UK General Election Campaign 2015 Series – Tip 2

 Youths new chance By Thomas L Blair, 21 March 2015 © Youth’s historic political role is to empower marginal and heavily Black, Asian and minority communities. Moreover, the 2015 General Elections may be… Continue reading

UK General Election Campaign 2015 Series — Tip ~1 FOR SMART BLACK VOTERS on the margin

 By Thomas L Blair,  20 March 2015 ©  First tip –  Voters and campaigners should use 21st century info-tech tools to promote consensus, organise alienated youth and harness resources.  They must canvas for support… Continue reading

UK General Election Campaign 2015 Series — FIVE TIPS FOR SMART BLACK VOTERS on the margin

By Thomas L Blair, 17 March 2015 © A united front of Black and minority ethnic voters in 168 marginal seats could put race equality and social progress at the centre of the… Continue reading

HOLOCAUST Memorial — Time to remember Blacks who died in Nazi Killing Fields

By Thomas L Blair copyright 24 January 2015 Volumes have been written about the Nazis mass murder of “inferior non-aryans”: Jews, Poles, Gypsies, the “gays, disabled and retarded”. However, spare a thought for… Continue reading

Je suis “Blues for Mr Charlie”

By Thomas L Blair ©copyright reserved 21 2015 In all the global permutations of “je suis charlie” it is interesting to note that  James Baldwin’s award-winning tragedy in three acts turned a common… Continue reading

King’s radical views remembered

 ‘Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged’ still valid   Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington 1963 led us all astray. America was not full of Black and… Continue reading

New Year honours no balm for hard-hit people

By Thomas L Blair 31 December 2014 copyright update 01 January 2015 Have things gotten better this year? I started the year writing about the marked and continued  decline of Black awards and… Continue reading

Black History UK – A proud past. An uncertain future

By Thomas L Blair ©text and picture October 2014   Ideally, a rise in living standards and esteem would be the marker for celebrating Black History and advancement. However, the message from the… Continue reading

Gigabytes of the Black experience enrich British digital culture

By Thomas L Blair 16 October 2014 © Digital Black culture and politics are important representations of British Culture, and deserve a place in the conservation of knowledge   With more internet and social… Continue reading

Carnival on the frontlines of history

By Thomas L Blair ©24 August 2014 Age-old traditions heat up the tempo of urban life once a year at Carnival. But few realise the transplanted arts and crafts are not just for… Continue reading