UK Slavery

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Robert Bradley | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Reading about the past is one of my favourite...(cough!) past times. I love to read about tales of the human struggle, how people were pitted against the cruelty of the power hungry, blood thirsty psychopaths that have dominated the ranks of the elite for eons; Just because their ancestor had the biggest stick.

The Legend of Tarzan

Harry Crawford | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Forget Disney, forget Phil Collins and forget coherency. Yates's take will leave hearts swooning for the leading couple, but if it's not a catwalk you're after, or melodrama, then you might as well pretend this film never existed. This is for teenage girls who can handle a little angst.

A Garden to Expose Modern Day Slavery

Kevin Hyland OBE | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK
Kevin Hyland OBE

As you walk around Chelsea Flower Show, you will find one garden designed by Juliet Sargeant that is a tribute to the best of British society - an array of bright flowers and multi-coloured front doors. Yet explore a little further, and in its dark centre you will uncover the stark and shocking reality that today, in modern Britain, there are more than 13,000 people living in slavery.

George Clooney To Honour World’s Modern-Day Saviours

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney is set to honour some of the world’s modern-day saviours at a ceremony in Armenia on Sunday. The $1,000,000 (£700,000) Aurora Prize ...

A Campaign Led by Young People Can Help Make the Difference in Stopping Slavery

Gordon Brown | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Gordon Brown

We have seen how thousands of Nepalese girls, forced onto the streets after the Nepal earthquake, have been trafficked into India and even sold into the United Kingdom. Gross abuses, including rape, have been reported in Iraq. We have heard, at first hand, how Syrian refugee girls as young as eight and nine have been forced into working for exploitative employers when they should be at school. And the plight of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school two years ago in Nigeria's Borno province continues to haunt us.

Child Slavery in Britain? It's Time to Lose the Stiff Upper Lip

Kate Tunstall | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Kate Tunstall

There are occasions when I find myself wondering whether some of us are too compassionate for our own good. We feel things deeply and we're affected to such a degree that we can't comfortably partake in activities others take for granted. For example, there are particular films which for the most part, we avoid.

Child Survivors Of Nepal Earthquake 'Being Sold As Slaves To Brits for £5k'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK

Child survivors of the Nepal earthquake are being sold to British families for a few thousand pounds to work as domestic slaves, according to an inves...

Your Bigotry Enslaves You

Fariha Khan | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

Dear Rossignol With all due respect who gave you the right to speak on my behalf when you said There are women who choose [to wear headscarves], th...

Man Trafficked And Enslaved By UK Family Worked Unpaid For Five Years

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

A British family who trafficked, enslaved and forced a man to work unpaid for almost five years by beating and starvng him have been jailed for severa...

Misunderstanding the Black Male

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Lorenzo

Average black men - by this I mean black men who haven't just won gold medals at the Olympics- only see ourselves portrayed negatively. Media imagery zooms in on gang violence, failure at school, our aggressive masculinity and by corollary misogyny.

London 'Cult Leader' Accused Of Imprisoning His Daughter In Commune For 30 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

The charismatic leader of a Maoist cult sexually assaulted two of his followers and imprisoned his own daughter in the commune for 30 years, a court h...

Bad News From Theresa May If You're A Modern Slave Applying For Asylum

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

More than a third of modern slavery victims who applied for asylum in the last five years were denied permission to stay in the UK, "shocking" officia...

"Slave" Is Part of the Language - It Shouldn't Be Off-Limits to Anybody

Dale Lately | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dale Lately

In this case, for example, the word "slave" was part of an original quote by activist Emmeline Pankhurst, who led the suffragette campaign to give women the vote. It has precisely zero to do with what happened over several centuries between Africa and the Americas.

MOBO Season To Highlight Black People Are More Than Just Music!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

It's really important to change the perception of the black community in the UK. They're not all rappers, reality stars, gang members or footballers. Just as many have careers in medicine, law, fashion, journalism and more but aren't ever given any profile in public.

Enslaved by Ignorance

Dom Anderson | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK
Dom Anderson

As a second generation Jamaican, born here in Britain I am proud of all aspects of my heritage. I just think I would be prouder still if we were brave enough as a society to tell the real stories.

British History Requires Us to Be Ignorant Above All Else

Matthew Bevington | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Matthew Bevington

Ignorance is an essential part of a national identity of false victimhood and absurd superiority. Whether it be the exporting of penal codes to the ...

Slavery? What the Hell Were We Thinking? How the (White) British Should Be Angry (and Shamed) About Our Ancestors

Malory Nye | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Malory Nye

Britain too has its social legacy from the slave trade we instigated and benefited from. We live with our own racism and tensions based on that shameful legacy.

This Islamic State 'Price List' For Females Is Genuine, Says The UN

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

A ’price list’ for Yazidi and Christian females as young as one, written by the so-called Islamic State (IS), has been confirmed as genuine by a U...

Marking a Landmark Day in Fight Against Trafficking

Matthew Reed | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK
Matthew Reed

Today marks a key point in the fight against slavery in the UK. With the Modern Slavery Act coming into force, law enforcement will have greater powers to target and prosecute traffickers and additional protection will be provided to the victims of this brutal crime.

Oxford Students Call For 'Racist' Statue's Removal

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from Oxford University have called for the removal of a college statue because of its perceived racist and colonial connotations. After th...

Former US Governor Solves America's Centuries-Old Problem Of Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Former Arkansas governor and Republican 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee solved America’s centuries–old problem of racism on Tuesday. Aft...

Bribery & Corruption

David C. M. Carter | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Bribery and corruption - like beauty and so many other lofty moral issues and ideals - are always in the eye of the beholder. I recall in 1980 worki...

Why the West Shouldn't Give Aid to the Eritrean Regime

One Young World | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

At the G7 Summit in Germany, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, said that more needs to be done to stop people leaving their homelands and crossing the Mediterranean. He emphasised that the UK could use its aid budget to stem the flow

A Different Kind of Plantation Tour

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been lucky enough to have my family visit me here in New Orleans. My first visit was in March from my sister and her boyfriend. I had yet to do a plantation tour so we thought it would be a good idea to go on one together...

Children Are Being Used In 'Oliver Twist' Crime Scenarios

PA | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

Children are being used in criminal operations on Britain's streets in what the anti-slavery commissioner has called "Oliver Twist scenarios". Youn...