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'Human rights of Africa's LGBTQI communities must be protected'

Them, an online publication, reported April 22 that four gay men had been murdered in South Africa in less than a month. The disturbing report made national headlines after a local government official, the spokesperson for the Gauteng Department of Coope ...

Asian people under attack in US

A reporting centre for anti-Asian hate crimes, released statistics showing that from March 2020 to March 2021, there were 6,603 reported incidents of anti-Asian hate in the US. That’s almost double the 3,795 documented racist incidents the year before.&n ...

Why have journalists shown little interest in a Caribbean disaster?

St Vincent and the Grenadines is going through their biggest natural disaster in the last decade and yet the mainstream media in Britain, which used to rule the country, have been quiet. La Soufriere volcano on the northern tip of the St Vincent Islan ...

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 ...

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