Elections 2022: Wales’ Black youth urged to vote in May 2022 elections // Guardian seeks Black journalists // Stephen Lawrence’s brother writes “Take a stand” Children’s book // Black-led Ubele Initiatives announces ‘Money On Loan’ // Bigotry frames Ukraine attention: WHO chief says
By Thomas L Blair 15 April 2022©
Elections 2022: Wales’ Black youth urged to get out and vote.
Hanna Mahamed member of the Welsh Youth Parliament campaigns to encourage over-16s to vote.
She said: “A lot of my friends see a divide between us and them: the older generation of politicians who don’t mention anything that directly affects us, reports the BBC News.
Figures show a persistent trend of low registration in the UK. Lack of representation and trust are key factors. In youth’s view “we don’t really have a say in decisions that affect us”.
Guardian diversity editor seeks Black journalists. There’s a vacancy for an assistant editor of The Guardian. “Be part of the team producing its daily print edition”, says Joseph Harker, The Guardian Senior editor (Diversity & Development), Apply here: https://workforus.theguardian.com/index.php/jobs/kin0002el/…
Stephen Lawrence’s brother writes “Take a stand” a Children’s book. Stuart, brother of the race hate victim Stephen Lawrence, urges young readers to “stand up, speak out, be the difference”, in Silence is Not an Option, Scholastic, £14.99
Black-led Ubele Initiatives announces ‘Money on Loan’. Ubele Initiatives announces the Recovery Loan Fund loans to UK charities and social enterprises. Especially focused on those impacted by Covid 19 and need funds to help them to survive, recover and grow.
Bigotry frames Ukraine attention. WHO chief says the world does not give equal attention to emergencies affecting black and white people.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said only a fraction of the help given to Ukraine was given to other humanitarian crises.
Crisis-ridden Tigray province in Ethiopia, Yemen, Afghanistan or Syria are not receiving the same attention.
“I need to be blunt and honest that the world is not treating the human race the same way. Some are more equal than others. And when I say this, it pains me. Because I see it. Very difficult to accept but it’s happening,” he added.
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