The ‘Rule Britannia’ debate was a no debate!


There have been moments during the last six months where conversations have been had which could not have been had before George Floyd was brutally murdered, and before so many Black, Asian and other minority ethnic individuals disproportionately died due to Covid -19.

GCSE results day sees record highs, days after A-Level confusion


Up and down the country there has been cause to celebrate as GCSE pupils have been finding out their exam results. This year's performance has seen record breaking results across the board for students, as both the percentage in pass rates and top grades have risen.

Kamala Harris and the legacy of Charlotta Bass


The end of last week saw the world's media react to the news that Kamala Harris had been picked as Joe Biden's running mate for the 2020 American presidential election.

It comes after an election trail which has seen Biden keep to his promise of appointing a woman to run alongside him as Vice President.

Metropolitan Police move Stephen Lawrence murder investigation into ‘inactive phase’


The decision by the Metropolitan Police decision to move the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence to the ‘inactive phase’ has been met with disappointment and sadness.

The decision comes after Detectives concluded that "all identified lines of inquiry have been completed.” In the statement, released yesterday evening, The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Cressida Dick, said:

Lib Dem leadership candidates commit to 'Rooney Rule'


The party's leadership will surely hope that the decision to shakeup their selection process will bear fruit.

The US Gears Up For Its First Ever Black Owned Stock Exchange


In a period of confusion and uncertainty for financial markets, there have been small signs of change and innovation. The Dream Exchange offers potentially the most ambitious effort yet...

Hackney Council takes stand with Black Lives Matter Motion


Hackney Council have taken important steps to address racial inequalities within the borough by passing a motion outlining how it hopes to 'tackle racism'.

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The fact that nearly 150,000 individuals signed our petition for a Covid-19 Race Equality Strategy demonstrates unprecedented support from Black and White communities to demand our Gov confront race inequality in the UK.

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