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Citizens UK stand against injustice

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Dozens of groups from across the country mostly representing recent arrivals to the UK have come together to make a clear statement of the recognition of achievements, and the co-operation between groups to achieve the same aims and fight against continued injustices.

Will anyone ever be convicted of racism?

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In an area well known for its support of Far Right groups -Staffordshire, Christopher Jones joins a growing list of individuals who have used abusive racist language but have subsequently been cleared by the courts of racism.

The latest ‘justification’ for using racist language was that Jones claimed that he likes hip-hop music and regularly uses that language on the streets. He claimed he used the word as a term of ‘endearment’.

Undefeated: Film to mark World Aids Day

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It may have been lost on many people but 1st December was World Aids Day. To mark the week the ground breaking charity, ‘Body and Soul’ released a movie; ‘Undefeated’, a movie that seeks to show what it is like for many young adults living with HIV.

An invited audience including the film Director and cast packed into the Curzon Mayfair for the film's UK premiere.  Body and Soul founder Emma Colyer gave a short introduction explaining that; 

Race in the Creative Process

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Charter for an Anti-Racist University

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A launch event will be held tomorrow at the Institute of Education to launch a Charter for an Anti-Racist University. The Charter's development is in response to the belief that the marketisation of higher education is causing disruption and uncertainty across the sector and in the process, some universities no longer prioritise race equality.

Councillor Anna Rothery makes political history

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Operation Black Vote graduate, Councillor Anna Rothery, makes history by becoming the first Liverpool Councillor to speak on the floor at the United Nations.

Stand out from the crowd

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Operation Black Vote have launched a unique Civic Leadership Programme to nurture the next generation of Wolverhampton and Birmingham’s future leaders. The aim of the project is to increase the representation of Black and minority ethnic individuals (BME) in all areas and all levels of civic and public life.  

Air Passenger Duty: Sky high?

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After a long day at the office all you can think about is your planned holiday to Portland, Jamaica in a few months time. This is the only thought that brings you joy each day. However, this thought will cost you and your family of four, £300 more than you anticipated. This cost is called Air Passenger Duty.

Opportunity blocks

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Sally Feldman, who is senior fellow, creative industries, at the University of Westminster, writes in today's Times Education supplement about the challenges facing many Black children at school.

Chelsea FC owe Clatternburg an apology

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If racism is to be taken serious when genuine mistakes around racial language are made - sometimes words get lost in translation- we must be quick to rectify them.

To call someone a monkey or describe them as one is without doubt a racial slur. Any attempt to disguise that fact, as some are now doing by claiming their reference to Black people as monkeys was a discussion about anthropology, is frankly risible.

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