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Citizen journalism hero of the George Floyd murder case

Darnella Frazier was legally just a child when she summoned up the extraordinary bravery to use her mobile phone to film white cop Derek Chauvin kill unarmed Black man George Floyd in broad daylight. The schoolgirl, aged 17 in May 2020 when the fatal ...

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 ...

Gay British Tamil community: a double barrier to celebrating Pride

Gay Pride is synonymous with inclusivity and celebration. However, for people of colour, few safe and intersectional spaces exist. This is especially true within the British Tamil community, of which I am a member. The LGBTQIA+ community is still a mar ...

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 away pe ...

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 ...

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