A leading minority rights campaigner at the publisher of Cosmopolitan and Elle believes inclusivity in media is about conversation. Dionne Maxwell, who works at Hearst Publications UK has been telling Voice of London about how she set up the BAME network at the media giant. She says the network is about education and not pressuring people to increase diversity but getting them to understand the benefits. Black history month was celebrated in the UK last month - yes we all know that! See Also : Africa on the square Maxwell who grew up in Tottenham, told Voice of London that the year old BAME network is "not a box-ticking exercise" instead something that will generate more networks at Hearst UK to create a long lasting effect on the industry in the coming years. https:/
Six news stories you may have missed this week. https://soundcloud.com/user-461465977/vol-news-roundup Here is quick read for those without earphones. Muswell Hill Broadway in Haringey has been revealed as the healthiest high street in London. West Green Road, three miles away, is the unhealthiest. https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1058159889988702209 Imperial College developed a new software that predicts pedestrians' behaviours to help driverless cars avoiding hitting them. https://twitter.com/ICEnterpriseLab/status/1058369841051172864 There has been a record number of people sleeping rough in London between July and September. https://twitter.com/London24x7/status/1058036986508791808 Lecturers from imperial college will soon be appearing in hologram f...
Bizarre props, hypnotising hand motions, quirky roleplay concepts, and more — what started out as a niche sub-genre on YouTube is beginning to gain prominence for its therapeutic purpose and surprising profitability. Another restless night, another couple of hours of precious sleep thrown to the wind in exchange for mindless browsing on YouTube. I don't know how I got here, but suddenly there’s a young blonde woman on screen. smiling disarmingly before leaning in to whisper: “Hey!” After less than a minute of introducing the video, she brings out a makeup brush and strokes its bristles before running it over the surface of the microphone. The resulting noise? A soft, and very strange, kind of scratching. She leans in and away from the microphone while she rambles and brushes
On 28th October 1987, Frank Ocean, a singer, rapper, producer, songwriter and R&B legend was born. However, his musical career has only spanned over the last seven years. In that time he has won Grammys, worked with Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Kanye West as well as contemporary stars like Travis Scott and Calvin Harris. He has headlined festivals and has become one of the most celebrated artists of this generation with only three projects under his belt. In our first episode of On a Wave, we talk all things Frank Ocean and why his life is worth talking about. https://soundcloud.com/jake-woods-141675445/voice-of-london-episode-1-on-a-wave Podcast & Words: Jake Woods & Luke Furr. Subbing: Jake Woods