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DM Weekly Digest 02/02/2023

Anger and hope for change at Tyre Nichols funeral


US Vice-President Kamala Harris, speaking at the funeral, said it is now non-negotiable that Congress must pass the George Floyd policing act. The bill aims to increase police accountability. Read more here.  


The BBC spoke to serving and retired black officers about what happened - and what needs to change. Read more here.



I proudly wear a hijab. Forget the stereotypes – it’s a sign of style and strength


Today’s Muslim women have revolutionised the narrative of the hijab, writes Rabina Khan here.



Braverman’s ‘invasion’ rhetoric is ‘personally upsetting’, says former child refugee Lord Dubs


In his youth Alf Dubs was one of 669 mainly Jewish children who fled Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and escaped to the UK under the Kindertransport scheme in 1939. Read more here.



G4D Open 'great news' for golfers with disabilities, says world number two Brendan Lawlor


Irishman Lawlor, 25, became the first golfer with a disability to compete on the DP World Tour in 2020. Read more here.



I was there the night Emmett Till was taken


Emmett's cousin, Wheeler Parker, was with him that fateful day at the store and was in the same house when the men came with a flashlight and pistol to take him away. here.



Young people invited to take part in competition to celebrate neurodiversity


Hull City Council will be marking Neurodiversity Celebration Week by inviting young people in Hull to take part in a creative competition that celebrates neurodiversity. Read more here.



Menopause symptoms are worse for Black women, but they're less likely to receive medical help


Menopause is a reproductive, justice, and health equity issue, writes Habiba Katsha here.



Cardiff mural celebrating diversity painted over by advert


The "My Cymru My Shirt" artwork first appeared in Cardiff to mark Wales' Euro 2020 campaign, commissioned by Adidas. Read more here.



February is LGBT+ History Month!


The LGBT+ History Month 2023 #BehindTheLens celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens. Read more here.