1Xtra Talks with Richie Brave
Richie Brave hosts the biggest group chat of the week.
Society & Culture 63 rész
Africa Week Special53 perc 63. rész
Richie is joined by activists from across the African continent.
Megan and Harry54 perc 62. rész
Richie discusses the Oprah interview with Megan and Prince Harry
Deportation: Osime Brown's story53 perc 61. rész
This week, Osime Brown's story has been in the news. Osime has just been released from prison, after a five year sentence. He doesn't have legal British citizenship, so he's been told he's going to be deported to Jamaica - a country where he last lived age 4. Reece and Shahlaa are taking a look at this policy of automatic deportation. Is it working? They hear from Osime's mum, Joan, about her fears for her son. Osime is autistic, has heart problems and poor mental health. Joan worries that if he's sent to Jamaica alone, he won't survive. We're talking to Bella Sankey from Detention Action about the impact of deportations on families and communities, and Ellie Green from the think tank Policy Exchange about whether this law is working. Plus we'll hear from Luke de Noronha, who's written a book about people deported to Jamaica, and from some of the young people he's interviewed about their experiences.
Mohamud Mohammed Hassan56 perc 60. rész
Richie and Shahlaa tell Mohamud's story
Black People's Day of Action48 perc 59. rész
Richie is talking about the legacy of the Black People's Day of Action 40 years since
US inauguration56 perc 58. rész
What have the last four years been like for black communities in America? What will President Biden bring? And why does all this matter to listeners on this side of the pond?
Women in Music55 perc 57. rész
Richie talks to Drew Dixon about her allegations of harassment in the music industry
Year Ahead 202153 perc 56. rész
Richie and Shahlaa reflect on the year ahead.
Silver Lining55 perc 55. rész
Richie and Shahlaa reflect on the Silver Lining moments of 2020.
The MOBO's56 perc 54. rész
With the MOBOs coming up, Richie and Shahlaa look back at 24 years of the awards.
Racism in football57 perc 53. rész
Richie and Shahlaa chat to Anton Ferdinand, who's got a new documentary coming out in which he looks back at his own highly publicised 2011 incident with the former England captain John Terry and asks what's changed in football since then. We'll hear from other people involved in the game and look at whether the far right is creeping back into British football.
Covid and mental health57 perc 53. rész
Richie and Shahlaa chat to guests about their experiences with mental health.
Loved Up Valentine's54 perc 54. rész
Richie and Shahlaa are getting their cupid on, celebrating all things love with the help of Love Island’s Priscilla Anyabu and answering your Valentine’s day dilemmas with Agony Aunty, comedian Lola Jagun.
Covid 19 Vaccine57 perc 53. rész
Richie and Shahlaa find out why some people are unsure about taking the vaccine. Plus we're answering your questions and concerns about the jab.
Small Axe53 perc 49. rész
With Small Axe on our screens, we’re celebrating black British art and storytelling as a form of resistance. Richie and Shahlaa are chatting to poets, musicians, writers and actors about the way they tell their stories, and the importance of hearing from past generations.
Lockdown, shielding and me54 perc 48. rész
Lockdown 2.0 has begun, but as we all get used to staying in again, some of us have to be extra careful. Richie and Shahlaa are chatting to people who spent the first lockdown shielding because they’re at a higher risk if they catch Covid. What was it like staying indoors for nearly five whole months? How did they cope? How are they feeling as we head into winter? We get some top tips from therapist Dawn Estefan, and we hear from Aviah Day, who’s been organising mutual aid networks about how we can all help each other in these tough times. And Richie’s been seeing some disturbing takes about Covid on his timeline: some people seem to think that it only affects old people or people who have medical conditions, so it doesn’t matter. Nubi Jones and Katouche Goll tell us how that makes them feel as people who are at high risk. Is it a sign of discrimination in favour of non-disabled people? Kamran Mallick, CEO of Disability Rights UK, tells us what he’s seeing. And it’s 25 years since the Disability Discrimination Act was passed. Before that, it was totally legal to discriminate against disabled people. Campaigner Simone Aspis, who back in the day chained herself to buses to demand change, tells us why the DDA was so important.
Food Poverty: Who Gets Free School Meals?53 perc 47. rész
Richie Brave and Shahlaa Tahira about access to free school meals in the UK, the wider context of child food insecurity in the UK. We hear from Christina Adane, the 17-year-old campaigner who, at the start of the COVID pandemic, launched the petition to ask the government to enable access to free school meals during school holidays. It was this campaign that caught the attention of celebrities such as Marcus Rashford. Syed Kamall, research director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, explains why there is a debate about around access to free school meals in the holidays. The Food Foundation is an organisation campaigning for healthy, sustainable food systems. Shahlaa speaks to some of their youth ambassadors from their Children’s Right 2 Food campaign to hear more about their manifesto for change. Finally, Dee Woods, food educator, activist and founder of the Granville Community Kitchen, in Kilburn. She shares her thoughts about long term change for child food poverty and the importance of community power in tackling hunger this Christmas with COVID.
Policing in the UK53 perc 46. rész
Reece Parkinson and Shahlaa Tahira explore future possibilities of policing in the UK. Members of the UFFC, a coalition of families in the UK whose loved ones have died in police custody, share their stories ahead of their annual memorial service. We hear from Yasmin Forbes, cousin of Edson Da Costa; Janet Alder, sister to Christopher Alder; and Marcia Rigg, sister to Sean Rigg. Deborah Coles from Inquest talks about deaths in police custody in the UK and structural racism in policing. And in England and Wales, black people are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police than white people. Black people are eight times more likely to be tasered than white people. Black people are six times more likely to be handcuffed than white people. And black people are three times as likely as white people to be arrested. Melissa from the Network for Police Monitoring shares her top tips on what to do if you are stopped and searched or arrested. Former police officer Bami Jolaoso, from the Centre for Justice Innovation, shares her thoughts on reforming the criminal justice system, and Dr Adam Elliot Cooper talks through what defunding the police in the UK could look like. We also hear from a protestor in Nigeria, following the shooting of demonstrators in Lagos.
How To Take Action!52 perc 45. rész
This week Reece Parkinson and Shahlaa Tahira discuss the different ways people have taken action to make a change. We speak to the author of 'How To Change It?' and member of the BLMUK movement Joshua Virasami about the work he's doing in his community and recent protests. Director of Charity Runnymede Dr Halima Begum, shares her lifelong fight for equality and civil rights. Student Radio Association's 'Black Voices Matter' campaigner Nels Hylton, discusses his first steps into campaigning and why he felt the time was now. Sour Lemon's founder Sade Banks discusses why she founded the company and decided to create her own infrastructure. And finally, we speak to student Nico from the Advocacy Academy about his journey into politics and what it has meant for himself and his school friends. Their common interest in using their voice to make a change and we unpick the different ways in which they've gone about it.
Brave Conversations Episode 6 - NEXGEN60 perc 44. rész
Richie Brave talks to a range of 16-20 year olds about life as a black British youngster and how recent events have had a bearing on their view of the world.
The Black Experience: Mirror on Ourselves56 perc 43. rész
Richie Brave hosts a special six part series reflecting the black experience in the UK. This week's episode places a "mirror on ourselves", with contributions from Professor Kehinde Andrews from Birmingham City University, social commentators Mary Mandefield and Busy Twins, founder of Black Lawyers Network Isaac Eloi, and founder of United To Change And Inspire Jamaine Facey. The conversation is a self analytical look at the black experience in the UK and how black people critique themselves and the race across the country.
The Black Experience: Black Men United60 perc 42. rész
Richie Brave hosts an open invitation for a Zoom call with a difference - a collection of Black Men from around the UK teaming up to discuss their stories and share their experiences with a special focus on how things were, how they are, and what can improve looking forward. The men featured on this episode are: Marvyn Harrison, Founder of Dope Black Dads, entrepreneur Omas Anyanwu,NHS worker Jacob Williams, Events Promoter Andre Hesson and student Tyler Mensah.
The Black Experience: Black People and The System41 perc 42. rész
Richie Brave hosts a special six part series reflecting the black experience in the UK. We all know the stats – More likely to be stopped, more likely to be searched, More likely to be arrested, less likely to get job interviews, Or university places. But what are we actually doing about all of this? What does it all mean and how do we empower those in the system to make the playing field a more level place. With special guests psychotherapist Keeley Taverner, rapper and activist Che Lingo, councillor Eartha Pond, film maker Leon Oldstrong, therapeutic diversion practitioner Ebinehita Iyere.
Black People and The System41 perc 40. rész
Richie Brave hosts a special six part series reflecting the black experience in the UK. We all know the stats – More likely to be stopped, more likely to be searched, More likely to be arrested, less likely to get job interviews, Or university places. But what are we actually doing about all of this? What does it all mean and how do we empower those in the system to make the playing field a more level place. With special guests psychotherapist Keeley Taverner, councillor Eartha Pond and therapeutic diversion practitioner Ebinehita Iyere.
Brave Conversations 159 perc 39. rész
Richie Brave hosts a special six part series reflecting the black experience in the UK.
Global Blackout Day Special97 perc 38. rész
Reece and Ace look back over the events of the last month in response to Black Lives Matter and ask: What changes have been made? Is it enough? Is there more to come? And was it moment or is it now a movement? Guests include Ghetts, Carina White, Laura Stylez, Swiss, Kathryn Lilliana, the Black Music Coalition, and United to Change and Inspire reflect on 'that’ moment from the Black Lives Matters marches and protests in London.
1Xtra Talks Special - George Floyd and Black Lives Matter109 perc 37. rész
Maurice (Seani B), Ashley (DJ Ace) and guests host a two-hour 1Xtra Talks special where we’ll hear the views and opinions of our listeners on George Floyd's tragic death, the recent events in the US and the broader topic of racial injustice and the Black community. The two share their frank and honest experiences as black men in the UK, their concerns when raising young black sons during this time and how this most recent US death has given communities and industries a big wake up call. Maurice & Ashley are joined by Nadine White (HuffPost UK), Siana Bangura (Black Lives Matter UK), Donovan Thompson (GrapeVine TV), June Sarpong (BBC Director of Creative Diversity), Che Lingo (Hip Hop artist), Jeremiah Asiamah (1Xtra DJ) and more...
Mental Health Awareness Week - 'Be Kind' with Reece Parkinson and guests11 perc 36. rész
Entertainer, Plus-Size Advocate & Dancer Queen Mojo joins Reece Parkinson to discuss her IG video 'Being Kind' during the lockdown and gives some tips for your well-being. Also, she reflects on being a dancer for Lizzo at Glastonbury 2019. Maureen Wilkes (Maureen's Caribbean Takeaway) talks about her free food delivery to Key Workers and the Elderly communities in Chapeltown, Leeds.
Representation on screen50 perc 35. rész
Reece is talking representation on screen with Zack Morris aka Keegan Baker from EastEnders, 'Noughts + Crosses' actors Masali Baduza (Sephy) and Jack Rowan (Callum) plus theatre and short film actress Julene Robinson. This year’s Bafta Awards called for changes to make the nominations more inclusive, after no actors of colour were included in any of the major acting categories. However the Creative Diversity Network’s Diamond Survey suggests that ethnic minorities and gay people are significantly over represented on British television. Do we need to call for a BAME awards night? Is being type cast bad? Is there still room for improvement and whose responsibility is it anyway?
Generation Rent, Social Housing and Grenfell66 perc 34. rész
Roughly 8.4 million people are living in unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable homes, with house prices skyrocketing around the world and incomes simply not. In this episode Reece delves into the UK’s housing crisis. Henrie (Reprezent radio) and Kay Ani (aka Uncle K) discuss what it’s like living at home with their parents, trying to get on to the property ladder and gentrification. Katherine Hibbert the founder of Dot Dot Dot (a property guardianship company) and Kate Henderson the Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation talk to Reece about social housing and different housing options. Plus we will be joined by joined by Nicholas Burton who survived the Grenfell Fire after losing his wife and dog. He tells his story and talks about how his life has changed since.
Kenny Allstar on UK Black Music51 perc 33. rész
Reece Parkinson and DJ/Producer Kenny Allstar talk UK Black music - from celebrating the success of Dave and Stormzy at this year’s BRITs to the challenges of a competitive industry. And they talk about the late Pop Smoke's influence on UK music.
Dating Different Cultures57 perc 32. rész
Reece breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly of what it’s like to date outside of your culture. And to help him he will be talking to: Naomi, a Zambian who has been married to a White British man since July last year. Bella, who is Burundian and who you may know as Only Bells from YouTube. She’s been with her Nigerian boyfriend for 3 years. And Eli, who is Angolan, has dated outside of his race but prefers to date Caribbean women. And we will hear from Sadia from the BBC’s No Country for Young Women Podcast about the challenges that come with dating when you’re of South Asian descent. Following Caroline Flack’s tragic death this weekend, Reece talks to journalist Victoria Sanusi about whether cancel culture has gone too far.
Valentines v Galentines47 perc 31. rész
Reece Parkinson is joined by Tolly (The Receipts), Georgette (Just The Tip podcast) and Trina Nicole (Curve Catwalk) to talk Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, their plans for the 14th and the most important bit - how to love yourself! Sex blogger Scotty Unfamous shares her Top 5 Sex Tips to spice up your V-Day and Love Island's Yewande shares her Galentine's Day plans.
1Xtra Talks visits The Sex Clinic50 perc 30. rész
Reece Parkinson and guests talk STIs, confidence and sexual health myths. Gay and bisexual men have seen the most significant decline in new infections of HIV, with rates falling by 71%. But we don't see the same effect in straight communities. There are over 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK and 41% of straight people diagnosed were black African men and women. Phil Samba, Derek Owusu and Dr Michael Brady join Reece to discuss the stigmas in the black community and the benefits of Prep. Sarah Mulindwa, a nurse and TV Presenter known for Channel 4’s The Sex Clinic, opens up about the impact of sexual health on your self-confidence and debunks some sexual health myths.
No Right To Remain?54 perc 29. rész
Reece speaks to Lizzie and Rubie, who have lived all their adult lives caught in the limbo of the British immigration system. He also speaks to Dami Makinde, CEO of the We Belong charity, and Anita Hurrell, head of the Migrant Children's Project, about the ways the law could change for undocumented migrants.
Prison and Death Row57 perc 28. rész
Reece is joined by death row lawyer Bryan Stevenson, subject of the film ‘Just Mercy', to discuss the American justice system and death row. And Lady Unchained and Bouncer from Play Dirty talk about life in British prisons, the challenges of returning to society and alternatives to prison.
How To Become A Successful Artist57 perc 27. rész
On Monday, 1Xtra will be announcing its hot for 2020 list. It’s our pick of artists that we think are going to spend a lot of time in your headphones over the next year. But how do you get to this point? How does the music industry actually work? How do you go from rapping in your bedroom to selling out shows? Today we’re going to find out how you become a successful artist. Reece is joined by a panel of music industry experts whose job it is to make artists household names. Patrick Lubega, from 2k management and A&R at Black Butter Records who works with the likes of Young T & Bugzy and J Hus. Ella Bonai, who manages a roster of talent including Hamzaa who we named Hot for 2019. Maurice from Heartless Crew, but who also makes a few bob on the side as a radio plugger. And the head of content for 1Xtra and member of Punjabi Hitsquad – Mark Strippel. Reece is then joined by Mr Strange – the gay rapper who blew up Instagram this week with his frank freestyle about growing up gay in the streets to talk about why there are still so few openly gay rappers. (29.40) We also talk about making it outside of London. Aberdeen’s finest Ransom FA and touring expert Harry Parslow join Reece (41.36) Finally, Reece digs into how to make money from music by speaking to his brother, Daryl Parkinson, who works in publishing. (52.15)
New Year New You55 perc 26. rész
It’s 2020 – does this mean new year new you? Reece looks at the way you can take advantage of that new year energy to make some changes in your life. Maybe you’re tempted to go Vegan? Or maybe you’ve decided to get active and join the gym? Either way we have experts on the show that can help you make some healthy choices. Daryl Parker is a personal trainer and nutrition coach. Ciara Madden is a personal trainer to celebrities, who is meat and dairy free. Hope Virgo is an author who leads the campaign Dump The Scales and advocate for people with eating disorders around the world. And Martin Macdonald is a nutritionist who will be able to dispel some of the myths around superfoods and fad diets.
Life As a Black Footballer73 perc 25. rész
Reece Parkinson talks to Jermaine Pennant about playing with an ankle tag and playing in a champions league final. Renee Hector opens up about racism in the women's game. Reece is also joined by footballer turned rapper Kokar, who explains why he fell out of love with football, and Anthony Aluko gives insight into the role agents and coaches play in a young player's development.
Review of 201949 perc 24. rész
Pilar (The Reality Tea), Henrie (Reprezent) and Ayo Disu (Disunomics) review the biggest stories of 2019 from Fyre Festival and Glasto to Ban Drill and the Hot Girl Summer.
Cuffing Season26 perc 23. rész
Dating can be difficult at the best of times - but it can be even harder during the winter months. Cuffing season is defined as a time period between autumn and winter when "people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves, along with the rest of the world, desiring to be 'cuffed' or tied down by a serious relationship". Is this true? And if so, what are the ups and downs that coming with dating during the Christmas period? Fred Santana is a co-host on the 90's Baby Show podcast. Kaylee Golding is a radio host and DJ. Esther Immanuel is a podcaster and YouTuber.
Women In Music53 perc 22. rész
The nominees for the 2020 Grammy's have been released. And for the first time, women have dominated the 'big four' categories - Best New Artist, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Album Of The Year. Is the music industry becoming a more equal playing field for both men and women? According to the UK Music Taskforce, women make up just 30% of senior executive positions in the music industry. Why is this the case? Nadia Khan is the CEO of CTRL Management and has been working in the music industry for 18 years. Nadia is also Lethal Bizzle’s artist manager and runs his label - Stay Dench. Br3nya has been writing music since she was 15 - and her latest track is on the 1Xtra Playlist. Remi Burgz is a radio presenter, DJ and MC.
Blue Story Special: Featuring Rapman21 perc 21. rész
Andrew Onwubolu - or Rapman - is best known for his three-part online drama series Shiro's Story, and he has since received a cult following for his unique approach to film and music. Now Rapman's work is coming to the big screen. Blue Story is Rapman's first feature length film. Blue Story is about two young friends who become rivals in a postcode war set in South London. Reece Parkinson meets Rapman, as well as Karla-Simone Spence and Stevie Gambles - who all star in Blue Story.
The Men's Health Crisis45 perc 20. rész
November is also known as Movember - an annual and global movement, where men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK - but we rarely talk about it. Prostate cancer is particularly common in the black community. 1 in 4 black men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. And the number of blood, stem cell and organ donations coming from the BAME community is really low. In 2018, 69% of Northern Europeans got the best possible match. That falls to just 20% for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Luke Williams and Kierran Jarrett have both survived cancer. Luke was diagnosed with Prostate cancer at 49. Kierran has been diagnosed with Leukemia twice - and he’s only 26. They're both now in remission. Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 - so let's talk about young men and mental health. Leon Lewis is co-founder of The Man Talk. Nathaniel Cole is a workshop facilitator who focuses on masculinity.
How To Be Smart With Money47 perc 19. rész
Finance affects everything around us – from our personal well-being to our social status. But for a lot of us, financial literacy isn’t something that’s taught. It’s something we learn from watching our parents or sometimes even from making mistakes. Reece Parkinson is joined by this week's panel to discuss money, housing, spending and saving. Kae Commodore has a podcast called 'Pennies to Pounds' and is known as 'Twitter’s Fave Finance Guru'. Samuel Brooksworth is an account director at the Guardian. He was also a contestant on The Apprentice in 2016. Dayna Byfield is a financial educator. Her company organises a range of mentoring and coaching programmes.
Being Black, Brown and British55 perc 18. rész
October is Black History Month - a time of the year which celebrates and acknowledges black British history and identity. But in the UK today, South Asians are the largest ethnic minority demographic. Should there be a South Asian History Month too? Or - as it what suggested last year - should October be Diversity History Month? What about the term 'people of colour'? How often do all ethnic minorities fit into the same group? Mobeen Azhar and Reece Parkinson join forces with a panel of guests to explore the relationship between the South Asian and black community. Tobi Kyeremateng is a producer and theatre director. She identifies as Ghanaian and Nigerian. Leanne Levers is a Sri Lankan and Cuban political scientist. Blazer Boccle is a rapper. His heritage is Jamaican and Pakistani. Faima Bakar is British-Bangladeshi journalist.
1Xtra x Panorama: Exploring Pick Up Artists29 perc 17. rész
In October 2019, BBC One’s Panorama investigated the multimillion-pound industry that sells men pick-up techniques to get women from the street and into bed as quickly as possible. The men who teach these techniques - who call themselves Pick Up Artists - have raised a lot of controversy. 1Xtra Talks explores what we can learn and take away from Panorama’s documentary. Myles Bonnar is a BBC reporter and journalist who features in the Panorama programme. He has been researching the Seduction industry for months. Hayley Quinn is an international dating expert who works with both male and female clients. Ben Hurst is an activist, public speaker and Head of Facilitation at the Good Lad Initiative - which engages young men and boys in gender equality workshops.
Black Health44 perc 16. rész
Throughout October, 1Xtra Talks is exploring black identity. There are a number of health issues, conditions and experiences which are affecting the black community more than any other demographic. Reece Parkinson and a range of guests discuss why this is and the impact it’s having. The UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths has found that black women are five times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Black babies are 50% more likely to die in the first 28 days of birth than a baby from any other race. Candice Brathwaite is a blogger and the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse - a platform encouraging a more representative and accurate depiction of motherhood in the media. Agnes Mtunga is also a blogger and founder of the GloMama Awards - which celebrates and recognises motherhood online and in the media. In general, people from black and minority ethnic groups living in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems and more likely to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Black men are ten times more likely to develop a psychotic disorder. Dr Samara Linton is a junior doctor and editor of The Colour of Madness - a new book exploring mental health in the BAME community. Eche Egbuonu is a mental health advocate. In 2015 Eche was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Sickle Cell disease is an inherited health condition that affects the red blood cells. Sickle Cell is a serious and lifelong health condition. Black people are far more likely to be diagnosed with Sickle Cell than any other demographic. In 90% of British patients, the individual was someone of African heritage. Chris Abdullahi and Esther Gbogboade tell us how Sickle Cell has impacted their lives.
What Does It Mean To Be Black?32 perc 15. rész
Throughout October, 1Xtra Talks is exploring black identity. And to kick off Blacktober, we look at what it means to be black. Can it ever really be defined? How damaging are phrases like "you act white" or "you talk black"? Can your music taste, the food you eat, or your dialect have an impact on "how black" you are? Chi Chi Amuzu-Monlaw is a Birmingham University student, who is conscious of how she is received in different spaces and often results to conforming. Rakeem Omar is a journalist and radio presenter on BBC West Midlands who thinks being black is by definition a result of our race and heritage. Aliyah Hasinah is a poet and public speaker. Her work often touches on social issues and the experiences of black people worldwide.
Porn46 perc 14. rész
Warning: This episode contains references to sexual abuse. Porn is one of the most controversial aspects of the 21st century and the internet. Around 53% of teenagers have seen explicit material online - and nearly all of them by the age of 14. BBC Three suggests that almost a quarter of people aged 18 - 25 who watch porn think they might be addicted. The NSPCC has raised concerns that porn is 'desensitising' young people. What impact is porn having on the way we see sex, relationships and gender? 1Xtra Talks explores. Jackie Adedeji is a blogger and podcaster. Nariece Jordan is an actress and model and took part in a BBC Three series called 'Porn Laid Bare'. Anthony Brathwaite specialises in youth well-being and personal development. He is interested in educating young people about the ethics surrounding porn. And we hear from 1Xtra's very own Jeremiah Asiamah on his brand new documentary exploring virginity.
Money and Relationships53 perc 13. rész
Should you be saving independently when you're married or in a serious relationship? How much should you expect from a partner when it comes to money? And how important is it to talk about cash with your other half? Reece Parkinson and guests explore how to tackle the complicated world of money and relationships. Toni Tone is a content creator and public speaker. Kay Ani (aka Uncle K) is a DJ. Bolu Babalola is a pop culture writer and commentator. Plus we discuss the latest controversy following a H&M children's clothing campaign and a young black model with natural hair.
Top Boy Special: Ashley Walters, Little Simz and Ronan Bennett31 perc 12. rész
Actors Ashley Walters, Little Simz and writer Ronan Bennett are here! The trio join Reece Parkinson to discuss the brand new season of Top Boy, youth violence, black representation on screen and what role a show like Top Boy plays in the current political climate.
What Is Trauma?53 perc 11. rész
Warning: This episode contains references to self-harm and suicide. Mental health problems affect 1 in 10 children and young people. The Mental Health Foundation has found that 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at an early age. And the trauma from this can have a lifelong impact. What is trauma and how does it manifest? And how can someone recognise trauma and overcome it? Stephanie Yeboah is body positivity blogger. She has spoken out about the trauma relationships and heartbreak can bring. Ebinehita Iyere is a therapeutic youth practitioner who works with young, vulnerable people dealing with trauma. Daniel Oluwatobi is a photographer and blogger who writes and speaks about his mental health and depression. Plus we visit the Pathwaze Mentoring Programme - a summer workshop for young men in South London.
Drugs and Music53 perc 10. rész
Drugs and music have always had a complicated relationship - from lyric references, to club culture, to the overdose of various musicians. Does something need to change? The rise of drug-related deaths amongst young people is higher than ever. How much responsibility does the music industry carry? Should artists and DJs be more aware of drug references in music? And when does this become censorship? Jesse Bernard is a music and culture writer. Alexandra Ampofo is the co-founder at Acoustic Live UK and a junior promoter at Metropolis Music. DJ Eaasy E works across different events and venues.
Should We All Be Activists?52 perc 9. rész
Every week it feels like there is a new social issue to get behind. Social media is filled with hashtags regarding political campaigns and disasters happening around the world on a daily basis. But if the point is to raise awareness, do we all have a responsibility to get involved? And if so, what makes someone an activist? Marci Phonix is a rapper who uses his lyrics to talk about inequality and racism. Kenny Ethan Jones is a transgender activist. Chante Joseph is a digital content producer for the UK Parliament. Plus, in a brand new feature - called Talks On The Timeline - we explore one big news story from the past week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised police stop and search powers to be extended. A pilot scheme making it easier for police to search people without reasonable suspicion is being extended to all 43 forces across England and Wales. What does this week's panel make of the news?
Online and Black: Living In A Digital World50 perc 8. rész
Technology affects everything around us - from the legal system to the dating scene. The majority of the tech industry is run by white men - with ethnic minorities making up just 5% of the workforce. Online, black women are 84% more likely to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets. In a world that is becoming more and more reliant on digital technology, how is this likely to impact people from a marginalised background? Izzy Obeng is the founder of Foundervine - which helps young and diverse people to grow business ideas. Alex Lathbridge is a science and tech journalist, and co-founder of Minority STEM - a community promoting BAME individuals in science, technology, engineering and maths. Seyi Akiwowo is the founder of Glitch UK - an organisation that exists to end online abuse. Timi Ofarn is the co-founder of the Nerd Council - a content platform on online gaming. Stephanie Ijoma is the founder of NNESAGA - a platform celebrating diversity in gaming, comics and anime. Plus we hear from Yewande Biala - a contestant on Love Island 2019 - on her experience of trolling and building a brand online.
Love Island 2019: What Did We Learn?49 perc 7. rész
What counts as cheating? What does gaslighting mean? And when does 'being true yourself' really mean just being a bully? As this year's season comes to an end, Reece joins a panel of guests to explore the most shocking, relatable and thought-provoking storylines from Love Island 2019. Josh Denzel is a presenter and was a contestant on Love Island Season 4 in 2018. Tolly T is a journalist and podcaster. Manny Andrew is a YouTuber and content creator.
Black Hair: Why Is It So Political?52 perc 6. rész
The history of black hair and why it matters is long, complicated and controversial. From weaves and wigs, to afros, to cornrows and braids - black hair can be a political minefield to understand. Reece joins this week’s guests to explore. Emma Dabiri is a television and radio presenter and author of 'Don’t Touch My Hair'. Christala Fletcher is a professional wig maker and was diagnosed with Alopecia at 10 years old. Kevin Morosky is a director, photographer and the creator of a short series of films called 'Wool' exploring black hair.
Let's Talk About Sex50 perc 5. rész
Are you rampant rabbit in the bedroom? Or would you describe yourself as a bit of a prude? Reece has an unfiltered chat about the highs and lows of sex - and asks all the questions you want to know but might be too shy to ask. From one night stands and faking an orgasm, to weird fetishes and sex playlists - we get frank, honest and filthy. Scotty Unfamous is an award winning romance author, sexual wellness blogger and 1/3 of the Laidbare podcast. Annie Drea is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. Mickael Bolenge is a sex blogger, YouTuber and radio host.
Body Image and Social Media: Health, Beauty and Lifestyle48 perc 4. rész
For years now, there has been a lot of concern around the impact social media is having on body image. But are things getting worse? By 2020, it’s expected that almost 1.5 million people in the UK will have had a non-surgical treatment such as Botox or fillers. More serious treatments like the Brazilian Butt Lift or Liposuction are becoming common practice too. How much of this is actually safe and where should young people be turning to for the right information? Diren Kartal is an online personal trainer. Ewoma Ukeleghe is a medical and cosmetic doctor. MoJo is a plus size and mental health blogger.
Hustle Culture50 perc 3. rész
We often hear about how a growing number of students are struggling to get the right grades whilst keeping up with hobbies, a social life and sleep. But now this attitude towards ‘hustle harder’ is becoming a lifestyle. Almost 2/5 of UK workers have a “side hustle” - the majority young people. Welcome to hustle culture - it is obsessed with striving, positivity and hard work. But is the grind always worth it? Three young entrepreneurs share their experiences. Bolade Banjo is a photographer and videographer. Amina Habeeb is a fashion and media creative, and one of the hosts of the ‘Heels Off’ UK show. Harry Pinero is a presenter.
LGBT and Black51 perc 2. rész
June is International Pride Month - a time of celebration and awareness of LGBT+ history. Pride 2019 is especially important because it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots - a series of demonstrations which marked the start of the gay rights liberation movement in New York City. We explore how the intersection of race and sexuality is impacting young people. Tanya Compas is a youth worker and youth engagement officer at UK Black Pride. Gary Thompson is a beauty and lifestyle content creator. He is also one of the first black, male, gay make-up artists to work with a major cosmetics label. Steffan Zachiyah identifies as transmasculine. In 2016 Steffan featured in a BBC Newsbeat documentary where he and a friend travelled to Jamaica to reveal their new identities to their families. Munroe Bergdorf is a model and activist passionate about race, diversity, gender and LGBTQ+ topics.
Skin: Living With A Visible Difference51 perc 1. rész
Research by the British Skin Foundation has found that 60% of people currently suffer from or have suffered from a skin disease. The charity Changing Faces has found that 1 in 3 people feel depressed, sad or anxious as a result of having a visible difference. Reece Parkinson meets three young people who all have a skin condition or skin difference. Alec King is a model and has the autoimmune disorder Vitiligo. Cheryl Shaw was born with Congenital Malanocytic Naevus, a rare condition which causes large moles to grow all over the body. Raiche Mederick is a burns survivor.