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November 10, 2020

A visual journey beyond the mind’s limitations

Gifted artist and political activist Shahina Jaffer shares her thoughts on art, cultural influences and icon Mahatma Ghandi with The-Latest, writes Deputy Editor Deborah Hobson. This is...

A visual journey beyond the mind’s limitations

Gifted artist and political activist Shahina Jaffer shares her thoughts on art, cultural influences and icon Mahatma Ghandi with The-Latest, writes Deputy Editor Deborah Hobson. This is part one of a two-part interview. DH: How would yo ...

'My triumph over drugs, violence and bipolar disorder'

Tackling the hugely political and emotive issues of race and mental health would not be an easy task, even for an accomplished storyteller. But that is what first-time author Siddy Shivdasani has done in his brave and searingly frank self-published, semi ...

Comrade Sak: remembering forgotten African Caribbean and Asian political heroes

“Why did you write about a Paki?” asked an African Caribbean man at a launch of my original Comrade Sak book two decades ago. It would be nice to think such bigoted attitudes have changed since then. A fellow politically Black person telli ...

'Mistreatment of workers in UK fashion industry must end'

Fashion and creative industries in the UK had a combined turnover of £84.4bn in 2017 and formed 5.4 percent of the nation’s GDP, so the value of the UK’s fashion industry is irrefutable. Fashion is something Britain is particularly renowned for, with nea ...

Frontline screening for film about unsung Caribbean heroes

A film that celebrates the unsung heroes of Britain’s Caribbean colonies who volunteered to join the fight against Hitler is getting a special screening on Monday night at the renowned London hangout for journalists and other media folk.Divided by ra ...

'Shed no tears for demise of talent show TV'

A few weeks ago, news broke that American Idol, the USA's premier talent show, a juggernaut that has rolled for 14 seasons, will stop in 2016, ending a run that first began in 2002 with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson at the judges ta ...

Feasts and massacres: bitter sweet origins of Thanksgiving USA

For the majority of Americans Thanksgiving is a time when families come together to give thanks for many things, including them being able to gather for another year to catch up with loved ones with whom they are not in daily contact.The feast is celebrat ...

How digital technology is saving world's endangered native languages

One of the world's dying languages goes extinct every 10 to 14 days. In the fight to save them from disappearing, speakers, scholars and IT specialists are collaborating to explore how digital technology can be used to revitalise a language. Lang ...

Muslim women 'must not be bullied off the internet'

There are many great things about Twitter. For one, I’ve gotten to interact with people who I would never have been able to otherwise. The downside, however, is the vile abuse one can be on the receiving end of from trolls.You know the type: nameles ...

Black star Rihanna in backlash over China magazine cover

In one photo, Caribbean-born singer Rihanna gazes down, a dainty Chinese fan in one hand and a bright red sash around her waist. In another, she poses in front of a traditional folding screen, the golden ornaments in her hair reminiscent of the royal fash ...

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