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March 02, 2021

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...

Campaign to save the State is on the up

Tanya CouttsEager campaigners gathered together outside the State Cinema, Grays, Essex, last weekend to raise awareness of the building's history and the uncertainty of its future. The response they received from the public was overwhelming with more ...

Beauty of citizen journalism

Masimba Biriwasha - Ohmynews columnistAs a citizen journalist I don't have to peddle to the economic, ideological or political interests of the proprietors of the enterprise. My primary obligation is to tell the story like it is: that is, to be honest ...

Feminine invitation to get hitched

Sarah Dean Once in every four years is it deemed  'acceptable' for a woman to ask a man to marry her. February 29th apparently allows women to be freed from the usual marriage conventions. In this day and age when tradition in marriage often t ...

Journalese is gobbledegook

Graeme WhitfieldMy suggestion for a dictionary that can provide a translation to those words you only ever see in newspapers has proved highly popular as you will read later in the responses to this piece. It's clear that many journalists (and I've ...

Doctor reveals billions are being spent on IT not patients

Dr John MackayBritish government plans for a multi-billion pounds national health service computer system is being hotly debated again, I see. A committee of British members of parliament has serious concerns about the delays in implementation of new IT s ...

What a state our once proud cinema is in

Tanya CouttsGrays Town Centre is not a famous place, despite once being home to a few celebrities such as British TV's Joe Pasquale and Russell Brand.But this little known town near to Tilbury Docks in Thurrock in the south east of Essex, England, boa ...

Mayor calls in police and suspends key adviser

London's mayor has suspended his race adviser after a series of allegations of corruption. Mayor Ken Livingstone said he had taken the step after Lee Jasper himself asked for the newspaper allegations to be referred to the police to investigate - a cla ...

Dramatic rise in mobile phone and online bullying

Growing numbers of British children say they are carrying knives and bottles to defend themselves against bullies, according to a new report.Children's rights director for England Roger Morgan warned that bullying by mobile phones and websites are on ...

These 'leaders' no longer speak for Black London

Nirpal Singh DhaliwalReading in the Evening Standard about the London Mayor's highly paid race adviser's links to Black organisations that have been granted  £2.5 million in public funding while appearing to do very little, I felt a touch ...

The winner is...

Marc WadsworthHis writing in the blog 'Deaths expose France's hidden racism' painted stark word pictures. The article had a vividness and immediacy unrivalled by the other contenders in the competition to find the best blogger on The-Latest. Ye ...

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