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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 [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:47+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Celebrating Black Businesses at Black History Month 2013 – Ade Sawyerr

Celebrating Black Businesses at Black History Month 2013 – Ade Sawyerr Many things have been celebrated in black history month over the years but I doubt whether there has been any celebration of black people in business in Britain so in this brief note I intend to chronicle the history of black business development and celebrate the initiatives in the hope that more assistance will come in the way as we look forward to contributing to the brighter future of wealth creation in this country. We have come a very long way from the days when black people did not routinely [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:47+00:00 May 20th, 2014|enterprise strategies|0 Comments

Serving the needs of the African and Caribbean heritage community in Watford

There was a time when there were only a few primarily Caribbean people settled in Watford.  However, over the past 20 years the population of people of African heritage has greatly increased. 37 years ago in 1976, when the Watford African Caribbean Association (WACA) was formed, there were barely 500 African and Caribbean people in Watford and the outlying areas; then its concern was more about gathering people around and fostering particularly the Caribbean identity and projecting their culture.  Now the community has changed dramatically and with it also the opportunity to cater for the needs of all the enlarged [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:48+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nigerian government prioritises health and education as it reaches out to Diaspora professionals in the UK

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria’s efforts to engage with Nigerian Diaspora professionals in the UK.  The IOM has launched a national survey to identify Nigerian health and education professionals working in the UK and who might be willing to contribute to the development Nigeria’s health and education sectors. Clarissa Azkoul, Chief of Mission of IOM UK stated: ‘The Nigerian Government has recognised the importance and positive role that Nigerians professionals in the Diaspora can play in the socio-economic development of the country.  Health and education have been identified as the main priorities [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:48+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Call for Lambeth’s Black Caribbean Community to take part in major listening exercise

  Cllr Lorna Campbell, cabinet member for Equalities and Communities has called on Lambeth’s Black Caribbean Community to take part in a major listening exercise in March and April. The council is undertaking research to listen to the views and experiences of Lambeth’s black Caribbean community. Lambeth is changing the way it operates to give residents real power and influence over decisions which affect their lives. Under Lambeth’s Cooperative Council residents, councillors and council staff will work together to design, develop and deliver services. This research is part of the council’s wider work to understand the views and experiences of Lambeth’s [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:48+00:00 March 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Is there Black Caribbean flight from Inner London?

Whist the discussion on the results of 2011 census rages, the headlines seem to be more emotive than based on rigorous analysis of the figures and its implications.  There is certainly a need for more information on the Black Caribbean population, especially in the places that they are usually associated with in order for a more informed discussion to take place. Places such as Lambeth need more critical analysis. Between 1991 and 2001, the percentage of the Black Caribbean population increased from 1.05% to 1.14% in England.  In London it increased from 4.36% to 4.79%, and in Outer London, it [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:48+00:00 March 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments