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March 02, 2021

Judge’s battle against 'racism and bullying' in courts

Fearless Black rights campaigner Peter Herbert is using the huge experience he has amassed as a long-serving lawyer to take on the might of the British legal system in his fight against its racism...

Farewell to Brixton's renowned street warrior Darcus Howe

Champion street fighting British Black rights campaigner Darcus Howe has passed over to the Ancestors.I met him in the late 1960s when I was working at the Notting Hill Adventure Playground and he was a member of the Mangrove, a restaurant and commun ...

Funds needed for shocking new 'killer' loneliness film

Filmmakers are urgently seeking cash to produce a new documentary that exposes the often tragic circumstances of homelessness, loneliness and isolation – particularly among the elderly – which is behind the huge rise in paupers&r ...

UK 2016: Scandal of Brits dying from malnutrition

Food bank charities have condemned the “scandal” of poverty in the UK after disturbing new figures revealed that hundreds of people died from hunger last year. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) indicate that 391 people died ...

UK 2016: Scandal of Brits dying from malnutrition

Food bank charities have condemned the “scandal” of poverty in the UK after disturbing new figures revealed that hundreds of people died from hunger last year. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) indicate that 391 people died ...

Respect paid to famed Jamaican war veteran Sam King

Tributes to trailblazing Jamaican Second World War veteran Sam King have been flooding in after his death in the UK aged 90.The first Black mayor of Southwark, in south London, 33 years ago, King has been hailed as a "pioneer" in British politic ...

'We must fight government jobcentre cruelty against the poor'

You may have seen the reviews of Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake. It reduced hardened film critics in Cannes to tears with its story about the cruelty that jobcentres and the DWP dish out to ordinary people throughout the country. Interestingly, Lo ...

In a mess: UK arrangements for housing asylum seekers

We urgently need to rethink the way we receive asylum seekers in Britain. Earlier in the year, it emerged that asylum seekers in the Middlesborough area were suffering from racist abuse, apparently as a result of living in easily identifiable ho ...

Inquiry demand: death of 'abandoned' council tenant an ‘utter disgrace'

Veteran housing campaigner Piers Corbyn has launched a devastating attack on town hall chiefs for failing to come to the rescue of one of their elderly tenants who lay dead in his home for almost two months despite alarm bells being sounded by a neighbour ...

Jamaican Second World War hero Laurent Phillpotts dies

A well-known Jamaican war veteran who fought for Britain more than 70 years ago has passed away in London.Laurent Phillpotts, a long-standing member of the UK's West Indian Ex-Servicemen and Women's Association and its former public relat ...

Pioneering Black American reporter’s notebook challenged media racism

C Gerald Fraser, who has died aged 90, was a rare breed – you could call him a citizen journalist inside the mainstream press. Openly admired by publisher Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Senior, Fraser reported for the leading New York Times ...

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