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April 18, 2024

From Sharpeville to Gaza: the global fight against racism

That an Irish nationalist MP hosted this year's The Liberation Movement (TLM) United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination meeting in the UK House of Commons was politically...

Why have journalists shown little interest in a Caribbean disaster?

St Vincent and the Grenadines is going through their biggest natural disaster in the last decade and yet the mainstream media in Britain, which used to rule the country, have been quiet. La Soufriere volcano on the northern tip of the St Vincent Islan ...

Citizen journalism hero of the George Floyd murder case

Darnella Frazier was legally just a child when she summoned up the extraordinary bravery to use her mobile phone to film white cop Derek Chauvin kill unarmed Black man George Floyd in broad daylight. The schoolgirl, aged 17 in May 2020 when the fatal ...

How Nigeria's police used 'shoot to kill' at demo

World attention focused on Nigeria after mass Black Lives Matter-type protests erupted against police brutality by the notorious now disbanded special anti-robbery squad, known as SARS.  It was a unit of the Nigerian police with a record of ab ...

Palm oil plantations: Child labour and other abuses exposed

Palm oil plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia are worked by “child labour and outright slavery,” a new investigation has found. The two countries supply 85 percent of the world’s palm oil, which is used in most cosmetic brands and around half of al ...

Why Black people are bearing brunt of global plague

Shocking figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this month show that Black people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 or coronavirus that has devastated lives in the UK and around the world.  African Caribbeans in B ...

Youth fighting a pandemic more lethal than covid-19

Because the police murder of Black American George Floyd was filmed by an unlikely teenaged citizen journalist it became the tipping point that sparked worldwide revulsion about state-sponsored racism, as young Black media graduate Marvin Williams report ...

Why Meghan Markle broke free from stifling British Royalty

This momentous month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - announced on their joint Instagram account that they would be taking a step back as senior members of the royal family, working to become financially independent from t ...

“Bubbly Bob”, a modern day African and Caribbean success story

Kenyan leaders and members of the public are mourning the passing of Africa’s top CEO, as Marc Wadsworth, a regular visitor to the country, reports. Guyanese-born British businessman Bob Collymore embodied Africans and Caribbeans together making a su ...

Misery for new wave of US-Mexico border migrants

A school vice principal from Cameroon fleeing ethnic violence; a mother and child from Haiti searching for a better life; a construction worker from Angola fleeing religious persecution. While much of the narrative surrounding the Trump administration ...

Donald Trump's nazi-style family separation policy slammed

Worldwide condemnation of Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that had been tearing apart migrant families led to the US President having to do a u turn. Here The-Latest’s US correspondent Karen Hatter puts the issue in ...

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