April 21, 2012

School Exclusion Ruins Lives. No Excuses!

On May 16th, professor Gus John will deliver the keynote address at the “School Exclusion Ruins Lives.  No Excuses!” conference. The event, organised by the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN), aims to give a response to the recommendations outlined by CSJ […]
March 23, 2012

Celebrating the life and work of Geraldine Connor

Professor Gus John is proud to invite all of you to the “Gala of Gari“: a celebration of the life and work of Geraldine Connor featuring the words, dance and music that she loved.  This special gala […]
March 14, 2012

Moving English Forward?

I find this latest Ofsted report both interesting and worrying. It comes at a time when there is a focus on the disproportionate number of black young people unemployed and the number getting 3 A Levels – […]
January 17, 2012

Justice for Stephen but racist murders continue apace

Since the late 1990s and the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report, there has been the popular view that the head of the monster of racism in British society has been exposed and that the nation and its institutions […]
May 27, 2011

Contract killers as young as 15 recruited to do drug syndicates’ dirty work

So, Santre Sanchez Gayle sold his freedom for £10 a year for the next 20 years and won the dubious reputation of being a contract killer at 15.  Shocking though it is that his hirers could use […]
April 21, 2009

The state we’re in 10 years after the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

In February 1999 Sir William Macpherson reported to the then Home Secretary, Jack Straw, on the inquiry he led into matters arising from the murder of Stephen Lawrence almost six years earlier.  The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report, […]

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