My Journey As A British Chinese

Johnny Luk | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

I went to a school where I was one of the very few Chinese people there and I found myself really struggling with my identity. That became stronger when other friends began to date; it was so hard to ask girls out because I felt so 'different' which for a teenager, really killed my confidence.

Dark Times, Bright Voices: Hope From The Diaspora

William Barylo | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK
William Barylo

While Brexit and the American election have sent shockwaves across the globe, I thought it is important I do not become overwhelmed by negativity, and look at some positive stories happening around me.

Love, Sex and Desire in the Diaspora

Chayya Syal | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chayya Syal

For many South Asian women to simply talk about sex, sexuality and/or desire are topics which are difficult to discuss. Even as I write this, I feel like I'm walking on eggshells and having to be overly cautious with what I want to say - which says a lot if you think about it...

Why I Believe Every Month Should be Black History Month

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Every month can be Black History Month if we put in a concerted effort to give our young the medicine they need; the self-conception and self-perception that can only be derived from a deeply-rooted cultural identity.

In Defence of Diaspora and Sri Lanka's Invisible Victims

Frances Harrison | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Frances Harrison

There's typically a sense that once people have fled their country they no longer deserve a full stake in its future. Perhaps the assumption is exiles have assimilated elsewhere, their children no longer speak the language or understand the nuances of the culture. Sometimes there's a degree of envy - members of a diaspora are considered financially better off abroad...

Chinese New Year in London

David Feng | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
David Feng

They're selling chocolate bunnies for Easter (already!), but they might also be interested to note that the bunny is also a part of Mid-Autumn Festival in China, as is the full moon and the goddess Chang'e.

'We Can't Stop Them' Says Islamic State's Fave Social Network

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Tech

A social network used by Islamic State militants said it cannot stop the spread of graphic material on its servers -- for the simple reason that it do...

Together, Can We Build a Diverse Music Industry?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Did you know that 92% of the UK music industry is white? Does that matter? Who cares? Does it matter when you consider that it's totally unrepresentative of the music scene's artist's, promoter's, record label's worker's and fan's? It does matter.

Remembering Halabja and Boosting the Kurdish Diaspora

Gary Kent | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Several MPs referred favourably to Ukrainian communities and organisations in their constituencies in a recent Commons debate on Russian actions against Ukraine. Such links with voters, who may be seen as newsworthy locally and electorally important, makes MPs more attentive.

Is Bangladesh Turning Into a Failed State?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The international community - the UN, the EU and the Commonwealth in particular -must play an active role in bringing Hasina's government and the opposition together to hold a free and fair election under international observers.

The Real Remittance Crisis: Skills, Human Expertise and Intellectual Capital Are Critical for Africa's Long-Term Growth

Ade Daramy | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK
Ade Daramy

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is currently working to equip the population of Sierra Leone with key skills that can be used to help mobilise small-scale economic transformation.

Reconnecting With the Past - A British-Bangladeshi Returns to the Land of Her Ancestors

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

It is often said that the descendants of immigrants who hail from unfamiliar cultures are condemned to exist in the hinterlands of society, belonging nowhere, forever in search of a tangible identity to call their own.

A Festival to Highlight the African Diaspora's Contribution to the World

Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell

They have a saying in Uganda: "A guest sees more in an hour than a host in a year." So spare a thought for us at African Peoples Advocacy (APA). We will be hosting people, not for an hour, but for five hours on 2nd August, and we are excitedly wondering what our guests will make of this experience.

Something Truly New Out of Africa

Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK
Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell

What I find depressingly familiar about the IF campaign is that underlying this movement is the long-standing misrepresentation of underdeveloped countries in general, and Africa in particular, as places full of helpless individuals in need of salvation.

Making Diaspora Remittances Go Further

Gibril Faal | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Gibril Faal

Perhaps post-recession, policymakers shall have greater empathy and understanding of the compounded problems faced by developing countries. As for migrants and diasporas, the awful stench of poverty and deprivation continues to occupy their senses as they manage their new lives.

Where Is the Greek Diaspora?

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Tony Koutsoumbos

I want to make contact with all the unsung heroes throughout the global diaspora who are already doing their bit; most importantly though, I want to help bring out of the woodwork all the Greeks living in the UK who, like me, fear for their families and the future of their country.

What's Diaspora Got to Do With It?

Dele Meiji Fatunla | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
Dele Meiji Fatunla

It's fast becoming commonplace to say Africa is experiencing a renaissance; many of its countries, once used bywords for hopeless basket cases have made a sharp turn away from skid row onto Prosperity Avenue; their booming economies, growing populations and returning diasporans celebrated.