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Pension freeze for minorities who retire abroad

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People who retire to countries such as India, Pakistan, Trinidad &Tobago, Grenada, Nigeria and Kenya are not entitled to their full pension payout, unlike those retiring and staying in the UK and Europe.

People from Black and minority ethnic (BME) background who retire to certain countries will have their state pension frozen for the duration of their retirement and this will have a detrimental effect on future of BME finances according to a report by equality think tank Runnymede Trust.

Liam Neeson Race Scandal: A view from the US

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Intro: Welcome to Nina Grace Kambili, our newest intern from the University of New York, studying public policy. With all our volunteers and interns we try to give them a rounded experience, but also to develop their own creativity and understanding within the space we work in. In her first article we asked Nina what was her take on the way the US viewed the Liam Neeson race episode. It's a very impressive first piece. Simon Woolley

Liam Neeson: “I wanted to murder a Black B… Any Black B”

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In order to promote his latest film ‘Cold Pursuit’, the Hollywood star Liam Neeson spoke about his plan to kill a Black man, any Black man, to avenge his friend who had been raped by a Black person.

"I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could … kill him.”

Black Panther: 'Young gifted and Black' And award winners too

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No sooner had the film Black Panther, with its largely African cast get nominated for best film by the OSCARS, that the poisonous pens around the world begun their disparaging remarks, that 'Political correctness' was at the heart of the nomination, not the fact that it was a utterly ground-breaking, yet universal film, superbly acted, that entertained audiences to make the biggest Marvel box office success ever.

One critic stated:

Black Panther getting nominated for the Oscars is Political Correctness at its' worst."

I am a disciple of Dr Martin Luther King

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Monday was MLK Day (Dr Martin Luther King) in the US. It’s a national holiday that celebrates the achievement of one of the greatest men of the 20th Century.

The Parole Board needs you. Now!

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The ground breaking David Lammy Review into Race and the Criminal Justice System laid bare the multiple levels of gross racial inequalities: From, Police Stop and Search, to arrest, to sentencing, bail and parole, the treatment to BME individuals, particularly African and Caribbean was much more negative.

Among many of the recommendations Lammy demanded was greater BME representation throughout the Criminal Justice System, including Judges, magistrates and Parole Board members.

Black British Leaders endure threats, insults and gross unfairness

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When Mayor Marvin Rees, a descendent of an enslaved African, who now runs Bristol -whose wealth was based on the slave trade-, many of us thought this is turning point in our history: A talented Bristolian working for social justice and prosperity for every citizen, who just happens to be Black. But no. Far from it.

Italian Senator convicted for racist remarks towards Cecile Kyenge

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One of Italy’s most prominent politicians Senator Roberto Calderoli from the Northern League (Lega Nord) has been given an 18-month prison sentence for stating at a rally in 2013 that whenever he saw a picture of the country’s first black minister, “I cannot but think of the features of an orangutan.”

The court found Calderoli guilty of defamation aggravated by racial hatred, refusing to accept his public justification of the comments as “playful banter.”

ELLE Magazine: Young, Gifted, and Black

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ELLE UK’s February edition brilliantly highlights young black British talent. Grime artist Stormzy headlines the cover and is joined throughout the issue by a collective of young black Britons who inspire him.

Stormzy writes about the need to inspire young black Britons in the issue.

“[I want] people to see this and realise if you are young, black and British you can 100 per cent excel in whatever lane you want.”

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