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Leave confederate history in the past

[Originally published in The Guardian] Virginia governor Bob McDonnell wants to celebrate confederate history – but it is inextricably linked to slavery There’s no shortage of events to create uproar in America. A couple of weeks ago it was caused by members of the Tea Party who seemed to forget that this is 2010, not […]

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How Jay Sean & Taio Cruz Took the US by storm

Jay Sean and Taio Cruz have achieved something very few British acts have managed – selling R&B and urban pop back to the US. They tell Lola Adesioye how they did it  ‘You have to keep the dream alive’ … Jay Sean performing in Los Angeles. Photograph: Angela Weiss/Getty Images Every few years, the US […]

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Teach students financial literacy

[Originally published in The Guardian] Barack Obama’s new student loans legislation won’t help young people who have grown up accepting that debt is the norm After graduating from Cambridge, I considered doing further study in America. I checked out some of the top colleges and looked into how much it would cost to study at […]