Pension freeze for minorities who retire abroad


People who retire to countries such as India, Pakistan, Trinidad &Tobago, Grenada, Nigeria and Kenya are not entitled to their full pension payout, unlike those retiring and staying in the UK and Europe.

People from Black and minority ethnic (BME) background who retire to certain countries will have their state pension frozen for the duration of their retirement and this will have a detrimental effect on future of BME finances according to a report by equality think tank Runnymede Trust.

Beyonce’s Black power ‘Formation’


Beyonce is making it a habit to drop songs on us out of the blue.

As some of you may know she did this with her latest song, ‘Formation’, which brought the internet into a worldwide tail spin.

This track is a quintessentially about empowerment. And in particularly empowerment to Black women, Black LGBT and Black children everywhere.

UK Drugs policy crushing Black lives


A young Black man patiently waited his turn to speak during an intense and at times heated discussion about the impact of drugs and drugs policy on Black people and communities.

Sarah Reed: Racism can eat away at your soul


Just the other day I boarded a London overground train to go a few stops down the line. As I got on I saw four seats with two people facing each other. As I approached the spare seat a young woman said to her male friend in Spanish: "I hope he doesn’t sit next to me" - Espero que no se sienta a mi lado-. I didn’t, the nearest seat was next to her male friend.

NHS whistleblower Raj Mattu wins £1.22m


Cardiologist Raj Mattu was awarded 1.22million by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire trust after his dismissal when raising concerns about patient care and safety.

His story is a harsh lesson of the wrath of the establishment that befalls many whistleblowers, and their long struggle for justice.

Dr Raj Mattu and his wife Sangeeta at home in Warwick, surrounded by the files connected to his case.

The genuis of Saatchi and Saatchi, OBV Ad campaign


As a student of advertising, I spend a lot of time looking at, researching, and thinking about ads. And because I one day hope to pursue a career advertising for nonprofits, I find these campaigns the most interesting. I love the challenge. How do you get a message across when you have no money?

While researching possible project topics for a class, I stumbled upon a Saatchi & Saatchi campaign for Operation Black Vote (OBV), a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging minorities to vote.

Police assault victim found dead in cell


Sarah Reed, a Black mother who was subject to police brutality and whose assault was caught on camera and eventually led to the dismissal of Metropolitan Police Constable James Kiddie, has been found dead in her cell at Holloway Prison London.

Her story is both tragic and shocking.  As you read this desperate article I ask that you help get the truth out there.

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