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Black Matters are of concern to all as we seek to make Britain more equal to reflect the diversity of the population.  as we become a more multicultural country, it becomes even more important that we are able to rid the nation of inequality and banish discrimination in terms of employment and access to services. Racial discrimination makes absolutely no sense at all and perhaps now is the time to put black matters at the heart of making this country more integrated and inclusive.  finding a way of creating a more inclusive society should be at the heart of the agenda for government, businesses and the community as a whole

Letter to my nephew – managing that sickle cell

Letter to my nephew – managing that sickle cell Dear Tei, Visiting you in the hospital brought back memories of my being struck down with a painful sickle cell crisis during a short training course in Tehran in the mid-1970s.  Tehran is supposed to be the fount of modern medicine, [...]

By |2020-04-04T01:18:36+01:00February 19th, 2020|Black Matters, Ghana, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|1 Comment

Look how far we have come: Ghana Union in retrospect 40 years on!

 oberserber  Uncategorized  October 30, 2019 4 Minutes Look how far we have come – Ghana Union in retrospect The origins of Ghana Union can be traced to the old West African Students Union that was vibrant in the early part of the last century, when students on scholarships and private study alike, needed [...]

By |2020-01-13T13:27:27+00:00October 30th, 2019|Black Matters, Ghana, Society|0 Comments

2011, Year for People of African Descent

What are Black people in Britain to make out of this international year for people of African Descent?  - Ade Sawyerr The African Diaspora has been a reality for such a long time that we do not even think about its complexity and how it happened.  Slavery was definitely [...]

Evaluation Report for Mali Enterprising Leaders (MEL)

Evaluation Report for Mali Enterprising Leaders (MEL) — Equinox Consulting  oberserber  Uncategorized  April 17, 2019 0 Minutes Though community businesses exist within the black community, and black community organisations who owned their own premises have been in operation over the past 50 years, it took research by The Ubele Initiative to highlight the degree [...]

Just a thought – The (Im)possibility of Equality: Can it really be achieved?

Just a thought – The (Im)possibility of Equality: Can it really be achieved?  oberserber  black, Britain, equality, Uncategorized  November 26, 2018 2 Minutes Just a thought – The (Im)possibility of Equality: Can it really be achieved? I start by thanking the speakers for their brilliant thoughts on this tortured issue of race equality that is still [...]

Time for Homowo again – 8th September 2018

Time for Homowo again – 8th September 2018  oberserber  black, community, culture, Gadangme, ghana, Uncategorized  September 7, 20184 Minutes Awo Awo Awo Awooooo!                 Mother oh Mother Agban ee                                             Agban the diety Bleku Tsor                                          Let Bleku rain/pour down Esu Esu                                               Water, plenty of Water Enam Enam                                        Fish, let us have a lot of fish manye Manye                                     Glory, [...]

By |2019-06-26T02:56:49+01:00September 17th, 2018|Black Matters, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|0 Comments

Proverbial Gems: Book review of ABETEI – Modern Gadangme Emblems

Proverbial Gems: Book review of ABETEI – Modern Gadangme Emblems  oberserber  black, culture, Gadangme, Uncategorized  June 2, 2018 4 Minutes   ABETEI – Modern Gadangme Emblems Created by Ishmael Fiifi Annobil, Totem ISBN 978 1 899151 08 0 2016 Proverbial Gems I have always been fascinated by Adinkra symbols that were popularized by Professor Ablade Glover with [...]

By |2019-06-26T03:03:35+01:00June 2nd, 2018|Black Matters, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|0 Comments

An election to end all elections? – Ade Sawyerr

http://www.obv.org.uk/news-blogs/election-end-all-elections Home › News › An election to end all elections? An election to end all elections? Submitted 6 Jun 2017 10:21am in News No, there are not too many elections. Elections are about the people exercise their right in a democracy and we must all endeavour to go out [...]

By |2019-10-26T02:48:12+01:00June 6th, 2017|Black Matters, Britain, Politics, Society|0 Comments

Olu Williams- I Must Take This Chance by Paul de Kanff

London is a strange place when you've just landed from Nigeria, and Olu Williams was no ordinary immigrant. In fact, he never intended to settle in the UK at all. He and his wife, Taiwo, work for Nigeria's national oil company and, when Taiwo lands the job of personal assistant [...]

By |2019-11-01T22:10:45+00:00February 28th, 2015|Black Matters, Britain, Society|0 Comments

26th October 2014 – Come worship with London Gadangme Speaking Fellowship (URC)

Whilst I work on my piece on why I profess Christianity, i continue to grapple with the conflicts  between the Western culture, the medium for the propagation of Christianity and our own culture and how with time some of the more difficult issues will be resolved despite the strident attitde [...]

By |2019-11-01T22:12:39+00:00October 25th, 2014|Black Matters, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|0 Comments

Celebrating Black Businesses at Black History Month 2013 – Ade Sawyerr

Many things have been celebrated in black history month over the years but I doubt whether there has been any celebration of black people in business in Britain so in this brief note I intend to chronicle the history of black business development and celebrate the initiatives in the hope [...]

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