June 2012

Behind the success of Britain's first Black union leader

Shortly before Lord Bill Morris’ “Inspirations” lecture at the National Portrait Gallery, I took a moment to view his portrait hanging two floors above the Ondaatje Wing theatre, where the talk would take place, writes Oliver Barrett.Painted by John Keane ...

So you want to be a journalist?

Do you dream of becoming the next A.A. Gill or Yasmin Alibhai-Brown? Annique Simpson speaks to three experienced reporters to find out the best way to kick-start a successful journalistic career.Meet the experts:The Freelancer Lindsay Johns is a writer and ...

Pool death celebrity 'struggled with his demons'

Marc WadsworthPool death celebrity “struggled with his demons”US lawyer’s memories of world famous police brutality victimMarc WadworthExclusiveUnlikely black American hero Rodney King, who was catapulted to world fame after video footage of him being beat ...

What do Hollywood executives call Black stars like Halle?

Cynthia McKinneyHollywood is usually described as a politically liberal place, but legal actions by two Black men in the entertainment industry reveal a different story.They claim that vocabularies in Tinsel Town are routinely laced with words like “nigger ...

Unlikely hero: Rodney King dead at 47

Herbert Dyer JrLos Angeles experienced its worst ever public disturbances in 1992 following the acquittal of several white LA Policemen who, in '91, on hidden camera, were caught savagely beating black motorist Rodney King. This served as a wake-up call fo ...

Social media Greeks say 'no to euro'

Greeks are voting in crucial elections which could have big consequences for the global economy, writes Alex Fitzpatrick. Major political parties have framed the election in pro- or anti-bailout and Euro terms, turning the election into a referendum on deb ...

How 'Obama avoids prison as an illegal president'

Lawrence Sellin A growing number of Americans are now learning that Barack Obama, according to Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the US Constitution, is an illegal President.A political deal will be struck to save the Democrat Party from total collapse ...

Earthquake hit Haiti ready for tourism again

 Earthquake Haiti ready for tourism againCampaigners have come together to urge tourists to rediscover the tropical delights of Haiti as it recovers from a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people two years ago. They say that the Ca ...

Media coverage of last year's England riots 'was disgraceful'

Media reporting of last summer’s riots has been heavily criticised in a damning new report, writes Marc Wadsworth exclusively for The-Latest. The weighty 10,000-word draft report, called Media and the Riots: A Call for Action, was written by top academic D ...

Media and the Riots: community activist versus big media reporter

Audience member and Kingston University undergraduate Paul Chanthapanya has captured in his video the opposing voices of Stafford Scott, long-time Tottenham based activist and Sky News reporter Tom Parmenter at the groundbreaking Media ad the Riots confer ...

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