Lamin Touray interviews Dr Erinma Bell, a Rusholme-born Nigerian who was the first woman to have a statue of herself on display in Manchester Town Hall as a tribute to her work of reducing gun and gang crime in Manchester.
Amir Amirani’s stirring documentary We Are Many (2014) concerns the events of 15 February 2003, the day the world took to the streets to march against the invasion of Iraq.
Today the trial hearing of the four ex-police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd begins in the US, whilst Mancunians demonstrate this evening as part of a national day of anti-racist solidarity. But incidents of institutional racism that have taken place in Greater Manchester in recent years remind us that there is still much work to be done here.
Since the killing of George Floyd, Manchester has seen an outpouring of anger and passion in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, with local action ongoing across the city, but continued and active support is still needed to win the struggle against racial injustice. On 25 May 2020, the world witnessed murder of George […]
In this guest post, Bernadette Hyland reviews Michael Herbert’s biography on Manchester’s black middleweight boxing champion and communist, Len Johnson. When my parents moved to Clayton, a working class suburb of Manchester in 1963, it was a large sprawling council estate surrounded by engineering and manufacturing factories and dominated by two busy main roads, Ashton […]
Working class radicals from our past are very rarely remembered within our public sphere – there are few monuments to their feats and their personal collections feature little within the official archives. William Cuffay was one of these working class radicals, preserving no diary, autobiography or papers and his lack of wealth and power leaving only faint traces of his life to explore
‘That could have been me’ – Desmond Ziggy Mombeyarara on George Floyd’s death and police brutality in the UK
The man Tasered by Greater Manchester Police in front of his terrified child speaks about George Floyd’s brutal death in police custody in the US. Floyd’s death has seen the US gripped with riots and peaceful protests, with many demonstrations in the UK showing solidarity with the civil rights movement in America. A man who […]