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What Diane Abbott Did Next

What Diane Abbott Did Next

Unlike some of her white female colleagues and other “feminists” who have gone all out to make martyrs of themselves, based on the online abuse they receive, Ms. Abbott has been silent for decades until now. She’s pretty much plodded on and got on with things, the way many of us do, because that’s what we […]








 

Sorry to disappoint you but there wasn’t a riot in Manor House last night

Sorry to disappoint you but there wasn’t a riot in Manor House last night

The thing about police tip offs, is that they are confidential, so we will never know if the police were really tipped off, or if the presence of a large group of young Black people congregated was intimidating and caused alarm to some. I saw first hand as a friend and I attempted to navigate […]








 

White supremacist Joshua Bonehill picked the wrong borough

White supremacist Joshua Bonehill picked the wrong borough

  Almost 69 years after Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts were run out of the East End, following the Battle of Cable Street and clashes in Ridley Road Market in Dalston, a  baby faced boy from Yeovil, Somerset,  Joshua Bonehill-Paine,  is bringing his own special brand of lunacy to Hackney. The irony is if his […]








 

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

  Less than two months after Jane Egginton-McIntyre was handed the keys to the rent and council tax free shop on the Narrow Way, she jetted off to a luxury beach resort in Portugal. She made everyone know this by posting a photo of her bikini clad self,  lounging in the sun on Hackney Heart’s […]








 

The death of Operation Trident and the return of racist policing in London.

The death of Operation Trident and the return of racist policing in London.

Lee Jasper a founding member of Operation Trident, writes here exclusively for Hackney Hive on the dismantling of the Met Police’s unit.   The Metropolitan Police Service Operation Trident, was born in the late 1990’s after a demand from London black communities, that the police do something to tackle armed criminality in the black community. […]








 

Hackney Council Seizes African-Caribbean book store Centerprise

Hackney Council Seizes African-Caribbean book store Centerprise

At a recent meeting with Centerprises Chief Executive, Emmanuel Amevor, I wasn’t kidding when I commented “if Hackney council was a lover, you’d have to sleep with one eye open”.  He roared with laughter and nodded, I assume agreeing with me.  Following a protracted legal fight with Hackney Council, it came to pass on Wednesday […]








 

Nimbyism gone wild in Homerton or hate group

Nimbyism gone wild in Homerton or hate group

Protesting against some big corporations or big developments coming to our neighborhood, is nothing new in Hackney and is understandable, but there is something about a Homerton groups tactics, that reminds me of spiteful games children play in the school yard.  For them,  protesting the 25 room budget hotel Silk House also known as Sacred […]








 

‘No Hackney High-rise’?.. So where is everyone going to live?

‘No Hackney High-rise’?.. So where is everyone going to live?

  Despite London’s status as a leading world capital our city has some very serious problems affecting its potential and that of its inhabitants – namely a chronic and dire housing shortage, the smallest room-sizes to be found anywhere in the western world, and prices so high that they exclude all but the very wealthy from buying a home […]








 

Who’s kidding who over Stoke Newington’s Sainsbury’s proposal

Who’s kidding who over Stoke Newington’s Sainsbury’s proposal

If there is one thing trendy white urban middle classes (affectionately known as WUMC’s) in London like, it’s a good fight on their own turf when they feel threatened by big corporations or local government. Inspired in part by snobbery, it’s tribalism with a hint of smugness, and self-entitlement thrown in with a pinch of […]