May 2014

What’s driving Scotland’s increasing ethnic diversity?

Scotland's population is changing as the number of people from ethnic minority groups continues to grow, writes Aleks Collingwood.A sixth of Scottish households containing two or more people have more than one ethnicity represented, according to rese ...

Nigerian terrorists 'dragging the Islamic faith through the mud'

Boko Haram must be a dream come true for the sharks waiting to devour up Muslims.  Seriously, you can’t ask for a better pantomime villain than its leader Abu Bakar Shekau. The guy has an air of insanity about him. The way he speaks, you can te ...

Europe's voters are 'angry with their governments not EU'

Supporters hold flags before French far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech in Marseille, France on May 20Rightist euro-sceptic parties scored big wins in European parliamentary elections on May 25, suggesting that voters wer ...

Pharrell clashes with news reporter over 'Blurred Lines' controversy

He was the guy involved in the UK's two top selling tracks of 2013, Blurred Lines and Get Lucky. These days, Pharrell Williams also known simply as Pharrell, probably spends a lot of his interviews being told how great he is. But this one with Channel ...

Malaysian Muslims declare jihad on Cadbury over pork-laced chocolate

Enraged Muslims in Malaysia have called for a holy war or Jihad to be waged on Cadbury after traces of pig DNA were picked up in their chocolates. As a result of the complaint, the company has pulled two of its products from Malaysian shop shelves.A group ...

Brazil's Black Bloc protesters 'will destroy the World Cup'

Their faces hide behind scarves, gas masks and motorcycle helmets. TV images show them smashing cars, hurling bricks at police and setting tires ablaze on the streets of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian politicians have claimed they are a nati ...
Maya Angelou: Finding My Voice

Personal tribute to Maya Angelou from a British friend

“What a woman!” “A very special lady, the original.” Since the hard-to-believe news of the death of Maya Angelou, people who did not know her personally have been sharing thoughts with me as a small measure of the connection she mad ...

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 ...

Support Duwayne Brooks for mayor says icon Neville Lawrence

Today Neville Lawrence the father of a Black teenager whose murder became an international cause célèbre threw his weight behind the anti-knife crime campaign of his son's friend Duwayne Brooks whose bid to become Britain's first directl ...

Voters battle for heart and soul of South Africa

Little mentioned in the eurocentric news coverage of the South African elections has been that the new Black nationalist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party took significant support away from the corruption-mired ruling African National Congress (ANC).J ...

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