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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REVIEW OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH OCTOBER 2015 INTRO One month, 17 events in a collection of talks, TV appearances, radio programmes, debates and discussions, and appearances across the country from Cardiff to Birmingham, and of course, Bristol. Roger hosted his weekly radio show, The Old Skool Cruising Show which had sponsorship for the first time […]

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Roger was recently retracing some of his footsteps in Sea Islands where the twin sisters of the Deep South the charming Charleston and seductive Savannah reside. But in between these two great American southern cities lie a little known community with familar links to Africa and UK. Here is an extract about the area from […]

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AFTER THE HURRICANE. AMERICA REMEMBERS TEN YEARS ON Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf-Coast region Roger Griffith visits America’s most unique major city New Orleans during the memorials of the anniversary. In this his third extract he brings the story of ten years ago up to the present day. PART THREE – Re-building […]

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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf-Coast region Roger Griffith visits America’s most unique major city New Orleans, during the memorials of the anniversary. In part two he describes in vivid detail the background to the events of the cataclysitic failure of the authorities that led to 1800 deaths and an estimated $151 billion […]

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AFTER THE HURRICANE. AMERICA REMEMBERS TEN YEARS ON Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf-Coast region Roger Griffith visits America’s most unique major city New Orleans during the memorials of the anniversary. He begins by going back to the events of August 2005. Part One – A Storm is Brewing New Orleans because of […]

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Today is going to be a sad, poignant day across America and my condolences go to the grieving families. The church is important to many in America generally and particularly within the African-American communities providing links of sustenance as well as prayer, a sense of community, support and comfort. It has given us diverse leaders […]

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