Black History Month: Talking Black Excellence with Fatou Cham Gitteh
For the fourth instalment of CommonSpace's special coverage for Black History Month, we caught up with Fatou Cham Gitteh, an activist and volunteer with ACWA (African and Caribbean Women's Association) and Saheliya (a wellbeing support group for migrant women), and who is still studying at the age of 58.
FATOU talks about the importance of setting an example for the next generation.
Black History Month: Talking Black Excellence with Graham Campbell
"It's a history month. It's nice to have the celebrations and the party and the cultural diversity stuff, but actually that's not its purpose. Its purpose is to remember that we got here from a struggle."
THE THIRD video for Black History Month features Graham Campbell, SNP Glasgow City Councillor and activist, who talks about the importance of community cohesion, and the impact Notting Hill Carnival has had.
Robin McAlpine: Being with the Welsh independence movement has given me a little burst of energy
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine compares the current state of the Scottish and Welsh independence movements, and asks what they might learn from each other
I’M writing this in Cardiff. I've been down doing some meetings and am just about to head off to Swansea where I'm speaking at the Plaid Cymru conference. I was delighted to be invited because I've long believed that Scotland and Wales should be forming stronger links.
‘Scotland is not immune from hatred’: Research shows ‘persistent’ levels of discrimination against black and ethnic minority Scots
New findings from the University of Edinburgh suggest that over a third of black and ethnic minority people in Scotland have experienced discrimination over the past two years
'By far the most ambitious anywhere in the world': Scottish Parliament backs new target of 75% carbon emissions reduction by 2030
New 75 per cent by 2030 target “by far the most ambitious statutory target of any country anywhere in the world,” Climate Change Minister Roseanna Cunningham states
Exclusive: Drugs decriminalisation on the agenda at #SNP19, but no indyref2 motions
Drugs decriminalisation, a Scottish Energy Development Agency and “reserved positions” for minority groups in party candidate selection on the agenda
THE SNP’s annual conference from 13-15 October in Aberdeen comes at a time of flux in British politics, with a General Election now highly likely either at the end of this year or the start of next.
CommonSpace has seen the agenda for the conference - we highlight some of the key motions to be debated, and what’s missing from the agenda.
No #indyref2 motions
Robin McAlpine: This is a moment for honesty - we haven't made enough progress in the past 5 years
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine argues that the independence cause has not moved forward sufficiently in the half-decade since indyref. Robin will be discussing this more at our CommonSpace Forum to mark five years since indyref on Thursday 26 September.