October 2009

Fragile pets that can kill you are still popular

    Baby terrapins may seem like the perfect pet even though they carry a bug that can kill. Some unscrupulous merchants sell these fragile creatures in their shops despite the risks to both animal and human. Pia Walter investigate ...

Dramatic video of anti-BNP demo outside BBC HQ

Intrepid broadcast students braved clashes between protestors and the police to get dramatic footage for The-Latest of the anti-BNP demonstration outside the BBC's UK Television Centre. The three-minute video package made by Flora Desponts, Dominic Ka ...

Eating our way to bad health

Obesity in the UK is spiralling out of control. Shocking new figures released this week by the National Health Service Information Centre reveal that the number of people ending up in hospital because they are too fat has soared. Rajdeep Sandhu has spent t ...

Outspoken young woman who has solutions for Africa

Ellen McGirt Like many young students, June Arunga, pictured left, took time off from law school for a road trip. But it was no spring break. Working with a BBC TV film crew, she travelled 5,000 miles from Cairo to Cape Town, documenting a gruelling journe ...

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 ...

I'm not a member of the BNP but....

Deborah HobsonI trawled the internet today, reading the numerous articles, blogs and comments written in the aftermath of the pantomime-like edition of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Question Time programme which featured its “star” guest, British ...

How the BBC gifted racists more votes

Despite the bumbling, sweating, shifty performance of the leader of the racist British National Party on BBC TV's Question Time polls have shown more people are now supporting the BNP. Opponent Danielle Stacey, who lives in the London borough where they ha ...

Campaigners protest against BBC platform given to nazi leader

Marc WadsworthHundreds of anti-racist campaigners demonstrated outside the British Broadcasting Corporation's west London Television Centre to protest at the appearance of the leader of a fascist political party on the mass audience Question Time disc ...

Malcolm X was 'bisexual' trumpets gay rights campaigner

Peter Tatchell Black History Month in Britain is a wonderful celebration of the huge, important and valuable contribution that Black people have made to humanity and to popular culture. It is also worth celebrating that many leading Black icons have b ...

'Black British culture is in crisis' says leading scholar

Complacency is the greatest threat to African-Caribbean culture in Britain. Only a plan for rescue, revival and representation can save its carriers from a life sentence of cultural illiteracy and dependency. Thomas L Blair suggests the ways that a triad o ...

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