Racism in football: FA ‘has to be proactive and modernise’

The FA "has to modernise itself" to be "fit for purpose for the 21st century," says the chairman of its inclusion advisory board. Paul Elliott says the organisation was "reactive" in the past when it came to dealing with racism complaints, but will now be "proactive". "It can get better," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. … Continue reading Racism in football: FA ‘has to be proactive and modernise’

Know Your Place: Local areas ranked for under-26s

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

Why music venue closures ‘make all of our lives poorer’

"They can be some of the best shows. You have everyone packed in... It's often the most intimate and standout experience on a tour." That's how artist Isaac Gracie describes playing small venues around the UK - and it's a feeling many in the audience recognise too. But the UK is at risk of losing … Continue reading Why music venue closures ‘make all of our lives poorer’

Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?

China has disrupted WhatsApp in a censorship drive ahead of the government's Communist Party meeting next month. Other social media platforms, which people in the West use every day, are also banned in mainland China. Instead they're replaced by other ones which the government can monitor. So what social media platforms are Chinese people able to use? … Continue reading Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?

NFL protests: Female sports stars are taking a stand too

There's been a huge amount of coverage over the way NFL stars have been protesting against racial injustice. The protests came after Donald Trump said that players who protested during the anthem should be fired. But before that, female sports stars were already speaking out. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.