Children of the Windrush Rally Support in Birmingham

Crowds gathered in Birmingham City Centre in protest of the treatment of those known as the ‘Windrush generation’. Campaign group ‘Children of the Windrush Movement’ organised the rally in High Street on Saturday with guest speakers such as Birmingham City University Professor Dr. Kehinde Andrews, anti-racism campaigner Maxie Hayles and community activist Desmond Jaddoo. People … More Children of the Windrush Rally Support in Birmingham

Birmingham Residents Patrol Streets to Tackle Rise in Crime

Residents in Handsworth Wood will start patrolling the streets in an attempt to help tackle crime in the area. Street Watch, a joint partnership between police and local communities, has been introduced after 215 crimes were recorded there throughout February. Though they have no powers to make arrests, volunteers receive special training from the police … More Birmingham Residents Patrol Streets to Tackle Rise in Crime

Talk of An Anti-War Government in Birmingham

People from all over the country packed into a meeting in Birmingham to hear ‘Why We Need an Anti-War Government’. Stop the War Coalition (StWC) hosted the event, which took place at The Priory Rooms in Bull Street on Thursday, to mark 15 years since what was the largest demonstration in British history. Guest speakers … More Talk of An Anti-War Government in Birmingham

Residents in Birmingham Vent Anger over HMOs

Residents in Handsworth Wood have spoken out against the rise in shared houses in the area, labelling them a ‘blight on our neighbourhoods’. Fly-tipping from tenants in HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) continues to be an issue for residents who say ‘the beauty of Handsworth Wood is slowly being eroded’. HMOs are properties rented out … More Residents in Birmingham Vent Anger over HMOs

African Lives Matter Protest in Birmingham

A national anti-slavery march has taken place through Birmingham City Centre to protest slavery in Libya. The peaceful protest, organised by the Communist Party of Great Britain Marxist-Leninist (CPGB-ML), sought to raise awareness of the enslavement and torture of black Africans. People from all over the country assembled at 12pm in Pigeon Park carrying placards … More African Lives Matter Protest in Birmingham

Love Island: The Revolution Televised

On the official launch night ITV2’s Love Island, returning for its second series, quickly amassed over two million viewers as well as an additional one million followers across respective social media platforms. Yet even with its popularity among diverse audiences, it manages to remind me that ‘old sins cast long shadows’. Love Island and shows … More Love Island: The Revolution Televised