April 2016

Truth about Hillsborough you didn't read on Sun's front page

As Jared Ficklin wrote on The Conversation website, the verdicts returned at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 completely vindicate the 27-year campaign for justice resolutely undertaken by the families of the 96 who died.The verdicts, wh ...

Guardian newspaper faces backlash over bias against Bernie Sanders

We’ve been watching with close interest British media coverage of the hotly contested battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the US Democratic Party presidential nomination.Clinton is the right of centre establishment candidate, e ...

'Black Londoners must vote to set the equality agenda'

In all the cut-and-thrust of the forthcoming London elections, one thing is clear. There’s scope for positive change in race relations.One Million Black Londoners are becoming more successful in their traditional inner city habitats. New settlers se ...
World photography awards tackle host of themes

Inspiring images from the Sony World Photography competition

Winners have been announced for the Sony World Photography Awards. It's the globe's biggest camera competition open to professionals and amateurs. More than 230, 000 entries were received from 186 countries. And all the winning photos are part of a ...

Starving UK: record number of Brits in food poverty

In the last 50 years, we have observed a number of subtle, yet substantial revolutions in the way we approach our choices over food. One of the earliest revolutions saw us shift from shopping little and often with local producers – and investing in ...

Debunking myths surrounding Europe's refugee crisis

British and European handling of the migrant and refugee humanitarian disaster simply isn't working. The preventable deaths of another 400 people in the Mediterranean on Monday morning must be a wake-­up call.For all of the outcry we've seen i ...

'Taboo of mental illness is destroying lives in Kenya'

It's a sunny Sunday morning in Garissa, northeastern Kenya. wakes up to check if his brothers made it home last night. Dressed in a white vest, he makes his way to his brothers' makeshift room made of dry grass just metres away from his house ...

Israel's atrocities against Palestinians detailed in new US report

In its 2015 Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour acknowledges the “institutional and societal discrimination against Arab citizens ...

Funeral held of lonely OAP 'abandoned' by town hall chiefs

Well-wishers gathered for the funeral of an elderly UK man thought to have been dead in his bath for two months before police broke into his council flat and found him. Those at the Camberwell New Cemetery, south London, service included friends and membe ...

Woman murdered after night of drink, drugs and violence

Two women have been jailed for killing a female friend during a night of drinks, drugs and violence at a flat in the UK.Kinse Aidid, 21, of Denbigh Road, East Ham, east London, was found guilty on Friday, April 8, of murdering fellow Somalian 27-year-old ...