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April 21, 2021

Citizen journalism hero of the George Floyd murder case

Darnella Frazier was legally just a child when she summoned up the extraordinary bravery to use her mobile phone to film white cop Derek Chauvin kill unarmed Black man George Floyd in broad...

Forty years of resistance: white anti-racists must listen

 An impressive line-up of international speakers came together to mark the United Nation’s anti-racism day in a webinar organised by the National Union of Journalists’ Black Members Council in March. They included a senior broadcast company execu ...

Gay British Tamil community: a double barrier to celebrating Pride

Gay Pride is synonymous with inclusivity and celebration. However, for people of colour, few safe and intersectional spaces exist. This is especially true within the British Tamil community, of which I am a member. The LGBTQIA+ community is still a mar ...

Author: 'Mental illness stigma is worse than racism'

My book started life as a feature nobody wanted. It was to be my racial perspectives as an “Anglo-Indian” growing up on Brixton’s “Frontline” in the mid-1970s, until I left permanently in the early Noughties. For what it’s worth, I think the vast m ...

Corbyn must fight for Black people to keep their votes

Labour has to work harder to defend Black communities and not take their votes for granted or it risks losing vital support, veteran anti-racist campaigner Marc Wadsworth has warned on the eve of the party’s annual conference. Wadsworth, founder of ...

Exposed: The Danger of Donald Trump's presidency

When Donald J. Trump obtained his electoral college win to become the President of the United States in November 2016, it must be stated that, in addition to losing the popular vote to the Democratic Party candidate former US Secretary of State Hillary Rod ...

Long overdue film about Black athletics hero Jesse Owens

British studios have at last joined Hollywood in making films about real life Black heroes – even though the person they have plucked from history for the movie Race is an American.It stars Canadian Stephan James, who plays legendary athlete Jesse O ...

'Far-right racist terror surging through Europe'

Persistent economic crisis and unpopular austerity measures that gut social spending, in conjunction with the mass influx of refugees, have given rise to ultra-nationalist and even neo-fascist movements in Europe.Racist, right-wing terror is exploding on ...

Why Asian mayoral hopeful is being tightlipped about ‘race’

Just back from what was billed as the last campaign speech of the Labour frontrunner for the job of mayor of the UK's capital city.It was a ruthlessly stage-managed affair in the Royal Festival Hall’s Weston Roof Pavilion, a long, narrow penthou ...

'Authorities in denial about racism in Russian football'

Russian football officials need to do more to combat racism and have so far failed to fully grasp what it means, according to a United Nations official.Racism in the 2018 World Cup host nation was thrown back into the spotlight on Wednesday when the Russi ...

Shooters of colour are ‘terrorists’, but not the white gunmen

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as a hate crime committed by a white man. Unfortunately, it’s not a unique event in American history. Black churches ...

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