HIGHLY RESPECTED UK music lawyer Richard Antwi will be buried today (april 15) in a funeral attended by friends and family.
“Our friend Richard Antwi is being laid to rest. A monolith & beating heart of London music industry, RIP brother,” wrote friend @KILTR on Twitter.
“Saying goodbye to a hero today,” wrote fellow music insider Jesse Vision.
Last month, a coroner confirmed that the 38-year-old had died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. He would have been 39 on March 22.
“THE COLLECTIVE failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture, or ethnic origin. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour which amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness and racist stereotyping which disadvantage minority ethnic people.” - The Macpherson report, Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 1999
A PETITION calling for The University of Warwick to be held accountable for racism on its campus received over 1000 signatures within 24 hours of going live.
The incident has refocused public attention on the issue of racism in higher education and questioned whether enough robust action is being taken.
One institution silently working to bring about systemic change is the Equality Challenge Unit with its Race Equality Charter mark.
The aim of the charter mark is to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students.
TOTTENHAM MP David Lammy made the first of his court visits yesterday (April 13) as part of his on-going review into racial bias in the criminal justice system.
Lammy, who is leading the review, has vowed to “leave no stone unturned” as he arrived at Wood Green Crown Court.
He was in attendance to observe proceedings and gather evidence as part of the report, which will scrutinise racial bias in charges, courts, prisons and rehabilitation.
ON APRIL 5, Reach Society made history.
It was the day when the social enterprise, which encourages, motivates and inspires black boys and young black men to realise their potential, broke through the thousand barrier by having more than 1,050 participants involved in its fifth Careers Conference - the vast majority of whom were young people aged 14 to 24.
CONTROVERSIAL POLITICAL figure Winston McKenzie is no longer in the running to become the next Mayor of London after he missed the deadline to file his paperwork.
The nominations process for Mayor of London candidates opened on March 21 and closed at 4pm on March 31.
A statement from London Elects, the body responsible for managing the election, said that despite advising prospective candidates to make contact in good time for discussions, McKenzie only sat down with organisers hours away from the deadline.
THE GRIEVING family of a London cricketer shot dead in a robbery in Trinidad over the weekend, have announced plans for a memorial match to honour him.
West Indian cricket star Chris Gayle is among the players who will be invited to play in the match to remember Adrian St John, 22, who died on the Caribbean island on Sunday night (Apr 10).
The T20 World Cup winner founded the academy in London where St John captained the side and yesterday tweeted his sadness about the death.
St John's cousin Liam Campbell told Posted on: 13/04/2016 12:26 PM
SUPPORTERS OF suspended West Midlands Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner Yvonne Mosquito are keeping up the pressure to have her reinstated, amid demands from a watchdog committee for a full explanation of her suspension.
Protesters staged a two-hour rally outside Birmingham Council House demanding that Police & Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, who suspended Ms Mosquito, stands aside in the forthcoming Police & Crime Commissioner elections on May 5.
LABOUR MP Chuka Umunna has warned that Britain’s young people will be hit the hardest if they fail to vote 'Stay' at the June 23 EU referendum.
Speaking from Queen Mary University today (April 12), the former shadow business minister told The Evening Standard: “My message to students and young people is simple – in this referendum, if you snooze, you’ll lose.
THROUGHOUT THE year, there are some individuals who work tirelessly to remove barriers and put diversity at the very heart of everything they do.
This year, on May 12, The Excellence in Diversity (EiDA) Awards will once again celebrate those who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of others in their communities and workplaces around them.