Pension freeze for minorities who retire abroad


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.

Aretha Franklin: There will never be another queen


Aretha Franklin: There will never be another queen.

by Rev Jesse Jackson

My heart is heavy and in so much pain. A lot of music left earth today. The Heavens rejoice. Aretha, my sister beloved and friend with the 4 octave range and inimitable sound, has gone even higher. She had been battling a debilitating illness over the last few years. She fought as gallantly as she sang, with faith, power and dignity.

"Young, Gifted and Black”

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of soul has died


The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has died peacefully with her family at her bedside.

Franklin sold more than 75 million records in her lifetime, won numerous awards and was respected worldwide as one of the greatest performers that ever lived.

She not only sang at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, in 2015 in another performance she brought President Barack Obama to tears with her performance.

Stormzy supporting Black students at Cambridge University


Students at Croydon College got the shock of their lives today when one of the world’s biggest Grime Artist Stormzy showed up there to tell students that he would fund a number of students who got the grades to study at Cambridge.

In a heartfelt message Stormzy said:

When I was at school I was ambitions to study at Oxbridge but some people did not realise the option was open to them.”

Black groups challenge Momentum’s ‘Boris racism video’


Re: Open letter to Momentum National Executive from a broad range of national black organisations re your inferred claim that Black people can be racist to Muslims.

On 8 August 2018 in response to Boris Johnson's recent and dreadful comments outlining his views on Muslim women wearing Burkas, you re-circulated a short viral video entitled, "This Is What Boris Johnson's Racism Fuels"

100's come out to support Frank the coffee vendor



Bethnal Tube Station has never seen anything like it: Hundreds of local people supporting Frank the coffee vendor, who has a pitch outside the tube station, came out to support him last night.

One elderly lady who spoke at the protest rally said that, "Anyone can serve up coffee, but Frank did much more than that. He served up a daily smile, along with warmth and great humanity, which, in this day and age, is priceless."

This sentiment seemed to be what brought the vast crowds out in short notice.

Solidarity on Roma Holocaust day in London



On 2nd of August, Roma around the world commemorate the Roma Genocide during the Second World War. On this day back in 1944, nearly 3000 Roma and Sinti were killed in the gas chambers in Auschwitz-Birkenau under the regime of Nazi Germany.

Boris Johnson stirring up Islamaphobia



Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary and wannabe leadership contender for the Conservative party has rightly come under fire for inflammatory comments made about Muslim women and their chosen attire.

Johnson’s specific remarks were "it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes". He further went on to say that if "a female student turned up at school or at a university lecture looking like a bank robber" he would ask her to remove her Burqa.

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