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Leeds city council probes parkin so it can warn school children of its links to the slave trade

The authority is looking into how the traditional ginger cake from Northern England historically includes ingredients, such as sugar, that are 'gained through the triangular slave trade', according to a report (file photo)

Yorkshire puddings! Leeds city council probes local sweet treat parkin so it can warn school children of its links to the slave trade… because it is made with SUGAR Council probing how cake included ingredients that were gained via slave trade It will also review how products such as Yorkshire Tea ‘are reliant on global…

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Bristol schoolchildren will get new book on history of the slave trade in city

Schoolchildren will learn more about Bristol's involvement in the transatlantic slave trade with a new textbook created by teachers and historians. Pictured: Assistant vice principal of Fairfield High School Cashan Campbell, who said that it is important for all students to understand that Black History is not just about slavery

Schoolchildren will learn more about Bristol’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade with a new textbook created by teachers and historians.  It comes after last year’s Black Lives Matter protests and the toppling of the Edward Colston statue.  Eight history teachers in Bristol worked together with Bristol museums and historians to research and write the…

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A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

What the eyes cannot see: a story of crisis, resistance and hope in an American city

Appointment timeThursday, March 18, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET Place: Virtual Funded by: NIMH Department of Extramural Affairs Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, the pediatrician and scientist who uncovered the lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan, will share firsthand her research efforts to discover the truth and fight for justice in the national…

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City of London to remove Beckford and Cass statues after BLM calls

A vastly wealthy man, William Beckford twice served as the Lord Mayor of London in 1762 and 1769. But his and his family's fortunes were built off the back of slavery in Jamaica.

By James Robinson for MailOnline  William Beckford  William Beckford – often referred to as Alderman Beckford to distinguish him from his novelist son of the same name – was a well-known political figure in the 18th century. A vastly wealthy man, he twice served as the Lord Mayor of London in 1762 and 1769. But…

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Government could intervene to STOP the City of London toppling Cass and Beckford statues

A vastly wealthy man, William Beckford twice served as the Lord Mayor of London in 1762 and 1769. But his and his family's fortunes were built off the back of slavery in Jamaica.

By James Robinson for MailOnline  William Beckford  William Beckford – often referred to as Alderman Beckford to distinguish him from his novelist son of the same name – was a well-known political figure in the 18th century. A vastly wealthy man, he twice served as the Lord Mayor of London in 1762 and 1769. But…

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City of Calgary proposes Black Lives Matter mural, will replace long-standing downtown painting – Calgary

City of Calgary proposes Black Lives Matter mural, will replace long-standing downtown painting - Calgary

A new Black Lives Matter mural proposed for downtown Calgary is causing some controversy. City council has approved spending $120,000 on four murals highlighting Black Lives Matter themes, with the first mural planned for the side of a building formerly occupied by the Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS). It’s proposed that the mural be created…

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Portland protesters help keep peace after federal agents withdraw from city – National

Portland protesters help keep peace after federal agents withdraw from city - National

Portland had its first day without tear gas in weeks after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that had become a battleground for agitators and tactical units. Agents withdrew under a deal between Oregon’s governor and U.S. officials to end a deployment that saw escalating violence and a clash between Republican…

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California city REMOVES its BLM mural after Trump supporter requested to paint a MAGA slogan

Redwood resident Dan Pease had asked for the BLM mural to be painted along Broadway in a July 4 celebration and the city had even donated the poster paint to make it happen.

A California city removed a Black Lives Matter mural during the middle of the night last week after receiving a request to paint a Trump 2020 statement on the same street. Redwood City Council said that although they had given the BLM mural permission earlier this month, they now believed it was a traffic hazard…

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