Free-School: Governors appeal


A south London school that has transformed the lives of local children is seeking to convert its Saturday lessons to an all-through full-time Free School to educate 380 – 400 children.

Aiming to educate pupils between the ages of 5 -18, the Board of Queen Mother Moore School (QMMS) are seeking community support to realise their “monumental” ambition.

NUS President blocking Black students?


Black students wishing to attend a Black student conference - about tuition fees and wider Government cuts - have claimed they're being blocked by the NUS President Aaron Porter (pictured).

Up to 100 Black students wish to attend their annual conference this Saturday but are being blocked by the NUS leadership because, they argue, there are accessibility issues.

But conference organisers have had assurances from all the extra students that want to attend that there are no extra accessibility requirements.

Lord Parakh blasts endemic racism


At the Jim Rose memorial Lecture Lord Bikhu Parakh will condemn the lack of progress in regards to achieving greater race equality in the UK, particularly in the upper echelons of British institutions.

It is ten years since his report about multicultural Britain - The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, which in many ways became the bible for much of Labour party policy on race.  

Lamenting on the lack of progress that has been made since the report Lord Parakh will argue that:

Refugee Adan Abobaker brave rescue


In one extra ordinary act of personal bravery Adan Abobaker shone a positive spot light on himself and London’s Somali community.

On a dark cold night whilst crossing over Blackfriars bridge,  Adan noticed a woman in the Thames screaming for help. Unable to get a life Jacket near her he risked his own life by plunging into the near freezing river to rescue the woman.

Diane Abbott MP wins best website award


Diane Abbott has beat fellow MPs to win an award for her website.

The MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington was praised for embracing web technologies and using them to engage with her constituents. Her website surpass those of other nominees in the awards like Nick Clegg and Meg Hillier to win the award.

Black Power


A new book and website ‘Black for a Cause...’, telling the story about Black Power activity in Britain during the 1970s was launched last week.

 ‘Black for a Cause...’ aims ‘to promote the ‘tremendous contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of modern British society’ and disseminate images of the period’. 

Youth Mayor: Lambeth Elections


Lambeth are looking for their next Youth Mayor and to elect Youth Members of Parliament (YMP).

The elections will see the borough get a new Youth Mayor and Deputy as well as two Youth Parliament Members.

The annual elections encourages young people in the borough to get involved in the democratic process and vote for local representatives to fight for their causes.

Freedom Riders: USA civil rights victory


A  documentary telling the story of the Freedom Riders who helped to bring US bus segregation to an end 40 years ago is released next month. Ashok Viswanathan recalls the actions of the Civil Rights Movement.

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