MORE THAN JUST A GAME AN ODE TO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL 2019 SPURS VS LIVERPOOL These two clubs forged from working class stock Today both seek glory from that beautiful big-eared pot. Many believe the semi-final drama is far from complete As the teams prepare to expunge the bitter taste of recent defeat. In […]

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A father and son reflect on their experiences with the Police over the decades the short BBC film  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071qg5j The 24th February was the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Macpherson report, which controversially found the Metropolitan Police to be “institutionally racist.” The inquiry examined the bungled police investigation of the murder of the black […]

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Tribute to Aretha Franklin: A Natural Legend Aretha Franklin will always remain the Queen of Soul, but her voice, work and accomplishments stretch beyond music. With her vocal sound she conveyed an extraordinary vocal range that no mortal has bettered. Hers was the dominate anthem for female empowerment. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. a battle cry sung with pride […]

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CITY CONVERSATIONS – YOUR CITY YOUR VOICE – 6.30 City Academy, 9th May 2018 In January 2017, the Runnymede Trust published a report stating that Bristol was the most segregated core city in the UK. In the same year The Sunday Times celebrated Bristol as the best place to live in the UK. But what […]

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Fifty years on from the death of a dream, here is an extract from my book and retropective of Dr King’s life from Chapter 7 of My American Odyssey. The Life of Martin Luther King Jr, 15 January 1929 – 4 April 1968 Early Life Dr King was just thirty-nine when he was assassinated in […]

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100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN BRITAIN – Westminster, London, England, 1918: Its 100 years since women gained the right to vote in the UK! In 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed as the first piece of legislation to allow women the vote in the UK. It represented a landmark achievement in […]

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FREDRICK DOUGLASS 200th birthday. Born February 1818 Virginia, USA Fredrick Douglass was the most prominent African-American of the 19th century. He was born on a brutal slave-plantation in Virginia in 1818. Slaves were prohibited from education but he self-taught himself to read and write before escaping.  He became a writer and a leader of the anti-abolitionist […]

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