The Real McCoy


The achievements of African American inventor Elijah McCoy should be more widely known, not least because his name is the origin of the saying, 'The real McCoy'.

An American Tragedy


The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, is a sickening event in the history of the United States and liberal democracy.

Trump wins as America votes to hate



Much like the Brexit vote in the UK, the majority of Americans voted for a man whose campaign was predicated against the other: Muslims, Mexicans, liberals, and the establishment. Trump didn’t need to put himself against African Americans; the American system already does that.

Prince rails against racism towards girlfriend


The Sky News presenter Afua Hirsch wrote a piece in the Guardian last week highlighting the not so subtle negative racial reporting of Prince Harry’s new girlfriend Meghan Markhle.

Trump V Clinton: Will the US come to its senses?


If you haven’t watched the Netflix masterpiece documentary, ‘The Thirteenth’, then you should, even if it means taking out a Netflix trial period then cancelling it.

This is one of those documentaries that historically, and precisely documents how a powerful nation can teach its populous not only to hate and fear another ethnic group but to put in place the full weight of the State to ensure a self fulfilling prophecy occurs; "they deserve to be hated."

Black Executive Masterclass: McKinsey style


Having been invited to attend the first Black Executive Masterclass by the world renowned McKinsey & Company, was an honour in itself, not least because the class they have brought together was of the very highest order, including; Arlene Issacs-Lowe Managing Director of Moody’s investor service, Trevor James - tax lawyer and partner of Morrison and Foerster’s, and Adrian Joseph, who until recently was one of the most senior executives at Google.

Cleveland police: PC Saddique wins racist claim


PC Nadeem Saddique has won a long running battle against a group of racist colleagues in the Cleveland police force who sought to make his life a misery with extreme levels of racial abuse and campaign to undermine his work.

At the time Saddique was a prominent officer who guarded Tony Blair and members of the royal family. He has finally won his case and has been awarded a payout of £457,000 for this campaign of racial hatred towards him.

That campaign included fellow officers trying to get him thrown out of the firearms team labelling him.

Gina Miller: A powerful Black woman taking on the Gov


During the EU Referendum Brexiters vociferously claimed that the argument to leave the EU was as much about UK sovereignty as it was about immigration.

Ministry of Justice V Judge D Peter Herbert


An attempt by the Ministry of Justice to silence the radical voices of black and ethnic minority judges who have spoken out against Judicial racism, reaches a crisis point this week.

Judge D Peter Herbert O.B.E., one of Britain's senior black judges is, this Thursday set to face a disciplinary panel convened by the Judicial Conduct Investigation Office (JCIO) for an alleged offence so minor that it defies belief.

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