June 2021 will mark 15 years since the launch of 4WardEverUK in 2006 by Tippa Naphtali the cousin of Mikey Powell, who was killed in the custody of West Midlands police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003.
If we take on a personal commitment to the truth, we could make Philadelphia the last American city that has to mark the day it destroyed a Black community.
4WardEverUK’s Tippa Naphtali said; “This is a powerful and comprehensive piece on custody deaths/killings and the National Memorial Family Fund. We are very grateful to Emma Youle (HuffPost UK) and the families that participated.”
At long last The Cherry Groce Foundation has unveiled the Cherry Groce Memorial on Sunday 25 April 2021. The structure was designed by world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.
BLM UK has announced £45,000 of funding to the United Families & Friends Campaign (The coalition group of family members who have lost loved ones in state custody) to set up a “people’s tribunal” on deaths in custody.
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading charity for bereaved people in the UK and Northern Ireland. They also provide training and consultancy for any organisation who encounter bereaved people in their work.
Against a backdrop of federal executions in America and signs of a worrying shift towards a favourable view of capital punishment in Britain, Joe Giles argues a return to the death penalty would be detrimental.
There will never be another year like this one… Applause and anger from balconies as a pandemic rages; military trucks carrying coffins; health care workers in personal protective equipment; and millions marching for racial justice.