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 […]
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 […]
April 20, 2013

What did the Iron Lady do for us?

On April 15th, Vox Africa kindly invited me to take part in their flagship programme “Shoot the Messenger“, where we discussed Baroness Thatcher’s legacy. I was joined in studio by former Mayor of London’s Wandsworth Borough, Chief Lola Ayorinde, […]
April 10, 2013

Paris Brown: sending up a gimmick?

On 8 April 2013 the Evening standard carried a story about Paris Brown who having been appointed as a youth police commissioner by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, one week earlier at a cost to […]
March 25, 2013

The exclusion epidemic that won’t go away

Black Caribbean boys are three times more likely to be excluded from state schools than their classmates, a study has found. The Children’s Commission report, They Go The Extra Mile, published on March 20, established an “unacceptably […]
March 16, 2013

Is Oxford University biased against BME applicants?

Earlier this month, professor Gus John went on the Islam Channel to comment on a news story published by The Guardian, where  Oxford University was accused of “institutional bias” against the admission of black and minority ethnic (BME) […]
February 16, 2013

Government taking a back seat in racism battle

On February 12, professor Gus John visited Sky News’ studios for an interview where  he accused the coalition government of taking a back seat in the fight against racism in football. The following article was published on […]
September 25, 2012

Kuku launches book, ‘Remaking the Niger-Delta’

The following article was published by Checkout Magazine on September 22nd 2012 The special adviser to the President of Nigeria on Niger Delta and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon Kingsley Kuku yesterday made official launch of his […]
July 15, 2012

Reviewing legal education: hell of a job

The following article was published by The Guardian on July 13th, 2012 Professor Gus John, the chair of the diversity group advising the biggest review of training for lawyers in thirty years, has issued a call for […]

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