‘I was Britain’s first black headteacher’ – BBC World Service

“There’s no colour problem at Ringcross Infant School. Mrs Yvonne Connolly has to be thanked for that. But there’s an awful lot of love – most of it for her. She’s London’s first West Indian headteacher. And what a hit she is with the kids – all 200 of them.” I’m Yvonne Connolly I was […]

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The home that cures loneliness in Sweden – BBC World Service, People fixing the world

She’s a really fun person and she has teached me a lot about her life. So I think it’s… fun! I was kind of lonely when I was living alone. I worked my eight hours, went home, ate, and went to game. I just got more depressed. I had a very comfortable life, but it […]

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Fighting for LGBT rights in Uganda – BBC World Service, Witness History

Uganda already has a law that could be used against homosexuality but the new backbench bill goes much further. The penalty for gay sex could be death. I got death threats. My children got death threats. The story of LGBT activism was lonely sometimes. But I felt that we are not just going to be […]

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Я/МЫ: Why are Russians using this symbol? – BBC World Service

In Russia, this symbol could save you from prison. It’s found its way from the front pages of newspapers to placards at protests and on to social media. People are using the symbol to rally behind protesters who’ve been arrested for taking part in anti-government demonstrations, to support victims of domestic abuse, and also to […]

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