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March 30, 2018

'Who cares about Black lives in Israel?'

Israeli state and religious authorities' racist attitudes towards African refugees may have deadly consequences, writes David Sheen.Comments made by Israel's top political and religious...

'Play Mas' at carnival but challenge cultural racism

Thomas L Blair Now is the time for “We t’ing!” No, I don’t mean the “rum and rhythm” festivities every August in Notting Hill, in an underserved iconic Black district in London. I’m talking about refuting a popular stereotype:  that Black people in B ...

Aspiring Black youth are the solution not the problem

Thomas L Blair Headlines damning young Blacks as  “neets” - “not in education, employment or training” - heralds a major cultural disaster facing Black Britain this century.In my opinion youth’s emerging from urban and internet cultures will have bene ...

Rich candidates corrupt electoral process in Nigeria

Solomon SydelleNo matter where you are in the world, being a politician can be an expensive business. In Nigeria, politicians are expected to not just explain their campaign pledges and commit to addressing issues, but to feed potential voters as well. For ...

Lib Dem internet pioneer tears up membership card

Rob Fenwick was organiser of the Liberal Democrat party's national e-campaign in 2005 and the creator and editor of the largest website for the Liberal Democrats in the UK, Liberal Democrat Voice. Here he explains why he is opposed to the new coalition bet ...

Do internet users really care about general election?

Britain's current General Election campaign promises to be the most 'interactive' in history, writes Jonathan Harwood. Since the last time the UK went to the polls, the internet has been transformed - broadband access has almost doubled and the social netw ...

Bigoted politician wants veil ban on Muslim women

Once again, the issue of veiling has resurfaced, this time after the United Kingdom Independence Party’s former leader Nigel Farage has called for Muslim women to be banned from covering their faces in public places and public buildings, writes Jess M ...

Jail or empowerment for Black youth?

Thomas L Blair Black youth-savers have fired the first broadside in their fightback against crime and the rising head count of youth in prison and gangs, according to participants in the State of Black Britain conference held recently in London. After dec ...

Child protection sacrificed in the name of 'art'

Joanna Aniel BidarA naked image of Hollywood actress Brooke Shields taken in 1978 when she was 10 years old was recently displayed at Tate Modern, Britain's national museum of international modern art. It sparked an impassioned debate over its artistic con ...

Not always a winner but I'm game for a laugh

Grace BoatengIn an earlier article about my competition wins over the years, you may be forgiven for thinking that I win every time I enter a competition.  However, this is not the case and on more than one occasion I have been a loser in front of mil ...

Who will claim the bodies of unknown migrants?

Brendan Borrell At the bottom of a freshly opened grave, two young women use brushes and dustpans to sweep the last traces of powdery south Texas soil off the coffin. It’s a little before 8am on a cloudless May morning, and the punishing sun will soon push ...

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