February 2011

Drug testing is failing to detect most sports cheats

Marina Watson PeláezAt the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the world famous “lightening Bolt” sprinted past the finish line effortlessly, glaring at the camera with radiant energy. He had somehow managed to run 100m in 9.69 seconds, and 200m in 19.30 seconds, ma ...
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A high speed, affectionate look at Brixton, south London

Directed by Richard Guard, this short film aims to portray Brixton, south London, at its best with the "frenetic market, mellow chaos of commuters and the tenderness of lovers" - a far cry from this district's troubled past.

Mind-boggling hypocrisy of my home city

Sumantra Maitra - Mumbai, IndiaRegarded by some as the dream city of the East, Mumbai is home to Bollywood, the largest film industry in the world.To be frank, this city is an absolute hype, a myth, and the greatest portrayal of the hypocrisy tha ...

Beyoncé's Blackface angers fans

Black US singing star Beyoncé Knowles is the subject of fresh skin colour controversy after she darkened her fair complexion to feature on the anniversary cover of a French fashion magazine. The former lead singer of girl group Destiny’s Child and wife of ...

Care regulator 'suppressing data' on ethnicity and mental health

Lorraine ConnollyBlack Mental Health UK (BMH) has called for data collected on mental health services and ethnicity to be made public, after growing concerns across the community over delays in publishing the information. BMH is worried that "moves are afo ...

Journalists under fire across the Middle East

An independent organisation set up to promote press freedom and defend the rights of journalists worldwide has said it’s alarmed by the ongoing deterioration of conditions for the media in the Middle East. Most recently the Committee to Protect Journalists ...

Does Facebook spell doom for blogging?

Teenage blogging dropped by half from 2006 to 2009, with many choosing to share thoughts and feelings on the huge social networking site Facebook instead. The blogging craze that dominated the internet just a few short years ago appears to be fading, as yo ...

Our Annaliese makes it to final five in radio quest

 Bold, Bossy and Brilliant. Presenter/Model Annaliese Dayes ( @AnnalieseKiss ) has been voted in and is now in the final 5 to become  Kiss 100′s Chosen one Presenter.Oozing with confidence and character, Annaliese has been fortunate to have inter ...

Young crusaders demand right to vote at 16

All over the country people under the age of 18 are campaigning on issues that matter to them, but without the power to vote, what difference can they really make? Sarah Dean went to a debate for young campaigners to find out. In a room at Channel 4 TV Lo ...

Black struggle and what other people like students can learn from it

 Sixth Huntley ConferenceLondon, February 19 2011 Black struggle and what other people like students can learn from itMarc Wadsworth We owe a mighty debt of gratitude to all those people who came before us. The martyrs Malcolm X Martin Luthe ...

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