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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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People

Congrats Bonnie!

Just wanted to offer my congrats to Bonnie Greer on being appointed as Chancellor at Kingston University. I’ve not read any of her works  but do remember taking up her offering creative writing courses at the Bernie Grant Centre in Tottenham. 48 more words

Racism

The Sun should apologise for 20 year hounding of Winston Silcott

News today that a man, Nicholas Jacobs, has been charged with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock in the 1985 Broadwater Farm uprising in Tottenham should be a reminder to The Sun newspaper to apologise for pursing Winston Silcott for 20 years. 737 more words

Babylon