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    Saffiyah Khan: From EDL Viral Photo to The Specials

    It is less than two years since Saffiyah Khan’s calm smile, inches from the face of an English Defence League activist, made global headlines. But since then, she has gone through a frenzy of activity that has taken in everything from the catwalk, to making a film with the BBC, to performing with ska revivalists, […] More

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    Jacaranda Reveals Plans to Publish 20 Black British Writers in 2020

    A group of unnamed individuals has donated £25,000 towards an independent publisher’s initiative to publish 20 black British writers in 2020, in the hope it will “normalise” black writing and authors in the UK. London independent publisher Jacaranda set out to find 20 black British writers in 2018, going through more than 100 submissions to […] More

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    UK Met Police More Likely to Strip-Search Ethnic Minority Suspects, Report Warns

    Strip searches are being carried out disproportionately on black and ethnic minority suspects held by the Met, with some having their clothing removed without justification, official watchdogs warned today.  In a joint report, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, and HM Inspector of Constabulary, Wendy Williams, said that these suspects accounted for “25 percent of the […] More

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    Famous Camden Music Venue Koko Is Forced To Shut After Builders Find Structural Defect

    CAMDEN LONDON – One of London’s leading live music venues has been forced to close its doors and rearrange forthcoming shows after a “structural issue” with the ­building came to light. Koko temporarily shut this week after surveyors deemed the 117-year-old building unsafe for the public. The Camden venue, which is also a nightclub, is undergoing major construction work as […] More

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    ‘This war won’t end’: London UK Gang Murders On The Rise

     Sky News investigation has uncovered the deadly impact gang warfare is having on young lives in the capital Young black men in London are being murdered at a rate unlike anywhere else in the UK, as gang wars rage on in the capital. Sky News has spent months speaking with London’s fiercest gangs as part […] More

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