Fifty-five years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. The civil rights leader was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old.
Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham, an uneducated heavy-metal devotee, for killing his three daughters in a case of arson. But as numerous investigations and news articles have uncovered, he likely didn’t commit the crime.
BBC renovation series DIY SOS is doing a two-part special for the community around Grenfell Tower, with Nick Knowles and the team working to build a boxing club and multi-use community space following the tragic fire last year.
Just as Doreen and Neville Lawrence have conducted themselves with such exemplary dignity over the quarter-century since their eldest child, Stephen, was murdered, so too did the makers of the BBC’s Stephen: the Murder that Changed a Nation.
The incident triggered the worst riots in modern British history. But while the impact of the event extends far beyond the Duggan family and the community of Tottenham, key details about what happened that day remain unclear.
Initially to be launched in Birmingham and surrounding areas from in late 2014, the Film Club with feature films by thought-provoking filmmakers from Migrant Media, CY Film Productions, Exposing The Invisible and Deadline amongst others.
In September 2003 Mikey Powell, a 38-year-old father of three children, was arrested by the police following a disturbance outside his home west of Birmingham. Following his death in police custody, an inquest jury found that he had died as a result of the way officers had restrained him while in their care.
On the 17th September 2010, the Pope visited Lambeth Palace, London, while on his state visit to the UK. Campaigning filmmakers Bill Maloney and Lilly Starr (makers of documentary ‘4Ward Forever The Heroes’) have interviews, and in some cases, altercations on their route from Parliament Street to Lambeth Palace.