John Humpreys’ ignorant of British Black Panthers



The Black Power Movement was not something distinct to the United States, black people across many nations were soldiers in the war against oppression and injustice. Even the 1970s UK saw a proud resistance movement by the British Black Planters that included all people of colour, not just black. But this all came as surprising news to Radio 4 Host, John Humphreys.

Support Mayor Marvin Rees Documentary


'The Mayor’s Race' tells the story of Marvin Rees’ courageous triumph in becoming not just Bristol's first Black directly elected mayor, but propably the first Black- African/Caribbean mayor in Europe.

But this triumph did not come without challenge as he has to fight against the racism and intolerance that has plagued him his whole life as a mixed-heritage black man growing up in England.

Lorain Blumenthal and Rob Mithcell are now looking for Crowdfunding to get this documentary made.

115th Congress is the Most Diverse Yet



The US congress is currently the most diverse that it has ever been, with one-in-five members being from a racial or ethnic minority. 19% of congress is now non-white, compared to just 1% when the 79th congress took office in 1945; evidently, progress has been made.

Pepsi Faces Backlash Over “Tone-deaf” Kendall Jenner Advert


Kendall Jenner and the sugary drinks corporation Pepsi are being accused of 'exploiting the Black Lives Matter movement' in a new advertisement.

In it, Jenner cheerfully leaves a photoshoot and finds herself amongst a diverse group of protesters rallying for love and peace.

She quickly makes her way to the front line, approaches a uniformed police officer and unreluctantly hands him a can of Pepsi.

The officer smiles, nods to his colleagues and the crowd cheers.

Marvel’s declining sales blamed on diversity



David Gabriel, the vice president of sales at Marvel, has been criticised after blaming the decline of the studio’s comic book sales on the decision to include more diverse characters. Speaking at the Marvel retailer summit, Gabriel told ICv2 that talking with retailers has revealed that ‘people didn’t want any more diversity’ and that this has been reflected in sales figures.

Nivea removes “White is Purity “ Ad



Nivea, a German skincare company, removed an advertisement on its Facebook page after it received backlash for its racist undertones.

The ad features a woman, dressed in all white clothing, with the line “White Is Purity” written across the photo. Nivea then captioned the online post, “Keep it clean, keep it bright. Don’t let anything ruin it, #invisible”

St Petersburg Metro Explosion Kills Fourteen People and Injures 49



Monday’s St Petersburg metro was caused by a bomb that was possibly detonated by a man whose body parts were found on the train, Russia's investigative committee has said.

Fourteen people died and 49 were injured in the explosion between two underground stations.

"The man has been identified but his identity will not be disclosed for now in the interests of the investigation," a committee charged with investigating the incident  said in a statement.

Arrests Made In Assault On Iranian Refugee



Six more people have been charged in the hate crime attack against 17 year old Reker Ahmed, a Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker in Croydon.

On Friday night, Reker Ahmed and two of his friends were waiting at a bus stop when they were approached by a gang of youths. The youths asked where Reker Ahmed was from and began attacking him when they found out he was a refugee—reports the Croydon Guardian.

Darcus Howe: Rebel with a cause


To get the essence of the activist and campaigner for racial and social justice you need look no further than the YouTube BBC News interview with Darcus and the reporter in the aftermath of the killing of Mark Duggan and Tottenham Riots that ensured.

The Football Black List celebrates diversity


The eight edition of the Football Black List was held lastTuesday evening (28th March), honouring esteemed African and Caribbean athletes for achievements in football.

The Football Black List, founded by Leon Mann and Rodney Kinds in 2008, hosted over 300 guests and presented awards in six different categories.

Striker for Chelsea Ladies, Eniola Aluko and retired paralympian, Alistar Patrick Heselton, were honoured with awards in the player category.

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