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.

Organ transplants: Ethnic minorities urged to discuss donations


It was only recently that I became aware of how easy it is to be on the NHS Organ Donor Register. When I was in my teens I had an Organ Donor card that soon became tatty with the personal details illegible. After discarding this card over twenty years ago, I didn't think about being a donor again until I started to do some work with a Leukaemia charity. It was then I decided to find out how to be a blood and organ donor, and how quick and saiple it is.

The making of a European Black Caucus gets closer


When 15 thousand African Americans gather annually in Washington DC, the White House, and perhaps more importantly corporate America has to take notice.

Keith L Scott shot by police, as Charlotte burns


America, physically and metaphorically is burning again. First of all, I must make clear that no reasonable person can condone any violence, much less the levels we’ve seen in North Carolina this week.

Yet, at the same time, any rational person must also understand the source of this violence, and appreciate the gravity of the problem which underpins it.

Raging police officer: Thank God he doesn’t have gun


We have thank God for small mercies. The fact that this particular officer did not cause blindness or any other serious injury to Black driver Leon Fontana is a minor miracle. The video footage shows the officer getting so upset and angry because Fontana wants to prove he’s got all legal documents from inside the car, he begins to smash in the windscreen in a frenzied attack.

Little wonder why the Fontana was reluctant to get out the car.

'I Promise’: a book to empower Muslim girls.


‘I Promise’ is an inspiring book encouraging girls to be independent and find their own adventures.

Written by Zanib Mian and illustrated by Maria Migo, ‘I Promise’ follows a young girl’s trip around the globe as she encounters too many broken promises, including a promise from a man to give her the world.

This endearing tale sees the protagonist journey across the world meeting people, beautifully depicting the diversity of culture as she empowers herself.

Labour leadership race: Will unity be restored?


Today is the last date to vote for the Labour party leader which will be either the present leader Jeremy Corbyn or challenger Owen Smith.

The odds -1 /150 for Corbyn to win mean that if you put £150 on JC you’ll win £1 is an indicator that the bookies see this as foregone conclusion. If only I had a spare 150 million pounds I could win another million.

The real question after what has been a bitter campaign which has virtually torn the party apart, is can it unite to be a credible opposition party?

Unarmed Pastor Terence Crutcher shot dead by police


Oh no, not another police assassination of an unarmed Black person! Well, the police video doesn’t lie, although the police officers in their report clearly did.

The justification for opening fire on the Pastor Crutcher, whose car had broken down, was a police claim that he refused to hold his hands in the air, however, the video clearly shows Crutcher with both hands held over his head in a none threatening position.

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