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Woke: The Journey of a Word

placard Matthew Syed traces the origins and evolution of the word 'woke', a term that's become synonymous with our era of angry debate.

Once a watchword for African Americans in the early 1900s, 'woke' is now used as an insult across the political spectrum. As the word has spread, what people actually mean by it has become less clear than ever. In this series, Matthew follows the evolution of 'woke' through five key stories.

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HS2 Ltd have got their nature calculations wrong
Wildlife Trusts

logo HS2 Ltd, the company responsible for the HS2 railway, had promised to make up for the damage the route would cause to nature.

Concerned by the huge risk to wildlife that the current route poses, we've spent almost a year looking into the official HS2 nature loss calculations. And the numbers don't add up. No-one has checked the detail. Until now.

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DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal
International Rescue

logo Devastating earthquakes have killed thousands of people in Turkey and Syria. Hundreds of buildings have been destroyed leaving survivors facing freezing conditions. People need help now.

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If I Can Dream
Elvis Presley Cover
by Georgia Crandon

Georgia Crandon I covered this anthem, written by Earl Brown and sung by Elvis Presley, a while back. It's a song about injustice, anger, love & hope for peace. I could never have anticipated that it would be released in such a pivotal time for equal rights.

It’s out now and it only feels right to donate 100% of proceeds from this track to The Black Lives Matter movement, to help anybody who’s hurting right now.

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Black Parents Explain How to Deal with the Police
This Matters

this matters logo Black parents explain to their kids how to deal with police.

Share because #thismatters
Follow: http://facebook.com/thismatters

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Keep calm and clear
with the Kanneh-Masons
Classical Focus

Kanneh-Masons Join the Kanneh-Mason family for two hours of soothing and serene sounds chosen by all seven siblings of this amazing force in classical music. Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata and Mariatu have put together a collaborative playlist especially for Classical Focus, a beautiful mix of some of their favourite music tracks which they hope will lift, inspire and move you. Expect sounds from Chopin to Chick Corea as well as selections from their own interpretations of classical greats.

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Pakistan Water Well
Greengate Trust

child using water pump Build a Hand Pump Water Well today in your name, or that of a loved one, and uplift impoverished communities throughout Pakistan.

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Ignatius Sancho
Britain's Black Past

Gretchen Gerzina Professor Gretchen Gerzina explores a largely unknown past - the lives of black people who settled in Britain in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

She reveals a startling paradox - although Britain was at the heart of a thriving slave trade, it was still possible for many black people to live here in freedom and prosperity. A few even made it to the very top of fashionable society.

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BBC Young Reporter Competition
Deadline 31st March 2023

poster BBC Young Reporter Competition winners have the unique chance to tell their story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers.

The theme for the competition is: Me and My Wor

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Live Our Best Life Awards
Nottinghamshire Police
Deadline 10th March

poster The red carpet is once again being rolled out for the young people of Nottinghamshire as nominations open for the Live Our Best Life Awards 2023.

Teachers, carers, youth workers, parents, and other adults are being asked to nominate any young person who has made an outstanding contribution to the community and deserves to be recognised for their talents and work.

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victory of the library campaign

radford library ITV news report from 17th Jan on the successful campaign to save three Nottingham libraries

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Out Now!

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