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Kamala Harris and the legacy of Charlotta Bass

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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.

Under the microscope: The Rooney Rule and how it came to be

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Yesterday, we reported on the decision of the Liberal Democrats leadership candidates to commit to adopting the Rooney Rule. This is a decision which would be the first of its kind in British politics, and has the potential to fundamentally change the level of representation in party politics, by ensuring the presence of at least one minority ethnic candidate on the final shortlists for parliamentary contests. The existence of a ‘Rooney Rule’ may come as a surprise to some, but as we explain, it has already had its bearings in numerous other fields…

A spiral eyed view into the world of The AniMates podcast

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'If they it didn’t exist, we’d probably be looking for a way to make it’

At least, it was difficult not to come away with that impression after having sat down with the creators of the AniMates podcast.

Lib Dem leadership candidates commit to 'Rooney Rule'

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

Cllr Anna Rothery to continue as Lord Mayor for second term

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Cllr Anna Rothery, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool has been reappointed for another year as the city’s first citizen. Cllr Rothery who was preceded by Peter Brennan and Christine Banks, will be formally endorsed at a city council’s cabinet meeting later today.

Beyond already making history in 2019 by becoming the city’s first black mayor, she will make history once more later today by becoming the first mayor in the city council's history to serve two successive terms.

It’s true: Sir Simon Woolley appointed Life Cross Bench Peer

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In our last meeting, whilst Theresa May was Prime Minister she did not disclose her decision to appoint me to the upper House as a Cross-bench Lord. But I should have read between the lines during our chat.

“The work you’ve done with the Race Disparity Unit has to continue. Together Simon, we’ve built a foundation that will help transform Government departments, and deliver better policies to tackle racism” she said.

Trump's racism: When does he lose the benefit of doubt?

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Whether it’s President Donald Trump or Brexit Party Leaders Nigel Farage, the one thing that they can rely upon is a decent society to continuingly give them the benefit of the doubt when it comes calling them out for racial slurs and whipping up a xenophobic and hostile environment.

Transatlantic Inclusive Leaders Network 2019

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This year was a big year for the Transatlantic Inclusive Leaders Network (TILN) , now in its eighth year of nurturing political talent from diverse backgrounds from the USA, and right across Europe.

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