Stephen Lawrence Day - 22nd April - Official


The Prime Minister Theresa May today announced at the Stephen Lawrence 25th anniversary memorial at St Martin’s in the field that 22nd of April would be marked officially by the UK.

In a statement, Stephen’s mother, Doreen Lawrence, welcomed the announcement.

“I feel honoured she has recognised the changes that have been made in Stephen’s name and the changes that are still needed.”

She added Stephen Lawrence Day would be:

Windrush generation to be given British citizenship


The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has in effect called time on the draconian immigration hounding of the Windrush generation; many have undergone nightmarish bureaucracy to remain in the UK.

The news of British Caribbean citizens who had given so much and have been treated so badly has beenrightly described as a national shame.

Amber Rudd has now both apologised and announced compensation to this group. It is a breath-taking climb-down from a policy that called so much grief.

St George: A symbol of universal values not racism


Like racism itself the Far Right nationalist groups who adopted St George as their symbol of xenophobia towards practically anyone who isn’t their narrow brand of English, doesn’t stand up to the most basic logic.

Trans and Hijra Empowerment Festival hosted in India


Earlier this month, the third annual Trans and Hijra Empowerment Mela was held in Mumbai, India. The Mela (festival) was hosted by non-profit organization Anam Prem to empower the trans community and to encourage ‘dignified’ modes of income for trans people.

Rene Eddo-Lodge: Bridging the Black generational political divide


In the planning meeting for the 2017 General Election, Operation Black Vote sat down with our advertising agency partners, Saatchi and Saatchi to plan a campaign that would ensure the Black vote- Black and minority ethnic vote- would be a central player that the main stream political parties could not ignore.

Stephen: The racist murder that changed the UK – for good


A documentary will be aired this evening about the brutal murder of Stephen Lawrence. It is the 25th anniversary since his death, and it was not only the brutal nature of the attack, but also the way a corrupt police force conspired with the families of the murderers to protect them that would eventually expose, what the judge described as ‘institutional racism’ not just in the police force but throughout all our institutions.

ARISE Fashion Week: Lagos fashion on world stage


This Easter, ARISE Fashion Week was hosted in Lagos, Nigeria. AFW was first hosted 11 years ago to bring designs from Nigeria and other African nations to the global stage. Since then, ARISE (an acronym for Africa Rising) has helped African designers gain global prominence, and made Nigeria a global fashion destination. After a five year hiatus, ARISE has returned.

A united Black Britain forced Windrush rethink


When Black activists, Black politicians and the broader Black community comes together to speak with one voice, no one, repeat, no one can ignore us.

The crescendo of voices, some overtly, some behind the scenes, has forced the hand of Prime Minister Theresa May to override her Ministers and demand an end to the continuing injustice to those of the Windrush generation over punitive immigration policy.

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