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Help us celebrate Prof Gus John's 70th birthday and his lifetime achievements in March 2015. This two-part programme is a celebration of 50 years’ worth of campaigning. Find out more:
Prof. Gus John arrived in the UK in August 1964, aged 19, to study for the priesthood. But almost from the moment he arrived he became involved in what was to become his life's calling – education, youth work and the struggle for social justice and human rights for embattled communities as an ...
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Race on the Agenda has published new research that shows that free schools are FAILING TO COMPLY with statutory requirements on equality:
Race on the Agenda (ROTA) has published new research that shows that free schools are failing to comply with statutory requirements on equality. The research appears soon after the recent Ofsted inspection of the Al-Madinah free school in Derby, which found that statutory requirements, ...
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Here's the latest post on my website:
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority‘s annual equality report has this year shown a small improvement in the diversity of its own employees. READ MORE: 
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Last week, Vox Africa kindly invited me to take part in their flagship programme “Shoot the Messenger“, where we discussed Baroness Thatcher’s legacy. Check out the videos HERE: 
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Black Caribbean boys are three times more likely to be excluded from state schools than their classmates, a study has found. "The Voice" asked for my comment on this story. READ MORE:
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Birmingham schools: have extremists taken over?

Earlier this month, I took part in an Islam Channel debate focusing on allegations that a small group of Islamic fundamentalists had taken over the management of a group of schools in Birmingham and were forcing them to teach under religious, rather than secular principles. 

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We give thanks for Jessica’s long and purposeful life, a lifetime of selfless giving and unwavering commitment to the struggle for human liberation:  
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'Dreams and recurring nightmares': an analysis piece on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's landmark speech on civil rights. Read it here:
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Beguiling as some might have found it, there is something both fascinating and deeply disturbing about the memorial service held on the 20th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence's murder. Read more HERE:
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On 8 April 2013 the Evening Standard carried a story about Paris Brown who having been appointed as a youth police commissioner by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, one week earlier at a cost to the taxpayer of £15,000 a year was found have posted homophobic and racist tweets prior to her appointment. The Evening Standard asked me for a COMMENT on the story:
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On 16 February 2013, 19 year old Joseph Burke–Monerville was shot in the head and killed while sitting in a car in Hackney with his twin brother, Jonathan, and elder brother David. The family is very much in need of financial help - and YOU can assist them. Check how:
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