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September 25, 2020

America's racist police: Payouts cannot fix culture of violence

In the US, where hundreds of Black people fall victim to police brutality each year, very few police officers are ever prosecuted or convicted for the violence they inflict on the communities and...

Payment Protection Insurance mis-selling is 'UK's biggest financial crime'

This week’s news has been understandably dominated by coverage of the awful events emerging from Gaza. But back in the UK, another story reared its head receiving less exposure than it should have got.I’ve previously written about how the mis- ...

Three cheers for Britain's wonderful multiracial health care

"Get out of my room. Your mother's in the kitchen," yelled a delusional patient to Mariama, the long suffering Sierra Leonean woman nurse with a 'fro.My namesake Mark in the neighbouring bed had every kind of medical wire and tube attache ...

Nigerian terrorists 'dragging the Islamic faith through the mud'

Boko Haram must be a dream come true for the sharks waiting to devour up Muslims.  Seriously, you can’t ask for a better pantomime villain than its leader Abu Bakar Shekau. The guy has an air of insanity about him. The way he speaks, you can te ...

US right-wing's '12 Years a Slave' backlash

Within American society, there is a segment that avoids viewing the society through a lens that does not provide a comforting and disconnected view of American history and how it came into existence. This reality is no more evident than when one listens to ...

How UK government plans to sell your medical records

Just how safe are your medical records? Pretty safe, surely – this is sensitive stuff and it’s private, right? Well, yes – but for how long?If the government gets its way, from May this year your family's patient-identifiable data wi ...

Beware Hollywood stars and their misguided causes

What a right cock-up superstar actors and global pop artists have found themselves in chasing charitable good causes. Not content with multi-million dollar lifestyles and world-wide domination of screen and stage, the likes of Madonna, George Clooney ...

Progressive alternative journalism is answer to 'bloodthirsty corporate media'

On April 4th 1967, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. referred to the United States’ government as “…the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” In 2013, not a damn thing has changed, writes Solomon Comissiong.And as a mat ...

Stars reject their Blackness for 'Barbie' look

Black is definitely no longer considered beautiful in the world marketed to us by corporate media. The Black aesthetic has been “Barbied” out of the marketplace. For example, implants, probable skin lightening, coloured contacts, and blonde hai ...

Davuluri: 'Too Indian for America, too dark for India'

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit the US for a little bit - or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, 24, and an aspiring medical student, performed a Bollywood dance, charmed the judges’ hearts, and ...

Behind the 'Black lie' about crack-cocaine

It’s no secret that crack cocaine carries a stigma. While casual pot-smoking and cocaine use are tolerated in college dorms and clubs, crack cocaine is often considered to be on a different level - a “hard” drug, like heroin. Few well-off ...

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