Divide or unify? How Notting Hill Carnival and Black Lives Matter UK influence Britain’s race relations

Yesterday morning (6 September 2016) 9 people belonging to the Black Lives Matter UK (BLMUK) movement lay on the runway of London City Airport, disrupting dozens of flights and causing delays to people’s holidays, business trips, and journey’s home. As police attempted to remove them from the runway, reports of the groups reasons for the protest were shared; climate change and its effects on poorer, non-white communities, the refugee crisis, and the wealth of the people using City Airport.

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No news is good news

I’ve been inspired to write a lot of poetry about stories in the news in the last few years. These poems are usually cryptic and dark and basically reflective of the news stories I might have ingested that day, propaganda and all. I don’t write about the news in prose form because well, none of it seems very positive and about a million other people are writing about the same thing. So why this post now you ask? Why indeed.

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