United Nations committee on race: CERD


An unprecedented number of NGOs descended in Geneva, Switzerland for the UK's 18th, 19th and 20th periodic report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination.

Notting Hill Carnival


As August comes to a close and the despondence of late subsides, a familiar piquant returns in all its inimitable abundance to restore a sense of pride and community. I am of course talking about the Notting Hill Carnival. And as Europe’s largest street festival draws ever closer and thousands make their final preparations, London can look forward to some much needed merriment.

Sikhs Against the EDL



The clock is ticking down to the English Defence League's planned march in Tower Hamlets to continue their endless protest against the Muslim community. Of course, they like to remind everyone they are not against Muslims, but campaigning against militant Islam and are not a racist organisation.

Lewisham's Civic Champions


With more people from the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities giving consideration to political education, participation and representation, there was plenty of enthusiasm and motivation from those taking part in the second training day of the Lewisham Civic Leadership programme this week.

Jamal Edwards: Media Mogul in the Making


It has taken just five years for young entrepreneur Jamal Edwards to take his enterprise from his bedroom to the boardroom.

The 20-year-old is the founder and CEO of SBTV, billed as the UK’s biggest youth media channel.

SBTV, the name which was inspired by Edward’s moniker as ‘Smokey Barz’, is recognised as the country’s leading youth broadcaster on YouTube having received 70 million hits and has helped advanced the careers of artists including Devlin and Ed Sheeran.

Police apologise over racist murder of Chinese man


Sorry seems to be the hardest word to say but not for the top cop at Lothian and Borders Police in Scotland, who issued an apology to a family of a Chinese man murdered in a hate crime last summer.

Historic match to raise money for men killed in Birmingham riots


Derby County’s Pride Park stadium will be the venue for a showdown between India and Pakistan in a one-off football match billed as the “Clash of the Titans”. It will be history in the making as the game will be the first between the south Asian neighbours on UK soil. But the game takes on a greater meaning with organisers TouchSky Sports announcing the game will raise money for a new charitable foundation being set up in the name of the three men tragically killed during the recent riots in Birmingham.

Theresa May calls for tougher police powers


Following the aftermath of the recent riots in England, the attention has turned to a number of topics including the causes and the solutions to prevent such widespread trouble happening again.

But there is also a focus on the police and the action, or lack of, they undertook during the week of unrest on the streets.

Home Secretary Theresa May has been having her say on the issue and addressed officers in London last week.

Nivea apologises for "racially offensive" ad


One of the leading skincare producers finds itself in a spot of bother following the withdrawal of an advert which had “racial overtones” and one that they admit was offensive.

A Nivea for Men ad featured in the current issue of American Esquire showed a clean-cut Black man holding a mask of a man with an afro and big beard with the tagline "Look like you give a damn. Re-civilize yourself."

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