Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths

Young, Gifted and Black – 50 years on and still inspiring

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It’s 50 years since Young, Gifted and Black peaked in the UK pop charts. Now Trojan Records is seeking content for...
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Asylum interviews: victims of torture at risk of retraumatisation

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Luna Williams, political correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, says the Windrush generation and their descendants...
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MP urges action on Windrush Generation pensions

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Local MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy is the joint organiser of a letter to government calling on it to...
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Reparations marchers plan ‘Brixton lockdown’

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Brixton will once again be the starting point for the annual march organised by the Stop The...

BLM inspires another Youthsayers tune

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https://youtu.be/yahcz2rpj6A Following the release of their excellent version of Sam Cooke’s civil-rights movement classic A Change Is Gonna...
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Fundraising for diversity

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Lambeth equality commissioner Miranda Brawn, whose charity work has already provided scholarships enabling 50 young people to...
Lambeth town hall

Council ‘first to back call for slavery reparations’

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Lambeth council last night (15 July) backed a call, prepared jointly by the ruling Labour and opposition...
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Brixton House director joins call for anti-racist theatres

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Gbolahan Obisesan, artistic director and CEO of Brixton House, the new theatre being built on Coldharbour Lane...
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Brixton MP highlights Windrush Generation in parliament debate

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Brixton MP Helen Hayes yesterday (23 June) used a House of Commons debate to highlight the plight of members of the Windrush Generation impacted...
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Council drops controversial homeless policy before court challenge

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Lambeth council has reversed a controversial policy on housing for homeless people shortly before it was due...
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Big, outdoors and part of the city

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Simone Richardson meets local graffiti artist VanJimmer and views her latest and totally topical work
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Hedge with a serious message

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We know that Jay Rayner’s Tweet of his neighbour Tony’s hedge in Herne Hill already has more than 30,000 likes. My neighbour Tony has found...
Nour's Saja Shaheen

Nour announces deal to stay in Brixton Market

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Nour Cash & Carry last night announced that it had reached agreement with its landlords that will enable it to remain in Brixton’s markets. The...
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Fear of a Black Man – by Alex Wheatle

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Brixton Blog is grateful to The Bard of Brixton, Alex Wheatle, for allowing us the opportunity to publish this powerful essay...
The Empire Windrush docks at Tilbury

Fundraising campaign to raise Windrush anchor for monument

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Windrush activist Patrick Vernon OBE has launched a fundraising drive to further the campaign to raise the anchor of the Empire Windrush. It would...
Nour Cash & Carry

Market owner offers conditions to suspend Nour eviction

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Facing a growing outcry on social media, Hondo Enterprises, which runs Brixton’s covered markets – Brixton Village and Market Row – has indicated that...

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Major law firm backs charity’s Black History Month lecture

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A major international law firm based in Washington and London is teaming up with a local charity...
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Reparations march in pictures

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Images of today’s reparations march in Brixton by Jessica Dyer and Jenny Shramenko
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More than a march – this year will be different

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Reparations Rebellion Groundings 2020 – Moving on Globally Esther Stanford-Xosei explains the political, historical and social background...

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Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme

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The Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company has launched a mentoring programme as a launchpad for the next generation...

Appeal to fund pottery kits for Brixton kids

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Lambeth-based Mud Gang Pottery is well on its way to raise £1,500 so that 50 home pottery kits can be distributed to children in...
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Brixton Soup Kitchen appeals for funds to help continue its work

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Brixton Soup Kitchen (BSK) is continuing to provide food and emergency packs to the homeless, elders and...

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