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Labour to introduce race quotas for top Boards

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The Labour party have pledged that if they were to win the next General Election in 2015, they would seriously consider introducing gender and race quotas for top business boards.

Leading the charge was Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna who stated that

Stuart Hall: One of Britain’s greatest thinkers dies

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One of Britain’s most distinguished cultural thinkers has died. Stuart Hall, often known as the Godfather of multiculturalism, and a giant of cultural theory and sociology passed away after a long illness at the age of 82.

Ashok Kumar wins award against police lies

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A young Asian PHD student Ashok Kumar has spoken about his relief that video footage proved he did not assault a police officer during a student protest at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) back in 2011. If Kumar had been found guilty his promising academic and professional career would have ended and he could have found himself in jail and with his life in tatters.

Kumar said after being awarded £20,000 in compensation:

Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse

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The Year of the Horse was welcomed in with a thoroughly entertaining variety show at the New Wolsey Theatre, in Suffolk on Saturday night, 1st of Feb 2014.

The Chinese New Year Show, is the 11th annual production by Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association (SCFWA) with the assistance of the theatre technical staff, was a sell out performance.

Racism Festers in Lambeth Labour

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Lambeth Labour Party have plumbed the depths of political chicanery by seeking to unconstitutionally remove a black woman from her directly elected position as local councillor candidate for the Larkhall Ward in Lambeth’s forthcoming local elections.

The story of a local black woman Adeleline Aina's trails and tribulations is one that should shock all real Labour Party members to their core.

Driving While Black

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Not dissimilar to the USA, the UK has a growing problem with the phenomena: ‘Driving While Black’ or DWB. Most Black-African, Asians, Caribbean’s- are familiar with the term ‘Driving While Black’ which sees Black drivers being disproportionately stopped by the police for being, well, Black.

Stopwatch, a coalition of organisations and supported by Operation Black Vote, suggests that:

Knox and Sollicito guilty again

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Yesterday a court in Perugia, Italy upheld the first conviction that Amanda Knox and her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito murdered British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. The detail of how the Italian judges came to their decision has not yet been made public, but a spoke’s person for the court said that the DNA evidence linking Knoxs , Sollecito, and the already convicted Rudy Guido was irrefutable.

Labour’s Black members revolt against Lambeth

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The governing body which represents Black and minority ethnic members in the Labour Party -BAME Labour- is in open revolt against Lambeth Labour Leader Lib Peck and some factions within the party, in regards to how Adeline Aina has been treated.

In what is an unprecedented move, BAME Labour has written a most damning open letter claiming the discriminatory actions of Lambeth council not only breach natural justice but also is damaging the Labour Party.

Slough: EDL's 'divide and rule' tactics won't work here

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Sikhs from around London, members of Sikhs Against the EDL and members of the Indian Workers Association (G.B). are to join the counter-protest against the English Defence League (EDL) in Slough this Saturday 1st Feb.

The EDL are set to march in Slough on that day, the first protest of the year by the far-right organisation. A counter protest has been called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) together with the Slough Trades Union Council. The counter-protest will begin at 11:00am in the Queensmere Shopping Centre, High Street.

Stormont: Tackle race inequality

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Black and minority ethnic groups braved the driving rain to discuss how the Northern Ireland Assembly, held at Stormont can effectively tackle the growing levels of racism. The Conference organised by groups such as NICEM and others brought together the kaleidoscope of minorities from Africa, China, India and Eastern Europe.

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