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BLACK LIVES MATTER

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.

Hundreds of people have called for a West Hampstead primary school to be renamed after London’s first black headteacher.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Street names in Haringey with links to racism and colonialism could be changed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

A West Hampstead school named after a slave trader has answered calls from anti-racism campaigners and is hoping to start consulting on a new title.

North Londoners continued to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters worldwide with a march from Dartmouth Park to the Parliament Hill bandstand on Thursday.

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 cross-party review in Camden will reexamine the statues, monuments and place names around the borough.

A West Hampstead primary school named after a slave trader has been urged to rebrand amid a momentum of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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.

Hornsey, and Haringey, has always been my home. I grew up and went to school here and am so proud to represent my community as their local councillor.

This has shone a light on the terrible racism, discrimination and injustice, writes Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq.

Saturday and Sunday saw more Black Lives Matter protests in Highgate and Crouch End.

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.

Groups in Highgate and Crouch End took a knee on Wednesday in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters around the world.

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.

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