Black Lives Matter movement

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An arrest at the George Floyd protests: Mel D Cole’s best photograph
‘As soon as I took this shot, I knew it was special – something pretty much all Black people could relate to. This man was arrested for daring to question authority. I’ve been arrested for the same thing’

Interview by Edward Siddons

20, Oct, 2021 @2:57 PM

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From childlessness to the climate crisis, why is the blame always on us? | Nesrine Malik
When it comes to addressing the sorry state of the world, there’s been a huge shift of responsibility away from governments and corporations, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

18, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Racist attack on English Heritage exhibition celebrating black lives
Police called after ‘n’ word scrawled on photograph of black model at stately home show

Alex Mistlin

16, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Oxford college installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’
Explanatory panel next to statue also says mining magnate exploited the ‘peoples of southern Africa’

Jamie Grierson and Damien Gayle

11, Oct, 2021 @5:41 PM

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Why Derecka Purnell went from police reformist to abolitionist: ‘It’s so we can get more free’
The lawyer, writer and advocate has shifted her position from one rooted in reform, to one focused on total abolition

Tayo Bero

05, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Is it really so radical to say the police aren’t fit for purpose? | Nesrine Malik
From the UK to the US, the police are there to protect the powerful, not the powerless, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

04, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Akala, Bernardine Evaristo, Ben Okri and more pick 20 classic books by writers of colour
Twenty contemporary writers recommend overlooked novels, essays and poetry that deserve to sit alongside the classics on our bookshelves

Kadish Morris

03, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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One in five shortlisted authors for top UK literary prizes in 2020 were black
Racial diversity has gradually increased, after no black authors were shortlisted in four of the years between 1996 and 2009

Aamna Mohdin, Tobi Thomas, Georgina Quach and Zala Šeško

01, Oct, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Black History Month launches in UK with ‘proud to be’ campaign
Local authorities raise pan-African flag to mark start of series of events for October across Britain

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Earliest European portraits of African men on show together for first time
Rijksmuseum says change in focus prompted by renewed interest in wake of Black Lives Matter

Daniel Boffey

28, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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History review – hostility repeats itself in tale of prejudice and protest
There are spirited performances as Roy Williams explores activism, parenthood and sexuality in this audio drama about black British identity spanning 40 years

Arifa Akbar

23, Sep, 2021 @8:16 AM

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Black UK artists are creating most ‘exciting’ work, says Michael McMillan
Playwright and curator says Black Lives Matter movement has inspired new generation of black creators

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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