Haringey Council is today (Saturday June 27) supporting Black Pound Day – which puts the spotlight on Black-owned businesses in the borough. The town hall says it is the first local authority in the country to support the scheme, designed to encourage spending at Black-owned shops.
A Muswell Hill councillor has called on Haringey Council to commit to its own review of the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME individuals, saying this is necessary to “rectify deficiencies” in central government’s response to the virus.
The principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) has resigned after students raised concerns about racist behaviour and a culture of “systemic racism” at the prestigious Swiss Cottage college.
A campaign to rename Rhodes Avenue Primary School and Rhodes Avenue in Muswell Hill has been boosted the backing of a local MP, while Haringey Council are set to review place, street and building names across the borough.
A model from Hampstead who has become one of the faces of the Black Lives Matter protests is planning a sponsored run 8.46 kilometres from Victoria to Holloway prison to raise money for three civil rights causes.
With Black Lives Matter protests spreading from the USA around the world, Haringey’s community safety chief said it was “imperative” that political leaders took the concerns of demonstrators seriously.
Camden Council lit up its King’s Cross HQ in purple light on Tuesday night in a show of solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters worldwide and to highlight the “systemic racism” that costs Black lives.
The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.