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November 14, 2017

Uppercut: Black hair and skin campaign success

A brave campaign to tackle the unequal behind-the-camera treatment of Black actors by TV and film make-up and hairstylists has delivered a groundbreaking course that promises to end the neglect...

Black actors demand respect for their skin and hair

It is an undeniable fact that Black British actors are grossly underemployed in the TV industry and are fleeing the UK for Hollywood to find work.As if the scarcity of roles for them in Britain wasn’t bad enough, when the fortunate few are ...

Meet Britain's new Black Labour Party modernisers

Labour’s Black political activists have always had a thorny cotton row to hoe. But a new tendency is garnering a reputation as modernisers of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “kinder, more inclusive” form of politics.Lifted by h ...

Disturbing rise in suicide rate among Black American boys

A new study has revealed that the suicide rate among young African-American boys has almost doubled since 1993. The rate among white children dropped during the same period.The research, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics this week, followed th ...

'London Black Revolutionaries' protest on behalf of capital's homeless

A group of young Black activists calling themselves “London Black Revolutionaries” or LBR have claimed a victory in their direct–action campaign to get rid of the anti-homeless spikes put up by the supermarket chain Tesco outside one of& ...

May 9 deadline for young Black writers cash prize and job

There are just three days to go to the deadline for entries to a competition that provides a great chance for young Black writers.Top prize is £250 and a final interview for an internship at the multi-award-winning Guardian newspaper.All entrants ne ...

Competition to showcase new young Black writers

UK charity the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust (CJET) and The-Latest.Com are proud to announce they have teamed up with the multi award-winning Guardian newspaper to launch a Young Black Minority Ethnic Columnist of the Year competition. It ...

New figures show Black Americans excluded from top jobs

A review of census data commissioned by the New York Times reveals that the percentage of African-American men and women represented in certain high-ranking professional fields has stagnated over the last two decades. Among other professions, the perc ...

'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 ...

Youth, social media and the power of minority groups

A new generation of young people can and must use their smartphones and social media to get out the votes that favour the peoples of the marginal abyss. It is a prospect that is literally “in their hands” writes, Thomas L Blair who outlines hi ...

How new 'digi-generation' can make the Black vote count

In a unique alliance, activists and faith leaders with large Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) populations across the UK are using the internet to fight for equality and renewal. Moreover, their websites send a clear message to their communities: make sure ...

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