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'Politicians and big media must stop whitewashing Muhammad Ali'

Tributes poured in from presidents, sports stars and celebrities worldwide. Liberals and conservatives [even racist bigot Donald Trump] lined up to sing Muhammad Ali’s praises.Call me a cynic but sorry, I can’t believe that all of it is h ...

Muhammad Ali shook up the world and changed it

Newspapers and broadcasts around the world have rightly been filled with coverage of the life and times of Muhammad Ali since his death last week. But it concerns me how big media have hijacked his legacy by whitewashing it, for instance, by calling The G ...

Long overdue film about Black athletics hero Jesse Owens

British studios have at last joined Hollywood in making films about real life Black heroes – even though the person they have plucked from history for the movie Race is an American.It stars Canadian Stephan James, who plays legendary athlete Jesse O ...

'We must fight government jobcentre cruelty against the poor'

You may have seen the reviews of Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake. It reduced hardened film critics in Cannes to tears with its story about the cruelty that jobcentres and the DWP dish out to ordinary people throughout the country. Interestingly, Lo ...

'Far-right racist terror surging through Europe'

Persistent economic crisis and unpopular austerity measures that gut social spending, in conjunction with the mass influx of refugees, have given rise to ultra-nationalist and even neo-fascist movements in Europe.Racist, right-wing terror is exploding on ...

Historic: Second woman of colour becomes Miss Finland

 Shirly Karvinen has made beauty pageant history by becoming the second woman of colour to be crowned Miss Finland - the first, Lola Odusoga, won 20 years ago.Karvinen, 23, the beautiful brunette with expat roots, won the coveted title at Vanajan ...

Football: big club bosses and a hostile sports media

As Jose Mourinho prepares for life as Manchester United’s latest manager, one enduring memory of his embattled predecessor, Louis van Gaal, must be his final press conference. It should have been the Dutchman’s proudest day in the job, bu ...

Chad's Western-backed mass murderer jailed at last

So finally, Hissène Habré, dictator of Chad from 1982-1990, has been convicted in a Senegal court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment. Gaetan Mootoo, Amnesty International West Africa researcher, said: “This verdict is a vic ...

Children in conflict zones: the devastating impact

A catastrophic by-product of ongoing wars in the Middle East is a lost generation of unschooled children. These children find themselves, through no fault of their own, not only displaced but lacking the opportunity for proper schooling and thus, denied a ...

'Murder' backlash after Harambe the gorilla is shot dead

Marksmen killed an endangered gorilla at a US zoo on Saturday after a four-year-old boy managed to get into the animal's enclosure, sparking fury around the world. It also raised larger questions about the morality of keeping ...

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