Knife crime in London is at its highest levels for almost a decade. So far this year, there have been over 121 homicides in the Capital. The stats are dreadful and the authorities are at a loss to know what to do. Not everyone involved is young and black but, often, they are and it's gut wrenching to see. What are the answers? What is the role of sponsors and mentors who show that there's a different way?; And, what is it like to be a young black guy who is constantly perceived to be threatening in the workplace and walking down the street just because you are, well, a young big black guy?; Against the odds, how do you find that essential self-belief that says there are no limits to what you can achieve?
Joining me to discuss these hard topics are my guests on #talkaboutblack: Dave McQueen, tech entrepreneur and founder of Legacy71, Rashida Abdulai, Lawyer and Founder of Strand Sahara; and Cage Boons, Philosophy Undergraduate at the University of Hertfordshire.