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    Afrobeats

    Afrobeats

    The UK’s first official Afrobeats chart has been launched by BBC Radio 1Xtra. For many it’s recognition that’s been a long time coming. But there are some who think a new British chart could dilute the authenticity of the genre.

    The Next Episode follows the journey of Afrobeats from Africa to the UK and looks at how the music has contributed to the rise of Black African Pride.

    Hosted by Linda Adey.

    Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing, Lola Rae, Ezi Emela, Mista Silva and a whole host of Afrobeats artists.

    • 33 min
    Black Photography

    Black Photography

    Earlier this month, American gymnast Simone Biles was featured on the cover of Vogue US. The images received backlash online for “bad lighting”, and some comments raised questions about why a black photographer with more experience of photographing black skin wasn't used. But Vogue US told The Next Episode that there was a lot of positive feedback from the audience and from Simone herself.

    Hosted by Linda Adey.

    Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.

    • 20 min
    Black minds matter

    Black minds matter

    Black women experience substantially higher rates of mental health problems than white women. Black men experience psychosis around 10 times more often than white men. Yet white people are more than twice as likely to be receiving treatment for mental health problems.

    The coronavirus pandemic and police brutality in the US have had a huge impact on the mental health of Black British people. But is the system equipped to deal with this trauma?

    Hosted by Linda Adey.

    Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.

    • 31 min
    Black £

    Black £

    Black Pound Day aims to put more money into black-owned businesses. It's been set up by So Solid Crew's Swiss, inspired by George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Protests. The Next Episode investigates whether Black Pound Day will work.

    Hosted by Linda Adey.

    Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.

    • 29 min
    Life in Limbo

    Life in Limbo

    Imagine not being allowed to have basic stuff like a bank account, a house or a job... The Next Episode speaks to people who found out about their immigration status after they hit 18 years old.

    • 30 min
    Homeless Hotels

    Homeless Hotels

    There are nearly 15,000 homeless people living in hotels across England right now. They were moved there at the start of lockdown to keep them safe and stop the virus spreading. But in just over two weeks' time hotels can reopen for business again. So what happens to the homeless then?

    Hosted by Linda Adey

    Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.

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    • 22 min

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