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'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 be ...

'How Missy Elliot won respect for women who rap'

Missy Elliott’s The Rain will always be remembered as one of the most memorable videos in the history of hip-hop.It introduced the world to Elliott’s vibrant and innovative aesthetic, in which she donned finger waves, monochromatic looks and t ...

Doomed: 'May set for further failure as Prime Minister'

When Theresa May stood outside Downing Street one year ago after being officially appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by the Queen, her vision for Britain was ambitious.Her visit to Buckingham Palace had gi ...

More bad news for Trump as public support fades

President Donald Trump’s popularity among American citizens is fading as he faces multiple setbacks over his stalled agenda and efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.Nearly six months after he took office, Trump is facing a declining approval rati ...

Britain profiting from Yemeni civilians suffering says rights group

Prominent non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the UK for profiting from the humanitarian crisis in Yemen after a UK High Court ruling earlier in the week declared that London’s arms sales to Riyadh were not illegal.D ...

UK acid attack victims demand tougher government action

Survivors of acid attacks in the UK have raised a call for stricter laws against perpetrators and demanded stringent measures for the purchasing of corrosive substances after a spate of assaults in recent weeks. Sulphuric acid in drain cleaners, ...

Why wasn’t a rich British borough a safe haven for Grenfell Tower victims?

Marc Wadsworth spent a day visiting the disaster area and talking with those affected, including firefighters, before going on a #JusticeForGrenfell demonstration outside parliament.When pioneering Pan-Africanist Frantz Fanon authored his masterpiece The ...

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