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Prophetic Satire: Constable and PC Savage

Posted on by Janet Awe

Satire has always had an extremely important role to play, in keeping a check on society. Back in the day – way, way before South Park – there were court jesters, employed not merely to entertain but also as comedic “truth tellers”, in the privileged position of being allowed to mock anyone, including the King, [...]

I have a dream: Mr Fingers’ “Martin Luther King Mix” of Can You Feel It

Posted on by Janet Awe

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s great speech, one of many made that day, towards the end of the March on Washington in 1963. The speech lasted nearly 15 minutes but the soundbite that has endured and is regularly repeated lasts about five minutes and begins with “I have a dream”.  Click [...]

Beyoncé sings The Star Spangled Banner at Obama’s public inauguration, for his 2nd term as President of the USA

Posted on by Janet Awe

Today, President Barack Obama was publicly sworn into his second term as American President. The historical importance of this day – and the positive message that it sends to young people, and adults, of all backgrounds and lifestyles – can not be underestimated. He used his inaugural address to “issue a powerful call to action, as [...]

The Increasing Visibility of ‘Non-racist’ Racists

Posted on by Janet Awe

What does it say about me when the thing I find most shocking thing about Liam Stacey – the guy imprisoned for 56 days for his racist tweets about footballer Fabrice Muamba, sent seconds after he’d collapsed on a pitch in front of thousands – is that Liam ‘doesn’t look like a racist’. How ridiculous [...]