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March 30, 2018

'Who cares about Black lives in Israel?'

Israeli state and religious authorities' racist attitudes towards African refugees may have deadly consequences, writes David Sheen.Comments made by Israel's top political and religious...

Brown Britain, Black Britain

As autumn segues into winter, Prime Minister Gordon Brown bristles with intent, but can he deliver a Covenant with Black Britain, asks Thom Blair. It's sophisticated and trendy in politics and the media to claim we live in  "a new country in ...

'Impoverished' Africa offers cultural gifts to the world

Thom Blair, Online ColumnistIt evokes images of poverty, ignorance and disaster. Globalisation and technology wreak heartbreak and broken economies. Yet Africa's living cultures are notable for their contributions to social knowledge say a new wave of ...

How to fake it

With the rain-drenched British summer leaving much to be desired, the only sure-fire guarantee for beautifully golden skin seems to be a long-haul trip to an Equatorial paradise. Winifred Adeyemi provides The-Latest with an alternative, fool's gu ...

In praise of soul mothers

Thom BlairAs far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the lives and works of Black mothers who've lost their man-child in race-hate crimes. Mamie Till-Mobley and Kadiatou Diallo (pictured left) immediately come to mind. What struck me abou ...

It's time we honoured slave revolts

Thom BlairBlack Britain has long struggled to overcome a reputation in some quarters of having no past worthy of mention. This misguided notion seems to have persisted in the media fanfare for the bicentenary end-of-slave-trade commemorations. But my Afro ...

Blair's swansong In Africa exposes press hypocrisy

Richard KeebleInteresting to see how Britain's national Fleet Street press coverage of dictators always shifts when they move from being our  'enemies' to  'friends' (or vice versa). Remember how Saddam Hussein, former Preside ...

Bush can kill me but not my ideas

FIDEL CASTRO, President of CubaSome days ago, while analysing the expenses involved in the construction of three submarines of the Astute series, I said that with this money "75,000 doctors could be trained to look after 150 million people, assuming t ...

To PM Brown. A Letter From The-Latest...

Dear Gordon,Congratulations to you, Prime Minister in waiting. I hope you're enjoying yourself as you proceed around the country, "listening and learning" while counting the days until you finally get your hands on the keys to 10 Downing Str ...

Sell-by date con of supermarket giants

Tesco and Sainsbury stores have been  'done up like a kipper' by BBC One's Whistleblower programme which exposed the underhand, under-the-counter, rotten practice of selling fish, poultry and other meat way past their sell-by date, use-by ...

Why Brown should grasp the PFI nettle

Treasury claims that a flag ship New Labour policy which has deeply divided its supporters offers value for money are based on data that is non-existent or false, says investigative journalist Allyson Pollock.Research published this month seriously u ...

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