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Stephen Lawrence's parents' fight for justice to be made into TV drama

Parents back project saying it has added resonance in light of Black Lives Matter protestsDoreen and Neville Lawrence’s long, difficult struggle to get justice for their murdered son, Stephen, is to be made in to a three-part television drama.ITV announced on Monday it had commissioned a sequel to its Bafta-winning 1999 single drama, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, which was written and directed by Paul Greengrass. Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Paul Greengrass, Stephen Lawrence, Stephen, Neville Lawrence


The debt that Britain still owes for slavery | Letters

Mary Ruck on the forced labour endured by Kenyans during the 1950s state of emergency, Dr Charmian Goldwyn on today’s inequalities, Fawzi Ibrahim on the downside to reparations and James Heartfield on Lord Palmerston’s acknowledgment of Britain’s debt to Africa. Plus letters from Norman Miller and John PellingAfua Hirsch (The case for British slavery reparations can no longer be brushed aside, 9 July) is right to challenge the shiftless response to the case for reparations. Her argument is forti...
Tags: London, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Britain, Slavery, Kenya, Caribbean, British Empire, Black Lives Matter Movement, Fawzi Ibrahim, Norman Miller, Mary Ruck, Charmian Goldwyn, James Heartfield


How Broadway’s Hamilton contributes to the long history of small screen racial discourse

On 3 July 2020, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton—perhaps somewhat inadvertently—took its place alongside decades of Broadway shows and stars which had helped foster an awareness of American race relations via the small screen. When Disney won the $75 million bidding war for the global theatrical distribution rights of Hamilton, the filmed recording of the show’s original cast performing on the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre was just another feather in the media monolith’s cap. Disney soon ann...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Television, Abc, Virginia, Race, Disney, US, America, United States, Harry Belafonte, New York Times, Showtime, Broadway, Civil Rights


Anti-bullying helpline to be set up for armed service personnel

People can use line to report harassment as part of efforts to tackle ‘laddish culture’A helpline has been set up for service personnel to try to “stamp out” unacceptable behaviour in the armed forces, the Ministry of Defence has announced.Personnel who experience or witness bullying, harassment or discrimination will be able to contact the 24-hour helpline staffed7 by trained advisers and qualified counsellors. Continue reading...
Tags: Bullying, Race, Society, UK News, Military, Royal Air Force, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Royal Navy, Sexual Harassment


Michaela Coel: 'Like Arabella, I realised my life was about to change for ever'

The actor and writer mined her own dark experiences of assault and racism for the BBC hit drama I May Destroy YouMichaela Coel’s drama I May Destroy You has passed the point where we argue about whether it is a hit. The story of Arabella, a young London writer who’s drugged and raped, and embarks on a quest for justice and self-knowledge, has been a passport for millions of BBC viewers into a world of shifting boundaries around sexual consent, generational clashes, social media addiction and dru...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, London, Television, Drama, Race, America, UK News, World news, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Arabella, TV Comedy, Michaela Coel, YouMichaela Coel


Eminem criticises non-mask wearers on new rap track

Collaboration with Kid Cudi takes aim at people spreading Covid-19 by not wearing masksEminem has entered the debate about face masks in a collaboration with Kid Cudi, tackling an issue that is the subject of fierce disagreement in the US and UK.The single, The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady, is the first time the two rappers have joined forces. They reflect on rehab and recovery as well as current events including police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, UK, Race, US, World news, US news, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Cudi, Coronavirus outbreak


Médecins Sans Frontières is 'institutionally racist', say 1,000 insiders

Medical charity accused of shoring up colonialism and white supremacy in its workThe medical NGO Médecins Sans Frontières is institutionally racist and reinforces colonialism and white supremacy in its humanitarian work, according to an internal statement signed by 1,000 current and former members of staff.The statement accused MSF of failing to acknowledge the extent of racism perpetuated by its policies, hiring practices, workplace culture and “dehumanising” programmes, run by a “privileged wh...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Race, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Charities, Voluntary sector, Italy, Aid, Global development, Humanitarian response, Msf, Médecins Sans Frontières


LIVE TOMORROW| Penn Jillette: The year that shattered America's illusions

Add event to your calendar The year 2020 will go down in history as one that shook our inner and outer worlds. In this Big Think Live session, magician, author, and cultural critic Penn Jillette will discuss the giant upheavals of 2020 through the lens of what he knows best: illusions. Which social, personal, and governmental illusions have been shattered this year, and how (and what) should we rebuild? Jillette, one half the world's most famous magic duo with Teller, will also give ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Learning, Religion, Race, America, Mindfulness, Brain, United States, Innovation, Protests, Atheism, Mind, Humanity, Personal Growth, Penn Jillette


Penn Jillette: The year that shattered America's illusions

In this Big Think Live session, magician, author, and cultural critic Penn Jillette will discuss the giant upheavals of 2020 through the lens of what he knows best: illusions. Which social, personal, and governmental illusions have been shattered this year, and how (and what) should we rebuild? Jillette, one half the world's most famous magic duo with Teller, will also give tips on how to foster long-term business partnerships and sustain creativity, and how he maintains a clear, rational mind i...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Learning, Religion, Race, America, Mindfulness, Brain, United States, Innovation, Protests, Atheism, Mind, Humanity, Personal Growth, Penn Jillette


Police in England and Wales face inquiry into possible racial bias

Exclusive: IOPC to look for any pattern of discrimination in use of force and stop and searchCases that highlight claims of police racial profiling in EnglandPolice across England and Wales face an inquiry to establish whether they racially discriminate against ethnic minorities in their use of force and stop and search, the Guardian has learned.The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) says it will use its formal powers to investigate cases and then look if any pattern of racial discrimi...
Tags: England, Wales, Police, Race, UK News, Guardian, Metropolitan Police, Independent Office for Police Conduct IOPC, EnglandPolice


Vauhxx Booker: black activist details 'attempted lynching' by group of white men in Indiana – video

A black civil rights campaigner says he was the victim of an 'attempted lynching' by a group of white men and 'would be a hashtag' had friends not intervened during the incident at a southern Indiana lake.Vauhxx Booker, who is a member of the Monroe county human rights commission, said the men pinned him against a tree, shouted racial slurs and one of them threatened to 'get a noose' at Monroe Lake near Bloomington over the Fourth of July weekend. Booker uploaded clips of the encounter to social...
Tags: Race, US news, Indiana, Fbi, Booker, Black Lives Matter Movement, Bloomington, Monroe, Monroe Lake, Vauhxx Booker


Met police apologise to Bianca Williams over stop and search

Commissioner says incident involving British athlete has been referred to watchdogThe Metropolitan police have apologised to Bianca Williams, the British athlete who was stopped and handcuffed by police alongside her partner and baby son, the force’s chief has told MPs.Williams and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, who are both trained by the former Olympic champion Linford Christie, were stopped while driving back to their home in Maida Vale, west London, on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Police, Race, UK News, Williams, Metropolitan Police, Linford Christie, Bianca Williams, Maida Vale west London, Ricardo dos Santos


Met police apologise for handcuffing athlete Bianca Williams

Commissioner says incident involving British athlete has been referred to watchdogThe Metropolitan police have apologised to Bianca Williams, the British athlete who was stopped and handcuffed by police alongside her partner and baby son, the force’s chief has told MPs.Williams and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, who are both trained by the former Olympic champion Linford Christie, were stopped while driving back to their home in Maida Vale, west London, on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Police, Race, UK News, Williams, Metropolitan Police, Linford Christie, Bianca Williams, Maida Vale west London, Ricardo dos Santos


JK Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter

Harper’s letter asserts way to ‘defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion’, but critics accuse authors of censorious mentalityJK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are among the signatories to a controversial open letter warning that the spread of “censoriousness” is leading to “an intolerance of opposing views” and “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”.Rowling, whose beliefs on transgender rights have recently seen scores of Harry Potter fans distance themselves fr...
Tags: Books, Gender, Media, Activism, Protest, Censorship, Race, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Culture, Magazines, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis


Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter

Harper’s letter asserts way to ‘defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion’, but critics accuse authors of censorious mentalityJK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are among the signatories to a controversial open letter warning that the spread of “censoriousness” is leading to “an intolerance of opposing views” and “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”.Rowling, whose beliefs on transgender rights have recently seen scores of Harry Potter fans distance themselves fr...
Tags: Books, Gender, Media, Activism, Protest, Censorship, Race, Social Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Culture, US politics, Magazines, Higher Education, Harry Potter


French coronavirus study finds black immigrant deaths doubled at peak

Statistics agency is first in France to cross-check Covid-19 fatalities with country of originDeath rates among immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa doubled in France and tripled in the Paris region at the height of France’s coronavirus outbreak, finds a study from the French government’s statistics agency.The INSEE agency’s findings, published on Tuesday, are the closest France has come to acknowledging with numbers the disproportionate impact of the virus on the country’s black immigrants and me...
Tags: Europe, France, Race, World news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Black Lives Matter Movement, Saharan Africa, INSEE, Coronavirus outbreak


Bumi Thomas: the Glasgow-born singer given two weeks to leave the country

Despite living much of her life in the UK, the jazz musician became a victim of the hostile environment policy. She talks about her fight to remain – and strengthening her rootsDuring lockdown, UK jazz artist Bumi Thomas has found space to spread out in her local park. “I take my guitar and howl,” she laughs. “I love it!” As the world starts to understand just how much black women feel they have to reduce themselves, it’s soothing to think of a carefree Thomas filling public space with highlife ...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Nigeria, Race, Culture, Pop and rock, Jazz, Glasgow, Miles Davis, Thomas, Fela Kuti, Yoruba, Bumi Thomas, Peter Adjaye


Indiana: Black activist says white attackers threatened to 'get a noose'

Vauhxx Booker posts video and says he was assaulted by men claiming he had trespassed on private propertyA Black man says a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming that he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend.Vauhxx Booker, a local civil rights activist and member of the Monroe county human rights commission, posted cellphone video on Facebook that shows part of the altercati...
Tags: Facebook, Race, US news, Indiana, Booker, Monroe, Lake Monroe, Vauhxx Booker, Bloomington Continue


9 Now Children’s Books to Start a Conversation About Race

I’ve spent the last month really trying to educate myself and learn more about how I can be anti-racist, for me and with my family. I know this is an ongoing process, so one of the things I am determined to do is start the change in my own home. I’m trying my best to teach my children to be inclusive in all aspects. And as my kids LOVE books, they are such a great way to help facilitate deep learning. If you’re wanting more resources, I’ve found 9 NOW children’s books to help start a conversatio...
Tags: Crafts, Books, Supreme Court, Learning, Abc, California, Race, Slideshow, Picture books, Children's Books, Jelani Memory, Mendez, Educational Fun, Alexandra Penfold, Vashti Harrison, Chana Ginelle Ewing


Doreen Lawrence recalls being stopped by police shortly after son's killing

Peer was pulled over and told to get out of her car late at night, she tells parliamentary committee Doreen Lawrence, whose son Stephen was murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993, has told how she was stopped by police while driving late at night shortly after the killing.Giving evidence to parliament’s joint committee on human rights on Monday during an inquiry on “Black people, racism and human rights”, Lady Lawrence recalled her experience of being pulled over due to what she implied...
Tags: Police, Race, UK News, Stephen Lawrence, Stephen, Doreen Lawrence, Lady Lawrence


White woman who called police over black birdwatcher is charged

Amy Cooper charged with filing a false reportIncident occurred in Central Park, New York, in MayA white woman who called police and falsely accused an African American man of threatening her life after he asked her to leash her dog in New York city’s Central Park is being criminally charged over the incident. Related: Video of white woman calling police on black man in Central Park draws outrage Continue reading...
Tags: New York, New York City, Race, US news, US crime, Central Park New York, Central Park, Amy Cooper


Harry and Meghan: Commonwealth must acknowledge the past and right the wrongs – video

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said the Commonwealth must acknowledge the past even if it may be uncomfortable to do so, but that after doing so ‘everyone benefits’.The couple were speaking in discussion by video link on justice and equal rights with young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), of which Harry and Meghan are president and vice-president respectively.The Sussexes spoke of historic injustice, unconscious bias and racism in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, ...
Tags: Race, UK News, Monarchy, Prince Harry, Harry, Duke, Sussex, British Empire, Commonwealth, Black Lives Matter Movement, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Queen 's Commonwealth Trust QCT


Athlete stopped by Met police says it feels like 'being black is a crime'

Bianca Williams says she feels obliged to speak out, as Keir Starmer questions police actions An athlete who was stopped and handcuffed by police alongside her partner and baby son has said the experience left her feeling like “being black is a crime”, as politicians questioned the officers’ actions.Bianca Williams and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, who are both trained by the former Olympic champion Linford Christie, were stopped while driving back to their home in Maida Vale, west London, on...
Tags: London, Police, Race, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Keir Starmer, Linford Christie, Bianca Williams, Maida Vale west London, Ricardo dos Santos


Harry and Meghan say Commonwealth 'must acknowledge the past'

Couple say process will be uncomfortable but ‘needs to be done because everyone benefits’The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said the Commonwealth “must acknowledge the past”, even if it is “uncomfortable”, as the couple spoke of historic injustice, unconscious bias and racism in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.They said the Commonwealth, which grew out of the British empire and is headed by Prince Harry’s grandmother the Queen, needed to follow the example of others, and they accepted ...
Tags: Race, UK News, World news, Monarchy, Prince Harry, Harry, Duke, Sussex, British Empire, Commonwealth, Black Lives Matter Movement, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex


Extend US Facebook boycott to Europe, campaigners urge

Calls follow Mark Zuckerberg’s dismissal of anti-hate-speech campaign in meeting with staffCampaigners are calling for an advertising boycott of Facebook in the US to be extended to Europe, after its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, dismissed the effects of the campaign in a meeting with staff.A growing number of companies have halted advertising on Facebook after criticism that the platform was not doing enough to counter hate speech on its sites. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Technology, Media, Protest, Social Networking, Race, Advertising, US, UK News, World news, US news, US Facebook


Today show dumps Pauline Hanson for 'divisive' remarks about Melbourne public housing residents

Channel Nine initially promoted One Nation leader’s comments describing people locked down due to coronavirus as ‘drug addicts’ who ‘cannot speak English’• Follow live updates in Monday’s Australia coronavirus blog • Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email • Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsChannel Nine’s Today show has dropped One Nation leader Pauline Hanson as a “regular contributor”, after she described residents of public housing in Melbo...
Tags: Health, Australia, Race, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Australian television, Victoria, Melbourne, Channel Nine, Nine Entertainment, Pauline Hanson, One Nation, Coronavirus outbreak, notificationsChannel Nine 's Today


Trump claims victory as US nears 130,000 Covid-19 deaths – as it happened

Trump claims 99% of US cases are ‘totally harmless’ Woman killed after car drives through Seattle protestKanye West declares 2020 White House runSign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.28pm BST We’ll be shutting down today’s blog shortly. Here’s a glance at the day’s top news items: 10.07pm BST Another of the former Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd has been released from jail, according to Hennepin County jail records. The Associated Press reports:Tou T...
Tags: Protest, Minneapolis, Republicans, White House, Race, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, US policing, US domestic policy, Associated Press, Seattle, Donald Trump, Trump


Met police deny misconduct after Linford Christie athletes stopped

Pair trained by Olympic champion consider legal action over incident in west LondonTwo black athletes trained by former Olympic champion Linford Christie who were stopped and handcuffed by police officers while with their three-month-old son are considering legal action, the Guardian understands. Video of the incident in Maida Vale, west London, on Saturday, posted by Christie on Twitter, showed officers telling the occupants of the vehicle, Ricardo dos Santos and Bianca Williams, they were goin...
Tags: London, Police, Race, UK News, Williams, Metropolitan Police, Christie, Linford Christie, Bianca Williams, Maida Vale west London, Ricardo dos Santos


Understanding white privilege, with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni Eddo-Lodge has become the first black British author to top the UK nonfiction bestseller list with her 2017 book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. In an exclusive interview with the Observer’s Nosheen Iqbal she talks about global discussions on racism following the death of George FloydThe death of George Floyd in the US has ignited conversations around the globe about race, racism and white privilege. On social media, people have been sharing reading lists, offering sug...
Tags: Books, UK, Race, US, Black Lives Matter Movement, Observer, Nosheen Iqbal, Reni Eddo Lodge, George Floyd, George FloydThe