https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIaZtzbIzfQ The actor vs the police. An alleged crime… but of assault or fakery? Even President Trump's calling it a national embarrassment. Newsbeat's Imran Rahman-Jones asks What's The Fuss? It's the true story you'd struggle to make up - involving celebrities, police, a city mayor and the most powerful man in America. Best known for … Continue reading Jussie Smollett: WTF?
By Tyler Anderson and Imran Rahman-JonesWe're getting weirdly warm weather for February - which has everyone asking the same question. How much of this is due to a warming climate? Or is this just a freak few days? Read the full article at BBC Newsbeat.
Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, after saying he was attacked in a homophobic and racist incident. The story has taken quite a few twists and turns since the Empire actor first claimed he was attacked by two men. Here's a full timeline of what's happened since January.
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When the documentary Surviving R Kelly premiered in New York in December, the screening room had to be evacuated because of an anonymous gun threat. For Jesse Daniels, one of the documentary series' executive producers, that "was a big wake-up call... that this was very serious". Read more on BBC Newsbeat.
By Catrin Nye and Imran Rahman-Jones Andy Jordan didn't even have an Instagram account before he started on Made in Chelsea in 2012. "Overnight, there were hundreds of thousands of people watching what I was doing," he says about appearing on the show. He's now got 290,000 followers. "You're like, 'Everyone wants to follow me … Continue reading Made In Chelsea’s Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me ‘a puppet’
A year ago today, a 19-year-old walked into his old school in Florida and killed 17 people with an assault rifle. Two survivors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas school talk about what has happened since. https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/neveragain-a-year-on-what-has-happened-since Read more about the Never Again campaign and March For Our Lives.
For the past few months, BBC Newsbeat and the BBC Data Visualisation unit have been working on a big project called Know Your Place. Its main aim is to let under-26s know what their local area is like for things such as rent prices, going out and mental health services. Users can also select their … Continue reading Know Your Place: Local areas ranked for under-26s
We all do it - we don't quite understand something, so we reach for our phones and Google it. And Brexit is no different. Here we answer the five most-googled questions to do with Brexit over the past 24 hours. Don't worry, we promise to keep it simple. Read the full article at BBC Newsbeat.
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"My name's Loz, I'm a boss" is the opening line to one of Youtube's top trending videos this week. I Shaku On The Beat As Well blew up when Wolverhampton-based influencer Loz Smith posted her addition to the Zeze Challenge. In the viral challenge, social media users freestyle over Kodak Black's song Zeze. But since … Continue reading Loz on the Zeze Challenge: ‘My haters made me famous’