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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 the...

Now it's our turn to shake up society

Marc Wadsworth - Editor, The-LatestAmericans have long been better at civic activism than the British. Think of Martin Luther King's Civil Rights movement, the Black Panthers, the anti-Vietnam war protests and the massive groundswell of people power wh ...

Big freeze is on in the UK

The worst snowfall to hit Britain in 18 years caused travel chaos on the roads and railways, closing scores of schools. All bus services in London were cancelled, as well as dozens of trains, and some airport runways, including both at Heathrow, were tempo ...

Taxpayers money wasted to shield guilty from the media

Town hall chiefs in Britain who failed to save tragic Baby P from being killed have admitted spending  £19,000 on media training to protect high-profile employees involved in the case. Liz Santry, Haringey's Cabinet member for children and y ...

Scotland Yard chief says 'police are framing me'

Twice suspended British police commander Ali Dizaei says "certain high-ranking officers" in London are trying to frame him. "This time they are using a complaint by an Iraqi asylum-seeker to accuse me of misconduct," Iranian-born Dizae ...

How Obama's campaigners conquered cyberspace

Thomas L. BlairBarack Obama's  "net-generation" ignited his journey to the White House as 44th President of the US  — and its first Black leader. On the campaign trail, young  "net-geners" attracted millions of ...

Mental health sufferers 'hard hit by new benefit rules'

Mary Babalola UK Government welfare reforms aimed at getting more people back to work could adversely affect people with mental health problems according to leading charities. From Monday, a new employment and support allowance (ESA) replaced incapacity be ...

Achievements of Caribbean women celebrated

 The first public monument to Black women in Britain was unveiled in an historic ceremony which took place in Stockwell Gardens, south London on Wednesday, writes Deborah Hobson. A large crowd gathered for the event which was complimented by an arra ...

BBC defends its censorship of gunman images

Peter Horrocks - head of BBC NewsroomThe use of the YouTube footage of the Finnish gunman (watch here) caused much debate at BBC News and was handled differently by us and other UK broadcasters. Our competitors chose to run the full footage of Matti Juhani ...

Blazing rows, the place a mess and 'lazy staff'

Deborah Hobson Two women ex-volunteers at a crisis torn art gallery have spoken out for the first time about poor management and bad conditions. The pair, in their 40s and originally from Serbia in the former Yugoslavia, were invited to help by their count ...

African journalists have been exploited for too long

Judith TownendVideo news provider A24 Media is small and realistic in its online presence, but has big ambitions. While it might not look much online right now, it's got some solid foundations in place. For starters, it has an editorial board that incl ...

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