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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. […]

Black activists and Hackney grassroots group unite to empower people

Black activists and Hackney grassroots group unite to empower people

On Sunday 23 January 2011 at the Open The Gate Black Cultural Centre in Stoke Newington Road,  an audience of over eighty people joined Hackney Unites to watch a play by the anti racist theatre company called Arts4Real.  Titled Hard Times, the play looked at the consequences of the cuts to an average urban family […]

Hackney’s young Parliamentarian – Rhasan Brunner

Hackney’s young Parliamentarian – Rhasan Brunner

He is young, articulate and dedicated to social inclusion.  His aspiration is to get all young people, all over the UK involved in helping their local communities – as he believes this will prevent many from falling into crime.  He held office as the Vice Chair of Hackney Youth Parliament (HYP) in 2008, finally taking […]