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Congratulations Mr President

We at the Black Parent Network would like to congratulate Barak Obama on his historic second term as president of the United States.  The tone of his inspirational victory speech promises that the “Best Is Yet To Come!” 


This slogan echoes the tide of hope that marked the…


Added by diana chrouch on November 11, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Mayor's Education Inquiry

Mayor Boris Johnson published the findings of his yearlong Education Inquiry on 22 October 2012.  

In his response to the Inquiry Report he tells us that he will be setting up a unit called New Schools for London, to identify new sites for free school groups.  In addition he publishes plans to…


Added by diana chrouch on October 22, 2012 at 18:10 — No Comments

Michelle Obama And The Myth of The Black Superwoman

When Michelle Obama granted an interview with CBS TV to defend herself against rumours that she is regarded as “an angry black woman” I must admit, as a black woman myself, to being disappointed on several levels.

Firstly, because, as the most powerful black woman on the planet, I am astonished…


Added by diana chrouch on January 26, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Historic Justice for the Lawrences - “No man is above the law and no man below it”

The conviction of Stephen Lawrence’s killers Dobson and Norris was bitter sweet for me, as it probably was for an entire generation of black parents across Britain and beyond.  I know I was not alone in weeping uncontrollably with relief at the verdict.

The obvious pent-up…


Added by diana chrouch on January 26, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Black Parent Network On The Riots Summer 2011

The riots of the summer of 2011 underpinned what many in the black community felt was a turning point in the collective idea that Britain is a tolerant melting pot and a meritocracy in which all can succeed.  I myself, a second generation black immigrant, must admit to being stunned…


Added by diana chrouch on October 2, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

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