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Ajoa Akuamoah: What Black History Month means to me

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Every year, Black History Month allows me and many others to re-examine their position as black people living in the UK. With many of us being the children of either first or second-generation African or Caribbean immigrants, Black History Month in the UK should also represent an opportunity to explore the historical experiences of Black Britons - but it shouldn’t be the only opportunity.

Green Party Conference | What did the Green Party commit to during their party conference

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Carla Denyer & Adrian Ramsay’s maiden conference as party leaders saw them call on the government to extend winter fuel payments amid rising energy bills. The provision of £320 to each household would cost £9bn, with the leaders of the party saying it would be funded through a one off windfall land value tax to be paid by all landlords of privately rented properties.

Emmanuel Afolabi: What Black History Month means to me

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I see Black History Month as a time to reflect on how far we have come and also acknowledge how much more can still be done to improve the lives of black people around the world. 

PMQs: MPs discuss women's safety, the Online safety Bill, while also paying tribute to James Brokenshire

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The first PMQs after parliament’s annual break saw several pertinent issues on the agenda. First among them was the safety of women.

Operation Black Vote and LGA event emphasises the importance of local government

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On Tuesday, the Operation Black Vote and LGA leadership conference took place, with the importance of local governance emphasised throughout the event.

Conservative Party Conference | What did the prime minister commit to during his speech?

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During his 45 minute speech, the Prime Minister committed to a "levelling up premium" aimed at attracting the best mathematics and science teachers to areas of the country where they were most needed. However, this was the only clear policy outlined.

Electoral Reform Society call for greater scrutiny of the elections bill

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Among several issues that have been raised with the elections bill have been the fact that it would:

A Quick Ting On: Young black authors talk black history, Afrobeats, plaintain and more in new series

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by Mayowa Ayodele

When speaking to the Evening Standard, Candice Brathwaite commented that the country had yet to scratch the surface of black British writing talent. Given this, you’ll be pleased to know that October will see the launch of A Quick Ting On, the first ever non-fiction book series dedicated to celebrating and exploring black British culture.

Labour Party Conference | What did Keir Starmer commit to during his speech?

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Introduced by Baroness Lawrence, Labour leader Keir Starmer took aim at the government's decision to withdraw the universal credit uplift while also presenting his vision for a future Labour government during his 90-minute speech. However, there was little on how the party would directly tackle many of the racial inequalities exposed over the past 18 months. 

Betty Campbell: Statue of Wales' first black headteacher unveiled in Cardiff

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by Mayowa Ayodele

The last year has seen unprecedented attention placed on the individuals the nation chooses to honour and place on a pedestal, but the decision to erect a statue for Wales’ first black headteacher has been unanimously welcomed.

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