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BBC Radio 4’s Making History programme recently considered the plight of black historians, taking six minutes to explore the question of whether black historians exist   Read More ...

Patrick Vernon OBE, founder of Every Generation Media which works in the creative and cultural industries is recognised and saluted in the Black Enterprise (BE)   Read More ...

Fifty years ago today (8th of December 2015) the Labour government of Harold Wilson introduced the first Race Relations Act – outlawing discrimination based on   Read More ...

On Thursday 17 June at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, Simon Stevens, and CEO of NHS England hosted an event celebrating the Windrush Generation and   Read More ...

With the ongoing state police killing of black youth, men and women in the USA; Ebola, climate change, and Islamic led terrorism in Africa; fragile economies of the Caribbean, and growing health, economic and political social inequality in the UK and mainland Europe we are starting to feel like an endangered species!!! Such is the concern about the plight of black people on the planet that from January 2015 the   Read More ...

Shocking report reveals disproportionate number of young people in prison are black teens, writes Patrick Vernon. BLACK MEN and their relationship with police and the criminal justice system reached a new plateau because of the high-profile deaths of chokehold victim Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Campaign slogans such as ‘Black lives matter’ and ‘I can’t breathe’ are reminders of the harsh legacy of enslavement and modern-day structural racism that linger   Read More ...

Why Afrofuturism can be a tool for change for a new generation of Black Britons, writes Patrick Vernon. AT THE recent BFI Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder event, I spent most of the weekend immersed in the Inside Afrofuturism part of the festival. I watched Sankofa (1993) – a film I last saw about 20 years ago about a black model who is transported back in time to a   Read More ...

Former local councillor, Patrick Vernon OBE, was included by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) in their 2014 list of top health and care pioneers from BME backgrounds. Patrick made the list, which was announcement on Thursday 6 November, for his work with marginalised communities for over two decades. Over the last three years Patrick has played a key role in setting up and developing Healthwatch England – the national consumer   Read More ...

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