Windrush 100!

It was wonderful to be at the House of Commons on Thursday 7th December for the launch of #Windrush100, which builds on the incredible success of #Windrush75!

My continued thanks to my friend Patrick Vernon (above right) and Sunder Katwala of British Future (above left) for their incredible efforts spearheading this important campaign that combines celebrating the achievements of the Windrush Generation with continuing to campaign for meaningful Windrush Justice.

Lord Paul Boateng


At a time when many people’s faith in politics to “do good” is being shattered by current events in the Middle East, hearing from Lord Paul Boateng – with whom I shared a Black History Month panel at London South Bank University – was a tonic.

One of the original pioneering Black Labour MPs who entered the House of Commons in 1987, Lord Boateng reminded students, guests and fellow panellists why activism & justice still matter.