President Obama and I


As one brilliant White House chapter closes another, more sombre one opens, giving rise to trepidation and anxiety. Not surprisingly in the last few days and weeks we’ve had a deluge of analysis about President Barack Obama’s achievements and shortcomings.

Two Muslim schools best in the country


As we continue this slow and probable painful exit of the European Union, the Equality and Human Rights Commission have warned today that there is a likelyhood of another spike of xenophobia as the Brexit discussions go on.

One of those ethnic and religious groups who’ll be at the brunt of any rise in anti-foriegner setiment will be the Muslim community. The daily diet of bashing Muslims seems to occur with regular peaks and troughs.

PM brave Brexit New World:Immigration Still Key


If you were pulling together a strong poker playing team you might want some like the Prime Minister Theresa May on your side: Strong, resolute and prepared to call the opponents bluff when the stakes couldn’t be higher.

MLK Day: ‘Racism; Black man’s burden, white man’s shame’



This year Fifty years ago, Dr Martin Luther King made a prophetic speech whilst being honoured with a doctorate at the University of Newcastle.

For his work as a freedom fighter, and ‘social revolutionary’ the University’s chancellor awarded him with a Doctorate of law.

Magnus Djaba: We have our new Black President


When I received the news, I had look twice, not just because Magnus Djaba is friend but it was rather due to the fact that his presidential role is global.

The advertising world was a buzz yesterday when the news came through that UK CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Djaba had just been appointed as the company’s Global President.

Government ignore Car Insurance Race penalty



By Tom Jones

The government has recently been consulting on what they have misleadingly labelled ‘whiplash reforms’.  In fact they are an attack on the rights of anyone wherever and however injured, including at work.

The Daily Express-Race, and the ‘post truth’ world


Some people have argued that the very notion of living in a 'post truth' world - a world in which lies a wilfully peddled as truth - is not a new phenomena, but rather something that has crudely surfaced in recent times, particularly during Brexit and the US elections.

Ignoring racism made me hate myself


By Poppy Noor

'Thank you Mr President '


Written by Reverend Jesse Jackson

Barack Obama will step down as President of the United States on January 20, when Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President to enter the White House. Here, veteran civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson, looks back at Obama’s legacy

THE FINAL days of the Barack Obama presidency are upon us.

His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind.

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