Contributed Post: By Roddy NewmanWhile the British media has uncovered a number of Rupert Murdoch scandals which have thankfully led to a reduction in his influence in this country, it has not reported, or has barely reported many horrible things which his media empire does in Britain, the US, and Australia. This article is about those overlooked Murdoch scandals.

Caribbean Soldiers from WW2

Wed, May 3 1995 – Guardian Black Soldiers in WW2 In the early years of the second world war, Britain made frequent requests for help from its colonies. One man to respond was Billy Strachan. Like most Jamaicans at the time he regarded Britain as his homeland, and enlisting it

Giles Heron

Giles Heron became the first Afro-Caribbean player to play first team football for Celtic. Heron scored on his debut, a 2-1 win against Morton during the 1951-52 season and was quickly bestowed the nicknames “Black Flash” and “Black Arrow”. Giles Heron became the first Afro-Caribbean player to play first team

Black News UK

This article relates to race in the media. Source:  IRR Newsletter. g u a r d i a n Forensic evidence suggests Mark Duggan unarmed when shot The Guardian has revealed that forensic tests have shown that Mark Duggan was unarmed when shot dead by police in Tottenham. Concerns

Christopher Alder

Original Article – Guardian Maya Wolfe-Robinson and Owen Bowcott The Guardian, Tuesday 22 November 2011 The British Government will formally apologise through the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to the family of Christopher Alder, a black british ex-soldier who choked to death in handcuffs on the floor of a Hull Police Station 13 years

Portuguese Africa

Canning House, home of The Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Council, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ, England, sponsors a regular series of Portuguese-related events; for complete information, see the “events” page at Of particular interest is this free lecture, Friday 16th December, 18.30-19.30 : “From Invisibility to Visibility: Africans in