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August 22, 2017

'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...

Child labour behind India's lucrative tobacco industry

Ravi NessmanSagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms. With the unthinking swiftness of a movement per ...

Social media scam alert: Kony 2012 is phony

Bruce A DixonThanks to relentless promotion by corporate media, government, celebrities and politicians of both corporate parties, along with right wing church groups and foundations, the Kony 2012 video has “gone viral.” Viewed on YouTube more than a hund ...

Black struggle and what other people like students can learn from it

 Sixth Huntley ConferenceLondon, February 19 2011 Black struggle and what other people like students can learn from itMarc Wadsworth We owe a mighty debt of gratitude to all those people who came before us. The martyrs Malcolm X Martin Luthe ...

Citizen journals are a mighty force for news freedom

Thomas L Blair "Honest and unfiltered". That's the future of online journalism. Ordinary citizens will publish top quality articles, blogs and reports in  "citizen journals". Some bloggers will watch-dog the work of conventional journalists, public re ...

Scandal of Bleached Black Faces

The-Latest  SPECIAL REPORT  -  Deborah Hobson  "If you’re Black stay back, if you’re brown hang around and if you’re white you’re alright”. Thus went an ugly, rhyming catchphrase of African and Caribbean colonial times. Its message und ...

Blind racism

Deborah Hobson  It was non-violent Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who said “an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind”. Gee Walker, mother of Anthony Walker, the young black man horrifically slain with an ice axe by white racists, has seemingl ...

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