Professor Gus John

September 27, 2012

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Blue Plaque unveiled in London

I was happy to be able to accept an invitation from the Federation of Reggae Music (FORM) UK and Brent Council to attend the Bob Marley & The Wailers Heritage Blue Plaque Commemorative Unveiling Ceremony at 15, […]
September 20, 2012

Gus John presents radical new book on the Niger Delta

On Friday 21 September 2012, Professor Gus John will join representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria for the public presentation of REMAKING THE NIGER DELTA – Challenges & Opportunities by the Honourable Kingsley Kuku, Special Adviser […]
September 20, 2012

Gus John calls for regrading of 2012 GCSEs

Professor Gus John joins a number of eminent academics and campaigners for children’s education rights in calling for a regrading of papers in this Summer’s examinations fiasco. Gus John says: I believe that however much Michael Gove pleads […]
September 13, 2012

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 […]
August 6, 2012

Gus John to carry out comparative case review

Professor Gus John, a consultant and well-known expert in equality and race relations issues, has been commissioned to carry out an independent comparative case review to determine if there is any disparity in the Solicitors Regulation Authority‘s […]
August 5, 2012

Supporting our future leaders

Over 200 people gathered at the London South Bank University’s Nelson Hayden Lecture Theatre on July 21st for the 100 Black Men of London’s 10th Annual Community Mentoring Programme Graduation Ceremony.  Honorary Member Professor Gus John attended the event. On […]
June 30, 2012

Gus John to advise on Legal Education and Training Review

Professor Gus John is to chair the Equality & Diversity and Social Mobility (EDSM) Group that will contribute to the Legal Education and Training Review.  The Legal Education and Training Review is a joint project of the Solicitors […]
June 30, 2012

African Diaspora Day celebrated in the UK

On July 6th, professor Gus John will take part in the African Diaspora Day celebrations, by speaking at a symposium organised by Africa UK. The African Diaspora Day has been observed in the UK by the African […]
June 9, 2012

The ‘enduring mystery’ of Maurice Bishop’s remains

In 2010, I published a book titled Time to Tell – the Grenada Massacre and After….  Grenada Diary 14-25 December 1983.  As the title suggests, the book is mainly a diary I kept on a visit to […]
June 9, 2012

African leaders meet in Johannesburg to discuss diaspora

The first ever Global African Diaspora Summit was held in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Africa Day, 25 May 2012.  The meeting was attended by Heads of States and representative of the 54 Member States of the Union, the […]
May 9, 2012

Our tribute to Gerry German: an update

I can now tell you that we will pay tribute to Gerry German and send him off at a thanksgiving service at All Saints Church, Clydesdale Road, off Portobello Road, London W11 1JE (see map below), next […]
May 3, 2012

Gus John pays tribute to Gerry German

It is with deep, deep sadness that I inform you of Gerry German‘s passing.  He died at 03.00 this morning of a heart attack at home.  I am sure that, like me, you will be shocked at […]
September 7, 2013

Gus John is now on Facebook!

Professor Gus John has now a page on Facebook. There, you will find all his latest posts, speeches and lectures, as well as information on events that he will be attending. 
August 28, 2013

50 years after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ Speech

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. These famous words, the […]
August 10, 2013

‘Go Home or Face Arrest’: promoting ‘community cohesion’ in ‘post racial’ Britain?

The year is 1990. The place, Hackney in East London. A man is walking along Homerton High Street accompanied by his children whom he is taking to join the public library. A builder’s truck passes by and […]
August 7, 2013

Why Doreen Lawrence’s peerage could harm the Stephen Lawrence cause

Now that Doreen Lawrence has been made a life peer, her canonisation by the British establishment is pretty much complete. But while her undoubted achievements are lauded by the entire British political class, other campaigns related to racist […]
August 5, 2013

Doreen Lawrence’s Gain Is Black Britain’s Loss

IN THE past few days, I have had many people from the Global African Diaspora, women especially, express their delight that ‘Doreen is now the Right Honourable Baroness Lawrence’ and that ‘there is one more of us […]
August 4, 2013

Racism, tokenism and totemism: the disturbing case of Doreen Lawrence

In April this year I wrote a blog which I titled ‘To Iconize and Canonize – the State We’re In 20 Years after the Murder of Stephen Lawrence‘. In that article, I examined the process of iconizing […]
July 23, 2013

When Stephen met Trayvon

Stephen Lawrence – 1993 to 2013 and continuing… Trayvon Martin – 2012 to 2013 and continuing… So, who will guard and police the guards? Who and what are those guards protecting and on whose behalf? When does ‘neighbourhood watch’ […]
June 21, 2013

SRA report shows small improvement in staff diversity

This article was edited and published by LawCareers.Net The Solicitors Regulation Authority‘s (SRA) annual equality report has this year shown a small improvement in the diversity of its own employees. Black and minority ethnic (BME) staff now […]
May 25, 2013

Defining the ‘African family’ – your comments

Following the publication of “Defining the ‘African family’ in the Global African Diaspora“,  many of you have been e-mailing me to share your comments on some of the points I raised. One of the most significant contributions […]

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