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Solidarity with Black Women targeted by the far right

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I was honoured to speak at the recent Operation Black Vote meeting featuring Cecile Kyenge MEP who is being targeted by the Italian League party who are suing her for calling out racism. It is an alarming measure of the rise of the far right who feel emboldened to target Cecile, the only African descent member of European Parliament.

Raheem Sterling calls out racism in English football

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Raheem Sterling is right to call out the extreme racism that has once again infected parts of English football.

Sterling not only calls the abuse out but also points the finger at the British media for the constant negative stereotyping Black footballers are subjected to by certain sections of the press.

Michael Caines: Black Michelin-Starred Chef

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Michael Caines, one of the most famous Black British Chef, was born into a family of a white English mother and a Black Dominican father. Weeks after Caines was born, he was adopted by a white couple because his biological mother’s parents were very against mixed-race marriage.

Saving Frank Wang: customers rally around popular coffee seller forced to sell equipment

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After 15 years serving coffee to a loyal band of customers outside Bethnal Green Underground station, Frank Wang arrived at his roadside stall one morning to discover he had been closed down without warning.

The opening of a new restaurant in previously derelict public toilets adjacent to Wang’s pitch sparked a safety review by Transport for London, which deemed it unsafe for him to continue to serve coffee so close to the stairs into the station. More information on Tfl can be found here: https://tfl.gov.uk/

Anti-racists gather to support Cécile Kyenge MEP

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The Italian MEP of African descent Cécile Kyenge will speak at a House of Commons rally tomorrow at 12 noon to address black leaders and activists about her plight against racist elements in Italy. The event will also discuss the rise of racism and political extremism in Europe, and the need for progressive and BME people to stand together in solidarity.

EU Fundamental Right conference: “Minority communities failed”

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The 2018 gathering of European Fundamental Rights Colloquium in Brussels brings together senior EU politicians, policy makers, and civil rights campaigners from across the 28 nations.

The great Egmont Palace where the two day proceedings took place is very impressive. 400 delegates gathered together for one united goal: That the fundamental right of all  the 500 million EU citizens are not only protected but also that its citizens can play an active role in their socieities.

More international leading politicians supporting Cecile Kyenge

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The first Asian female Cabinet member of any UK Government Sayeeda Warsi has strongly come out in support of the Italian MEP Cecile Kyenge who is being sued by the Northern League for defamation.

Kyenge, is being sued for defamation for calling the Italian League party racist, after leading members racially abused her with one senior politician likening her to a monkey. Cecile’s support has truly become international with the former Secretary of State for Portugal and still member of Parliament Catarina Marcelino stated that:

Asian Leaders Split over Brexit

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It seems that much like the rest of society many of Britain’s Asian business and political leaders are divided on where they stand over Brexit.

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