When I was in prison, I read an article – don’t be shocked when I say I was in prison. You’re still in prison. That’s what America means: prison.
–– Malcolm X
On 27 August 1963 Ledger Smith set off from Chicago and made his way to join Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. He didn’t take a bus or a train and he didn’t drive – he made his way on rollerskates.
Anti racists across Europe will breath a big sigh of relief tonight.
Last night the Barbican in London hosted the international premier of Langston Hughes masterpiece ASK YOUR MAMA: 12 Moods for Jazz.
Hassan Mahamdallie digs out his old Sham 69 singles and looks back at a band whose gigs became a battleground between NF fascists and their opponents
The appalling footage of Chelsea “fans” pushing a black man off a Paris metro train, while chanting: “We’re racist, we’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it,” has rightly provoked widespread condemnation. It has also prompted this nice anti-racist – and non-partisan – reply video.