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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...

War veteran to star at screening of acclaimed documentary

Veteran Sam King will be guest of honour tonight at a special screening of The-Latest's much praised documentary film about African Caribbean and British Second World War service personnel.It is part of a community rolling out of Divided by race, unite ...

'Workplace alienation a major cause of depression in UK'

A practice of ruthless regimentation of many workplaces threatens the long-term well-being of society, writes John Green.Ask anyone in work today whether they enjoy it and you won’t find many who do.Large numbers of people find their work stressful, ...

'Poor support services creating cycle of homelessness in London'

Rough sleeping has risen by 64 percent in London over four years, and of those one third have been seen sleeping rough in previous years, writes Darren Johnson. London boroughs do all they can to house Londoners seen sleeping rough, but the waiting l ...

'London Black Revolutionaries' protest on behalf of capital's homeless

A group of young Black activists calling themselves “London Black Revolutionaries” or LBR have claimed a victory in their direct–action campaign to get rid of the anti-homeless spikes put up by the supermarket chain Tesco outside one of& ...

Gongs for the best young Black UK writers

Award-winning young Black British writers gathered in central London last night to collect their prizes at the end of a closely fought contest.More than a hundred people vied for the newly-established 2014 Young BME Columnist of the Year title after 10,00 ...

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 ...

UK mental health patients 'deprived of local treatment'

Britain’s coalition government has been slammed for cruel cuts which are forcing distressed mental health patients to travel long distances for emergency treatment.Some patients are being transported hundreds of miles for treatment following a cut o ...

May 9 deadline for young Black writers cash prize and job

There are just three days to go to the deadline for entries to a competition that provides a great chance for young Black writers.Top prize is £250 and a final interview for an internship at the multi-award-winning Guardian newspaper.All entrants ne ...

Rise of 'slum landlords' as Britain's housing crisis deepens

Unaffordable, insecure, overcrowded, unsanitary housing has a negative effect on every aspect of our society, writes Glynn Robbins.In 1918, 90 percent of the UK population were private tenants, but the squalid legacy of the Victorian industrial city was n ...

Community outrage at 'perverse' Mark Duggan killing verdict

Heart-rending cries of grief and disbelief greeted the UK jury verdict tonight that a 29-year-old unarmed Black man was "lawfully" killed by police who shot him dead.Family and supporters of Mark Duggan shouted "rubbish", "the pol ...

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