CHRISTMAS IN WOLVERHAMPTON AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
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Christmas 2022 is here and it's happening! A lot of christmas eve events like Gospel Choirs, Brunch, Santa Claus Gift Distribution, Christmas Dinners in Wolverhampton and more are happening. People bring small Christmas Trees in their houses and decorate it, children sing christmas carols, families go on Christmas and New Year 2022 vacation for a week and celebrate it with diverse cultures. Apart from vacays, there is still a lot more to do! Explore some of the best Christmas events & activities for kids near you and get your tickets booked to scrumptious buffets, dinners and gala nights! Make Christmas Eve 2022 a memorable one with interesting activities & events to get yourself all set for New Year 2022 as well!
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Are you looking for something that extra bit special this Christmas? Hopefully, the following ultimate bucket list of 25 + Ultimate Christmas events in the UK 2022 will help you plan that very special experience. I have not experienced all of these myself (sadly), they are merely suggestions. Hurry, hurry, hurry because those that can be pre-booked are booking up fast…some may already be sold out! Listed in alphabetical order.
Please double-check the event descriptions on the attraction’s website as the below information could change. It is essential that you read their own information carefully.
Santa’s Sleepover – Selected dates in late November and through December. A Santa’s Sleepover is the most magical, wonderful Christmassy Escape. Jump onto specially selected rides ideal for families, dive into the Whacky Waterpark, tuck into a lusciously festive evening meal and meet Santa! Festive Breaks – 25th November – 2nd January. This Christmas, families can make magical memories with a Santa’s Sleepover or an unforgettable festive day out exploring the Towers Street Christmas Market, enjoying specially selected rides and, returning for 2022, the hugely popular Lightopia Seasonal Wonderland a magical and immersive light and lantern trail. Don’t miss the ultimate Christmas day out.Alton Towers
Address: Alton Towers Theme Park Alton Towers Resort, Alton ST10 4DB
When? See above
How much? Short breaks from £290 per family. Prebooking is essential.
Join us at the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, twinkling reflections and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Bedgebury. Look forward to some together time with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and our trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at larger-than-life illuminations and towering pines rising into the night sky. Don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.
Address: Bedgebury ForestGoudhurst, Wadhurst TN5 7QJ
When? Selected dates in November and December 2021
How much? Tickets from £29.50 including parking for non-members, additional adults and children are cheaper.
It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the festive season, with tickets now on sale for this unmissable outdoor experience. Wander beneath glistening trees drenched in colour and discover even more spectacular illuminations and sparkling tunnels of light. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden and don’t forget to keep an eye out for Father Christmas along the way.
Address: High Road Belton, Grantham NG32 2LW
When? From 24th November 2021 to 1st January 2023
How much/Do you have to prebook? Adult tickets £29.50 for the first adult including your car and £21.50 for each adult thereafter. £15.00 for a child aged 3-16 and 0-2 are free. Prebooking is essential. Tickets are cheaper if you are a member of the National Trust.
Firmly positioned as one of the highlights of the UK festive calendar, wander the Palace’s picture-perfect gardens filled with Christmas cheer as over a million lights and seasonal sounds fill the air. Look forward to some time together with family and friends as you discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection, pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.Blenheim Palace
Address: Woodstock OX20 1PP
When? Selected dates in November through to early January
How much? There are a number of pricing and package options. Please see their website for further information. Prebooking is essential.
We’re back for 2022 – bigger and better than ever before! You can join us for the ultimate winter experience split across two prestigious locations. You’ll be pleased to hear all your festive favourites of the ice rink, funfair attractions, ice bar, food and drink are making a return!Cardiff Winter Wonderland
Address: Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3NP
When? From 15 November 2022 until 8 January 2023.
How much? Tickets vary according to activities that you want to take part in.
Deep Midwinter: A Nordic Christmas at Chatsworth brings to life the Christmas legends, folklore and traditions of the Arctic and Nordic regions in a series of immersive roomscapes. Intricately sculpted ice walls, giant woodland hideaways, sparkling pine forests, candlelight, lanterns and traditional Nordic Christmas decorations crafted from wood and foliage evoke the sights, sounds and scents of the natural world at wintertime. Step into scenes straight from the pages of famous Nordic fairy tales.Chatsworth House
Address: Bakewell DE45 1PP
When? 5th November – 8th January 2023
How much/Do you have to prebook? Adults £29.50, children £18, family ticket £78.
There’s plenty of magic for the whole family – so whether you’re looking to top up your festive spirit, get some winter thrills on a selection of our rides and attractions or maybe you’re just looking to wish our incredible animals a Merry Christmas – don’t miss out on Winter’s Tail. Adventurers visiting Winter’s Tail up to 24th December will be guaranteed to meet Father Christmas! Guided by one of his jolly elves, you’ll make your way deep into a snowy wonderland before stepping foot into Father Christmas’ charming grotto where your group will enjoy a private audience with the big man himself.Chessington
Address: Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE
When? Selected Dates 26th November – 3rd Jan 2023
How much? Tickets online from £20 per person.
The whole family will be able to meet Father Christmas himself in our 15-minute Grotto Experience, as well as all the fun and excitement of our family-friendly rides throughout the park, enchanting decorations, our fascinating 15-acre zoo, Santa’s House Party live show in the 4D Cinema, and exciting entertainment in Thomas Land. Plus, NEW for 2022 our Gingerbread Decorating Workshop included in your Grotto Experience TicketDrayton Manor
Address: Drayton Manor Dr, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW
When? Selected dates between 26th Nov – 24th Dec
How much? Prices vary depending on if you want to meet Santa or not, see website for prices.
Watch little eyes twinkle with wonder as they experience the glistening magic of Drusillas Christmas! Come and meet Santa snuggled in his cosy cottage, get nose-to-nose with our cuddly huskies in the Ice Cave, stroll through twinkling decorations, and marvel at our spectacular 24ft Christmas tree. You are all invited to soak up the seasonal cheer at Drusillas ParkDrusillas Park
Address: Alfriston Rd, East Sussex BN26 5QS
When? 19th November to 23rd December
How much? Please see website for further information.
There’s magic around every corner on Westonbirt’s brand new illuminated trail!Father Christmas’ elves have made their way to the arboretum to decorate the trees in twinkly lights for Christmas. But they’re running slightly behind schedule… Will the trail be ready on time to welcome the main man himself?This year we invite you to witness the wonder, hilarity and general commotion that comes with playful elves creating Westonbirt’s spectacular illuminated trail. You may even find yourself joining in to help!Westonbirt
Address: Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS.
When? Selected dates from 25th November to 21st December.
How much? Adults £19, children age 3-16 £11. Under 3’s are free but will require a ticket. Other pricing options are available. Advanced booking is essential.
Enchanted Audley End House, Enchanted Eltham and Enchanted Walmer are back for 2022.Gather your friends and family this winter and experience the past in a spectacular new light. Visit Audley End House and Gardens, Eltham Palace and Gardens and Walmer Castle and Gardens on selected nights throughout December and discover a magical world of illumination, sound and colour.
Address: 3 different locations
When? Selected dates from the 2nd to 30th of December
How much/Do you have to prebook? Please follow the link above for further information.
Santa has swapped his sleigh for a fun filled journey on an enchanting steam train. Ride on board our award winning Santa Specials and let Father Christmas surprise you with a an exciting present at your seat and a chat with the man himself! We look forward to welcoming you for some pure festive magic. This years journey takes you from Quorn and Woodhouse station on a return trip to Leicester North Pole Station lasting around 1 hour. Travel through the picturesque Charnwood countryside whilst Santa comes to visit inside your compartment to hand out some gifts!Great central railway
Address: Great Central Rd, Loughborough LE11 1RW
When? 26th November to the 24th December
How much/Do you have to prebook? Prices vary. Some dates don’t include a present. See the website for further information.
2022 will conclude with the return of the Yule Ball for Hogwarts in the Snow, as the Great Hall is transformed with the icy silvers of the iconic Yule Ball scene. The Gryffindor common room will be dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow will cover the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley and the magnificent Hogwarts castle model.Warner Bros
Address: Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden, Watford WD25 7LR
When? 12th November to 15th January 2023
How much? An adult ticket is £49.95 and £39.95 for a child aged 5-15. Under 5s are free, other pricing options are available.
Located in the heart of London in Hyde Park, immerse yourself in all things festive for 6 weeks from Friday 18th November to Monday 2nd January. Let’s make it one to remember as we celebrate our 15th Edition. Come and enjoy the ultimate party this festive season in true Winter Wonderland style. The countdown is on for this November! Offering a wide variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food, drinks and so much more, we guarantee there’s something for everyone!
Address: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
When? 18th November 2022 – 2nd January 2023
How much? Tickets from £5, rides etc. are at an additional cost.
Join us for the most wonderful time of the year at Kew Gardens as our magical winter trail lights up the evening skies for 2022. Enjoy our annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. Journey through the mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, spot larger-than-life illuminations and say hello to Father Christmas along the way.Kew Gardens
When? Wednesday 16th November 2022 – Sunday 8th January 2023
How much? Standard advance adult: Off peak £21.50/ Peak £28.00. Prebooking is essential.
As the sun sets each evening, join us on a spectacular night-time adventure as our foot safari comes alive with an enchanting animal trail and forest lights, not forgetting toasted marshmallows to complete your festive fun. Enjoy a full range of festive food, tasty treats and for the thrill-seekers out there, our rides will be open too. This year we are pulling out all the stops with our brand new Christmas Carnival sector! Accompanying our popular marshmallow toasting we also have a range of family favourite games. Take a chance on our coconut shy, or see if dad has muscles like Popeye in our high striker challenge; all included in your admission ticket. Knowsley Safari
Address: Prescot L34 4AN
When? 19th November to 30th December
How much? From £11 per person, members £9, under 3s are free.
Lapland UK is the epitome of all things Christmas. It’s where the ‘magic of Christmas’ lies and where fairytales come true. Besides being an absolute visual treat with its fake snow, log cabins and real huskies, it is above all a genuinely memorable experience. Especially when the children meet Father Christmas!Lapland UK
Address: Lapland UK, Whitmoor Forest, Swinley Rd, Winkfield Row, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8BD
When? Selected dates in December
How much? The 2022 Toy Factory is now full! If any cancellations become available, they will be bookable through their website.
Experience the magic of LEGOLAND® at Christmas this festive season. Wonder at the twinkling lights, snow-dusted pine trees, exciting seasonal festivities and see the park with a sprinkle of LEGO® magic!Legoland
Address: Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY
When? Selected dates from 26th November 2022 – 3rd January 2023
How much? Tickets from £29 per person.
This winter, step into The Wondrous Worlds of Roald Dahl. Meet all of your favourite characters from the Roald Dahl stories. Continue the adventure with our Enchanted Christmas Tree show, the Santa Train and our popular animal attractions!
Address: Warminster BA12 7NW
When? 5th November – 8th January 2023
How much? Adult £39.95, children age 3-15 £29.95, under 3s are free.
Steeped in traditional Christmas magic, we are pleased to bring back The Christmas Experience for 2022. Meet Santa and his elves, visit Mrs Claus in the house, wander around our interactive woodland walk of Christmas traditions and decorate Christmas ceramics in the North Pole. Visit Santa ‘Under the Wishing Tree’ in the Elf Village to interact with the elves and meet Santa in person (30-35 minutes) after school and on weekends.Lotherton Hall
Address: Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB
When? Selected dates in November and December
How much? Prices vary greatly depending on what you want to book
Join Santa and his special team of elves at either Pickering or Grosmont Station before a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget! This enchanting Christmas experience sees Mr. Claus and his jolly helpers pass through the heritage carriages, giving children a chance to meet the legendary man himself on board the train, and gifting special presents to the children onboard – providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Address: 12 Park St, Pickering YO18 7AJ
When? Selected dates from 3rd to 24 December
How much? The Adult or Child fare is £30 per person and includes a present and backpack for each child.
Visit Paultons over the Christmas period and discover the new land Tornado Springs, magical illuminations, Peppa and George in their seasonal outfits, Christmas characters, a Christmas show featuring Father Christmas and of course, selected rides and attractions (including the UK’s one and only Peppa Pig World).Paultons Park
Address: Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL
When? Selected dates from 3rd until 23rd December.
How much? Tickets are £35.00 each, pre-booking is essential.
Your journey begins just like the 2004 motion picture when THE POLAR EXPRESS™ will pick you up at Leeming Bar station to take you to the North Pole. You will get to meet the characters from the film including the conductor, the singing chefs, the hobo and of course the main man himself Father Christmas. You and your family, hopefully, dressed in PJs, will experience a fun-filled theatrical adventure as you make your way to the North Pole. Don’t forget to have a bite of your cookie and authentic hot chocolate before arriving at the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Santa will join you on board and, if you are on the nice list, hand you your first gift of Christmas, a Silver Sleigh Bell just as in the motion picture we all love. You will get to speak with Santa.Wensleydale Railway
Address: Leeming Bar Station, Leases Road, Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire, DL7 9AR
When? Various dates from 18th November until 23rd December.
How much/Do you have to prebook? Tickets from £29.95 to £31.95.
THE POLAR EXPRESS CAN BE FOUND AT OTHER VENUES ACROSS THE UK in 2022
Your journey will progress into the Santa’s Magical Journey Building (sadly Santa is STILL ICE-olating so will not be attending the event). You will travel past the penguins and polar bears to the giant-sized teddy bears! Get ready to see how the elves have loaded Santa’s sleigh, then past the busy elves hard at work in the toy factory using the wondrous wrapping machine! Throughout your journey you’ll meet lots of fantasy land characters including the snowman family, make sure you watch out for their snowballs!…and more
Christmas Spectacular 2022 and Santa’s Magical Journey tickets also on sale now…..Thursford
Address: Thursford, Fakenham NR21 0AS
When? Selected dates in December and January
How much? Prices around £20 per person
Take a trip through our magical winter wonderland where you’ll find Santa in his amazing Grotto. Santa will give children a key to his Toy Shop where they can choose any gift from the hundreds stacked from floor to ceiling. Visit our Create-a-Cuddle Workshop where children can choose from a range of soft toys to make, name and take home along with a certificate. Get crafty and decorate tasty gingerbread and so much more.Willows activity farm
Address: Coursers Rd, St Albans AL4 0PF
When? Selected dates in November and December
How much? Tickets from £20 per adult, from £44 per child.
Santa’s back at the SnowDome for Christmas 2022 with a family festive extravaganza! From 12th November, his magical winter wonderland in the snow returns and this year he’s all set to spread heaps of magic along the way, including a new larger theatre experience. With real snow, real animals and the ALL NEW winter wonderland show, it’s the ultimate Christmas adventure for all the family!Snowdome
Address: Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth B79 7ND
When? Selected dates from 12th November until 1st January
How much? Prices from £16.95 each off-peak up to £23.95 per person peak.
What was once but a simple Christmas Tree shop, from this small acorn grew what came to be Stockeld Park’s most famous adventure season. Join us for Christmas fun, get active and discover large themed outdoor playgrounds within the beautiful woodland of Stockeld Park. Watch the Enchanted Forest come alive after dusk with our famous winter illuminations and enjoy our magical ice rink! This truly is the home of Christmas magic.Stockeld Park
Address: Wetherby Rd, Wetherby LS22 4AN
When: Selected dates November, December and January
How much/do you have to prebook? There are different options you can book including Winter Illuminations, Ice Skating only and Forest/Maze. Please see their website for further information.
Visit the Castle during daytime and discover twinkling trees, dazzling decorations, and festive flourishes at every turn. Make magical memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus as you listen to a special story of Christmas hope and joy. Glide upon our magnificent open-air ice rink in the stunning setting of the castle grounds. As darkness falls, journey through our historic grounds and gardens with our magical illuminated light trail.Warwick castle
Address: Castle, Castle Ln, Warwick CV34 4QU
When? 26th November – 3rd January 2023
How much? Castle and santa prices from £31, other pricing options are available. Light trail from £15.50 per person.
You’ll be greeted by the elves and the ever-friendly Mrs Claus and when it’s your time, you’ll be invited to meet the big man himself. Where you’ll receive a lovely, individually wrapped present and the chance to share your wishes with him. This year there is a HUGE new surprise with a massive purpose-built Four Seasons Arena. This will be the home for all of our biggest events throughout the year and we can’t wait to show you it! What’s even better, is that you’ll be protected from the weather, so Christmas can still be magical, even if the weather is distinctly un-festive.Sundown Adventureland
Address: Treswell Rd, Rampton, Retford DN22 0HX
When? 19th November to 24th December
How much? Prebooking is essential. Adult peak £21, child 90cm- 10 years £22-25, other pricing options are available.
Something magical happens each Christmas. The classic animated film of The Snowman, accompanied by live orchestra. Alongside other family-friendly stories, it makes the perfect family Christmas show! The world’s leading performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, we have staged almost 250 performances to date across the UK, with upcoming shows scheduled worldwide.
On selected dates at various venues.
Winter Funland is back for 2022 with UK’s most awaited Christmas funfair. Our funfair is a magical Christmas experience, with unlimited rides and an ice rink included in the price of each ticket. How much fun can you pack into your 3.5 hour session? Aimed at under 9s and their families, Winter Funland Manchester is full of family rides, bringing plenty of smiles and laughter to those little faces. You can also glide, wobble and giggle to your heart’s content on our ice rink.Winter Wonderland
Address: Manchester, Eventcity, Opposite Intu Trafford centre.
When? 18th December – 2nd January 2023
How much? Adults from £19.50, children also from £19.50 (+ booking fee), under 3s are free.
York’s favourite festive event, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, offers a magical winter experience for all ages, with an outdoor ice rink, vintage funfair, Santa’s Grotto and The Chalet alpine cafe. Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is free to enter, with separate tickets required for skating at The Ice Factor and for Santa’s Grotto. Tokens for the funfair rides can be purchased on site.
Address: St Nicholas Ave, Fulford, York YO19 4TA
When? 18th November – 8th January 2023
How much? Prices vary according to activity.
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What the Online Safety Bill does ? WHO WILL IT REALLY PROTECT, BIG TECH OR ONLINE USERS.
The Online Safety Bill delivers the government’s manifesto commitment to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while defending free expression. The Bill has been strengthened and clarified since it was published in draft in May 2021, and reflects the outcome of extensive Parliamentary scrutiny.
The Bill introduces new rules for firms which host user-generated content, i.e. those which allow users to post their own content online or interact with each other, and for search engines, which will have tailored duties focussed on minimising the presentation of harmful search results to users.
Those platforms which fail to protect people will need to answer to the regulator, and could face fines of up to ten per cent of their revenues or, in the most serious cases, being blocked.
All platforms in scope will need to tackle and remove illegal material online, particularly material relating to terrorism and child sexual exploitation and abuse.
Platforms likely to be accessed by children will also have a duty to protect young people using their services from legal but harmful material such as self-harm or eating disorder content. Additionally, providers who publish or place pornographic content on their services will be required to prevent children from accessing that content.
The largest, highest-risk platforms will have to address named categories of legal but harmful material accessed by adults, likely to include issues such as abuse, harassment, or exposure to content encouraging self-harm or eating disorders. They will need to make clear in their terms and conditions what is and is not acceptable on their site, and enforce this.
These services will also have a duty to bring in user empowerment tools, giving adult users more control over whom they interact with and the legal content they see, as well as the option to verify their identity.
Freedom of expression will be protected because these laws are not about imposing excessive regulation or state removal of content, but ensuring that companies have the systems and processes in place to ensure users’ safety. Proportionate measures will avoid unnecessary burdens on small and low-risk businesses.
Finally, the largest platforms will need to put in place proportionate systems and processes to prevent fraudulent adverts being published or hosted on their service. This will tackle the harmful scam advertisements which can have a devastating effect on their victims.
The laws will apply to companies whose services host user-generated content such as images, videos and comments, or which allow UK users to talk with other people online through messaging, comments and forums. This includes:
Sites which publish pornographic content will also be required under the legislation to ensure that children cannot access age-inappropriate material.
The regulator will have the powers necessary to take appropriate action against all companies in scope, no matter where they are based. This is essential given the global nature of the internet. Some services with user-generated content will be exempt from the new framework, including news websites, some retail services, some services used internally by businesses and email services.
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The two main types of arthritis — osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — damage joints in different ways.
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You may be able to claim compensation if you suffered losses because you could not show that you had a right to live in the UK
Losses can be things like not being able to work, find a place to live or get health treatment. They can also include immigration action, like detention or removal from the UK.
Call the Windrush Help Team on 0800 678 1925 (this line is free to call from within the UK)
The Caribbean Immigrants Who Transformed Britain
Seventy years ago today—June 22, 1948—a passenger ship carrying 492 Jamaican immigrants arrived in Essex, London. The Empire Windrush was the first of many ships to come, as the British government recruited migrants from the Caribbean Commonwealth to help rebuild the economy after World War II. These arrivals came to be known as the Windrush generation. “It is unclear how many people belong to the Windrush generation, since many of those who arrived as children travelled on parents’ passports and never applied for travel documents—but they are thought to be in their thousands,” according to the BBC.
These immigrants, now elderly, are legal UK residents. But since last year over 5,000 of them found themselves homeless, unemployed, denied health care, or deported altogether as a result of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” policy, which requires employers, landlords, banks and the National Health Service to conduct visa inspections. In April, high commissioners from all of the Caribbean Commonwealth nations rebuked the UK government over the scandal, the British home secretary resigned, and the Home Office assembled a Windrush task force. In a more symbolic gesture, the government designated today, June 22, as “Windrush Day.”
How were the Windrush immigrants greeted in the UK?
Bear in mind that, at that time, the word “immigration” didn’t have quite the same meaning, or didn’t carry the same weight. All of these people carried British passports because they were members of the British empire. There was no distinction between a British person born in Bombay, or Georgetown, or Leeds. They had exactly the same thing, and that was how people thought of it. Secondly, there were no immigration formalities. If you look at the pictures of people coming down the gangway and walking onto the dock, there are no immigration officials there demanding passports. So the status was quite different, and the numbers involved were tiny. Right through the 1950s, total immigration would’ve been measured in four figures—about 2,450 people a year.
So that’s context, and that then tells you something about why there was a sort of schizophrenic response. When it became known that a boat that was bringing these 500 or so people, the colonial office panicked and thought it was quite a large number, because the annual immigration numbers would’ve been three or four thousand. There was a lot of discussion about how they would fit in, where they would live, whether there’d be jobs for them. They even sent a warship to shadow Windrush as it came into the English Channel. There was an official anxiety not so much about immigration, but about integration. On the other hand, when the guys got here, there wasn’t too much anxiety in the street. There were welcome parties, and all that sort of thing.
Towards the end of the 1950s and ’60s, things became a bit different, partly because Britain was in transition from the war. People had put up with all sorts of things—rationing and so on—in the late ’40s and early ’50s because of the deprivations of war, but by the end of the 1950s, they were expecting a bit more. There were conflicts over housing—particularly in cities like London and Nottingham—and at first, what you might call full-fledged race riots happened in Northwest London, like in Notting Hill in 1968.
That was dressed up as a conflict between young men with not enough to do and teddy boys and so on, but it was really about housing—who’s got homes and who couldn’t get homes. There was a lot of resentment about the fact that some of the Windrush generation had come to Britain, couldn’t get municipal housing, and weren’t put into public housing, so they saved up and managed to get themselves rented housing. Some started to buy housing.
Being a offspring of the windrush generation leaves you feeling we’re the hell are we and why the recurring obstacles that seems to appear from no where at all.
The point is that unless you have personally experienced this ride for yourself, it would be difficult to both feel empathy or understand. Our parents seemed to have jumped hoops both high and low for decades trying to prove that there good immigrants in there adopted country. that has been relentless in finding ways of driving fear and institutional bias for decades in the form of application of british citizenship for starters.
My parents came from Jamaica which has been under British rule for the longest of time and despite governments knowing this fact our family members endured issues that many have taken to the grave.
These people answered a call for help from the british government to leave the west indies thousands of miles away and go to england & assist the british in developing the country into what it is today.
Many individuals because of no fault of there own lost homes, jobs and freedom trying to prove there citizenship after residing in the united Kingdom for decades. Many of these people have lost children to racism in every imaginable form .My opening lines was were are we ? It is 2022 and we don’t seem to be much further on in trying to bridge a unwanted gap that is invisible to the naked eye, which is now instrumental in the generational trauma that has now impacted on people of colour living in Britain from the Caribbean
This overview is not about looking for sympathy or a free pass because we are all in this for the long haul the question is the next step to ensure history dose not keep repeating itself in the same place to the same people without positive intervention. This is what institutional bias looks like ! A. Hoffman 2022
Most black people living in the UK have experienced prejudice from healthcare professionals because of their ethnicity, with younger people feeling especially discriminated against, a survey has revealed.1
Almost two thirds (65%) of black people who responded to a survey said that they had experienced prejudice from doctors and other staff in healthcare settings. This rose to three quarters (75%) among black people aged 18 to 34.
The report was commissioned by the Black Equity Organisation, a national civil rights organisation launched earlier this year to tackle systemic racism in the UK. The survey received 2051 responses from people of black or mixed black ethnicity, including 1014 people aged 18 to 34.
Vivian Hunt, the organisation’s chair of trustees, said, “The key to change is identifying and recognising the reality of black communities across the country. This research and our other report, Brick Wall after Brick Wall, provides a clear picture of what black communities experience daily and will help shape our work and campaigns moving forward.
“We will work in partnership with communities, businesses, grassroots organisations, and allies to deliver systemic change that will ensure that these experiences become a thing of the past.”
The report cited particular issues around the experience of black women in maternity care and the diagnosis of certain special educational needs. Survey participants felt as though they were not seen and that their concerns were not listened to or incorporated into their treatment decisions.
“Specific to Black women, participants felt that due to the misguided stereotype of ‘strong Black women,’ practitioners were dismissive of their pain,” the report said.
It noted that this finding had also been reported by the NHS Race Health Observatory,2 which found evidence of negative interactions, stereotyping, disrespect, discrimination, and cultural insensitivity across maternity services. This made many women from ethnic minority groups feel “unwelcome, and poorly cared for.” It also found that black patients in the UK were subject to more intrusive treatments, such as injectable antipsychotics, and were less likely to be offered talking therapy for severe mental illness.
Black African individuals were at least six percentage points more likely than those from other ethnic groups to believe that they were being discriminated against by NHS professionals because of their ethnicity.
Reflecting on its findings, the organisation called for an end to prejudicial decisions being made by healthcare professionals when treating and diagnosing illness in black patients.
“In particular, in response to the findings of this report BEO [the Black Equity Organisation] will focus on improving maternity care statistics, and supporting healthcare providers to ensure that people with special educational needs and mental health issues are being catered for appropriately without suffering a detriment because of their race,” it said.
Miriam Deakin, interim deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, described the findings as “deeply concerning.” She said, “Racism has no place in the NHS. Time and again, we hear how patients from ethnic minority backgrounds have worse experiences of healthcare than their white counterparts.
“This must be addressed, and everyone—including the NHS and government—must work together to do more to tackle racism within health and care. It is only by recognising these facts and having an honest conversation about racism, its structural roots, and its impact, that we can achieve change.”
Upskilling is the process of learning new skills and it should always be encouraged. Why? Watch the video to find out here.
The one drop style has also been used and referenced in numerous non-reggae songs, including "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up" by Frank Zappa, "The Spirit of Radio" by Rush, and "You Enjoy Myself" by Phish all placing their own twist on the one drop rhythm.
Melesha Katrina O'Garro BEM (born 15 December 1987), known professionally as Lady Leshurr (/ˈliːʃə/), is a British rapper, singer, songwriter and producer. She is known for her Queen's Speech series of freestyles,the fourth of which became popular in 2016. Her subsequent freestyle, Queen's Speech 5, was called "brilliant" and "2015's crowning freestyle" by Spin. In 2021, she entered the Channel 4 series The Celebrity Circle for Stand Up to Cancer, catfishing as Big Narstie, and won. She also competed in the thirteenth series of Dancing on Ice, where she reached the semi-final.
Jamaican MPs speak out over the poor condition
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the roads. The government needs to pay greater attention to st Thomas has its contribution to agriculture for all Jamaican in times of difficulty has been forthcoming. Maybe MPs may take the opportunity to focus on the disrespectful state of the paul bogle memorial site, in stony gut spring garden. St.Thomas. The actions of the RT honourable paul bogle gave Jamaicans a voice all over the world In Particular in the United Kingdom we’re his life is commemorated and his contribution is taught in schools & education facilities.
When Karl Benz invented the first automobile in the 1880’s, his main goal was to find a more efficient way of reaching a place. Little did the automobile genius know that his innovation would go way beyond than being a typical mode of transportation.
In this fast-paced world, owning a car seems like a must. For many, purchasing a car makes life easier. You can leave anytime you want and go anywhere you want (if you have enough gas of course). For others, collecting cars is a passion. There’s just something about cars that these people cannot brush off. And they’re right, because cars can improve one’s mental health. Take it from a reputable psychiatrist, Dr. Doug Blomeley, who, by experience, affirms that cars really do so.
But what exactly do cars do to improve our mental health? Keep on reading and discover the ways cars can help you have a better state of mind.
Let’s say you are frustrated about owning an old car. You just wanted to buy the latest model of your favorite car brand, but does not have the money to do so. Then imagine this. You go out for a walk at the park and see a homeless guy begging for food. He does not have a car, but you do. This makes you appreciate what you have, right?
Being grateful for what we already have is a great way to boost our mental health. In fact, many studies showed that gratefulness and happiness are correlated. So the next time you want to be grateful, think about how you can go anywhere and anytime you want, just because you are fortunate enough to have a car.
They might not be as popular as seeing a shrink, but cars have therapeutic effects. In fact, driving can be an alternative to cognitive behavioral therapy, which aims to change undesirable behaviors. In addition, navigating through a complex road can help people think more clearly and sleep well at night.
Just like cars, we need to charge our emotional batteries, too. So the next time you feel stressed, try going out for a drive. Don’t go to places with heavy traffic though, as they might just stress you out more. Instead, opt for a long drive in the countryside or any place with no traffic. Better yet, go to the nearest natural habitat.
We all need to escape from stressors once in a while. And thanks to cars, we can do just that.
Another way cars help improve mental health is by connecting you to others. The community of car owners continues to grow, and there’s no denying that. Whether you are a car enthusiast or a casual fan, talking about shared interests, which in this case, are cars, is definitely enjoyable. Add to that the happiness you’ll feel when someone compliments your car because it feels like he or she is complimenting you, too. That just goes through you, doesn’t it?
Additionally, meeting new people at car shows is highly possible. Not only do these events serve as a way for you to meet new friends, they help improve your communication skills as well. Socializing with others also help you alleviate stress, which improve your well-being in the long run. And who knows? You might just find the love of your life in a car show. You can have a car-themed wedding then.
Now this might not be a common analogy, but cars are like fashion. Decorating your car is like expressing yourself through the clothes you wear. Cars let you be as creative as you want. You can have a sunroof installed, embellish the driving wheel, use a vanity license plate, or paint your car in any color. Now that sounds like something only an artist can do.
Plus, setting up a car, especially a vintage one, is not as easy as it sounds. Making an old car look new and decent is no joke. The same thing goes with maintaining it. Doing these things might be hard, but they let you unleash your creativity and organizing skills.
Do you know what’s better than kissing and watching football? A sports car. A study done by Ford revealed that regularly driving a sports car caused higher buzz moments (peak thrills that plays a key role in our well-being) than kissing and watching football. The study attested that driving a nice car can contribute to overall well-being and be part of your everyday wellness routine.
However, not everyone can afford a brand new sports car. They might be good for your mental health, but they can hurt your wallet. But take heart because there’s a solution to that. Getting a secondhand performance car can be just as good as getting a new one as long as you check the vehicle’s full record first.
If you are a car lover, chances are, you have been to a fundraiser involving cars. Many charities around the world organize car shows for the sake of raising funds for noble causes such as funding cancer treatments, conserving the environment, and advocating for human rights. Joining these fundraisers give you a sense of purpose by allowing you to be part of something that’s totally worth the time and effort.
After all, there’s no better way to have a sense of purpose than helping those who need help the most.
Cars have definitely come a long way. Not only do cars help you get from one point to another, they also give you benefits that you will always be thankful for.
So go attend a car show, talk to other car enthusiasts, get a sports car, take control of the steering wheel, and start your journey towards a sound mind.
Published July 24, 2019
Beauty is a thorny subject in general, let alone when discussed in the context of cars. On the one hand, it’s almost entirely subjective. Taste is infinitely variable. On the other, as certain car designers have told us over the years, there’s a science to beauty and there are cars that garner an almost unanimous veneration. That being said, we’d like to add that true beauty requires a certain originality, a freshness. Some cars may be famous for their beauty but it may be what came before, that sowed the seeds, that deserves the credit. Commensurately, there’s beauty in tasteful evocation, in the reinterpretation of traditional style for a modern era. There’s beauty in function, too, we’d argue. There’s beauty in configuration, in architecture. Cars are a latticework of static and animated shapes, all mingling with each other. How they go about that can inform beauty, we reckon. Enough waffle, let’s get into it.
We’ll get the obvious ones out of the way first. The Jaguar E-type is for most, beauty incarnate when it comes to cars. Even Enzo Ferrari called it the most beautiful car in the world when he saw it. It effectively set the mould of what a sexy sportscar should be aiming for. Muscular yet elegant, curved yet aggressive. The E-type can be likened to a pebble, eroded for thousands of years by the freshest, freest-flowing water. It really does appear a force of natural beauty. Overdone as it is, there’s no ignoring the E-type as a pillar in automotive aesthetics.
You could take your pick from the Aston catalogue from those golden years between 1993 and 2013, of the era dominated by the all-important golden ratio. We’ll place our flag in the sand where it all started, with the DB7. Ian Callum’s forward-looking super GT got its looks mostly before it got its badge. A project that Aston inherited, by its release, it couldn’t have been anything else. As the covers came off in 1993, the silhouette of most Aston Martins, themselves considered some of the most beautiful cars on the road, was defined for the next two decades.
Ferrari’s back catalogue is for want of a less incongruous expression, riddled with beauty. It’s all hand-beaten alloy, swept-back shapes and any other hyperbolic clichés that come about when discussing Italian design and craftsmanship. While the given opinion is that Ferrari along with Aston Martin and Jaguar were the famed masters of the classically beautiful sports GT, we want to celebrate its knack for prototype racers, going mid-engined from the stunning 250LM. Otherwise known, these are the cars whose incredible dimensions and silhouettes are echoed in the most expensive and exclusive high-performance supercars and hypercars of the last 20 years. The best of the lot, we reckon, is the 312P Berlinetta, a Group 6 machine that wasn’t particularly successful and isn’t particularly widely known. But it’s low, wide, long and sleek, in the most exaggerated way of any of the cars of this period. Beauty in the name of speed is beauty at its sweetest.
The commonly used expression is “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, but in the case of the Type 57SC Atlantique its place as one of the most beautiful cars of all time is ratified by its creator, Jean Bugatti. It’s said that he considered the Atlantic to be his most innovative and valuable creation. There’s a sheen of beauty that comes with mystery and romance, which of course, the second Atlantic made comes with in spades, given its been lost to history by and large since 1941 and its evacuation from what was to become Nazi-occupied France. If found, it’ll be the most valuable car in the world, with estimates over £100 million. The Type 57SC was Bugatti at its fastest and most advanced in the late 1930s and indeed, is the most celebrated and venerated in the marque’s history today.
A car’s quest for beauty isn’t necessarily betrayed by its lack of historical significance. The 8C Competizione today is indeed Alfa Romeo’s forgotten supercar, built at the time to celebrate the marque’s storied racers of the 1950s and 1960s, including the Targa Florio-winning 6C 2500 Competizione. The 8C used a Ferrari-built Maserati engine and was manufactured by Maserati – hardly shot-through with Alfa Romeo pedigree. The body though. Thought by some to be the closest thing to modern automotive art, the 8C’s curvaceous form was penned by Wolfgang Egger at Centro Stille Alfa Romeo. It was beholden to no existing models, no immediate lineage. It was simply the prettiest front-engined two-seater car Egger could imagine as an evocation of those historic racers. To us, it’s one of the all-time prettiest cars ever made.
There wasn’t anything quite like it on the road at the time. Indeed, little to none can claim to have matched it since. The Lamborghini Miura was the original mid-engined supercar. Innovative at the time, it place its V12 transversely behind the driver. What was crafted around that basic architecture is we think an example of pure motoring beauty and distilled flamboyance, without verging into ostentatiousness. The Miura was an original. Really, no other mid-engined road car had come before it. Yes, an argument can be made for the Countach LP500 that followed, though that design suffered necessarily technical perversions to make the cars reliable prior to production. The Miura on the other hand retained its design purity of vision.
There’s not much explanation required with the 250 SWB/C. Like the Miura, like the 8C, you need only look at it to know why it’s on this list of the most beautiful cars ever made. That’s how beauty should work, isn’t it? There’s beauty beyond the aesthetic with the SWB/C, though. It’s also one of the liveliest iterations of the Colombo V12, which is a thing of beauty in itself.
“But what about the DB5?” you may be crying. It might be a controversial take but we reckon the DB5 was the beginning of the end of the truly beautiful line of ‘50s and ‘60s Aston sportscars. We think it began, with the DB2/4 MkIII. Curvaceous, with those recognisable Aston cues starting to appear. The DB5 is actually where for a short period through the DB6, these cars became little more than sporty looking saloon coupes. The DB2/4 MkIII is the classic Aston aesthetic in its original and most honest form. It’s even Batman’s choice of classic Aston.
From the classics, to a white elephant prototype. The C-X75 is more than that though. It’s a symbol of sensible winning out over sexy. Because for Jaguar’s current range of saloons and SUVs to exist, what could well have been the most beautiful hypercar of the 21st century, or indeed ever, had to die. Calling upon much of the most extreme end of Jag’s back catalogue – the XJ13, the XJ220, the XJR15, the sleek, svelte C-X75 was Ian Callum at the height of his design power. We wouldn’t be surprised if that car not making it to production is one of his greatest professional regrets. It still gets a spot here, though, given a number of essentially production-representative cars were built.
The 1990s had big potential to produce some of the prettiest cars ever, as curves returned with a modern twist following the edgy ‘70s and ‘80s. That potential was only delivered in a selection of cars, many from Ferrari. We think it was realised best, however, in a French supercar, called the Venturi Atlantique. The curvy surfacing and subtle vents blended seamlessly with 1980s buttresses and residual pop-up headlights. If you’re wondering why the Ferrari 355 doesn’t get this spot, well, simply, the Venturi did it first.
Okay, bear with us for this one. No, the Aston Martin Valkyrie not classically beautiful like an E-type or a 250 SWB/C. Not even like the C-X75. But beauty is preserved in this car, in spite of an absolute uncompromising purpose to a level not seen before. It was the insistence of Adrian Newey that the car’s elegant lines not be perverted by jutting spoilers and canards. Instead, the Valkyrie apes the finest sports prototypes in its silhouette while harnessing the air running under and through its bodywork. It’s as if the whole car is a sophisticated 3D print, with apertures and gaping chasms littered throughout. It’s a marvel of packaging and air management that’s generations ahead of anything we’ve yet seen and in addition to the beauty of purpose, it’s also entirely original and we reckon there’s some innate beauty in there too.
There we have it, then. Our picks of the most beautiful cars of all time. There will no doubt be some resistance, some curiosity about cars we’ve included and cars we’ve not. Let’s hear them.
312P Berlinetta image courtesy of Motorsport Images, 250 SWB/C image by Jordan Butters, DB2/4 III image by RM Sotheby’s, Valkyrie image by Tom Shaxson
INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN BRITAIN
I begin by challenging the British Home Secretary's (David Blunkett) denial of the existence of institutional racism in Britain. While recognising the significance of Macpherson's acknowledgement in the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry that institutional racism is, in fact, widespread, I offer a wider definition than that offered by Macpherson. I argue that institutional racism has been a reality in British society from the origins of the Welfare State up to the present day. Utilising the Marxist concept of ‘racialisation’, which critiques an ideological process that categorises people into distinct ‘races’, I suggest that racialisation best explains the economic and political factors, which underlay institutional racism in schooling in Britain, both historically and at the beginning of the twenty‐first century. I conclude by stressing the need to pressurise the British Government to reject Blunkett's denial of institutional racism and, at the very minimum, urgently to implement Macpherson's recommendations with respect to education.
This report looked at racism in the Metropolitan Police and other British institutions. It followed a lengthy public campaign initiated by the parents of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, murdered by racist thugs in 1993. A bungled police investigation means that there have been no convictions.
It is important to point out that, in the British context, ‘Asian’ refers to people who are from or whose origin is South Asia. There has been an ongoing debate on nomenclature in Britain (e.g., Cole, 1993; Johnson et al., 2000; Aspinall, 2002). I would maintain that my own formulation, ‘Asian, black and other minority ethnic’, despite its imperfections, remains the best way to collectively describe the minority ethnic constituency in Britain (for the reasons see Cole, 1993; see also Cole & Stuart, 2004). Having said that, two points follow: first, I am very much open to alternative suggestions; second, it can be necessary to sub‐divide within ‘Asian, black and other minority ethnic’, in order, for example, to examine differential rates of achievement (see below).
I am interested here in the utilisation of the Marxist concept of racialisation to understand racism over time in capitalist Britain, rather that with the relationship between racism and capitalism per se, e.g., the ‘possible’ existence of racism in pre‐capitalist or post‐capitalist social formations.
While, as will become clear, the working class, at least defined sociologically, generally acquiesced in it, this is not to say that there have not been instances of working class resistance to institutional racism, in the days of Empire, its aftermath and its continuing legacy. Thus, for example, in the imperial era, the Socialist League opposed immigration control and, around the turn of the twentieth century, worked actively with Jewish trade unionists (Cohen, 1985, p. 76). At the same time, while the Independent Labour Party was rampantly anti‐Semitic (Cohen, 1985), there were contradictions within the party. In 1903, for example, a resolution for legal restriction of immigration was debated at the ILP conference and unanimously rejected after appeals were made to socialist internationalism (Howell, 1983, p. 384 ). In the 1930s, working class resistance to fascism in the East End of London, in particularly defence of Jewish people against the fascist leader, Oswald Mosley, culminating in the Battle of Cable Street on 4 October 1936, is legendary. While it is clear that these are isolated albeit significant instances, it does appear that from the 1970s onwards, in the light of attempts by the state to curb unofficial trade union activity, a more politicised form of class consciousness, which recognised the value of working‐class solidarity and collective action to defend working class interests, developed. It was during this period that most large trade unions introduced anti‐discriminatory measures (Virdee & Cole, 2002, p. 46). This marked the beginnings of a decisive shift in policy within British trade unions from the ‘problem of integration’ to the ‘problem of racism’ (Miles & Phizaclea, 1978). The most visible manifestation of antiracist solidarity came during the course of the Grunwick dispute when thousands of white workers undertook secondary picketing to support Asian women on strike (Virdee & Cole, 2002, p. 47). This antiracist current continues to be prominent within the labour movement, at least at the level of official trade union policy.
Anti‐Semitism at this time seems to be dominative, overt and biological. In the Third Reich, however, Nazi propaganda portrayed Jewish people both as alien and morally sub‐human and, therefore, a threat to the ‘Aryan race’, andas a clever ‘race’, having super‐ordinate skills of organisation, the ability to dominate and act collectively as one entity. This ‘clever’, ‘super‐able’ stereotype, a perception, which, on the surface, could seem positive, led to allegations that Jewish people were part of a conspiracy to take over the world. For example, an article in Das Reich, controlled by propaganda minister, Joseph Goebels, attributed Jewish ‘control’ of America to ‘their cleverness’ (Cole, 1998, p. 46).
For a brief discussion of racism in the inter‐war years, see Cole, 1992, p. 51.
According to Clinton Manning (2003), such exclusion was still happening overtly the Ford car plant in Dagenham, England in 2002.
Floya Anthias, writing from a poststructuralist perspective, has asserted that the concept of class fraction takes no account of gender differentiation (2001, p. 849). However this need not be the case. I have argued elsewhere that from the late 1970s, these racialised (non‐white) groups occupied different positions according to whether they were male or female. Hence, this class fraction is gendered (see Cole 1989, pp. 124–127; see also Cole, 1992, pp. 120–127; Virdee & Cole, 2002).
The following analysis draws on Blair and Cole, 2002, pp. 63–70. I would like to acknowledge the major input that Maud Blair made to that section of that chapter and to this section of this paper.
This epitomises the monocultural approach to education, a form of intentional or sometimes unintentional racism, and the dominant and traditional approach to education in multicultural Britain. Some schools have adopted multicultural education, which is about the celebration of diversity and has often been tokenistic and patronising. Even fewer have attempted antiracist education that focuses on undermining racism (for discussions on the way in which racism impacts on schooling and what can be done about it, see Cole, 1998; Blair & Cole, 2002; Waller et al., 2001; Blair, 2002). As a long‐standing advocate of antiracist education, I would concede that given the development and growth of ICT (particularly the internet), genuine antiracist multicultural education is now a more viable proposition. Suggestions about how this might be achieved are long overdue
Kanye West explains why he is “jealous” of Jewish culture
Kanye West has addressed his recent anti-semitic statements in an interview with Piers Morgan.
West has been widely condemned for his recent slew of antisemitic comments, which have resulted in him being banned from both Instagram and Twitter. Celebrities such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Silverman and David Schwimmer have taken to social media to speak out against him, as have politicians and other organisations such as the Black Jewish Entertainment Alliance.
Now, in a new interview, West has said he wanted to “hug every Jewish person,” and explained that he was jealous of several aspects of Jewish culture.
“I’m envious of how they don’t abort their children,” he began. “I’m envious of how they don’t shoot each other in the streets and then rap about it. I’m envious of how their families stay together. I’m envious that they turn their phones off on Friday nights and the family comes together. I’m envious of how they do business together. And I want that for the darker Jews, I want that for Black people. We need that.”
He went on to say add that he believes he should be more conscious of the ways he expresses his opinions.
“I feel that my words demand more sensitivity for the frequency that I’m operating at and the amount of people that I’m communicating to,” West continued. “And I take that responsibility right now.”
The rapper had teamed up with Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia earlier this year to release the Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga clothing line, while earlier this month, he opened the house’s Paris Fashion Week show. However, the brand’s parent company Kering told WWD this week (October 20) that they would no longer be working with Ye.
“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” a representative for Kering said.
As WWD reports, a photo of West walking the runway has been removed from the website.
Balenciaga is not the first company West has been associated with to terminate a relationship with him. Last week, JPMorgan Chase confirmed that they had “decided to end its banking relationship with Yeezy, LLC and its affiliated entities”.
Elsewhere, Music News reports that officials from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have written an open letter to Adidas, asking them to reconsider releasing products from West’s Yeezy footwear line. They have urged the sports brand to prove that they have not given his “antisemitism a pass”.
“We urge Adidas to reconsider supporting the Ye product line and to issue a statement making clear that the Adidas company and community has no tolerance whatsoever for antisemitism,” they wrote.
OUR RESEARCH OFFERS THAT THE ETHIOPIANS WERE THE ORIGINAL JEWS & ARE IN THE MAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR SHAPING CIVILISATION HAS WE KNOW IT TODAY.
The original Black Jews. Author: Windsor, Rudolph R., 1935-Title: The original Black Jews.Notes: The author discusses the origins of the Hamites and Shemites (or Semites). He states that the original Israelites were of the Black race and that the biblical Abraham (or Abram) was a Black Shemite (a descendant of Shem). Abraham was the father of both the Hebrew-Israelite and Arab nations. The Black Shemites intermarried with Black Hamite Egyptian women, giving rise to the Arab nation. The author also states that Arabia was originally inhabited by the Ethiopians (also known as Cushites) prior to the progenitors of the Arabs. Many of today's Arabs are not Black due to the introduction of white slavery.The story of King Solomon of Jerusalem and the Queen of Sheba (known as Makeda by the Ethiopians) points to the origins of the present black Jews of Ethiopia, known as the Falashas. The Falashas claim descent from the child of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Menilek I. The queen returned to Sheba (which was part of the Ethiopian empire) with Menelik I. Later, Menelik was sent to his father in Jerusalem to be educated (where he accepted the name David). The Jews who returned to Ethiopia with Menelik I are claimed to be the ancestors of the Falashas (the Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie was also believed to be a descendant of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba).The also describes the origins of Christianity and Islam, which are the "offspring" of Judaism (the author refers to Christianity and Islam as the two daughters of Judaism).Local Note: AFAINDEX5Subject: Jews, Ethiopian.Jews -- History.Falasha.Added Author: Smithsonian Libraries. African Art Index Project.In: Windsor, Rudolph R., 1935- . From Babylon to Timbuktu: a history of the ancient Black races including the Black Hebrews. Chapter 4, pages 33-51. New York: Exposition Press, 1969Catalog Source No.: (OCoLC)ocm65399478Copy/Holding informationCall No.CollectionBarcodeStatus GN645 .W53XAfrican Artmq1205348CatalogedRequest Copy
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The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry by Ned & Constance Sublette is a book which offers an alternate view of slavery in the United States. Instead of treating slavery as a source of unpaid labor, as it is typically understood, they focus on the ownership aspect: people as property, merchandise, collateral, and capital. From a review of the book at Pacific Standard:
In fact, most American slaves were not kidnapped on another continent. Though over 12.7 million Africans were forced onto ships to the Western hemisphere, estimates only have 400,000-500,000 landing in present-day America. How then to account for the four million black slaves who were tilling fields in 1860? “The South,” the Sublettes write, “did not only produce tobacco, rice, sugar, and cotton as commodities for sale; it produced people.” Slavers called slave-breeding “natural increase,” but there was nothing natural about producing slaves; it took scientific management. Thomas Jefferson bragged to George Washington that the birth of black children was increasing Virginia’s capital stock by four percent annually.
Here is how the American slave-breeding industry worked, according to the Sublettes: Some states (most importantly Virginia) produced slaves as their main domestic crop. The price of slaves was anchored by industry in other states that consumed slaves in the production of rice and sugar, and constant territorial expansion.
As long as the slave power continued to grow, breeders could literally bank on future demand and increasing prices. That made slaves not just a commodity, but the closest thing to money that white breeders had. It’s hard to quantify just how valuable people were as commodities, but the Sublettes try to convey it: By a conservative estimate, in 1860 the total value of American slaves was $4 billion, far more than the gold and silver then circulating nationally ($228.3 million, “most of it in the North,” the authors add), total currency ($435.4 million), and even the value of the South’s total farmland ($1.92 billion). Slaves were, to slavers, worth more than everything else they could imagine combined.
Just reading that turns my stomach. The Sublettes also recast the 1808 abolition of the transatlantic slave trade as trade protectionism.
Virginia slaveowners won a major victory when Thomas Jefferson’s 1808 prohibition of the African slave trade protected the domestic slave markets for slave-breeding.
I haven’t read the book, but I imagine they touched on the fact that by growing slave populations, southern states were literally manufacturing more political representation due to the Three-Fifths clause in the US Constitution. They bred more slaves to help politically safeguard the practice of slavery.
UPDATEBecause slaves were property, Southern slave owners could mortgage them to banks and then the banks could package the mortgages into bonds and sell the bonds to anyone anywhere in the world, even where slavery was illegal.
In the 1830s, powerful Southern slaveowners wanted to import capital into their states so they could buy more slaves. They came up with a new, two-part idea: mortgaging slaves; and then turning the mortgages into bonds that could be marketed all over the world.
First, American planters organized new banks, usually in new states like Mississippi and Louisiana. Drawing up lists of slaves for collateral, the planters then mortgaged them to the banks they had created, enabling themselves to buy additional slaves to expand cotton production. To provide capital for those loans, the banks sold bonds to investors from around the globe — London, New York, Amsterdam, Paris. The bond buyers, many of whom lived in countries where slavery was illegal, didn’t own individual slaves — just bonds backed by their value. Planters’ mortgage payments paid the interest and the principle on these bond payments. Enslaved human beings had been, in modern financial lingo, “securitized.”
Creating a marketing strategy for your sound system doesn’t revolve only around finding leads and customers. It’s more about expressing your company’s vision, culture, values, and purpose. And the process of communicating your values and vision is the foundation of your branding.
Take Nike, for example. It’s a brand focused on innovation and performance, and this idea is present in its entire visual and textual communication. From the very name coming from the name of the Greek goddess of victory, Nika, to its motto “Just do it!”, Nike became the synonym for top performance. The entire brand is completely focused on encouraging their customers to be better at what they’re doing.
Go back to what the purpose of your business is. Something abstract like – make the world a better place? Or something rather concrete, like dominating a specific communication channel? Whichever your master plan, your marketing strategy should reflect it.
Once you determine where you’re going, it’s necessary to define pretty specific steps that will take you there. And make them SMART.
The SMART in SMART goals means specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. When you define these parameters, you are forced to think from a higher perspective, push your efforts in a specific direction and ensure that the amount of work is doable within a particular time frame. This is no different to achieving the best dub plate in your collection and then repeat the process.
Let’s imagine you’re working in a marketing department of an eCommerce company, and you need to increase the lead-to-MQL conversion rate within three months. If you achieve this goal, this is an excellent opportunity to pull out your best practices and increase the goal next time. If, on the other hand, you don’t, then it’s time to revisit the goal, reconsider whether it was too optimistic, and think about what you can change in the future to reach it.
Let’s see what each of these parameters means for your goal.
This is where you ask yourself if this goal is something you really need at this specific moment? Why are you setting this goal?
If you’re thinking about increasing the visitor-to-MQL conversion rate, then the end objective is very clear – to increase the number of sales conversations which will ultimately lead to increasing the revenue. If you are positive that you’re having problems reaching the right people and that this is where you’re potentially losing customers to your competition, then this is definitely one of the most important goals you need to consider. Include the reasoning in your goal description.
In order to make this goal measurable, you need a time frame. When can you start with what you’ve planned? How long do you need to prepare for that? When do you think you’ll see the first results? Suppose you’ll take the entire quarter of the year to check your success. So your goal will then look like this: look at what is in front of you. Dose it look like your dream situation.
When creating a marketing strategy, one of the first things to consider is who you’re competing with. And this goes for any industry. Conduct a thorough analysis of where you stand and then examine your competitors. What kind of products they’re offering, how they advertise them, what kind of campaigns they’re using, on which channels they’re present, and what gaps they’re not covering.
From this point, you can take two directions – you will either try to outperform them or offer a better service/product. Or you can focus on their gaps and offer to create something new yet unpublished.
Finally, you need to consider that creating a great marketing strategy doesn’t happen overnight. If this is your first time, prepare for many mistakes. If it isn’t – make sure you learn from them.
With time you will discover that secret recipe that will hit your customers’ sweet spot. Be it the best channel, the right message, or the perfect medium.
The EU aims to enable EU citizens to study, live, shop, work and retire in any EU country and enjoy products from all over Europe. To do this, it ensures free movement of goods, services, capital and persons in a single EU internal market. By removing technical, legal and bureaucratic barriers, the EU also allows citizens to trade and do business freely.
The EU is also building a capital markets union
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MHA is committed to ensuring the welfare of residents in our communities. Wellbeing is a key component of the service provided by MHA in all our retirement communities with care.
There is a fixed fee for Wellbeing to provide a core service across each scheme/village. The Wellbeing service includes 24-hour assistance, 365 days a year, help in an emergency and the support with an activities and events programme, depending on availability.
Residents’ personal wellbeing can change at different times and some residents may use the service more frequently than others. Our aims are to enable residents to maintain their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, to ensure that people remain as independent as possible, and to reduce the risk of social isolation and loneliness.
The service ensures that every resident is spoken to regarding what is important to their Wellbeing and how we can support this prior to moving into the scheme/village. This may include obtaining details of any information MHA may need to support you. For example next of kin, GP details, or any other support agencies we may be asked to contact on your behalf, as well as any worries or concerns about your current or future wellbeing you wish to share with MHA.
Note: The information above is a guide as to how the wellbeing service works across MHA. However, the service can vary at each of our Retirement Living schemes, dependent on resident need (and staff availability). The Housing Manager or Registered Care Manager can provide further information on how the wellbeing service operates at their scheme.
Our wellbeing service provides assistance to our residents in a number of ways:
Note: The above list is not exhaustive and the service will support as and when needed by any member of staff day or night as and when available. Different residents have different needs at different times in their lives and we hope we can ensure we provide the good neighbour service we all aspire to.
If you are from a Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, you may face specific issues relating to your mental health. This hub gives information on your options for support and treatment to help resolve specific issues. This section is for anyone interested in BAME mental health. You may also find this information helpful if you care for someone from a BAME background.
You can find jobs with the NHS, an inclusive employer in the West Midlands. Their Stepping Up Programme is a leadership development programme for aspiring Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues who work within healthcare (the NHS or an organisation providing NHS care).
The West Midlands is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the UK. At the West Midlands Police, black and minority ethnic representation is 13.1 per cent. Recent application rates show 28 per cent of applications are from members of under-represented ethnic minority communities and over 45 per cent are from women.
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Growing up in a Jamaican family, food was always a focal point. The earlier version of Jamaican Rice and Peas posted here was an inaccurate representation of a dish that is true to my culture and the many people that enjoy it. Culturally relevant recipes should be developed with thoughtful consideration of their origin. Here, I'm proud to share my mom's recipe for Jamaican rice and peas. Jamaican rice and peas—seasoned with the special trinity of thyme, scallion, and garlic—is a staple dish of the island. Like clockwork, my mom cooked Jamaican rice and peas with a baked chicken every Sunday. Its woodsy flavor is heightened by the addition of whole pimento seeds (aka allspice berries) and its subtle heat comes from the Scotch bonnet pepper. We always had Scotch bonnet peppers in the refrigerator and my mom would cut slivers from them to add to almost everything. When used whole, the pepper lends a slightly fruity flavor without the intense heat because the seeds and flesh are not exposed. The very hot Scotch bonnet pepper can be found in farmers' markets or Caribbean grocery stores, but a habanero pepper is a good substitute. I like to use dried dark red kidney beans. They are often featured in this dish, but you can also use green pigeon peas (aka gungo peas), which are also commonly used. The coconut milk is infused with the reddish tint of the beans, which gives the rice its signature blush.
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A historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.
There’s a reason why music is sometimes used as a form of therapy, particularly in care homes and for people with memory problems. ‘Singing for the Brain’, which they say “gives challenges to the brain” and “helps concentration” in people with memory problems.
Ming Hung Hsu, the chief music therapist for the charity MHA which provides music therapy in their 54 care homes with designated dementia care, says this therapy “does help dementia sufferers retrieve certain types of memory, like long-term memory, autobiographical memory perhaps about their wedding day or significant days in the lives. It provides stimulation so they can still get hold of some memories.”
music is beneficial for dementia sufferers as “it can help reduce anxiety and depression, help maintain speech and language, is helpful at the end of life, enhances quality of life and has a positive impact on carers.”
The positive impact listening to music can have on somebody’s ability to study are long known, and the term the ‘Mozart effect’ has made its way into popular usage.
The term comes from a 1993 study which purported that participants who listened to Mozart scored higher marks in spatial-reasoning tasks in an IQ test than those who listened to silence or verbal relaxation instructions. There was no long-term impact on IQ points, however. But if that’s what you’re after, learning to play music yourself rather than just listening to it might help.
Lutz Jäncke, a psychologist at the university of Zurich , has said that: “Learning to play a musical instrument has definite benefits and can increase IQ by seven points, in both children and adults.”