Friday, March 31, 2006

Racism in Britain

Racism in Britain - Protests over Leeds University Lecturer Claims that Black People have Inferior Intelligence

Frank Ellis, lecturer at Leeds University, has stated publicly that Black people are of inferior intelligence. Why is this man still employed? Why has he not been arrested under the Race Relations Act? I want everyone to be able to live peacefully, in harmony with one another. I am sure you do too. This is why I am practicing Creative Communication (NVC). - Zhana

The University of Leeds announced yesterday that the Russian and Slavonic Studies lecturer Frank Ellis, who said that black people have low intelligence, is to face disciplinary action. The move follows relentless pressure from students and staff on campus as well as anti-racist, anti-fascist and black pressure groups across the country. Click here for more info.

Now Leeds University are holding a diversity conference. Can you say ‘English hypocrisy’? - Zhana

Simon Woolley, a regular Black Britain columnist, submitted an editorial yesterday which we published, telling of his shock and disbelief that the University of Leeds had invited him to a conference in July called: Democracy and Diversity, amidst the growing protests over their failure to sack Frank Ellis. The conference, an all-day event organised by Audrey Osler, aimed to bring together African American guests and other black leaders in regards to delivering a multi-cultural education. Click here to read more.

Left to Die - Justice for Nuur Saeed Demonstration

As we all know, there are many people in the NHS doing excellent work providing healthcare for all communities. Yet, another Black man lies dead because he did not receive the care he needed. - Zhana

The community will mount another peaceful protest this Saturday 1st of April @ 1.30 outside Plumstead Police station.


THE FAMILY of a young man who died hours after paramedics refused him
assistance have called for the ambulance workers to be suspended. (see

Stay blessed

Matilda MacAttram* *
Senior Race Relations Health Consultant
The 1990 Trust
Suite 12 Winchester House
9 Cranmer Road
London SW9 6EJ
Tel: 020 7582 1990
Fax: 020 7793 8269
Mobile: 07908 750 283
E-mail: <
Blink: <

See also: Racism in Britain

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Future for Black Men

What is the future for Black men in the UK? Do they have a future here at all?

At the beginning of her lecture on Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome, Joy DeGruy-Leary said that people of African heritage share the same legacy, no matter where in the world they happen to be today.

I don’t agree with the statement that U.S. Black males are heading for destruction faster than Black men in the UK.

Click here to check out this feature.

See also: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Keywords: Slavery, history, Black psychology, African American, African Caribbean, UK

Monday, March 20, 2006

Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary - Healing African People

I am so glad Dr. DeGruy Leary gave this lecture. She has said the same things I have been saying for many years. Click here to check out the feature on Black Britain.

We must heal the past. We must heal the internalised racism and oppression, i.e. self-hatred, that has been passed down within Black families for many generations since the enslavement of African people by Europeans began.

This is why I do the work I do. See my book, Success Strategies for Black People, for positive cultural reinforcement for Black parents and families - for all of us.

This is why I compiled Black Success Stories (the first in the series).

This is why I started the arts project commemorating the transatlantic trade in African people, looking towards the 2007 commemoration - to explore the effects of mental enslavement and to create and celebrate positive images of African people.

This is why I am putting together my new project on Empowering Black Parents.

These resources are for you to learn from, enjoy and share. Our healing is in our hands. The future is in our hands.

See also: The Roots of the Atlantic Slave Trade,
2007 Commemoration,
Rendezvous of Victory

Keywords: Healing African people, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Black history, arts, culture