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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 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 […]
May 20, 2013

Defining the ‘African family’ in the Global African Diaspora

The Pan-African Congress Movement (PACM) in the UK will observe Africa Liberation Day (ALD) in various cities, notably London and Birmingham, over the weekend 25- 27 May 2013, as it has done annually over many decades.  This […]
May 20, 2013

“To the barricades!”

On 13th May 2013, Diane Abbott MP put out a call to the 10th London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) Conference: “Black Children & Education: After Gove, where next?”. For the past 13 years, the Communities Empowerment […]
May 14, 2013

Why did they have to rain on our party?

On Tuesday 23 April 2013, at about 3.00pm, serious youth violence in London claimed two lives, that of Derek Boateng who turned 16 that very day and of his 15 year old assailant (who cannot be named […]
May 13, 2013

Tackling school exclusion

Gus John, Chair of the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) announces another annual report (2012/2013) and sets out the challenges facing this charitable, community-based organization that deals with almost 1,000 school exclusion cases each year: The current education […]
May 3, 2013

A tribute to Prince Joseph Lincoln Burke-Monerville

The following address was delivered at Joseph Burke-Monerville‘s funeral.  Condolences to John and Linda, Joseph’s parents and Jonathan and David, his brothers and all of the Burke-Monerville extended family. If I were to name you all, we’d […]

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