Being young and homeless is one of the most difficult hardships to overcome. Having been homeless at 17-years-old, the social stigma was worsened by the fact the local authority at the time did very little to help me because of my age and the fact I was intentionally homeless. It is evident that not […]

Photo by Birmingham Central Mosque

A story in the Birmingham Mail of the comments made by the chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque and Labour councillor Muhammad Afzal condemning anti-terror laws had garnered quite a bit of attention, for all the wrong reasons. The story had been plagiarised by The Telegraph (I’m keeping a close eye on you Lexi Finnigan) and completely misconstrued […]

This year’s Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James has visited Birmingham to discuss the inspiration behind his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. Almost 100 fans attended the event on November 23 in the newly-refurbished Waterstones, High Street, to hear James speak about the characters in his book, the history it derives from and […]

    Since the camp’s inception there has been an ongoing debate about whether camp-dwellers in Calais, France, were refugees or economic migrants, suggesting one warrants more sympathy than the other.I travelled from Birmingham to visit the camp with the Stand Up to Racism delegation and spoke to a few of the settlers to get an insight into why […]