Category Archives: black history

1968 – Tommie Smith, 2017 – Colin Kaepernick. What’s Changed?

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin As the new NFL season kicks off, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been denied a chance of playing by team owners and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr Bolt – Hopefully We’ll Meet Again

It was 17 years ago in Jamaica when a relative of mine said to me “Reggie Bolt have one relative, him fast you see Gary”. Now the late Reggie Bolt was a childhood friend of my dad who grew up … Continue reading

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Lindy Delapenha – Jamaica’s Finest Sporting Personality

Jamaica’s Lindy Delapenha -post WW2 British Air Forces veteran, sporting giant and media pioneer – passed away last week. He was 89. To me Lindy was Jamaica’s greatest all round sporting personality. Some may say Usain Bolt, but when you … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Person of 2016. My Picks of Winners & Losers

Time Magazine shortlist for person of 2016 were as follows Donald Trump Simone Biles Hillary Clinton Beyonce CRISPR Scientists Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Nigel Farage The Flint Whistleblowers Narendra Modi Vladimir Putin Mark Zuckerberg Winner: Donald Trump My own list would … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali: Another Positive Influence Gone in 2016

With Muhammad Ali passing away last Friday, he joins a long list of respected influential figures to have died in 2016. That list includes Music: David Bowie, Natalie Cole, Dennis Davies (drummer on Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster”), Keith Emerson, Glenn Frey, Leon … Continue reading

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Black Football Managers in England -Thing on the Ground

Of the 92 English professional football teams currently in the top 4 leagues only 2 managers (Keith Curle & Chris Powell) are Black, Asian or Minority ethnic (BAME). Disturbing figures it might seem  given that approximately 22% of professional players … Continue reading

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Jazz Legend Horace Silver:1928-2014

Whenever friends curious about jazz ask me to recommend a track to introduce them to the genre I tend to go for Miles Davis ‘So What’ or “Blue in Green”, Herbie Hancock’s ‘Maiden Voyage” or John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things”. … Continue reading

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