Society

Imarn Ayton: the face of reform

Ayton is the megaphone-wielding figurehead of a movement that aims to eradicate institutionalised racism wherever it’s found. As focus turns from marches to three-tier local lockdowns, the 29-year-old is contemplating how to maintain momentum while socially distanced, and how to create real and lasting change within the UK.

The case for legalising ecstasy

Popping into your local pharmacy for a gram of gear might sound bonkers, but according to a new book, How to Regulate Stimulants, it just might be the perfect antidote to the ineffective “war on drugs”.

Trump vs Biden: a cheat sheet

With less than a week to go until the US election, THE FACE looks at where the two presidential candidates stand across six vital issues.

Five organisations you can support to help #EndSARS

A number of people taking part in #EndSARS protests in Nigeria have reportedly been shot dead in Lagos. An indefinite 24-hour curfew has now been imposed on the capital and other regions. Meanwhile, the army has dismissed reports as “fake news”. Here’s how you can help.

Marxism, on my TikTok?!

Political science grad and “Midwestern Marxist” @eddieligersmith uses facts to explain politics to his rapt TikTok audience.

#EndSARS: young Nigerians speak out

Yesterday, protestors gathered in London and Abjua, Nigeria, including Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido, to call for the abolishment of SARS – a corrupt unit of the Nigerian police force. Here's what went down in the capital.

Inside the swing states that could dump Trump

In November’s US presidential election it won’t be the spotlight-grabbing cities of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles that decide the country’s fate, but “swing states” such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin. Chris Erik Thomas takes a look at which way they’re likely to lean in 2020.

A closer look at the regeneration of Hackney, London

Historian and local Richard Yeboah took lockdown by the horns to pursue his passion project. The Regeneration of Hackney: Transforming Modern Utopias is a detailed examination of gentrification in one of London’s most populated areas.

The gentrification of Triller

Following a 90 day will-it, won’t-it speculation over Trump’s US TikTok ban, a rival app has welcomed an exodus of disenfranchised, renegade-dancing TikTokers. But how will this impact Triller’s hip-hop DNA that has traditionally elevated its Black creators?

On yer bike

Bikes and scooters trumped cars as the most popular form of transport during lockdown this summer. Capturing the trend, photographer Jermaine Francis heads to the streets of London.

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