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December 5, 2012

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 […]
October 25, 2012

David Cameron tries being ‘cruel to be kind’

It was truly stomach churning to hear David Cameron on Monday 22 October 2012 unctuously setting out his government’s revised law and order agenda for dealing with the presence of knives and guns on our streets, punishing […]
October 24, 2012

Gus John to chair debate for Black History Month

The University of Hertfordshire has invited professor Gus John to chair a debate on racial issues, as part of their Black History Month celebrations. The session will happen  on Thursday 25th October, at 6:00 pm. The debate will […]
October 24, 2012

Special report about media and the riots on sale

On 26 November 2011, professor Gus John delivered the keynote address at the “Media and the Riots” national conference , which was promoted by the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust and The-Latest.Com. The conference’s output has been turned into a report […]
October 23, 2012

History… Whose story?

One does not to drill down too deeply to find the connection between the racist and most brutal murder of Anthony Walker in 2005 and the central thrust of Benjamin Zephaniah (pictured) ’s lecture in his home city of […]
October 19, 2012

The Grenada massacre: Lest We Forget!

Another anniversary, another series of events to mark the brutal execution of the Prime Minister of the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada, Maurice Bishop, several members of government and of his Party, another year of not knowing […]
October 17, 2012

Gus John to speak at University of Birmingham

On Wednesday 31st October 2012, professor Gus John is expected to address the academic community of the prestigious University of Birmingham. His lecture will focus on the challenges for education in promoting intercultural dialogue between Europe and Islam.  […]
October 16, 2012

Book review: Remaking the Niger Delta

At the launch of his latest book – “Remaking the Niger Delta: Challenges and Opportunities” – in the Nigeria city of Lagos, Kingsley Kuku thanked Professor Gus John for editing the manuscript and helping to get it ready for printing. […]
October 15, 2012

CEN releases its annual report

Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) has spent another year supporting vulnerable children and their often bewildered parents in the face of institutional practices in schooling that are often demeaning, unfair, discriminatory and damaging to the life chances and […]
October 5, 2012

Should families take the blame for youth crime?

On the eve of a conference organised by the Seventh Day Adventist Church into parenting and last summer’s riots, the Lambeth Weekender asked professor Gus John: are families to blame for what children do?  Lambeth Weekender: What […]
September 28, 2012

Mending Broken Britain? Education’s Response

Last February, Professor Gus John delivered a keynote address at the “Mending Broken Britain? Education’s Response” Conference, which was organised by Curriculum Enrichment for the Common Era (CE4CE) and sponsored by Birmingham City University. Against the background of the […]
September 27, 2012

Gus John pays tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers

On September 8th, Gus John attended the Bob Marley & The Wailers Heritage Blue Plaque Commemorative Unveiling Ceremony at 15, The Circle, Neasden and paid his tribute to the reggae legends with the following feature address: It gives me great […]

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