Free Speech - Biggin' up Bristol
I was gonna clean my room, until I got high. Or so said Afroman.
But with a recent Guardian survey revealing that more Brits have tried cannabis than they have energy drinks, maybe he was right.
So Free Speech has decided to head to Bristol for a debate on the legalisation of drugs, live tonight at 8pm.
It’s a topic that has sparked MASSIVE conflict online already, with hundreds of you posting reactions to our drugs video we launched in last week’s blog. If you haven’t yet watched it, check it out below:
But we’re not just talking drugs tonight. No no… we’re also talking about the big issues you’ve been stirring up over the last month on our Facebook and Twitter. One of those issues is unemployment, where a recent Bristol study found that 56% of young black males are out of work. We’ll be asking whether employers need to take some kind of positive action and actively give young black men more opportunities.
We’re also talking private schools, sexism in rap music and a little bit of footie, if we have time. Cos that’s what you’ve been talking to us about, and every Free Speech show is defined by what you’re discussing.
Jamal Edwards: Founder of online youth channel SB.TV, Jamal is one of the most sought after young entrepreneurs of the moment.
Cherry Healey: The star of many a quirky BBC3 documentary, Cherry is known for asking questions and getting answers on subjects people might otherwise ignore. You can read her own blogs here.
Kojo: Dubbed 'The Fresh Prince Of Hackney' Kojo is a talented comedian, DJ and Choice FM Breakfast Show presenter.
Alexandra Swann: Once described as ‘the future face of the UK Independence Party’, Alexandra is a rising star in the world of right wing politics.
But we don’t just want to hear what these four have to say. We want to know what you think about what they have to say, and we measure that using our amazing twitter based opinion tracker: The Power Bar.
Using the right twitter hash tags you can say whether you agree or disagree with each panellist, and in real time you’ll charge their power bar either up or down.
And if you’re a social media sloth and aren’t on either, you can leave a comment in the box below. Michelle will be reading as many comments as she can live throughout the show from Twitter, Facebook and the blog – so get commenting. NOW!