August 2017

Here's a new politics: 'We need to listen more'

It's probably not surprising that a new book by progressive social scientist Leah Bassel is fairly academic. Afterall, she is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester in the UK. So, re ...

Scratching the surface of Canada's inhumane past

Concentration Camps of Canada might sound like an unwisely sensationalist book title, yet it’s not entirely unwarranted. Portentously-named author, Baron Alexander Deschauer, seeks to highlight the country’s historically sinister trea ...

'Colour prejudice isn't all about black and white'

As a mixed-race woman, I understand why our Black communities would prefer to ignore the colour prejudice that exists among us. Some say that we have bigger problems to deal with.However, colourism is something that continues to affect us negatively and h ...

Exposed: The roots of Donald Trump's racist cheerleaders

US President Donald Trump caused huge offence when he refused to immediately condemn the violence of white supremacists and neo-nazis - one of whom killed an anti-racist campaigner - at a Unite the Right rally in the southern American city of Charlottesv ...

'Grenfell Tower survivors must be embraced by carnival revellers'

Notting Hill Carnival’s moment of silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno is a gesture all will respect. But that is not enough. A tangible show of solidarity with the residents from many lands is needed. First: because Grenfell b ...

‘Athletics chiefs barred their golden boy’s rival from running’

It’s extraordinary how journalists unquestioningly accepted the shock barring of an African gold medal challenger from competing in the 400 metres final at the World Athletics Championships.Botswana’s Isaac Makwala, 30, was dramatically refuse ...

Why UK Black Pride is a celebration not 'segregation'

There I was, unwinding on a patch of grass after a long day of dancing and grinding in Vauxhall pleasure gardens for UK Black Pride, when my friends and me were approached by an Australian man. I was still in a state of euphoria when he bega ...