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December 18, 2020

Black Lives Matter: corporate takeover of the BLM brand

Sky says: “Black Lives Matter: We see. We hear. We commit.” But does the media giant really see, hear and commit? It does not square with the politics of multi-billionaire founder and former...

Torture in the dentist's chair

Marc WadsworthIt's a good job that a feedback form filled in by patients is not one of the requirements for trainee dentists to qualify. Because the young man who put me through an ordeal lasting more than two hours yesterday would have failed. Wispy b ...

Papal apologies and real life soap tragedies

Matt Gardner - Online ColumnistEach week, starting from now, I'm attempting to reflect on stories in the news that many may not have picked up  by the mainstream media  and cast my own spin on them. If there's anything The-Latest.comers w ...

Alicia Keys and gangsta rap claims

Deborah HobsonUS Grammy award winning songstress Alicia Keys, best known for her soulful and inoffensive romantic ballads, has revealed a darker side to her character in an outspoken interview about rap music and the murders of Black people. Speaking to A ...

Obama is wrong about Rev. Wright

Professor Michael C. DawsonSenator Obama is mistaken. The problem with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago minister who is the Obama family's pastor and the subject of recent fierce attacks in the media, is not, as Obama has stated, that "he ha ...

Barack conquers the race minefield

Eugene Robinson - Washington PostOnce again, the conventional wisdom proved stunningly unwise. Barack Obama was supposed to be on his heels, forced into a back-pedalling, defensive crouch after racially charged remarks by his former pastor, delivered from ...

PM's short-sighted bigotry to appease right-wing press

Rory PorterThis week the British government announced a bit of Australia is coming to the UK - unfortunately it's not sun, surf or beach-bronzed demi-goddesses. It's a racist, points based immigration system.Now I'm not saying we'll soon be ...

Why Mayor Who Fired Corrupt Aide Should Also Go

Marc WadsworthMayor of London's race adviser Lee Jasper has been sacked after months of news media revelations about him using his powerful unelected position to get millions of pounds of tax payers' money handed to organisations run by his cronies ...

Prince Harry story was a plant not a scoop

Hail Prince Harry the hero. Or, is he? The third in line to the British throne was 'sensationally' outed as a warrior in Afghanistan by US citizen journalist Matt Drudge, after a UK news media 'blackout'. Now, was this a deviously-executed ...

Do journalists need qualifications?

Claire George This time last year I had an inkling that my job as an editor for OhmyNews international wasn't safe. I wanted to make sure that I would be able to continue my media journey so I applied to study an MA in journalism at a British universit ...

Fur fabulous fur

Winifred Adeyemi It's cold outside. The wind howls like a predatory wolf. The sky is grey. The mood is bleak. It is the perfect time of year to treat yourself to the ultimate luxury and winter bonus: a fabulous fur coat. Times have changed and th ...

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