In 1951, W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson and others took a petition to the United Nations titled ‘We Charge Genocide’ arguing, among other things, that “the killing of Negroes has become police policy in the United States.”
For detailed background see:
The book that was produced at the time was re-issued in 2017: We Charge Genocide: The Crime of the Government Against the Negro People.
The Present Day Legacies of Racism & Empire
Gary Younge, the former Guardian journalist and now Professor of Sociology. discusses racism in the United States and Europe, South Africa’s transition and the future of journalism.
Pankaj Mishra, author of Blind Fanatics: Liberals, the West, and the Afterlives of Empire (Verso), discusses Black Lives Matters with novelist Viet Thanh Ngutyen.
Human Rights In Britain – The Windrush Scandal
The Windrush Generation Scandal continues to show the extent to which the human rights of those subject to arbitrary deportation were stamped all over. The story of the late Paulette Wilson is just one of many.
It now appears that many of those who returned to the Caribbean have had their UK pensions cut off. www.theguardian.com/money/2020/jul/25/frozen-pensions-windrush-generation-retirees-living-abroad
For Liberty’s view of the Scandal see www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/issue/warm-words-on-windrush-arent-enough
Saturday 15 August. 6-9pm. The African Coalition Day 2020: The ‘Have Your Say’ Forum
Open forum for British African communities.
Monday 17 August. 6-9pm. The Marcus Garvey Annual Pan-Africanism Presentation 2020 Anniversary Forum
In marking the pan-Africanism, Marcus Garvey and UNIA-ACL milestones and migrating online, this year’s format is an open anniversary forum.
Monday 31 August. 6-9pm. African History Reflection Day 2020: Interrogating Language Of Identity
A forum for discussing African identity terminologies in the centenary year in which the African History Reflection Day concept was sown.
Black Americans in Victorian Britain
Special offer on Jeffrey Green’s book.
Classic FM Reports Campaign For Black Classical Musicians on Exam Syllabus
Freemasonry in the Atlantic World
Ida B Wells Lesson Plan
Coleridge-Taylor’s Willow Song