Taking a Knee and Trump – The New Era of Total Protest

Black athletes from Muhammad Ali to Tommie Smith have taken a stand before – but Donald Trump is the most powerful spur to dissent the US has ever seen. Will the wave of protests in the NFL help take him down or just fuel his culture war?

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Wake Up! Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook Are Running Our Lives

We need to take these tech giants to task. They must acknowledge their influence and become truly accountable for their actions

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Spike Lee – ‘Black men are still viewed as predators’

Twenty-five years after the LA riots, Spike Lee has made a film about Rodney King, whose beating by the police triggered the uprising. Does he think things have improved in the US? ‘Race is always going to be an issue in this country’

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The Fire This Time – The Legacy of James Baldwin

His work fell foul of civil-rights-era binary racial and sexual politics but, as a new film shows, now Baldwin’s ideas are used to explain everything from Trump to Black Lives Matter

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