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Rest in peace to the generational Jamal Edwards

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Jamal Edwards is one of the most critical culture shifters that black Britain and Britain as a whole has witnessed since the turn of the century. In only 31 years, he was able to uplift, inspire, and drive the transition of Black British underground talent into the mainstream - a literal bridge between the channel U era to the growing digital prominence of the culture we see today. It really cannot be overstated how much of a staple SBTV was to the black youth of a whole generation.

Greater Manchester leaders promote Operation Black Vote programme at Moss Side community event

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  • Andy Burnham joined Greater Manchester civic and political leaders for an event which aimed to promote Operation Black Vote's leadership and development programme

The Nationality and Borders bill is dealt another blow after being voted down in Welsh Parliament

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While the nationality and borders bill is still at the committee stage in Westminster and Peers debate new amendments and suggestions, the Welsh government has taken a firm stance against it. The bill was rejected in the Welsh parliament on Tuesday evening, with 39 votes against and only 15 in favour.

Groundhog day: NHS Race and Health Observatory report shows racism remains a public health crisis

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For some time, OBV and other major race equality organisations have underlined the extent to which racial inequities are apparent across various aspects of life in the UK. In fact, it is because of these inequalities that Operation Black Vote and a slew of other race equality organisations exist.

IOPC report into Met Police derides "corrupt" culture in policing

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A new IOPC report into the Met police has called for an overhaul to tackle a culture of corruption. Released today, the report uncovered incidents of racism, misogyny and harassment within the Metropolitan Police Service.

Inquest into the death of Belly Mujinga to finally be held this summer

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After nearly two years of delay, an inquest into the death of Belly Mujinga is finally set to be held this summer.

Mrs Mujinga, 47, who had underlying respiratory issues passed away on 5 April 2020, days after reportedly being coughed on and spat at by a passenger during a shift for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) at London Victoria Station.

Nusrat Ghani islamophobia case must mark a turning point, says Baroness Warsi

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Baroness Warsi has described the allegations of islamophobia shared by Nusrat Ghani as "an open secret in Westminster" and urged for a change in attitudes in confronting Islamophobia.

Speaking on the BBC’s Today Programme, Warsi stated that Ghani had struggled to be heard despite attempting to have the matter addressed behind closed doors for two years.

Mural paying tribute to victims of the New Cross fire unveiled

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A mural in remembrance of the victims of the New Cross fire has been erected in South London.

The three-and-a-half metre mural was unveiled with many in attendance, as the artwork coincided with the week of the 41st year since the tragic fire resulted in the lives of 14 young people being lost. It was organised by Richard Simpson, his wife Sharon and family, joint owners of the Cummin Up Caribbean Takeaway which is situated next to New Cross Gate station and only a few minutes from where the devastating fire took place.

United Nations warn of human rights violations if Nationality and Borders bill passes

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The United Nations' warning that passage of the nationality and borders bill risks violating human rights is the latest in a long line of harsh criticism of the bill. The UN statement focuses on the bill's impact on asylum seekers, children, and migrants, echoing similar concerns made recently by Amnesty International and other leading civil liberty organisations.

For our democracy: National day of action sees Kill the Bill protests return this Saturday

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A national day of action has been called for this Saturday ahead of the House of Lords vote on the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill (PCSC).

If passed, the bill will give the home secretary the authority to ban protests due to excessive noise, and create criminal offences for "wilful obstruction of a highway and interference with the operation of key infrastructure." It will also make "locking on," which is the 'attachment' of a person or object to another person, object, or land, punishable by up to 51 weeks in prison.

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