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'Russia's anti-gay law could ban holding hands in public'

In a bid to defend what they say are traditional values, lawmakers in Russia will consider the country's most aggressive anti-gay legislation in recent memory this week: a ban on public displays of affection among gays that could punish ...

UK government's indefinite detention of 'vulnerable' asylum seekers slammed

Indefinite detention of asylum seekers is expensive, ineffective and unacceptable, campaign groups have said following the publication of a damning report into the welfare of vulnerable persons held by the Home Office.Former prisons ombudsman Stephen Shaw ...

Record number of Jews fleeing Europe for Israel

Jewish immigration to Israel from western Europe has reached an all-time high as a result of a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, a leading nonprofit group said Thursday, as France's beleaguered Jewish community grapples with whether to refrain from donnin ...

Black music made the white ‘greats’ like David Bowie

Media commentators list Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and now, following his death, aged 69, David Bowie as the “greats” of contemporary Western music.But they do so without so much as a nod in the direction of the Black artists w ...

EXCLUSIVE - Lonely death of ‘abandoned’ council tenant to be probed

Town hall chiefs have launched an urgent investigation to find out why it took almost two months before an elderly tenant was found dead in his home despite housing officials being alerted by a neighbour in November he had gone missing.Police discovered t ...

Why pride in being African is important to students

There have been rousing protests against academic chiefs and the curriculum, based around Why Is My Curriculum White? and Why Isn't My Professor Black? This started at University College London, in the UK and has since spread to other universities.On t ...

Pioneering Black American reporter’s notebook challenged media racism

C Gerald Fraser, who has died aged 90, was a rare breed – you could call him a citizen journalist inside the mainstream press. Openly admired by publisher Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Senior, Fraser reported for the leading New York Times ...
What Happens When Cities Make Homelessness a Crime: Hiding The Homeless

How the homeless are criminalised in America

Civilians will be murdered if Britain goes to war

Britain's brave Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been fighting the political battle of his life to stop the government bombing Syria. Sadly, despite opposition from the UK's biggest trade unions and a large majority of its party membership, some lea ...

Meet Britain's new Black Labour Party modernisers

Labour’s Black political activists have always had a thorny cotton row to hoe. But a new tendency is garnering a reputation as modernisers of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “kinder, more inclusive” form of politics.Lifted by h ...

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