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April 28, 2017

Food bank Britain: Millions at risk of starvation

As much as 1.2 million emergency food bank supplies were given out to hungry families over the past year with the government’s changes to benefits largely blamed for the record-high figures....

Competition to showcase new young Black writers

UK charity the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust (CJET) and The-Latest.Com are proud to announce they have teamed up with the multi award-winning Guardian newspaper to launch a Young Black Minority Ethnic Columnist of the Year competition. It ...

Kardashian's Vogue cover sparks angry calls to boycott magazine

When Vogue magazine revealed their April issue cover stars to be none other than US rapper Kanye West and reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian no one could have predicted the reaction it has provoked from fashion industry insiders, stars and the public.Dub ...

Destitute and desperate: Male prostitution on rise in Lebanon

In an economically troubled, conservative country where homosexual behaviour is taboo, a growing number of men are prostituting themselves to scrape together a living.When talking about his life "Hassan" hesitates, the words coming out with diff ...

Somalia: The 'deadliest country for journalists in Africa'

A high profile media event which brought together prominent journalists and proprietors from across Africa failed to adequately address the issue of press freedom, at a time when cases of media rights violations are on the increase in Eastern Africa.The Af ...

Porn, social media and the internet

Most mainstream social media platforms have struggled with what is euphemistically referred to as a “porn problem.” Some, like Facebook and Instagram, have responded by instituting draconian and perplexing anti-obscenity policies ...

Hidden: World Health Organisation's report on Iraqi birth defects

Many suspect high rates of birth defects in Iraq are caused by exposure to depleted uranium ammunition.Large parts of the Middle East are now contaminated with war pollutants.In Iraq, war debris continues to wear away and erode populated cities. Such debri ...

Would you have helped Nigella Lawson?

Everyone's been pretty shocked by the photos of Charles Saatchi's assault on his wife Nigella Lawson for which he has now received a police caution.Just out of interest, I looked up the criteria for giving a caution and the procedures for doing so ...

UK letting agency fees 'rip off tenants'

Leading housing charity Shelter has begun a campaign to try and stop letting agency fees in the UK, which are costing renters hundreds of pounds just to set up a tenancy.Shelter carried out a survey with 58 letting agencies across the UK and found that all ...

Network launched to boost African business links

Investors, health care specialists, media workers and scholars were among the people who gathered for the launch of a new organisation to promote business opportunities in a region of the world dubbed "the cradle of humankind" because i ...

Top Black entrepreneur wins Downing Street plaudits

British prime minister Gordon Brown heaped praise on a south London businessman who has helped particularly young people succeed in the jobs market. Award-winning Roger Lynch, founder and chief executive of Southwark-based Robust Training, went to Downing ...

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