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Stoke By-Election: Democracy 1 - Hate/lies 0

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The political train of xenophobia, gutter opportunism and blatant lies dramatically hit the buffers yesterday, when the people of Stoke rejected the politics of the far-Right.

Dr Nicola Rollock: Routledge author of the month

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Author Nicola Rollock, lecturer at Birmingham University has been named 'author of the month' by the renowned publisher Routledge. Rollock was the driving force behind the multi-awarded winning book, ‘The Colour of class', collaboratively written with David Gillborn, Carol Vincent and Stephen Ball.

Reena Ranger inspires EU womens group

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When Cllr Reena Ranger was invited to speak to young minority International leaders, in Brussels at the Transatlantic International Leaders Network - TILN-, (now in its sixth year), she spoke with her usual passion, energy, insight and knowledge. Speaking from her own experience Ranger talked about the lack of women of colour in all  positions of power. Furthermore, she said: 'Our role as women is not to sit around and lament but to do something about it.'

 Reena Ranger

Default British Muslim ban to US?

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A British Muslim schoolteacher travelling to New York last week as a member of a school party from south Wales was denied entry to the United States.

Juhel Miah and a group of children and other teachers were about to take off from Iceland on 16 February on their way to the US when he was removed from the plane at Reykjavik. The previous week, on the 10 February, a US appeals court had upheld a decision to suspend Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily banned entry to the country from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Diane Abbott: Stop the hatred

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The Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison once said, “If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” And as a young woman the “book I wanted to read” was a narrative where a black woman could be a member of the UK parliament.

Diane Abbott faces sexism, racism and threats of violence

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Perhaps no MP in recent British history has had to face years of internal and external racial bigotry than Diane Abbott MP.

In one week alone a Government Minister David Davis subjected Ms Abbott to sexism, racism and a level of patronising that demeans our democracy.

Peter Scotter guilty of race assault on Muslim woman

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Just a few weeks after the EU Referendum in July, Peter Scotter of Sunderdland launched an unprovoked attack on a Muslim woman, violently pulling off her niqab and hurling racial abuse at her.

The woman who was with her nine year old son was left terrified by the attack when Scotter threw her to ground whilst screaming: “Here, take that fucking off, you are in our country now, you stupid fucking Muslim.”

Scotter was then heard to say: “Our Britain, you live by our fucking rules,” before coming out with more racist abuse.

2017 Oscar Awards see Black Talent

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After the Oscar nomination controversy of the last two years which was characterised as the ‘all white Oscars’ which was skilfully hosted last time round by the Black comedian Chris Rock, this year has seen a complete turnaround with a record breaking six Black actor nominations, and three Black films up for Oscar awards .

Bercow-Trump: “No racism and sexism in my House"

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The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow MP delivered an unprecedented international broadside attack against the US President Donald Trump yesterday.

Speaking in the House of Commons he informed MPs that as a result of the ban on refugees and predominantly Muslim countries entering the US, he would not be inviting the President to Speak at Westminster Hall to address both Houses.

In an impassioned speech Bercow stated:

UK Mosques open their doors to public

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More than 150 UK Mosques opened their doors to the  public so that the wider community could get a better understanding of the Islamic faith and build greater trust during these times of rising Islamaphobia.

Visiting the North London Finsbury Park Mosque, and putting some focus on the US President Donald Trump, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned, that some people are ‘demonising Muslims’, adding,

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