So Doreen Lawrence is to be made a Baroness? As I write this I notice that the news hasn't been covered in the broadsheets so I am stating a caveat now, that I am still going to discuss this even though it may turn out to be a spurious sound bite. After all there has been no official announcement either by the Labour party among whom she would sit.
Are policymakers talking to young people about how they feel? It seems not. Research at Goldsmiths, University of London through the Illuminate Student Researchers Project indicates that young people are unaccustomed to having their concerns taken seriously.
The main thing that I admire of Mrs Lawrence is that despite losing her beloved son, with dignity, she accepted the situation, with all the ugly and disturbing truths and failings that was brought to the surface about our great Britain and who governs us, and kept pushing on for justice in his case.
On Thursday 8 March I was lucky enough to go to the WIE Symposium. WIE stands for Women: Inspiration and Enterprise. The two women behind the day a...
Yesterday two of the men who killed the young Stephen Lawrence finally got jail time. The sentences that they serve for their savage racist attack will not be as long as the 18 years they spent avoiding justice, but it does bring some sort of closure to Stephen's parents. However, the wider community should not indulge in an orgy of self-congratulation.