November 6, 2013

Black No More… Whatever happened to Britain’s black community?

It’s a controversial question… and some might go even further and ask: is there such a thing as the Black community in Britain? The idea was raised at a BBC UK Black debate held on October 15th […]
March 10, 2012

Remembering Malcolm X’s visit to Smethwick

Civil rights campaigner Malcolm X changed the course of  history when he visited the British town of Smethwick, in the West Midlands, during a period of heightened racial tension in 1965. He was invited to Marshall Street […]
February 21, 2012

British Town of Smethwick Honors Malcolm X

Smethwick is honoring Malcolm X, who died 47 years ago. The American black activist visited the British town just nine days before his assassination and helped defuse racial tensions there. In order to preserve the memory of  that […]
December 20, 2011

Gus John says shooting rioters is ‘dangerous’ idea

A Manchester academic has said the idea that police could lawfully shoot rioting arsonists was “very dangerous”. A review of the August riots by the Inspectorate of Constabulary has suggested firearms could “potentially” be deployed where arson […]
January 18, 2011

New Cross fire – a turning point?

January 18th 1981 was a point of no return; an important historic moment in the life of Black Britain and arguably a defining moment for our modern diverse society. On that day a fire at a birthday party at 439 […]

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