Although Black people were present in Britain in… – People of Color in European Art History

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.

Las Iguanas faces backlash over ‘grossly unfair’ tipping policy

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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”.

Related: Restaurants’ tipping policy ‘forces waiters to pay to work’

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How can we call ourselves civilised while women are victims of barbarity? | John Kerry and Philip Hammond

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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.

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