Donald Trump tells hate group that homophobes will ‘no longer be silenced’

Donald Trump has become the first president to address the conference of a recognised anti-LGBT hate group. Trump addressed the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit – classed as a “hate group” – as he told the crowds their anti-LGBT views would “no longer be silenced”. Among those in the crowd were white supremacists, far …

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I work for the DWP as a universal credit case manager – and what I’ve seen is shocking

I work with many compassionate and thoughtful employees, who try their hardest every day to help vulnerable claimants. However, we can only act within the remit of strict guidelines which don’t offer us the flexibility we sometimes need to prevent unnecessary suffering. The problem is compounded by employees’ lack of knowledge about the universal credit …

Remembering Sankara, rebel who renamed a country

Thirty years ago, the leader of Burkina Faso’s revolution, Thomas Sankara, was cut down in a hail of bullets — a bloody end to a turbulent yet charismatic life that today has gained cult status in Africa. The young army captain who took power in the deeply poor nation in 1983 has been nicknamed “Africa’s …

Yes, Donald Trump can be removed from the US presidency. Here’s how | Jonathan Freedland

The bar is set so low for Donald Trump that every day he doesn’t trigger a nuclear confrontation with a distant adversary is seen as a bonus. Today was one such day, as Trump signalled that he would not, after all, tear up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, as many – including his closest …

An armed white mob in Texas massacred their black neighbors in 1910, and none of them were prosecuted

A whole town wiped out, and only recently any acknowledgment Slocum resident Henry Rogers recalls what he knows of the massacre that threatened to rid his town of its black residents more than a century ago. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)   Charlie Wilson, Cleveland Larkin, and Willustus “Lusk” Holley were walking down …

Nigerians on air – Tolu Ogunlesi

This piece is inspired by the sad story of British Airways cabin executive Joanne Wickenden, who recorded a video that went viral. In it she lamented the ways of Nigerian Travelers (more like the Economy Class Gang, actually), saying, “All the Nigerians are gonna be there like ‘gimme Coca Cola, gimme me beef, why you …

ROCHAS IS CONFIRMED LOCO – Hassan Mohammed

The statue allegedly cost N520 million to construct I use to think that Mr. Rochas Okorocha is only incompetent as most of his 35 other colleagues. Now I know his situation is beyond that. Of all people, he pick fellow corrupt ruler to honour. Jacob Zuma? A man whose people march the streets daily to …