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November 02, 2019

Before Greta Thunberg there was a star Japanese-Canadian

World acclaimed green activist Greta Thunberg has established herself as the planet’s spokeswoman on climate change at just 16 years of age. But long before social media, another youngster...

Rio Olympics: Africans triumph in surprising sports

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt was undoubtedly the star of the Rio Olympics, pulling off his unrivalled treble triple of sprint wins. But his three golds in Brazil (nine overall in three Olympics) were one less than African American teenager Simone Biles.Aged ...

Top broadcaster exposes hypocrisy over MP Jo Cox's murder

Is it even vaguely possible that a man living in Britain today could have been pushed to the brink of murder by political debate and the political situation?I don’t care where you come from, I don’t care who you vote for. Can you conceive of c ...

Historic: Second woman of colour becomes Miss Finland

 Shirly Karvinen has made beauty pageant history by becoming the second woman of colour to be crowned Miss Finland - the first, Lola Odusoga, won 20 years ago.Karvinen, 23, the beautiful brunette with expat roots, won the coveted title at Vanajan ...

Rights campaigner: Britain's first elected Black Mayor

Pundits knew former Labour justice minister Sadiq Khan was likely to become the first Muslim and politician of colour to rule London, despite the dog whistle Islamophobia of his desperate Tory rival.But the shock success of Black candidate Marvin Rees in ...

Glossy mag featuring porn star peddled at Sports Direct

It was an Easter day at a Croydon, south London, branch of controversial billionaire businessman Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct shop. Customers who had gone there with young family members were shocked to find on its counter a magazine with explicit re ...

Film reveals furious rivalry over afros, weaves and braids

Highly competitive Black crimpers are the subjects of an acclaimed film being shown during the UK's Black History Month that is currently happening.Afro­Saxons is a feature-length observational documentary that offers a rare insight into the fierc ...

Love-in for Jeremy Corbyn at his first party summit

Unprecedented support for Labour’s new leader was displayed on the streets of a sunny English south coast town I visited today.Of the many people whose views I canvassed in Brighton – delegates to Labour’s annual conference, the leader o ...

Ireland's Yes to gay marriage: newspaper's PM sex howler

Once illiberal Roman Catholic Republic of Ireland has trailblazed the world by voting to legalise marriage for gay and lesbian couples.A referendum to amend the nation's constitition to allow same sex unions backed the change after yesterday's big ...

Ireland's gay vote: newspaper howler about PM

Great news that the once illiberal Catholic country of Ireland has become a trailblazer for the rest of the world by voting to legalise gay marriage. It's the first time same sex matrimony has been voted on in a national referendum.

Polls show that young people - who have been at the hearet of the Yes campaign - enrolled to vote in their tens of thousands and turned out in huge numbers to support gay marriage.

Did the West put deadly Ebola in Africa?

What I’ve found remarkable about the Ebola pandemic in West Africa is the amount of distrust there is among not just Black people about the West’s role in it.There are projections from medical experts of a devastating million and half peo ...

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