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Why we've gotta raise our game Britain’s most influential black people showcased in The Power List 2008

Barack Obama has proved the ‘impossible’ is achievable. But if we want the same in Britain we’ve got to get our act together argues Patrick Vernon.

By Zephaniah Samuels                                                                It has been a fantastic four

A roll call of Britain's 100 most influential black people has been published this month detailing the high achievers from a variety of backgrounds including law, politics, business, the arts, sport, entertainment and academia in The Power List 2008. Copy and paste the link below into your browser for the full story

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weeks since Barack Obama’s election as the first US President of African descent. He has energised our self belief and confidence in our humanity. Yes we can achieve despite the challenges that we face at a personal and international level. Now the search is on for a UK Obama and the lessons for our own political campaigning. What does it require us to achieve a similar success here! Where do we start? How do we get there? Click on the link below to get the full story http://www.voice-online.co.uk/content.php?show=14804

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We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this 'ICE' (In Case of  Emergency) Campaign.    The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As mobile phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a  contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under  the name 'ICE' ( In Case Of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones with patients but they didn't know which number to call.   

He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognised name for this purpose.    In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital  Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE'. Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about his. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.    For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc     PLEASE PASS THIS AROUND AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AS THIS CAN HELP IN AN EMERGENCY 26th December 2008

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Communities Secretary launches REACH role model scheme

Woolley and Metropolitan Police Superintendent and founder of the Black Police association Leroy Logan selected the final twenty one role models to form the first By Zephaniah Samuels Improved engagement between schools national group of its kind. and parents was identified as one of the These men will work to help ensure young Leading business men, journalists, barrier to ensuring successful educational black boys are equipped to navigate many servicemen, a fire-fighter, lawyers and achievement of people from this group. of the obstacles which are routinely placed media experts are amongst the twenty The strengthening and reporting and in their way of their ambitions. one men   that have been named in monitoring of race equality in schools was   the first-ever national role model also a key recommendation. Drawing from the wide talent pool from programme for black boys and young With recent research indicating that the within the black community, the first group black men by Communities Secretary institutional racism within schools , is a of REACH Role models dispel the myth of Hazel Blears. Announced at the launch key factor in the underachievement of underachievement among black men. Their of the role model scheme last night, black pupils it is clear that a lot of work success stories are an inspiration not only the event was hosted by the Commu- needs to be done within wider society as to young black men but to anyone who is well as in the community if sustainable motivated by other people's success. lasting change is to be achieved. The new REACH role models have been The REACH report also recommended a drawn from almost every profession strengthening of support of Black led imaginable and includes leaders in the Voluntary and Community Sector organifields of law, the military, the media, sations, as these are often the organisabusiness, local government, finance and tions working most closely with young the navy. black men at risk of dropping out. All the men on this programme were A national black role modelling selected because of the outstanding track programme was also one of the key records and ability to inspire a next generarecommendations in the REACH report. tion of black Britons to overcome stereoThe subsequent nationwide recruitment types and fulfil their potential. campaign attracted over 200 applications from successful professional men from nities Secretary alongside  Kwame African Caribbean communities across the Kwei Armah and Baroness Scotland, country. and Minister for Higher Education David Lammy. The REACH panel, which included fashion Guest at the launch of the scheme included REACH role models, the wider designer and businessman Ozwald Boateng, entrepreneur and winner of the mentoring group, parliamentarians, journalists and many people from the prestigious  Power List of the UK's most successful people from African Caribbean communities. The REACH group was set-up by Government in 2006 and had 22 members drawn from a variety of sectors, including the voluntary and community sector, education, academia and law enforcement. The REACH report, entitled An Independent Report to Government Click on the link below to read more on Raising the Aspirations and http://campaigns.direct.gov.uk/reach/ Attainment of Black boys and Young Black Men , highlighted a number of barriers preventing black boys from reaching their full potential and made Apprentice Tim Campbell, founder and a series of recommendations on how Director of Operation Black Vote Simon these issues can be tackled. info@Communitynewswolves.co.uk

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The 21st anniversary is a celebration of 21 years of service to the black community in Wolverhampton The celebration of an organisation that has gone from strength to strength over the years. from a small charity formed tewenty-one years ago by a small group of dedicated individuals, ACCI has grown to a large organisation employing over thirty members of staff. it has taken a lot of hard work and effort to reach this stage and it has not been without obstacles. The staff at ACCI often have to work with limited funding and resources. The only thing that ensures that activities do take place, is the dedication and commitment of the staff and members working together. When Acci was founded 21 years ago by a group of Wolverhampton Rastafarians, it was probably not thought that it would have grown into to such a vibrant and community involved organisation. The African Caribbean Community Initiative, also known as

ACCI, was set up in January 1987 resulting from the concern of the black community about the growing numbers of young African Caribbean’s suffering or at risk of suffering from mental ill health together with the problems associated with the various diversities of the illness. At the same time the organisation looked at the visibly disproportionate numbers of African Caribbean people in psychiatric institutions; and the lack of aftercare and day care provisions offered by mainstream services with regard to the African Caribbean community.

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A charmed life

The Legacy of The Windrush Generation

“There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.”.

Eddie Martin Noble was born in Jamaica in 1917. He volunteered, aged 25, to serve for Britain in World War Two. When he arrived in 1943 he was stationed at a RAF base in East Anglia. On 11 July, 2007, he died at the grand age of 90 at St Joseph Hospice in Hackney, East London. A Charmed Life is Eddie’s story. There has been a Black presence in Britain since Roman times. The seeds of modern migration were sown with the 10,000 Caribbean service men and women who, like Eddie Noble, volunteered during World War II. But the transformation of post-war Britain started on 21 June 1948 when the MV Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The 492 men and women and the Commonwealth citizens that followed have played such a significant role in creating modern Britain. Now we must preserve the legacy of this iconic generation - the Windrush Generation. Promoting the Windrush legacy is vital - for young people and for those of us who learnt little of Britain’s multicultural history at school. The Windrush experience tells us about adventure and exploration, about hardship and survival, about community and integration.

But this is not just about the social, cultural and historical context. This is about individual stories. The Windrush Generation is now disappearing. Many of these pioneers are passing away. A number returned to the Caribbean while others languish in residential and nursing homes. Their legacy is evident in the many people of Caribbean heritage shaping Britain’s public life, locally and nationally. Along side the high profile Parliamentarians, community activists of African, Asian and African descent sit on the boards of public sector bodies and voluntary sector organisations. But a major contribution of the Windrush Generation has been to stimulate a Britishness based on nurturing social justice and commending the values of hard work, tolerance and respect. Campaigns for racial equality from the1950s to the 1970s were the British equivalent of the civil rights movement. Subsequent human rights and equalities legislation have made Britain more humane and socially aware. The legacy is a vital part of the mainstream. Think of the exquisite African-centric artwork of Chris Ofili representing Britain in the 2003 Venice Biennale, or the focus on London’s diversity as the centrepiece of the successful London 2012 Olympic bid. This is why Every Generation Media has produced A Charmed Life, a documentary based on the life of Eddie Noble. It is a deeply personal and humorous story of how one man’s challenges and successes inculcated a strong belief to educate and inspire young people. Eddie’s life has already been internationally recognised in Small Island, Andrea Levy’s award winning account of Caribbean immigrants’ experiences in post-war Britain. The book was partly based on Eddie’s autobiography Jamaican Airman. Eddie’s views are controversial. But his honesty and generosity in sharing his life story helps us understand his generation’s thinking. What was the personal impact of colonisation in the Caribbean? Of racism in the RAF? The colour bar in post-war Britain? Eddie’s story is a testimony to the importance of education in stimulating social mobility and tackling inequality in society. Patrick Vernon is the founder of Every Generation Media and Foundation and launched back in 2003 The 100 Great Black Britons Campaign where Mary Seacole was voted by the general public as the greatest Black Britain. He is also a Councillor in the London Borough of Hackney. Further details for private film screening and speaking engagements - Contact: Patrick Vernon Every Generation Media, Coppergate House, 16 Brune Street, London E1 7NJ Info@everygeneration.co.uk - http://www.everygeneration.co.uk http://www.100greatblackbritons.com - Tel 0845 260 5565 / 07976 731 539 info@Communitynewswolves.co.uk

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Inspirations

I wish I knew how customs got started; it would make it easier to stamp them out. - Martin Lane

Right now, in the midst of a so-called recession, many people are still able to, and do, demonstrate wealth and abundance. These individuals have overcome the dominant thoughts and beliefs of the mass consciousness that money is in short supply. Unfortunately, many people still believe they can’t live day to day; they won’t make it through the week; they can’t make ends meet; they don’t know what to do to get some of the shrinking money supply. Many people who believe this way are people of colour. We have been duped into believing we will never be self-supporting, self-sufficient, and capable of standing on our own. We are dependent on the system to get better, give us a break, and take care of us. Many of us still believe the system can and will provide the economic healing we need – Until today! Now hear this, God does not have a money problem! Everything God made is self-sufficient, including you. If you want to know what to do about money, ask God.

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