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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What do we think we know about migration? Join us for a panel discussion to have your say on topics such as how did migration affect the Brexit vote? How do we deal with its impacts on communities? And even, who counts as a Bristolian now? Event starts at 6:30 PM at the Mshed, 1st March, 2018 Chaired by […]

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Bringing the community together and finding ways to collaborate and support each other is the inspiration behind our name, Ujima, given to us by our founding Director Kevin Philemon. A Swahili word, it translates as “Collective Work and Responsibility”, the third of the seven Kwanza principles. Keeping that principle at the heart of our purpose, […]

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‘l  Read my article in B24/7 this week callled Black History Month is vital to fight against the daily injustices of racism all year round’ And come to my event on the 26th of October! Titled My Journey for Justice: In Search of a King 19.00-21.45 (15 minute interval) at the Watershed Price £6.50 full […]

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Journey to Justice Event – 26th October 2017; Watershed Bristol, BS1 5TX Film & Lecture: Roger Griffith presents – My Journey for Justice: In Search of a King 26 October 2017 19.00-21.45 (15 minute interval) Price £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions In this special event to mark Black History Month, Roger Griffith (author and chair […]

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MOVING MONUMENTS IN BRISTOL AND AMERICA Events in Charlottesville, Virginia were a sickening reminder of why the past always remains present and can never be forgotten to prevent the same mistakes being made in the future. Having wrongly predicted that Hillary Clinton would triumph, I’m now watching with both humour and horror as the Trump […]

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