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Snapchat endorses domestic violence game

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Yesterday the social media app came under fire when Rihanna responded to an ad it featured asking players to choose between punching Chris Brown and slapping Rihanna herself. This incitement to violence, described as Snapchat as ‘approved in error’ is indicative of a two much larger and overarching issues; why is black domestic violence treated differently and why has ‘social media’ of all things, been allowed to continue to be socially irresponsible.

Applications open for Campaign Bootcamp!

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Campaign Bootcamp is now accepting applications for their upcoming residential campaign trainings!

Campaign Bootcamp is a week-long camp designed to give individuals the tools, confidence, and support to run effective campaigns and contribute to movements that combat injustice. After the week-long camp, participants are given a year of mentoring, support, and opportunities to encourage them to participate in or start their own campaigns.

Ukraine’s Nationalist Group Assembles Police Force

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The growing power of nationalistic groups across the globe no longer comes as a surprise. Instead it has become a sobering reality.

In Ukraine men donning camouflage clothing and face masks march the streets, asserting their power and authority with torches and chants. The group, a testament to the prevalence of fervent and unquestioned nationalism, goes by the name National Militia.

“Punish A Muslim Day” A Symptom of a Larger Enemy

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A series of contemptuous events across the UK have sparked concerns over the rampant presence of Islamophobia growing in its borders.

This past weekend people in towns ranging from London to Bradford reported receiving letters inviting the public to participate in “Punish a Muslim” Day. The note declared April 3 a day of intolerance where participants would engage in hateful acts against Muslims to gain points. The list of suggestions ranged from tearing off a woman’s hijab to the murdering of a Muslim, listed at 500 points.

Bath school fails to bring justice to mock 'slave auction' culprits

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A Black school boy was tied to a lamp post beaten and then subjected to a mock ‘slave auction’ by several white students.

The Police have today confirmed the shocking details concerning the January incident at a Bath school. The Bath Chronicle reports that the perpetrators whipped him with sticks after binding him to a lamppost and used the most profoundly racist and abusive language throughout.

Rokhsana Fiaz: Mayoral candidate could make history

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If Rokhsana Fiaz were to become the Mayor for Newham, she would not only be the first female BME directly elected Mayor in the UK, but also, we think in Europe too .

Fiaz’s work, which spans over 20 years and includes covering local community projects, working with national NGO’s, and since 2014 serving as local councillor, place her in a good position to challenge Robin Wales who has served in that position since 2002.

Asian police officer promoted to top position

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Neil Basu, a senior Metropolitan police officer of Indian origin has been promoted to be the Assistant Commissioner for Special Operations, and will take over responsibility for leading counter-terrorism policing.

Hijab-Wearing Shahira Yusuf Gets Modelling Contract

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Storm management has just signed 20-year-old Shahira Yusuf, making her one of the first hijab-wearing models to grace Britain’s runway. A British born woman with a Somali background, Yusuf represents the change the fashion industry needed.

Announcing her entrance into the fashion world, the young model made headlines last year tweeting, "I ain't no Kendall Jenner but I'm a Black Muslim girl from east London that's about to finesse the modelling industry."

Vince Cable’s uncomfortable truths receive backlash

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In a recent interview at his home , Vince Cable promised me he would confront some uncomfortable truths about his own party and society in general. Over the weekend he made good on those promises, and surprise, surprise received a strong backlash for this troubles.

2018 Oscars - still lack diversity

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This year’s Oscars ceremony was full of moments calling for more inclusion and representation of non-white, non-male nominees and winners, but provided little in the representation of non-white winners. Especially after 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite campaign and last year’s Best Picture winner, Moonlight, there has been much hope building up about a more diverse group of Oscar winners.

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