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Soldiers who fought in the British army during World War II were paid not only according to their length of service or rank, but also based on the colour of their skin – with black African soldiers getting the short end of the stick.

This is according to a report by The Guardian based on documents unearthed from Britain’s national archives. The documents were uncovered by the makers of a documentary – Jack Losh and Alessandro PavonE – for Al Jazeera English’s ‘People and Power’ series.

The document reveals that the government at the time systematically discriminated against half a million black African soldiers by paying them up to three times less than their white counterparts.

The Guardian reported that Labour Party MPs are calling for government to investigate the matter and…

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Africans who fought for British army paid less than white soldiers | World news


More than half a million black African soldiers who fought in the British army during the second world war were paid up to three times less than their white counterparts, a newly unearthed document has revealed, prompting calls for an investigation and the government to compensate surviving veterans.

The document, buried in Britain’s national archives, reveals how the government systematically discriminated against African soldiers, paying white personnel – even those living in African colonies and serving alongside African soldiers in British colonial units – far more than their black counterparts.

The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, acknowledged that inequalities existed in the past.

Labour MPs are calling for a government inquiry into the matter. On Wednesday,…

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Washington Monthly | What White Liberals Need to Know About African-Americans and School Choice


Politically, I’ve never been a supporter of charter schools or vouchers. It has always seemed important to me that we do whatever is necessary to make public education work for every child in this country. I fear what happens to the most vulnerable students left behind when we start giving some kids a way out.

For many years, however, I worked with colleagues who were African-American parents and had a different perspective, which led to some impassioned discussions. They would cite data showing that public schools are actually working to educate middle and upper class white students, while failing their children. That view was articulated very succinctly by Shadija Maddox, mother of 10-year-old Aniyah, who attends a charter school in Washington, D.C.

In a perfect world,…

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Latinos and African-Americans in California Breathe about 40 Percent More Vehicle Pollution than White Californians


OAKLAND, Calif. (February 5, 2019)—African American and Latino Californians are exposed to about 40 percent more fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from cars, trucks and buses than white Californians, according to an analysis released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

The study looked at emissions from vehicle tailpipes and vehicle refueling, and estimated pollution exposure at the census tract level. The study found African Americans are exposed to 43 percent higher levels, and Latinos 39 percent higher levels of air pollution from vehicles than white Californians, respectively.

Some PM2.5 is formed from burning gasoline or diesel in an engine, but most PM2.5 is formed when pollutants react in the atmosphere. Among all air pollutants, PM2.5 has the biggest impact on human…

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White Woman Who Claims She’s ‘Turned Black’ Due To Injections Wants To Move To Africa


A white former glamour model who ‘identifies as black’ has revealed her plans to move to Africa to be with ‘her people’.

Thirty-year-old Martina Big and her husband Michael Eurwen, 31, use tanning injections called Melanotan, which darkens the skin.

Big, who has had a number of operations to give her 30S boobs, has said she is looking for a home in Kenya where she hopes to a raise a family.

Big, who had a baptism and changed her name to Malaika Kubwa, meaning Big Angel in Swahili, told the Sun: “I not only look like an African woman, I also feel that I’m now an African woman. I spent time in Kenya last year and I felt so at home. Now I have a lot of invitations from all over Africa.”


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S African EFF Party Issues Manifesto in Bid to Crush ‘White Monopoly Capital’


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The issue of farm land has been a hot-button issue in South Africa, where racial disparities still persist in land ownership 25 years after the end of apartheid. A new constitutional amendment is intended to take land away from the white minority and hand it over to the black majority, a move some analysts say could have dire economic implications.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), South Africa’s leftist political party, has published its manifesto as the country is set to hold general elections in May.

The EFF, the third-largest party with 25 seats in the 400-seat parliament, calls for dramatic re-distribution of land and nationalisation of key economic sectors.

It claims that apartheid did not end in 1994, when the ruling African National…

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