Letter from London

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Africa’s unremembered remembered

For over a century, white soldiers were remembered by name in memorials but the black and brown who perished in British colonial uniform were ignored. Finally, a great wrong is being righted.

Seismic shocks follow Meghan and Harry interview

The debate that followed Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could have repercussions not only for the UK but also for the Commonwealth, says Clayton Goodwin.

The serpent of racism wounded, not killed

Recalling the New Cross Fire, which killed several black teenagers in London 40 years ago, Clayton Goodwin wonders if all the good work done on community relations since is in danger of unravelling.

Finding the power behind the scenes

In the British sports and entertainment industries, few black people have positions of influence behind the scenes. What is behind this shortcoming?

Why London is now a stabbing hotspot

London has become notorious for a seemingly unending series of fatal stabbings. The perpetrators and victims are mostly black. What is behind this upsurge of violence?