PUBLISHED: 08:30 18 May 2019 Unmesh Desai, London Assembly member, City & East City & East Assembly Member Unmesh Desai has not given up on tackling knife crime. Archant I recently attended an event organised by the council to mark the 26th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Stephen's tragic death was a defining moment of the last few decades, with the subsequent MacPherson inquiry identifying the institutional racism corroding our society and setting a framework for improving race relations between the public and our police. It was great to see the borough's St George's Day celebrations and see the Town Hall fly our flag. Sadly, in the past, we have seen elements of the far-right try and hijack the event, so it was very positive to see the council as the civic voice of the borough send out a powerful unifying message by holding such an event. You may also want to watch: Tackling hate crime in all of its forms continues to be one of … [Read more...] about Opinion: Tackling hate crime is still a key priority
Show racism the red card
PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 March 2019 Kamal Sultan Ciel Ysabella De Guzman won All Saints Catholic School's competition for her drawing of four ethnically diverse woman merged into one face. Picture: ALL SAINTS Archant A schoolgirl’s prize-winning anti-racism artwork is being entered in a national competition. Students won tickets to the Daggers game against Barrow. Picture: ALL SAINTSCiel Ysabella De Guzman won the All Saints Catholic School competition for her drawing of four ethnically diverse woman merged into one face with the caption ‘we all belong to one human race’. The prize piece will now compete in the National Show Racism the Red Card competition later this year. The Wood Lane school’s assistant headteacher, Nick Pauro, said: “We are so proud of our Year 7s and how thoughtfully and creatively they have worked with their pastoral leaders.“To see the passion in our pupils to have such values heard bodes well for … [Read more...] about Dagenham schoolgirl’s anti-racism artwork to be entered in Show Racism the Red Card competition
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 7:40 PM EST Jan 24, 2019 They're red and white and debated all over. The baseball caps embroidered with the campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" are synonymous with President Donald Trump's administration, and have become a hot-button topic, especially in the wake of a racially charged confrontation last week near Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial. Many, including actress and activist Alyssa Milano, now are calling the baseball caps the modern-day white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan, representing a white nationalist ideology pushed by the president. The standoff involved a group of students from Covington Catholic School, an all-boys high school in Kentucky, who were wearing MAGA hats when they got into a confrontation with a Native American man from Michigan. The Native American elder, Nathan Phillips of Ypsilanti, said he was trying to defuse the tension between the mostly white … [Read more...] about MAGA hats: Trump campaign swag or symbols of hate?
This March 8, 2017, file photo shows former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 while Barbara Bush died April 17. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File) Burt Reynolds, right, who stars in the movie “The Longest Yard,” is interviewed before the movie’s premiere Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Los Angeles. Reynolds’ son Quinton Reynolds is at left. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) This Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. The famed singer died Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 8, 2015, British scientist Stephen Hawking (C) arrives on the red carpet with former wife Jane Hawking (L) and daughter Lucy Hawking (R) for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in … [Read more...] about Names we won’t forget: Famous people who died in 2018
Alan Dawson, provided by Published 4:27 am CST, Friday, December 21, 2018 Getty Images Raheem Sterling has spoken out over the alleged verbal abuse he received by a Chelsea supporter, and criticized the way the media portrays black soccer players. The Manchester City forward's statement was posted on Instagram a week after a banana skin was thrown at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and days before Chelsea fans sung anti-semitic chants during a European match. The deputy chief executive of a prominent anti-racism education group told Business Insider that soccer is a mirror of English society. He said the media's negative portrayal of some players, and the anti-immigration rhetoric from the Brexit campaign, has emboldened individuals who attend soccer games. The media can therefore do better in how it reports on black players, and the government can also work on implementing anti-racism education. The media, Brexit, and the attitudes of English society are to blame for the … [Read more...] about 3 ugly incidents show racism is running rampant in English soccer, and we’re all to blame