In the last year, the Watford FC striker has secured the BLM logo on Premier League kits, written a memoir and created a podcast series with guests Ian Wright and Elton John. Anything else? “Big mouth got relegated. Now I have a point to prove.”
On 9th April, after this article was originally written, Prince Philip died at the age of 99. It’s caused an outpouring of support on a human level. But until issues are addressed, it remains unlikely that many will be persuaded the institution is not racist.
Yesterday, 11 months after the death of George Floyd, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of his murder. It was an historic verdict, but the war against systemic racism and police brutality has barely begun.
We ask MPD 150, a Minnesota-based collective who have been lobbying for its abolition since 2015.
September 1993: “There’s no cure for cancer,” a cigarette puffing Denis Leary bragged in his 1992 comedy routine. But 19-year-old Dave Chappelle disagrees: racism is a cancer and it’s not too late for treatment. Wicked world, it’s time to laugh yourself better.