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If Black lives are to matter, we must start valuing Black history

As October drifts into November, the clocks go back, the nights arrive early and any memories that lingered of a now distant summer seem to fade away. As October ends,…

Talking to the secretive figures behind Edinburgh’s anonymous internet confessions pages

In recent years, anonymous ‘confession’ pages, most common on Facebook, have proliferated in Edinburgh. The biggest player: Edifess. Founded in June 2018, the page is closing in on 16 thousand…

Decision to rename David Hume Tower was ‘naive’, Sir Tom Devine tells The Student

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian, Professor Sir Tom Devine, last night criticised the University of Edinburgh’s removal of David Hume’s name from a campus building as a result of the philosopher’s comments…

The Summer of the Apocalypse: June, George Floyd & Black Lives Matter

Thursday the 25th of June marked one month since George Floyd’s tragic death at the hands of the police, on May 25th of this year. It also marked what should…

Why public opinion matters

Certain images are imprinted into our memory: tear gas and dogs unleashed on children during the 1965 Selma march or the thousands visiting the glass topped casket that revealed the…

Tackling racism on campus: Black Ed in Conversation with Peter Mathieson

On Wednesday 24th June, the Espresso Series aired a panel discussion between the students of the Black Ed Movement, and Principal Peter Mathieson, along with Professor Rowena Arshad, a member…

Speaking to Black Lives Matter protesters outside the American Embassy in London

Despite ominous rain clouds, the threat of the virus, and the statements of Priti Patel and Matt Hancock urging people not to go to the protests, thousands gathered outside the…

When They Call You a Terrorist

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir promises to shed light on an often misunderstood social movement. Co-written by activist and journalist asha bandele and Black…