How has the COVID pandemic affected Black mental health? By Yusef Alam
As the Premier League starts up and players continue to take a knee against systemic racism, Callum Ferguson looks at enduring lack of British footballers from Asian backgrounds at all levels of the national game.
Ten years after the shooting of Mark Duggan and the uprisings that followed - how far have relations between the police and Black people come? Guest Blog by Abigail Ukbai
Thanks to years of campaigning, June 22nd is now recognised in the UK as Windrush Day, a time to acknowledge the contribution of a generation not only from the Caribbean and African but other parts of the Commonwealth.
Blog by CORE Chairperson: David Weaver - in Memory of George Floyd
Guest blog by Dr Sanjiv Lingayah. After a tumultuous 2020, marked by the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 on racially minoritised populations and the murder of George Floyd, we have been reminded how racism shows up in painful, sometimes deadly ways.
Meghan’s Blackness has lost its sparkle even quicker than I originally envisioned when I wrote an initial comment piece shortly after the royal wedding. As I alluded to at the time and reiterate here, the sparkle of Meghan’s Blackness could not last because at its core Britain is an institutionally racist country.
You may well have missed it under the Brexit deluge but Theresa May announced a major reform of the Mental Health Act this month – the first for 30 years.
She had commissioned Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London and president of the Royal Society of Medicine to examine the legal state of Britain’s mental health system.
His report came out earlier this month. Frankly it is full of warm words but proposes scant action and dumps the problem of better treatment for mental health patients on the NHS.
A number of people have approached me with regards to Trevor Phillips recent article in the Mail newspaper calling for the police to be made exempt of race equality laws to allow them to carry out more stop and search operations on predominantly young black boys in areas with high levels of violent crime.