Category Archives: Racial Conflict

Caribbean immigrants in the UK criminalised’ by ‘hostile’ government policy

Caribbean immigrants who came to UK decades ago ‘criminalised’ due to ‘hostile’ government policy

Ministers urged to act as Commonwealth citizens who arrived as children with ‘Windrush’ generation denied access to healthcare, losing jobs and even threatened with deportation

May Bulman – Social Affairs Correspondent | The Independent UK

Commonwealth citizens who have lived in Britain for decades after arriving as children are being made “destitute and stateless” due to the government’s hostile environment policies, politicians and diplomats are warning.    Continue reading

Gaza Strip murder of unarmed demonstrators – By Uri Avnery

Gaza Strip murder of unarmed demonstrators

By Uri Avnery

WRITE DOWN: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief.

We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We hardly belong to the same human race.

IS MY government committing “war crimes” along the border of the Gaza Strip?

I don’t know. I am not a jurist.         Continue reading

Traditional kite making alive in Guyana – By Tangerine Clarke

April 8, 2018 / Guyana / Caribbean Life News. NY

Rotarian Janice Hall from New Jersey, hands over funds to Georgetown City Counsellor, Malcolm Ferriera. The donation went towards kite-making material. The kite frames were donated by local joiners. [Photo by Tangerine Clarke]
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Traditional kite making alive in Guyana

The Easter season got off to a fun start for children of Albouystown, Georgetown, when Guyanese from the diaspora volunteered their skills during a kite-making workshop to keep the cultural tradition alive.      Continue reading

My $500 house in Detroit — and the neighbors who helped me – TED video

My $500 house in Detroit — and the neighbors who helped me rebuild it – Drew Philp

In 2009, journalist and screenwriter Drew Philp bought a ruined house in Detroit for $500. In the years that followed, as he gutted the interior and removed the heaps of garbage crowding the rooms, he didn’t just learn how to repair a house — he learned how to build a community.

In a tribute to the city he loves, Philp tells us about “radical neighborliness” and makes the case that we have “the power to create the world anew together and to do it ourselves when our governments refuse.”   TEDNYC | November 2017  …… PLAY VIDEO

Putting RESPECT in EFFECT – By Yvonne Sam

Putting RESPECT in EFFECT

By Yvonne Sam

Once upon a very long time Blacks respected each other. They were our grandparents, great grandparents or even further back than that. And   today, although there are some of us who respect ourselves and each other, yet there is still something terribly amiss.  The effects of slavery programming and brainwashing are no longer acceptable excuses for the blatant disrespect that our people repeatedly show towards each other.    Continue reading

Dr. King’s legacy– We cannot afford to stop…. – By Yvonne Sam

Dr. King’s legacy– We cannot afford to stop. We are too far from the mountain top

Even in our sleep pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our despair against our will comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.  Aeschylus

On April 4, 2018, the nation  of America marked 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.     Continue reading

When Will Britain Face Up to its Crimes Against Humanity? – Kris Manjapra | The Guardian UK

When Will Britain Face Up to its Crimes Against Humanity?

After the abolition of slavery, Britain paid millions in compensation – but every penny of it went to slave owners, and nothing to those they enslaved. We must stop overlooking the brutality of British history. 

Kris Manjapra | The Guardian UK

On 3 August 1835, somewhere in the City of London, two of Europe’s most famous bankers came to an agreement with the chancellor of the exchequer. Two years earlier, the British government had passed the Slavery Abolition Act, which outlawed slavery in most parts of the empire.    Continue reading

Revisiting Martin Luther King’s Final and Most Haunting Sermon

Revisiting King’s Final and Most Haunting Sermon

Delivered two months before he died, “The Drum Major Instinct” saw the preacher give his own eulogy.

Dagmawi Woubshet | The Atlantic

“The Drum Major Instinct” is one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s finest sermons and perhaps his most haunting. He delivered it exactly two months before his assassination, on February 4, 1968, at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as co-pastor with his father.

What distinguishes “The Drum Major Instinct” is that King concludes this homily by rehearsing his death, effectively spelling out the kind of eulogy he wanted delivered at his funeral.    Continue reading

Civil rights road trip – plus music videos playlist

Civil rights road trip – music playlist

The hopes and suffering of the civil rights era coincided with and helped inspire a golden age of American music. The message is loud and proud on these soul, jazz and gospel classics.

50 years on from the death of Martin Luther King: civil rights road trip

Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech”

Can You Feel It – Martin Luther King Mix | Fingers Inc

Mixing one of the greatest speeches in history with a Chicago house track might sound like a bad idea but the result is spectacular, heightening the power of both the music and – as if it were needed – the great man’s message.

READ MOREMUSIC VIDEOS PLAYLIST BELOW:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/mar/31/civil-rights-road-trip-music-playlist-aretha-franklin-nina-simone-stevie-wonder?

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Another Police Killing of a Black Unarmed Civilian – By Yvonne Sam

Another Police Killing of a Black Unarmed Civilian— The Hidden Facts behind the  Visible Acts

By Yvonne Sam

Is the police fostering racial inequality? Or is it how society is structured?

Another police shooting! Another Black harmed, once again unarmed!. Each year in America there are more than 1,000 fatal shootings by police, and the victims are inordinately black.  In 2014, the shooting death by police of unarmed teenager Michael Brown ignited country- wide protests and produced the Black Lives Matter movement.

Now the recent killing of Stephon Clark in his own backyard in Sacramento, California,  has once again given rise to the question– how much change has there been?    Continue reading

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