Dolly Carter

#BLM, News

Cecil Rhodes statue to be taken down by Oxford University

In 2015, the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ movement began with the removal of a commemorative statue from the University of Cape Town. This led to an initiative which aimed to decolonise South African education. Five years later, protestors demanded the removal of a similar statue at Oriel College, Oxford University. Cecil Rhodes served as Prime Minister…

Global

China reimplements restrictions due to rising coronavirus cases

A new outbreak of coronavirus in Beijing has proven to be the most severe since the original epidemic in February. This has led to government officials reimplementing restrictions and rising concerns regarding the efficacy of previous quarantine measures. Excluding Chinese nationals returning from abroad, Beijing had reported no new locally transmitted cases of the virus…

#BLM, Film, Venue

Becoming: Far from unplugged

After furiously trying (and failing) to book tickets to Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Southbank Centre for her memoir Becoming, I was thrilled to hear that filmmaker Nadia Hallgren’s documentary of the 34-stop tour would be available on Netflix in mid-2020. The biographical documentary has been classified by Netflix as both “feel-good” and “intimate.” I…

#BLM, Global

Black Lives Matter protests go global

Protests sparked by the death of 46-year-old Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25th, have taken on a global dimension within the last week. Overcoming coronavirus fears, people have gathered across the world to show their solidarity with the US protests against police brutality. Eric Garner, an…

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