Black Hot Fire Network
September 14, 2023
After spinning across the Atlantic for more than a week, Hurricane Lee is producing tropical storm conditions in Bermuda and hazardous beach conditions along the East Coast of the United States. Lee’s forecast path is becoming much clearer, and weather conditions will deteriorate in the Northeast United States and Canada on Friday. In anticipation of […]
August 15, 2023
Four women in gold lamé jumpsuits with painted faces and floral headbands leaped in tandem, their shins bedecked with silver bells. Hands — each gripping a white handkerchief — cut the air at angles above their heads. Two enormous papier-mâché beasts — a sheep and an owl — were being manipulated to dance at the […]
August 5, 2023
Environmental campaigners have called on the government to learn from its own successes after official figures showed the use of single-use supermarket plastic bags had fallen 98% since retailers in England began charging for them in 2015. From a report: Annual distribution of plastic carrier bags by seven leading grocery chains plummeted from 7.6bn in […]
July 1, 2023
England were left “frustrated” after Ollie Pope re-injured his shoulder in Australia’s second innings, having also done so in the first, having been told by the match officials that they would not be allowed a substitute if Pope did not field.
June 30, 2023
That’s why we value the work of purposefully inclusive sports national governing bodies (NGBs) like Baseball Softball UK and why campaigns like This Girl Can shine a spotlight on non-binary people’s inclusion. It’s also the reason that we’ve recently been sharing other grassroots examples . . .
June 22, 2023
BAMBER BRIDGE, England — In the early 1980s, a Black maintenance worker in northern England noticed what he thought was termite damage in the wooden facade of a bank.
“I flippantly said to my colleagues, ‘You’ve got big termites!'” Clinton Smith, now 70, recalls. “And they looked at me with complete dismay and said, ‘No, […]
June 21, 2023
June 10, 2023
Folarin Balogun posted a photo on Instagram last March and people figured out he was in Orlando, Florida, where the U.S. soccer team was training. American fans wanted him to choose their national team instead of England’s. “When the comments started coming in,” he said, “I was just kind of surprised … kind of overwhelmed.”
June 5, 2023
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When racism was rife in English soccer and hooliganism was on the rise, Black players were only just beginning to integrate into some of the league’s biggest teams. Liverpool, arguably the most famous soccer club in the world at the time, fielded its first Black player in 1980. Chelsea followed two […]