Just as I had imagined it, the death of Nelson Mandela has provoked a most extra-ordinary reaction. On the night his death was announced, Barack Obama, standing at the lectern at the Rose Garden in the White House, said: ‘he… Read more »
Harrow Black History Month Group continued its African History Season themed ‘African British Civil Rights since the 1960s’ with a presentation by Lee Jasper, the former Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities to the former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, on the subject “Does… Read more »
From Cape Town to Cairo: Mandela and Joseph – The Dreamers! The Trouble Makers! The Prisoners! The Reconcilers!
In the latter part of 2013 the media networks would time and again give an update on the flailing heath of Nelson Mandela who died on 5th December 2013. It has always intrigued me when an elderly person at their… Read more »
Both David and JFK inspired future leaders of their nations. Both JFK and David faced their giants. David of course faced Goliath and overcame him. JFK’s Goliath confrontation was during the Cuban missile crisis where World War III was averted because he made a bold stance.
A promise to a healthier life is what minorities can look forward to with having access to affordable health care. However, what stands in the way is the political shenanigans of the Republican Party and a reluctance to compromise.
On this day 50 years ago in Dallas, Texas, President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullet. The death of Kennedy in a way marked the death of hope and innocence. In the past half a century, on… Read more »
The news that Hull has been nominated the UK city of culture for 2017 fills me with joy. In a stiff competition between Swansea, Leicester and Dundee, Hull, describing itself in its bid as ‘a city coming out of the… Read more »
Watching Major and Cameron take lumps out of each other over the subject of social mobility reminds me of a conversation I once had with Sir Richard Wilson, the erstwhile head of the UK civil service. Introducing myself to him… Read more »
We are living in interesting times. Globalisations means the world has shrunk dramatically. But the perennial question remains for Africans in the diaspora; “should I stay or should I go back home?”
I was at home sitting on my sofa, channel surfing, when I came across Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ as it was just starting. I was totally overjoyed because I hadn’t seen the film in ages, decades in fact. … Read more »