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February 6, 2014

Independence in Schooling, Except from Gove!

There is a stirring in the soul of Michael Gove that does not augur well for the nation’s children and the schools to which parents are legally bound to send them. The Secretary of State appears to want […]
January 23, 2014

Forward Ever: The Killing of A Revolution

On 25 October 1983, Ronald Reagan sent 8,000 members of the US Armed Forces to invade Grenada, an island with a population of just over 100,000 people, in an operation which he named ‘American Fury’. It is an […]
January 11, 2014

Guns, Young Black Males and the Two-Headed Monster

The Mark Duggan inquest verdict has stoked deep seated anger about the now familiar pattern of no criminal prosecutions being brought against those responsible for the deaths of black people while in the custody of the state. […]
January 7, 2014

Making the future we face the future Britain we want

In 1970, a full thirty years before The Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, sponsored by the Runnymede Trust and Chaired by Professor Bhiku Parekh published its report (which was speedily buried by the British establishment), […]
January 5, 2014

Obituary: Richard (Dick) Hart, 1917-2013

We mourn Richard Hart who joined the Ancestors after a long life of struggle for workers’ and peasants’ rights and against colonialism and neo-colonialism. Dick as he was popularly known, was a founder member and Honorary President of […]
December 23, 2013

Redeeming the Heirs of Apartheid?

‘She has been dubbed Mandela’s rock’. So began a report by David Smith in The Observer on 15 December 2013 of an interview he did with Zelda la Grange, Mandela’s ‘closest aide’. Staying with the prevailing theme […]
December 11, 2013

Mandela! Mandela!

The people of South Africa honoured the Father of their reclaimed nation on a world stage yesterday. In doing so, they honoured themselves, their suffering, their struggle of resistance against apartheid and their determination to realise Mandela’s […]
December 8, 2013

Mandela: Goodness Personified, Terrorism Purified!

There appears to be an unwritten code of conduct in most societies I know that you speak good of the dead or hold your peace and let them rest in peace. In the last few days I […]
December 2, 2013

The Alfred Fagon Award 2013

Each age has its own part to play in its destiny, its own mark to leave on time.  Each generation has its own mission to fulfil or betray. Frantz Fanon On Friday 29 November, I had the […]
November 19, 2013

Barbados thanks God for Margaret Thatcher

Two church events took place in Barbados on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November respectively, each in thanksgiving and celebration of a life and in each case, a life lived in Britain. On Saturday 16 November, at […]
November 9, 2013

Free schools failing on equalities, new research shows

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) has published new research that shows that free schools are failing to comply with statutory requirements on equality. The research appears soon after the recent Ofsted inspection of the Al-Madinah free school […]
November 3, 2013

Where Now for Black History Month?

Most every year at this time, a debate ensues about the purpose, merits and direction of Black History Month (BHM), a debate fuelled in the main by frustration about the focus of BHM programmes over the preceding […]

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