In Baltimore this weekend there has been a massive spike in murders and violent assaults. The big question is: why?
There is a new political landscape in Britain and it is a very ugly one: David Cameron back in Downing Street with a majority government and, across the country, a livid purple racist scar.
The appalling footage of Chelsea “fans” pushing a black man off a Paris metro train, while chanting: “We’re racist, we’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it,” has rightly provoked widespread condemnation. It has also prompted this nice anti-racist – and non-partisan – reply video.
Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.
Four million people marched across France yesterday in the wake of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket that left 17 people dead. The Unity march was, according to some, the biggest demonstration since the Liberation of Paris in August 1944.
We write, horrified and with a sense of foreboding, after the attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo that has left at least 12 dead.