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Hearst BAME network “not a box-ticking exercise”

Hearst BAME network “not a box-ticking exercise”

Activism, News, Podcasts, UK
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:/
Kid-Mafia,why London’s youth carry knives

Kid-Mafia,why London’s youth carry knives

Crime, Featured, Investigations, Specials, UK
Knife attacks and casualties are on the rise. Since the beginning of the year there has been more than 100 murders in London. The perpetrators are getting younger and so are their victims. With the police overstretched, gang warfare has seemingly taken over the streets of London. Youth clubs have closed and budget constraints have made it harder for the police to keep the capital’s streets safe. But why do young people carry knives and turn to gangs? The Voice of London went out to investigate by interviewing an ex-gang member known only as TJ. TJ used to be in a gang and carried knives everyday wherever he went. Nowadays, Knives are still very easy to get whether from the kitchen or a shop where they may not even check for identification. They are not that expensive either a
The anonymous Instagrammer forming a sisterhood

The anonymous Instagrammer forming a sisterhood

Arts, Entertainment
Instagram is predicted to soon pass Facebook in users, advertisers and revenue, so it’s no surprise bloggers are turning their attention to the social media platform. With 500 million daily active users - most of which are aged between 18-24 - and features such as your post making it to the explore page, blogger content is reaching more people all the time and helping them to gain a following at a rather rapid rate.   I spoke to Layla, 36, from North London who runs a somewhat anonymous blog about relationships, sex and dating in 2018 under the name of Lalalaletmeexplain. She knows what she’s talking about too having worked with victims of domestic violence, supported them through leaving bad situations, as well as helping prisoners to change their behaviour before they are rele
Shopping on a budget done right

Shopping on a budget done right

Fashion, Featured
It is officially December, which also means that we officially should start thinking about Christmas shopping. There are so many presents to buy and so much money to spend. So what a better time to practice the one tip, which we want to give you today, that will improve your shopping skills? Contemporary designers do a really good job producing inspiring, yet insanely expensive garments. We all wish to simply copy an outfit from the catwalk or our favourite magazine or Instagram and paste it into our wardrobe. Would that not be amazing? More like a paradise. But since none of us has such magical powers we are all constantly looking for affordable alternatives to fill our desires. Throughout the years a lot of brands have mastered the so-called "fast fashion". Today there is a varie
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