Black people more likely to be Tasered for longer, police watchdog finds | Police

[ad_1] Police have been criticised for their deployment of Taser, with an official report finding black people are more likely to face prolonged use and cases of the powerful electrical weapon being fired when it should not be. The study by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) warned of a loss of legitimacy after … Read more

Surviving as a Black business owner isn’t easy, but there are resources to help | Gene Marks

[ad_1] If you are a Black business owner then there’s no question that the recent economic downturn has likely been especially hard for you. Just look at the numbers. A National Bureau of Economic Research study found that the number of Black-owned businesses fell by 41% during the first few months of the pandemic. A … Read more

‘An afterthought’: why do specs companies ignore the black community? | Fashion

[ad_1] The women behind the first company to make glasses specifically for black faces says the eyewear industry treats the black community as an “afterthought”. Kimeze was launched by sisters Clare and Christina Kimeze in London last month after being frustrated with the lack of glasses that properly fit the faces of members of the … Read more

The Wiggles going ‘woke’ is a win-win: more role models for us, a bigger market for them | Children’s TV

[ad_1] Growing up in the 2000s, I was that kid who was obsessed with the Wiggles for a little too long. As my friends transitioned into Mario Cart and Yu-Gi-Oh cards, I was still following the Big Red Car wherever it went. So I was paying attention when the Australian children’s group announced this week … Read more

Guidance to induce minority ethnic pregnancies earlier condemned as racist | Maternal mortality

[ad_1] Proposed guidance that recommends inducing labour at 39 weeks in pregnant women from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds has raised concerns from doctors and midwives and been branded “racist” by activists. White women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be offered an induction of labour at 41 weeks, according to the draft guidelines from the … Read more