Black Britain has always been in recession ever since the 1970s. Even in the boom years of the mid-2000's African and Caribbean unemployment was higher than White unemployment is now. The difference is that while White people are mired in an economic slump, the working age Black population are stuck in a Great Depression. (more…)
A blood-stained “do not disturb” sign hung on the door of hotel room 1215 of the Dupont Plaza in down-town Miami. Inside, the bodies of Chinese-Jamaican father and son Derrick Moo Young, 53, and his son Duane, 23, lay on the floor. (more…)
As President Barack Obama ratchets up drone attacks on al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia, experts are questioning whether drones could replace Guantánamo Bay as the recruiting tool of choice for militants. (more…)
One detail about the Trayvon Martin killing that escaped the headlines was the fact that he was labeled as "John Doe" in the morgue for three days while his parents fretted about their son's mysterious disappearance. 'John Doe' is an American equivalent of the term 'Joe Bloggs' in Britain. A symbol of the callous disregard in which the Florida state held towards this innocent teenager. Anonymous and disregarded; just another dead black youth. ...
The death of a young African-American woman shot in the head by an off-duty police officers in Obama's home town of Chicago, coming hot on the heels of the controversial shooting of schoolboy Trayvon Martin, threatens to crack open 'race' divisions in the United States and present the biggest threat to the first black president. (more…)
Troy Davis was murdered barbarously but joined his ancestors with the dignity and spirit that they couldn’t crush – and he told them so. Like many thousands of others, I feel a swirling set of emotions – from anger at the injustice of executing an innocent man to despondency that worldwide protests could not prevent it. (more…)
YOU CAN BE forgiven for not knowing who Barack Obama is. Most Americans don’t know who he is either, but that doesn’t stop them wanting to make him their first black president. (more…)