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Passive Voice, Active Prejudice: Mary Seacole in Children’s Literature and Media

This week, Britain’s ITV showed a programme on Mary Seacole entitled “In the Shadow of Mary Seacole.” In some ways, the programme could have been titled, “Mary Seacole in the Shadow of British Racism.” Many people who initially celebrated the fact that ITV was telling the story of the woman labeled “The Greatest Black Briton” in 2004 were dismayed to find that the programme was put on the schedule at 10:40 pm. 1,069 more words

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US election: Another woman accuses Donald Trump

Yoga teacher Karena Virginia accuses Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, saying he asked her: “Don’t you know who I am?”.

from BBC News – World http://bbc.in/2dqKrkp


Holmes Under The Hammer

Discuss the ways in which the extract constructs the representation of disability/ability, using the following:

-Camera shots, angle, movement and composition.
– Editing.
– Sound design… 684 more words


Dancing through cancer

How friendship and dancing are helping a cancer patient get through her treatment.

from BBC News – World http://bbc.in/2emQXqR


Venezuela MPs hit by power cut as they discuss electricity

A power cut leaves Venezuela’s parliament in the dark as MPs were discussing electricity.

from BBC News – World http://bbc.in/2eptRit


Mosul: Islamic State is 'a brutal opponent', says US general

The head of the coalition forces for Iraq and Syria tells the BBC that the Islamic State group is “a resilient and challenging foe” in the fight for Mosul. 8 more words