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Ade Sawyerr: The power of movements

Home › News › Ade Sawyerr: The power of movements News A parallel must be drawn between the Barack Obama and Jeremy Corbyn's campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party. When Barack Obama set out to campaign for the Democratic Party nomination very few people gave him a chance, they all thought that it would fizzle out especially since Obama's brief foray into the national arena was his speech at the previous democratic convention. Obama went on to win the democratic nomination and against all odds become the first black president of America.In like fashion Jeremy Corbyn whose nomination [...]

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Can we have an intelligent conversation on migration

  http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/can-we-have-intelligent-debate-migration Can We Have An Intelligent Debate On Migration? ‘Perhaps it time for the other side to speak,’ says Ade Sawyer Written by Ade Sawyerr 27/09/2015 02:01 PM   MOVED ALONG: African migrants from Sudan and Eritrea are forcibly removed by Italian police from their camp “We are here because you were there” is the apt response given to the xenophobic reaction to immigration in Britain. The truth is that most people migrating to Britain have an affinity with the Motherland that had presided over the ‘Empire on which the sun never sets’ spanning from the East to the [...]

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Do Black People Feel Excluded From Brixton?

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/do-black-people-feel-excluded-brixton Do Black People Feel Excluded From Brixton? As new communities move in, original residents ask what happened to the heart of Black Britain Written by Ade Sawyerr and Maxine James 25/04/2015 10:00 AM LOCAL LANDMARK: The street market in Electric Avenue, BrixtonDOWN TO: The market in Electric Avenue. THERE WAS a time in this country when the mention of Brixton symbolised the experience of Caribbean people in Britain. While this is still true to a large extent – Brixton is home to the Black Cultural Archives, and rightly so – it seems to be the only legacy [...]

Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic Carers in Gloucestershire

Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic Carers in Gloucestershire Throughout this country there are a lot of people who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support, and provides assistance to them in diverse ways. Conventional wisdom in this country suggests that most ethnic minority people will do so for their loved ones, children and relatives and indeed should see it not just as a labour of love but as an obligation or duty, but the fact of this unpaid duty can leave you [...]