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November 03, 2019

Hidden history of African Caribbean Second World War heroes

Brixton’s renowned Black Cultural Archives in south London will host this Saturday the launch of the historic Living Memorial website to honour African Caribbean Second World War heroes on...

'London Black Revolutionaries' protest on behalf of capital's homeless

A group of young Black activists calling themselves “London Black Revolutionaries” or LBR have claimed a victory in their direct–action campaign to get rid of the anti-homeless spikes put up by the supermarket chain Tesco outside one of& ...

Gongs for the best young Black UK writers

Award-winning young Black British writers gathered in central London last night to collect their prizes at the end of a closely fought contest.More than a hundred people vied for the newly-established 2014 Young BME Columnist of the Year title after 10,00 ...

Citizen journalism: stymied by big media buy-outs

Pioneering citizen journalism websites, including OhmyNews, the Huffington Post and NowPublic, have either folded or been taken over by big media. Deborah Hobson takes a look what has happened to the news by the people for the people dream.More than a de ...

UK mental health patients 'deprived of local treatment'

Britain’s coalition government has been slammed for cruel cuts which are forcing distressed mental health patients to travel long distances for emergency treatment.Some patients are being transported hundreds of miles for treatment following a cut o ...

May 9 deadline for young Black writers cash prize and job

There are just three days to go to the deadline for entries to a competition that provides a great chance for young Black writers.Top prize is £250 and a final interview for an internship at the multi-award-winning Guardian newspaper.All entrants ne ...

Rise of 'slum landlords' as Britain's housing crisis deepens

Unaffordable, insecure, overcrowded, unsanitary housing has a negative effect on every aspect of our society, writes Glynn Robbins.In 1918, 90 percent of the UK population were private tenants, but the squalid legacy of the Victorian industrial city was n ...

Community outrage at 'perverse' Mark Duggan killing verdict

Heart-rending cries of grief and disbelief greeted the UK jury verdict tonight that a 29-year-old unarmed Black man was "lawfully" killed by police who shot him dead.Family and supporters of Mark Duggan shouted "rubbish", "the pol ...

War veteran documentary star gets tribute from mayor

Filmmakers have made a special presentation of a framed photograph to a Second World War veteran who is the oldest member of Dulwich Royal British Legion. Mayor of Southwark Cllr Abdul Mohamed handed the picture to Peter Kempson, aged 92, of Friern Road, E ...

Your private medical records 'for sale' in the UK

The government’s recent announcement that private companies are to be given access to patient data for the princely sum of £1.00 is just the latest attack on the principles of patient confidentiality in the interests of commerce, writes Robert ...

Making campaigner Doreen Lawrence a political 'saint' is folly

In the past few days, I have had many people from the Global African Diaspora, women especially, express their delight that ‘Doreen is now the Right Honourable Baroness Lawrence’ and that ‘there is one more of us in the Lords’. They ...

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