January 2015 | In depth
D'Angelo (pic credit Pitchfork)

It’s been a long time coming, 14 years to be precise. D’Angelo released his last studio album, “Voodoo” in 2000. Then like a bolt from the blue and with very little fanfare “Black Messiah” by D’Angelo and the Vanguard was released last Monday (15 December).

22 December 2014 | In depth