Although Black people were present in Britain in the Roman and medieval periods, and there has been a continuous settlement of people of African heritage from the sixteenth century to today, Black peoples’ experiences and also the role they have played in shaping British history has often been hidden or marginalised. Up until recent decades, Black British history pre-1945 was little examined in public discourse and academic history writing.
Online petition calls on restaurant to abandon rule whereby waiters pay their employer 3% of table sales
The restaurant chain Las Iguanas is coming under increasing pressure from staff and diners to change a controversial tipping policy as thousands of consumers brand the practice “grossly unfair and entirely unnecessary”.
The abhorrent sexual violence waged by groups such as Isis and Boko Haram must be countered by governments and at local levels
In Syria and Iraq, Isis terrorists have turned kidnapping and the sale of women and girls into recruitment and fundraising tools. Thousands of women have been enslaved and raped. In Somalia and Nigeria, terrorists have abducted scores of young women to force them into sham “marriages” characterised by degradation and abuse.
These practices are a stain on the conscience of the world. Sexual abuse is not a legitimate tactic of conflict or war. Women and girls are not slaves to be awarded to terrorist fighters. And mislabelling this abuse as “marriage” does not alter the reality that rape is rape and rape is wrong.
Tens of thousands of Malaysians have held an anti-government protest in Kuala Lumpur, calling on Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down over corruption allegations. The Malaysian leader denies any wrongdoing.
Gang violence is escalating in El Salvador. The country’s murder rate is one of the highest in the world. Now, amid criticism, the government is debating whether it should deploy the military.
DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano….
Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting “revolution” took to the streets of Beirut on Saturday for an unprecedented mobilisation against sectarian politicians they say are incompetent and corrupt.