Brixton poet and author Alex Wheatle, the ‘Brixton Bard’, speaks out about the proposed restrictions on access to books in prisons. Following the 1981 Brixton uprising I spent a short [...]
By Luke Massey There is an African proverb which says: ‘a hippopotamus can be invisible in dark water.’ The adage sounds a precautionary note ...
BY PHOEBE ROBERTSON It’s more than 30 years since the Brixton riots of 1981, sparked by police treatment of young black people on the streets of Brixton. Three weeks ago, [...]
On the eve of the opening of Tesco’s uber “hub” in Streatham, Brixton Hill resident and campaigner Andrew Child takes a look at the great supermarket invasion of 2013. Twenty-two [...]
Cllr Martin Tiedemann There are an estimated almost 200,000 Latin Americans in the United Kingdom, with the largest number in Lambeth and Southwark, yet they remain a largely invisible community. [...]
This article prompted a huge debate before it was even written - showing what an important issue this is to Brixton residents. Here, S. Villarino writes that street-harassment remains a [...]
BY Steve Reed MP Ruth Ling was a one-off, wonderful, warm and infuriating in equal measure. I first met Ruth twenty years ago when I moved into Clapham Common ward [...]