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PeaceKeepers to launch in the UK

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In 2006, the British Crime Survey found that 80% of all crimes are committed by males. With more than 3,700 people caught with knives in 2008 and an 11.7% rise in robberies in 2011, it is only right that we welcome a group of males and females who desire to pull men away from these crimes.

Serena Williams outburst: What does it have to do with being Black?

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So, Serena Williams looses it with an umpire, and instead of commenting on the behaviour itself many posts on forums and comments on articles start talking about race.

The death of Kelso Cochrane

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Kelso Cochrane is an iconic figure in British race relations. Over fifty years ago the young Antiguan was killed by a gang of white youths in Notting Hill, west London. No-one was ever convicted. He was the Stephen Lawrence of his day; a symbol of racial injustice.

Government rule out criminalising forced marriages

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Despite concerns over the increasing numbers of forced marriages and calls from the likes of Baroness Sayeeda Warsi to criminalise the practice, the government have ignored calls to create a forced marriage crime.

Back in July, Baroness Warsi suggested that there should be a radical rethink on the issue by ministers and said the government should consider criminalising forced marriages. Many welcomed such a move, claiming that it could save countless lives.

Calls for a government rethink on 'Stop and Search'

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There are calls for the government to rethink their policy on 'stop and search' which many believe violates human rights.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) once again recommended Home Secretary Theresa May to amend the policy on the controversial practice to reflect the "respect of private life" clause in the European Convention of Human Rights.

England's riots

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I don't know Solomon Elliot, but he sent in this poem he has written. At 18 years of age it is clear that he is a very talented young man blessed with a sense of justice and lyrical dexterity that should afford him a bright future. Thank you Solomon and don't stop writing.

Simon Woolley

England's Riots

That Mark Duggan’s dug’em a hole.

Can’t the police see what it means to lose one of your family?

A view from an African American in London

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Simon Woolley, the Executive Director of the London based Operation Black Vote, was one of the first British citizens to fly into the U.S. following the 9/11 attacks when he participated in a tour of America sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Woolley was originally scheduled to fly into the U.S. on September 12, 2001 but the cancellation of all commercial air flights in and into the U.S. in the wake of the attacks postponed his trip for a couple of days.

Ex-councillor Raghib Ahsan wins race claim against Labour party

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A former Labour councillor who was accused of vote-rigging has won a six-figure payout after claiming he was discriminated against because he was Asian.

Raghib Ahsan has been awarded £123,000 by an employment tribunal following a 13-year-long legal battle with the Labour party.

Two-thirds of the compensation payout is based on allowances which Ahsan would have been able to claim from the council had he continued in office.

EDL and MAC clash on 10th anniversary of 9/11

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It was a day for the entire world to reflect on the events of September 11 and the decade which has defined the 21st century.

But outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London, the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was an excuse for rival extreme groups to spout their bile and bring needless trouble to the streets at a time when tensions are running high.

On the one side was the group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), who held a protest to disrupt the memorial service, chanting anti-USA slogans as well as burning the American flag.

Mohamed Ibrahim: From school teacher to politician in Somalia

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One minute he's helping Somali boys with their English at a north London school, the next, Mohamed Ibrahim is being asked to change to fortunes of Somalia. Sounds like a far-fetched dream but this is the reality that Ibrahim is living after being appointed deputy prime minister.

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