Jussie Smollett: WTF?

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?

Jussie Smollett: Timeline of the actor’s alleged attack and arrest

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.

RADIO: #NeverAgain a year on

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.

WWE stars pull out of Saudi Arabia show after Khashoggi death

WWE stars John Cena and Daniel Bryan have pulled out of an event in Saudi Arabia which is happening on Friday. They haven't said why, but some are suggesting it's because of the way the Middle Eastern country has handled the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was a critic of the Saudi government who … Continue reading WWE stars pull out of Saudi Arabia show after Khashoggi death

Sanctions: What are they and why do countries use them?

The USA has said it will impose new sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of two people in Salisbury. Sergei Skripal was a former Russian double agent living in the UK. Along with his daughter Yulia, he was left seriously ill after being poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok in March. The UK blames Russia, but the … Continue reading Sanctions: What are they and why do countries use them?

XXXTentacion and the problem of separating art from its artist

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Sinead Garvan XXXTentacion has scored his highest position in the UK's Official Chart, with his track Sad climbing up to number five. The 20-year-old was shot dead in his car in Florida on 18 June. Radio 1 didn't play XXXTentacion on its Official Chart Show, even though he currently has three songs in … Continue reading XXXTentacion and the problem of separating art from its artist

BDE: What is big dick energy and who really has it?

Welcome to the internet in 2018 - which has already given us people eating laundry detergent, a man asking if a butterfly was a pigeon and an audio version of #TheDress (it said "yanny", by the way). It's now given rise to the newest and weirdest and most important question so far: Who has "big dick energy"? By the way, physical endowment has … Continue reading BDE: What is big dick energy and who really has it?