Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News

Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEche explains how he was Tasered when sectioned under the Mental Health Act Black people are being failed by the UK's mental health services because of "institutional racism", it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it?When Eche Ogbuono, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been taken to a safe environment - usually a hospital - for a medical assessment.Instead,

Why did Illinois kidnapping suspect attend rally for victim?

Why did Illinois kidnapping suspect attend rally for victim?
(CNN)It's the latest twist in a haunting kidnapping case that so far has left many painful questions unanswered for the family of a missing Illinois university student.Suspect Brendt Christensen can be seen in a photograph taken by CNN's Kaylee Hartung. He is leaning against a railing behind hundreds of students and community members who gathered to support her on Thursday on the campus where she was last seen. Christensen was arrested Friday and has been charged with kidnapping. Zhang

News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News
Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustrationSurvivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as "apocalyptic". Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says 139 formal offers of housing have now been made to

Republicans Asked For Obamacare Horror Stories. It Didnt Go Well.

Republicans Asked For Obamacare Horror Stories. It Didnt Go Well.
Indiana Republicans called for people to share Obamacare horror stories on social media, but the only horror many people expressed was at the idea of losing it if the GOP repeal plan passes Congress. Instead, they recounted how the Affordable Care Act had helped them, and urged Republicans to keep it in place. Obamacare means that my baby who fought leukemia and won cant be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition, wrote Heather E. Denise-Kill. Obamacare means she gets

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money
Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor: Theres no shame in a $100M startup Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and its possible tooverdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is how do I get a VC to back my startup? These founders arent worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO

Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News

Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGove's quick-fire answers on the Andrew Marr show - Brexit and his return to the cabinet The government should listen to review bodies' recommendations for public sector pay, Michael Gove has said.His comments come as the prime minister and chancellor face increasing pressure from ministers and backbenchers to end the 1% public sector pay cap.The environment secretary did not call directly for the cap to be lifted but said ministers should

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News
"Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations," he said.The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it "for some time".The London Fisheries Convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the UK and sets quotas for how much fish nations can catch.The relationship between the UK and Ireland is further governed

White House chief usher: equal parts ringmaster, palace guard, and consigliere

White House chief usher: equal parts ringmaster, palace guard, and consigliere
(CNN)Traditionally, the chief usher of the White House hasn't been someone who comes and goes with each administration; it's a position that endures. The White House chief usher as a fixture of the institution is as American as apple pie.First lady Melania Trump recently announced that Timothy Harleth, who worked at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, will be the next White House chief usher. He joins a select group of men, and one woman, who've held the job.

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say – BBC News

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say – BBC News
Speaking at the Bright Blue liberal conservative think-tank's conference, Mr Green will discuss a new "city Conservativism" to woo young, metropolitan voters.Devolution of powerThis will involve highlighting existing Tory policies to build 1.5 million homes by 2022 and the devolution of power to British cities."I am not standing here and saying all we need to do is keep calm and carry on," he will say."We need to think hard, work hard and change hard."We need to show how Conservative

Constance Zimmer loves when ‘UnREAL’ gets real

Constance Zimmer loves when ‘UnREAL’ gets real
(CNN)There's not much in the world of "UnREAL" that fazes the unflappable power producer Quinn, played by Constance Zimmer. "She's almost too bright," Zimmer teased to CNN in a recent sit-down. "She's constantly keeping Quinn and Rachel on their toes, which gets them off-kilter in a way that is so surprising, especially playing a character like Quinn, who does not get knocked off her heels very often, and when she does, doesn't even like to show it." There are

Callan: The problem with Mika and Joe’s Trump allegation

Callan: The problem with Mika and Joe’s Trump allegation
(CNN)As most Americans begin a particularly lengthy Fourth of July holiday weekend, television screens, and virtually all the media are focused on the burning questions: "Did Mika really have a face-lift?" and "Did Trump really tweet that?"In Mika Brzezinski's case, however,the answer is being seriously discussed as possibly having a bearing on whether the President of the United States has committed an act of possible criminal blackmail and/or extortion directed against two well-known cable news broadcast journalists.For the record,

Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time

Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time
Washington (CNN)It marked a rare presidential moment on a most un-presidential day -- Donald Trump stood at a podium flanked by flags as "Stars and Stripes Forever" rang out, after delivering a speech on energy.The controversy was yet another reminder, a few days ahead of America's birthday, that Trump is a leader like no other in the nation's 241-year history, who plans to stay true to himself and is willing to flout norms of decorum.Navarro to Trump: Stop acting

Caroline Wozniacki Strips Down For Her Nude ESPN Body Issue

Caroline Wozniacki Strips Down For Her Nude ESPN Body Issue
The 26-year-old tennis superstar told fans she is proud and excited about the cover on her various social media accounts. In the issue, she opens up about the criticism shes faced from people over the course of her tennis career. I think when I was younger I used to be a little more insecure because I had more muscles than, you know, the models, or you know the skinny girls you see on the street, she told ESPN. But

Off-Duty Officer Chokes Black Teen For Being On His Lawn

Off-Duty Officer Chokes Black Teen For Being On His Lawn
Another minor filmed a portion of the Saturday confrontation, which relatives of the teen later shared on Facebook, where it went viral. As seen in the video below, an adult man straddles the teen and puts his hand around his neck.The man can be heard scolding the teen for coming onto his property and says,Im going to fucking kill you. Andrew M. Stroth, a civil rights attorney who is representing the teens family, identified him as 15-year-old Jordan Brunson

Donald Trump has a chance to step up for a signature win

Donald Trump has a chance to step up for a signature win
Washington (CNN)Your turn, Mr. President.The contrast was obvious to the euphoric Rose Garden rally that Trump hosted with GOP House members after they passed their Obamacare repeal bill in May. This time, Republicans sat around tables in the East Room expressing frustration at negative ads being aired against moderate Sen. Dean Heller, who has opposed the bill.The delay in the Senate vote represents a failure -- that could yet be temporary -- by the GOP that has a monopoly