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Britain is where i have lived and worked for the past 40 years.  i have tried to observe that communities that I have lived in and sought to be acclimatised to the weather.  i have not been very successful in the latter but I have been sufficiently interested to want to comment on the politics and economics and social issues in the country.  i have been more fortunate than most because I work with black and minority ethnic communities as they seek the methodology for integrating in what in the past was an alienating community.  we have come a long way and Britain will become inclusive with the fast changing population dynamics

 

Ubele Case Studies – Impact of COVID19 on Elders – Ade Sawyerr

By |2020-11-18T02:00:34+00:00September 13th, 2020|Britain, Culture, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

https://www.ubele.org/covid19-case-studies ‘ I just wonder, how do our children  feel in a system where they are detached,  where  nothing is coming from them and yet they will be the resolution – I guess I have to believe our kids and our young people, will do well’- Ade Sawyerr   Name [...]

Easing the lockdown in cold(er) climes

By |2020-07-09T20:38:50+01:00July 9th, 2020|Britain, Culture, Ghana, Politics|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/news/world/easing-the-lockdown-in-colder-climes/ Easing the lockdown in cold(er) climes Our correspondent in England looks back to his own connection with Ghana’s electoral history . . . and forward to December Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising I could tell by listening to the BBC today that the ravages of “corocoro” and the lockdown [...]

Will Brexit affect Africa at all?

By |2020-03-26T02:01:34+00:00November 20th, 2019|Africa, Britain, enterprise strategies, Politics, Society|

Will Brexit affect Africa at all? THE fascination with Brexit continues with the torturous process of democracy being showcased. All the important institutions of the state are playing a role, the executive, parliament, the Supreme Court, the Queen – and it has already cost Britain, two prime ministers. But it [...]

Why I have now joined the Labour Party

By |2020-12-28T03:18:03+00:00November 4th, 2019|Britain, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

Why I have now joined the Labour Party  oberserber  britain, equality, politics  November 4, 2019 7 Minutes By africanvoice -October 11, 20190409Share on FacebookTweet on Twitter By Ade Sawyerr – In 2008, I was invited to a Labour Party fundraising event in Streatham.  I met the Labour Party MP who was in conversation with the person who eventually succeeded [...]

2011, Year for People of African Descent

By |2019-11-01T23:45:43+00:00May 24th, 2019|Africa, Black Matters, Britain, Culture, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-11-01T23:45:59+00:00November 16th, 2018|Black Matters, Britain, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

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 [...]

What the Black Labour Movement must do! – Ade Sawyerr

By |2019-11-01T23:46:24+00:00December 7th, 2017|Britain, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity|

Black Labour: Speaking for Ourselves!!!! -  6th December 2017 at Peckham Labour missed an opportunity in the 1980s to embrace and consolidate the support that it had from the mass of African and Caribbean people.  These people had mostly voted Labour at elections and the rejection of their own movement, [...]

Race Equality and the Black Experience in 2017 – the current debate

By |2019-11-01T23:46:37+00:00November 24th, 2017|Britain, employment initiatives, enterprise strategies, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity|

Was at the House of Commons yesterday to take part in this debate.  this is my presentation. Inequality remains a problem in the United Kingdom, especially for black people. There is a still a penalty for being black, there is a penalty in stop and search, in health, in education, [...]

Complete and utter May-hem!

By |2020-03-13T15:20:46+00:00June 10th, 2017|Britain, Politics|

Ekow Nelson Theresa May’s reputation is as damaged as Jeremy’s Corbyn’s has been enhanced after the recent elections in the UK. The Prime Minister asked the electorate for a mandate to strengthen her hand in the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the European Union; they denied her that and as a [...]

An election to end all elections? – Ade Sawyerr

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

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 [...]

The changing needs of the community and voluntary sector – Lambeth — Equinox Consulting

By |2019-11-01T22:01:39+00:00May 17th, 2017|Britain, community development|

The changing needs of the community and voluntary sector – Lambeth Cuts to public sector funding have impacted on the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) at national, regional and local levels. This has exacerbated some of the difficulties that voluntary and community organisations have faced over the last two decades [...]

Will Theresa May’s Election Gamble Backfire?

By |2019-11-01T22:02:14+00:00April 18th, 2017|Britain, Politics|

Like education where most are resisting too many tests, are we not in danger of having too many elections that decide nothing? Northern Ireland just had an inclusive election, in May there are local government elections and some mayoral elections and then this. Why does she need a fresh mandate [...]

Planning

By |2019-10-26T15:49:44+01:00March 4th, 2016|Britain, community development|

Planning Question:  You referred to the principles of management in your last advice shop, what are these principles and how does one implement them Asif. Bristol Answer: Most successful endeavours start with a plan, but all not all plans are successfully implemented. The flip side to this is that most [...]

‘Africans Were In Britain Before The English…’

By |2019-11-01T22:04:13+00:00February 8th, 2016|Britain, Culture, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

This powerful statement of fact is how historian Peter Fryer started his seminal book Staying Power (Pluto Press, 1984) documenting the black presence in Britain Posted in Voice Newspaper 28/12/2015 10:00 AM SONGSTRESS: An unnamed member of The African Choir from South Africa who played concerts for a high-profile audience [...]

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