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There is no shame in black hair

  When I heard that pupils at Pretoria Girls’ High School¬†were being subjected to racism and told to suppress their ‘blackness’, I felt a sense of sadness and despair. The young students claimed African hairstyles such as afros, bantu knots, dreadlocks and braids were banned while chemically straighten hair was deemed as acceptable. How can … Continue reading

British mother campaigns to keep her surrogate son in the country

A young refugee from Afghanistan who has been living with a surrogate family in the UK for nine months, is at risk of being removed from the country on Thursday morning. Hamed fled Afghanistan after experiencing unimaginable trauma at the hands of the Taliban.¬†While attending his regular sign in session at the local police station … Continue reading

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