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Forty years of resistance: white anti-racists must listen

 An impressive line-up of international speakers came together to mark the United Nation’s anti-racism day in a webinar organised by the National Union of Journalists’ Black Members Council in March. They included a senior broadcast company execu ...

Judge’s battle against 'racism and bullying' in courts

Fearless Black rights campaigner Peter Herbert is using the huge experience he has amassed as a long-serving lawyer to take on the might of the British legal system in his fight against its racism. He is suing High Court judges, the former Lord Chief ...

How Stormzy’s rap to Prime Minister boosted Grenfell campaign

It's well worth remembering during lockdown that Stormzy, the British grime artist and Brit Awards winner, made history with his show-closing plea for the Grenfell people's petition. The rapper's twitter to fans, backed by 100,000 petitioning re-tweet ...

Caribbean veteran who guarded Hitler's deputy passes away

  A Trinidadian Second World War veteran, whose proudest moment was guarding the world’s most famous prisoner at the time, has died aged 94. Alvin Chy-Quene, who joined the RAF in the spring of 1944 in his homeland as a teenager, passed a ...

How Nigeria's police used 'shoot to kill' at demo

World attention focused on Nigeria after mass Black Lives Matter-type protests erupted against police brutality by the notorious now disbanded special anti-robbery squad, known as SARS.  It was a unit of the Nigerian police with a record of ab ...

Black Lives Matter: corporate takeover of the BLM brand

Sky says: “Black Lives Matter: We see. We hear. We commit.” But does the media giant really see, hear and commit? It does not square with the politics of multi-billionaire founder and former owner of the television station Rupert Murdoch. He’s be ...

A visual journey beyond the mind’s limitations

Gifted artist and political activist Shahina Jaffer shares her thoughts on art, cultural influences and icon Mahatma Ghandi with The-Latest, writes Deputy Editor Deborah Hobson. This is part one of a two-part interview. DH: How would yo ...

'My triumph over drugs, violence and bipolar disorder'

Tackling the hugely political and emotive issues of race and mental health would not be an easy task, even for an accomplished storyteller. But that is what first-time author Siddy Shivdasani has done in his brave and searingly frank self-published, semi ...

Comrade Sak: remembering forgotten African Caribbean and Asian political heroes

“Why did you write about a Paki?” asked an African Caribbean man at a launch of my original Comrade Sak book two decades ago. It would be nice to think such bigoted attitudes have changed since then. A fellow politically Black person telli ...

Boris Johnson is in free fall so, can he survive?

Boris Johnson's demise is hard to watch as his attempts to fend off criticism are met with derision. Barbs from Italy ridiculing his worship of Winston Churchill and mishandling of Covid-19 are the latest blow. Anyone with the sensibility to care fo ...

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