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Turbulent Londoners: Bernie Grant, 1944-2000

Turbulent Londoners is a series of posts about radical individuals in London’s history who contributed to the city’s contentious past. My definition of ‘Londoner’ is quite loose, anyone who has played a role in protest in the city can be included. 670 more words

London

N15: There were never such devoted Sisters

N15 is South Tottenham but I guess if you asked people they may well identify N15 as Seven Sisters.

Brewer’s Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable suggests the name comes from around 1350 when seven sisters about to go their separate ways planted seven elm trees in a ring around a walnut tree. 2,044 more words

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bfm International Film Festival 2015 (bmiff2015) - Bernie Grant Arts Centre, starts tonight

 

 Thurs 2nd July to Sunday 5th July.

The acclaimed Black filmmaker International Film Festival 2015 (bfmiff2015) returns! ‘Bringing the unseen to light!’ The landmark film festival is back! 209 more words

Events

Meet the First Ever Ethnic Chinese Lawmaker Elected to the U.K. Parliament

On Friday, Alan Mak became the first Briton from a Chinese background to be elected to the nation’s parliament, though he doesn’t appear particularly keen to dwell on this fact or the historical circumstances of his heritage. 223 more words

Political Parties Favour Asian Over Black Candidates

by Lester Holloway Follow @brolezholloway

The Sunday Times reports that the main three political parties are standing 150 ‘ethnic minority’ candidates in the coming general election; 51 for Labour, 50 Lib Dem and 49 Tories. 1,334 more words

Politics

The winds of change

In 2010 27 Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) MPs were elected to serve in the House of Commons which was 12 more than in the previous Parliament although this is still only 4.2% of 650 MPs. 150 more words

Caribbean

Grant, Bernie: Britains First Black Councillor

Bernard Alexander Montgomery Grant

(1944-2000)

  • A successful local politician, Grant served for a decade as local councillor in the London Borough of Haringey, of which he was elected Leader in 1985.
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