Claudia thrives on everything current, in arts, politics and social campaigning. An author with a health background, she is also a social entrepreneur and coaches on independent publishing and becoming a successful author. She lives in London.
But let's be honest here, the coolest in the school playground have never viewed chess success as anything other than compensation for not being cool. You either get to be cool, or to be a chess champion, the two can never be compatible. Or so the thinking goes.
It is now well known that BME NHS staff are twice as likely to face disciplinary procedures, and one study found that more than 60% of the midwives in London subject to disciplinary procedures were black, and all ten that were eventually dismissed were from a BME background.
This series of articles will appear weekly and present my recommended <strong>Seven Survival Steps</strong> for black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS, but may be a useful read to anyone with an interest in the NHS. The articles are excerpts from a forthcoming handbook, and provide highlights.
If you are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, and work in the NHS in the UK, you will already know that survival can be the name of the game. As well as doing the day job, whether you are a consultant, a hospital porter, a chief executive, a nurse or an administrator there are factors you are far more likely to have to negotiate than your white colleagues.
In this general election year, politicians are in listening mode, so what message would Wheatle wish to transmit to them? Inequalities and confused messages about literacy would be at the top of the list.
The mainstream woman's movement has frequently been accused of looking at female empowerment and equality through a fairly rosy lens. High profile feminist activists have historically been from very educated backgrounds, and sometimes taken an academic stance to women's equality.
International Women's Day is observed on 8th March every year, to celebrate the achievements of women; to inspire women to achieve, and to mobilise action for injustices against women. An upcoming rights conference is to be held in Bristol, to mark this event, and highlight the work of key campaigners and champions of women's global empowerment...
Whilst the British Government has been immobilised by indecision, and confusion about its strategic response to the winter floods, Somerset has been left to drown. Large parts of the UK have been submerged under flood waters for months. No. 10 has failed to act as people in the region watch helplessly as their homes, businesses, cattle and crop become subsumed by contaminated water.
Those who had the pleasure to know and work with Dexter, attest his goodness, talent and humility through the medium of social media. For the rest of us, he appeared to be all that and his untimely death, has robbed us an unbounded talent, still in his prime.
The increased aspirations of black pupils are to be applauded as higher education is more likely to lead to successful careers and higher income. Well educated citizens with improved employment prospects, irrespective of ethnic background are highly desirable for the economic development and social stability of any nation.
The Inquiry has also been shaken by two apparent suicides of survivors of the massacre, the most recent taking place in May. A young miner, 27 year old Lungani Mabutyana, was found hanging from a tree after an earlier suicide attempt due to financial worries.
Now that the FBI has published images of two suspects in the bombing of the Boston marathon, many people living in London, UK, will anxiously recall the disastrous actions of the Metropolitan Police in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the London Underground in July 2005.
19/04/2013 12:09 BST
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