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Council ‘first to back call for slavery reparations’

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

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

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

Lambeth council has reversed a controversial policy on housing for homeless people shortly before it was due to be challenged in court. The move...
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Big, outdoors and part of the city

Simone Richardson meets local graffiti artist VanJimmer and views her latest and totally topical work Graffiti speaks from the heart within and is tagged out...
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Hedge with a serious message

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...
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Nour announces deal to stay in Brixton Market

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

Brixton Blog is grateful to The Bard of Brixton, Alex Wheatle, for allowing us the opportunity to publish this powerful essay that has a...
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Fundraising campaign to raise Windrush anchor for monument

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

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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Brixton takes the knee

Brixton people turned out in force last night (9 June) to join a regular nationwide demonstration of solidarity with the growing worldwide Black Lives...
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Save the Hootananny crowdfunder appeal

The much loved Hootananny is the latest local venue to launch a crowd funder appeal. We urge all those who can to dig deep… www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-hootananny Their...
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Brixton MPs demand government action on racism

The three MPs whose constituencies include parts of Brixton yesterday (9 June) issued a joint statement calling on the government to address structural racism,...
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‘We could be the generation to make the changes’

Simone Richardson found it inspirational to witness Black Lives Matter protesters marching past her home and to interview some who live locally I live not...
Nour's Saja Shaheen

Nour: pressure mounts on landlord

Campaigners have increased pressure on the owners of Brixton’s covered markets over the threatened eviction of the iconic Nour Cash & Carry store in...
Lambeth town hall in Brixton lit in purple to mark the death of George Floyd

Town hall lit for George Floyd

Lambeth town hall in Brixton was lit up in purple tonight (2 June) to mark the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Lambeth council is...

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Architect launches campaign to save Brixton’s International House

The celebrated architect Kate Macintosh has launched a petition to save International House from demolition. The former council office building was designed by her life...
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Brixton campaigner wins historic pledge on Black history teaching

The founder of a South London project to advance Black learning and wellbeing has won a commitment from the London Assembly to support the...
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Local NHS campaigners call for grass-roots test and trace

Local campaigners against the privatisation and commercialisation of the NHS have backed a call by Lambeth council to allow the failing Covid test and...

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Putting food at the heart of our community

A new surplus food co-ordination and distribution service commissioned by Lambeth council and run by Healthy Living Platform started work this month As soon as...
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‘If Black Lives Matter to you, donate blood’

South Londoner Brenda Smith has donated blood for sickle cell patients for more than half of her life. For her 40th donation, she hopes...

Brixton charity urges action over Covid crisis for Latin Americans

A Brixton-based charity reveals today (4 February) that half of Latin Americans in London are out of work as a result of the pandemic...

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