20 results found for: John la Rose

Pearl Connor Mogotsi’s memorial

The following eulogy was delivered on February 12th, 2005, in the Church of the Ascension, Wembley Park, London. On 11 February 2005, an indomitable spirit took flight.  The spirit of a woman who from a very early […]

Language and identity issues in the education of African heritage people of Caribbean origin in Britain

This paper is the abridged text of a conference presentation in March 2004 in the City of Birmingham, England. The conference explored the status and current usage of Caribbean languages in British schools and in social interactions and […]

Global Majority Contributors to Educational Excellence

The following keynote address was delivered during the launch of the Black Teachers Network, on June 24th, 2009, at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning.  We stand here at a historical moment, a ‘Yes, We Can’ […]

Remembering the Holocaust of Empire: time for acknowledgment, repentance and restitution

This speech was delivered at the TUC Black Workers Conference of 2007. Comrades and Friends, Standing in this place, at this time, let me pay homage to the Spirit of our Ascended Ancestors. To the Spirit of all […]

New Cross fire – a turning point?

January 18th 1981 was a point of no return; an important historic moment in the life of Black Britain and arguably a defining moment for our modern diverse society. On that day a fire at a birthday party at 439 […]

Gus John criticises Wildman’s assertions about Jamaican judges

Hugh Wildman, a former senior prosecutor who has served across the Caribbean, asserted earlier this month that judges in Jamaica and the rest of the region are not capable of delivering judgements that are on par with their British […]

Time for a National Black Footballers Association

High profile racist incidents during premium league games in recent times have led to more open public debate about racist abuse of black players by white players and fans. Such sort of practice has been commonplace in professional […]

Jayne Cortez: A Star is Dimmed

It is with profound sadness that I write about the passing of Jayne Cortez, globally renowned poet and cultural activist and a dear friend of the International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World Books and […]

Gus John joins Jayne Cortez celebration

It was a huge honour to be invited to join Jayne Cortez’s friends and fellow poets, writers and performers at the celebration of her life in New York on Wednesday, 6 February 2013. The celebration took place […]

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