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Black Girls Tech Summit Scheduled for 24-25 November - Register Now

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The Black Girls Tech Summit organised by GIRLS TALK London will be taking place virtually across the two days of Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th November 2020 4:00-8:30pm GMT. This year's iteration, which will be the second edition of the event will feature Facebook, Snap Inc and a host of influential speakers, panellists, sessions, and networking and exhibition spaces for attendees to enjoy. 1202 people have registered to attend the event so far, with the number likely to grow before it's launch on the 24th.

The Pasteur Institute in Senegal are working to develop a $1 Coronavirus test kit

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Amidst recent developments, the work being undertaken by the Senegalese puts the country at the cutting edge of a major scientific and medical breakthrough.

Biden and Harris Can Radically Invigorate UK Anti-Racist Agenda

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The US presidential elections and the defeat of Donald J Trump was all about race. It was cited as second only to the economy by Americans when polled about their electoral concerns. Trump’s contemptuous response to the death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, coupled with his quasi-fascist sympathies enraged and mobilised the Democrats, liberals and the young electorate of America amongst others.

Germany's immigrants save the world from Covid! Scientists Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin discover vaccine

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Two married scientists of Turkish descent, Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin, and an Austrian oncologist Christoph Huber, seem to be at the threshold of saving the world from the deadly Covid-19. More than a million people globally have died and economies around the world have been left reeling from the financial hit because ‘lockdown’ has meant shut down from businesses and jobs.

Why Nigerians Are Fighting Back Against Attempts To Regulate Online Expression

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Nigerians are bracing themselves for renewed attempts by the Federal government to limit online freedom of expression, as the calls to regulate social media have grown in the aftermath of the 'End Sars' protests. This has been met with frustration and resistance online, as many see this as a direct attempt to silence Nigerians and disarm them from freely expressing discontent over an unregulated medium. 

Rashford forces second government U-turn, here’s how to claim free school meals this Christmas

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Campaigning efforts by Marcus Rashford have seen the government cede ground once again in the ongoing agenda to support free school meals. The latest climbdown will not be an entirely straightforward extension of free school meals, but it will see a 170m 'ring-fenced' fund distributed to councils, with the BBC reporting that 'at least 80% of that fee will be earmarked for help with food and bills'.

How Community Alliance Lewisham are having a say in their community, nearly 5 years after their inception

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The group have focused on building solid foundations and are now reaping the rewards of their early effort.

Pennsylvania Swings Blue As Biden Is Declared Victorious In Presidential Election

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Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 US presidential election by the Associated Press signalling the end of Donald Trump's four year stay in the white house. In doing so, he denies Donald Trump a second term, making him the first President to have suffered this ignominy since George Bush Sr in 1992. The result comes after the democratic nominee triumphed in the key battleground of Pennsylvania, after the prolonged wait for results.

100 Great Black Britons hoping to leave a mark in Britain's classrooms

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Black History Month may have ended but the momentum behind the recently released 100 Great Black Britons has continued with some measure, with the book quickly becoming a bestseller. The book, written by Patrick Vernon and Angelina Osbourne was published last month, and sought to highlight the achievement, influence and legacy of Black Britons on these isles with focus on individuals from a broad range of disciplines. The book sees activists, poets, authors and athletes all acknowledged under one cover and is the sequel to the initial instalment produced in 2003.

NewVIc launches new African Studies Centre

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Black History Month is celebrated in October every year In the UK. One of the more encouraging aspects of this year's edition is that there was the notable push to see the teaching of black history incorporated into the wider curriculum. This is in some ways natural. Although often overlooked, Black history is too integrated into wider global history to readily overlook in good faith. Yet, one of the more curious and at times disappointing aspects of black history month is the conspicuous absence of African history from mainstream works.

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