Black in Fashion Council to drive industry’s reckoning with racism

Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pyer Moss designer and CFDA board member, called it a “watered-down, bubblegum-ass statement that didn’t address the issues”, speaking to Highsnobiety. And a group of about 250 black industry professionals responded with the Kelly Initiative, named after Patrick Kelly, the Grace Jones and Princes Diana-approved black couture designer who became the first American […]

Piers Corbyn avoids fine after being found GUILTY of breaking coronavirus restrictions at anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park in May

Last week the court considered dropping the case because police were accused of ‘abuse of process’ by singling out Corbyn, partly because he was the former Labour leader’s brother, on a day when they made no arrests at a much larger Black Lives Matter demonstration.

Jewish campaigners accuse Jeremy Corbyn of ‘trying to underscore’ dead paedophile ‘Jeffrey Epstein’s Jewishness’ as Labour leader’s pronunciation of ‘Epschteen’ blows up into ANOTHER full-blown anti-Semitism row

Compared to some of his bumbling, rambling appearances on the election trail, Boris was a man on fire . His eye-gaze was focused and moved seamlessly between the audience and the cameras. His biggest weakness in terms of technique was his trait of reading his opening and ending remarks from notes rather than memorizing his […]

Sislin Fay Allen: Britain’s first black policewoman honoured with lifetime achievement award

More from Metropolitan Police Teenager hit 180mph as he led police on half-hour motorbike chase Met Police: Urgent appeal for ‘high harm offenders’ launched Met Police stopped and searched black men over fist-bump, review finds Burglar caught after leaving half-eaten peach at crime scene Matt Ratana shooting: Police sergeant died from gunshot wound to the […]

No I.D. Still Believes We Can Fix the Music Industry

Common’s music with No I.D. didn’t storm the charts, but after a lull in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the producer started to rack up a slew of hits, first working with Jermaine Dupri — Bow Wow’s “Let Me Hold You” and “Outta My System” — and then Kanye West, whom No. I.D. briefly […]

Japan’s hafu stars are celebrated. But some mixed-race people say they feel like foreigners in their own country

So far, Anna has handed out around 15 cards. A man in his sixties assumed Anna was a foreigner and commented on her decision to buy a typical Japanese dish topped with grated yams at a convenience store. He angrily threw the card back at her when she gave it to him. Another woman said […]

Inside Virgin Galactic’s ‘Gateway to Space’: Richard Branson’s firm reveals first look at the New Mexico headquarters where wealthy tourists will go to ‘graduate as astronauts’

Once it reaches 50,000 feet (15,240 metres) the carrier plane releases SpaceShipTwo, a reusable, winged spacecraft designed to carry six passengers and two pilots into space. Virgin Galactic has named its first SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity (pictured) – the craft that the company has used in all of its test flights – though the firm is […]

Inside A Xinjiang Detention Camp

The walls inside were white too, but the wall of the cell where Ulan stayed with nine other men was covered with the Chinese flag and a poster with the emblem of the Communist Party and the words to the national anthem. That made the room, which would normally house only three or four people, […]

What ‘Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘The Crown’ and ‘Mrs. America’ are whispering to us

The writers on these shows also seem to understand that morally uncomplicated stories are usually less interesting, so the historically grounded sexism is often sparingly or strategically used in the narrative. In “The Queen’s Gambit,” for instance, there are only a few moments where rank sexism ever appears: when Harmon is paired with the only […]

Japan’s ‘vanishing’ Ainu will finally be recognized as indigenous people

Both Shimizu and Kano say the new law grants too much power to Japan’s central government, which requires Ainu groups to seek its approval for state-sponsored cultural projects. Furthermore, they say the bill should do more to promote education.