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Mary Seacole

I would never have heard of Mary Seacole were it not for Black History Month, the one time in the year when black achievement is given centre stage.

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Why do we use the term ‘openly gay’?

A recent twitter exchange with a well-regarded science writer, who had asked the hive mind for help in figuring out how many heads of state

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Blurring the lines between fact and fiction

Rebecca Skloot begins her non-fiction book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a true story about a woman whose cancer cells were taken without her knowledge

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Tweeting for success – part one

The tweeting for success seminar at last year’s London Book Fair was hugely popular and I made it into the room by the skin of my teeth.

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Social Media Explained

The people at Three Ships Media came up with this. Simple, clever, funny and spot on.  

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Diane Abbott and racism

But for one word, the twitter storm surrounding Diane Abbott would have come to nothing. If she had just qualified her tweet

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Playing the race card

The term ‘playing the race card’ is often used to minimise the experience and consequences of racism,

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Sepp Blatter and racism

Everyone’s lining up to give Sepp Blatter a kicking, with good cause.

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What caused the riots?

One of the first initiatives from the coalition government was to start a conversation about fairness. “What is it?” they asked. “And what does it really mean?”

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