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November 14, 2017

Women who fear saying #Me Too

For undocumented women who experience sexual harassment or abuse, speaking up puts them at risk of arrest or detention, writes Michele LeVoy. The revelations that Hollywood producer Harvey...

Black power at the UK parliament

This afternoon the biggest gathering ever of Black politicians and community leaders in Britain,will take place at Parliament. Further meetings around the country to organise for greater Black representation and policy input will be announced, writes Marc ...

Not an all Black Vogue afterall

Deborah Hobson Exquisitely painted faces in colour and gloss beam through the plastic used to seal copies of the most eagerly awaited ever edition of the world's No. 1 fashion magazine. Vogue Italia, trumpeted by many commentators before publication ...

Listen to rebel Black French youth, scholars told

Thomas L. Blair - Sociology Professor It took rebellious Black youth in France to force national attention to their jobs, housing and health needs. But still simmering in their emerging Black consciousness, the cultural longings of France's African and Ca ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chill wind of Brexit gusting in multicultural Britain

What makes me sad about the Brexit gamble, as a young Londoner of Colombian and Italian descent, is more than just the unwelcoming feeling that inevitably sits inside me, as a non-UK citizen, in a country which I called home until the day before. The ...

'Ignore Establishment jeers, protests can bring about change'

Right-wing commentators are trying to damp down growing protest movements against US President Donald Trump by saying it’s a waste of time. David Cameron’s former speechwriter Clare Foges writes in the Sun that protests are “pointless&rd ...

'Britain's dwindling community press is threat to local democracy'

England’s first halfpenny morning paper, The Northern Echo, comprised just four pages in the late nineteenth century, two of which were given over to advertisements.But this lack of space didn’t stop Wiliam Thomas Stead – its ...

Casey Review 'offers nothing new on equality and integration'

Dame Louise Casey has officially reinvented the wheel.  In her "review into opportunity and integration", there is a persistent figure: the Muslim woman – particularly the Pakistani and/or Bangladeshi Muslim woman – who is simul ...

'Britain must stop supplying arms to oppressive regimes'

Our government is playing a key role in arming repression throughout the Persian Gulf with devastating consequences for democracy and human rights.Driving government complicity in state violence in the region is a secret “Gulf Strategy Unit” a ...

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