BLOG - Ever heard of Jackie Robinson?
In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball since the 1880s. One of the most celebrated men in baseball’s history, his story is told in the movie 42. I watched it on a recent long-haul flight, and the abuse he received and the courage he showed were both pretty remarkable. They also highlighted an important truth: that every human being has incredible dignity.
BLOG - "Talking bollocks" about Band Aid 30
Criticisms abound for Band Aid 30’s hit single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The pop artists who took part could have raised more money for the fight against ebola by paying their fair share of taxes. The song’s lyrics are patronising to Africa and its people, portraying a whole continent as a diseased and passive wasteland in dire need of the help of nice white people. As a fundraising effort, Band Aid 30 is selling a simplified message that money cures.