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April 03, 2017

Farewell to Brixton's renowned street warrior Darcus Howe

Champion street fighting British Black rights campaigner Darcus Howe has passed over to the Ancestors.I met him in the late 1960s when I was working at the Notting Hill Adventure Playground and...

UK mental health patients 'deprived of local treatment'

Britain’s coalition government has been slammed for cruel cuts which are forcing distressed mental health patients to travel long distances for emergency treatment.Some patients are being transported hundreds of miles for treatment following a cut o ...

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 ...

Rise of 'slum landlords' as Britain's housing crisis deepens

Unaffordable, insecure, overcrowded, unsanitary housing has a negative effect on every aspect of our society, writes Glynn Robbins.In 1918, 90 percent of the UK population were private tenants, but the squalid legacy of the Victorian industrial city was n ...

Community outrage at 'perverse' Mark Duggan killing verdict

Heart-rending cries of grief and disbelief greeted the UK jury verdict tonight that a 29-year-old unarmed Black man was "lawfully" killed by police who shot him dead.Family and supporters of Mark Duggan shouted "rubbish", "the pol ...

We’re ushering in the New Year with £100 prize money

Much was good for our website over the last year. It became stronger as a brand, lending its name to a film and photography project that involved Second World War veterans and school students. This involved a huge amount of work.A documentary film, Divide ...

War veteran documentary star gets tribute from mayor

Filmmakers have made a special presentation of a framed photograph to a Second World War veteran who is the oldest member of Dulwich Royal British Legion. Mayor of Southwark Cllr Abdul Mohamed handed the picture to Peter Kempson, aged 92, of Friern Road, E ...

Your private medical records 'for sale' in the UK

The government’s recent announcement that private companies are to be given access to patient data for the princely sum of £1.00 is just the latest attack on the principles of patient confidentiality in the interests of commerce, writes Robert ...

Making campaigner Doreen Lawrence a political 'saint' is folly

In the past few days, I have had many people from the Global African Diaspora, women especially, express their delight that ‘Doreen is now the Right Honourable Baroness Lawrence’ and that ‘there is one more of us in the Lords’. They ...

After Leveson, is Citizen Journalism the answer?

Lots of journalists and politicians have had their say about the bad state of the British tabloid press after the phone hacking scandal that closed down the News of the World, the country’s biggest selling newspaper. But, until a conference that is b ...

Welcome to your new state of the art website

We’re delighted to bring you a brand new site. After months of work, the wonderfully talented developer Juan Breinlinger has made it for us to unveil today. Throughout the painstaking process, he has been advised by webmaster Len McLaughlin. The ...

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