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Politics

“If Biden wins, we can't stop fighting and if Trump wins, we must stay hopeful”

A young Black activist in the US looks ahead to the results of this year's polarising presidential election and says her work must continue no matter who wins.

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Olivia Pace
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In order to save the planet, we must start shopping sustainability
People

Black British activists share their hopes for the future

Spotlighting the leading voices for change with some wise words for a better future

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Victoria Sanusi
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EndSARS protestors in Nigeria
Politics

This how you can help the #EndSARS movement from the UK

Everything you need to know about what's going on in Nigeria.

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Lauren Geall
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People

Hope, positivity and power: “What I learned when I met Black Lives Matter’s Alicia Garza”

Stylist magazine's guest editor and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza on what drives her to keep going.

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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Hollie Richardson
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“I’m a Black breast cancer survivor – this is why I’m campaigning for more support”

Leanne Pero was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 30.

Hauwa Ojeifo
People

Meet the woman giving mental health a voice in Nigeria

Nigeria hasn’t had a new piece of mental health legislation since 1958. Hauwa Ojeifo wants to change that.

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Lauren Geall
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Gina Miller: UK police are investigating a "Kill Gina Miller" crowdfunding page.
People

Gina Miller says fundraising sites should face tighter regulation after “Kill Gina Miller” scandal

Her calls come after a fundraiser seeking £10,000 to hire a hitman to kill the political activist was left live for five months.

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Lauren Geall
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Viola Davis beautifully explains why she has bought a former slave plantation
People

Viola Davis beautifully explains why she has bought a former slave plantation

“It is the birthplace of my story.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Black women are using hashtags to call for equality and expose injustices on social media, now I am doing the same
Long Reads

How hashtags have played a crucial role in Black women’s activism online

Black women are using hashtags to call for equality and expose injustices on social media, now I am doing the same

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Rene Germain
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Destroyed buildings are visible a day after a massive explosion occurred at the port on Aug. 5, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon. As of Wednesday morning, more than 100 people were confirmed dead, with thousands injured, when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital. Officials said a waterfront warehouse storing explosive materials, reportedly 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, was the cause of the blast. (Photo by Daniel Carde/Getty Images)
Life

The situation in Lebanon requires action beyond our Twitter feeds

Years of tragedy in Syria, Palestine and Algeria prove that those well intentioned “thoughts and prayers” will only go so far. It’s time to do more.

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Kayleigh Dray
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The real story behind those ‘Challenge Accepted’ posts on Instagram
Life

The real story behind those black-and-white selfies on Instagram

Read this before you jump on that ‘Challenge Accepted’ bandwagon.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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We need to talk about the Jen Reid statue

Stylist turns the spotlight on the activist who inspired Bristol’s A Surge of Power.

Meghan Markle
People

Meghan Markle discusses the “discomfort” we need to experience right now

She took part in a video call with her husband Harry.

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Hollie Richardson
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A city scape of people stuck inside
People

What’s it going to take to build a better world after coronavirus?

Activists Vanessa Nakate, Trisha Shetty and Amika George discuss how we can create a ‘new normal’ which works for everyone.

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Lauren Geall
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Malala Yousafzai
People

Malala Yousafzai just celebrated her graduation in a very relatable way

Huge congratulations!

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Hollie Richardson
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People

Ellen Pompeo wants to know why police are carrying machine guns at anti-racism protests

“At the Women’s March, there were no machine guns. At Pride marches, there were no machine guns. But the Black Lives Matter march? Machine guns everywhere.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Blackout Tuesday: write to your MP.
Life

Posted a black square? Write to your MP next – here’s how

Here are the demands we should make to our local MP.

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Hollie Richardson
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People hold placards as they join a spontaneous Black Lives Matter march through central London to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and in support of the demonstrations in North America on May 31, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
Life

The most powerful photos from London’s anti-racism protest

Thousands of people have marched across the city in protest after George Floyd’s death at the hands of a white police officer.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Hollie Richardson
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Beyonce calls for change in a powerful video message – this is how you can help

The singer feels “broken and disgusted” by the George Floyd’s death.

Sinead Burke
People

Remarkable Women Awards: Sinéad Burke wins Change-Maker of the Year

She's made it her mission to highlight the exclusive nature of the fashion industry.

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Kayleigh Dray
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