British anti-racist Darcus Howe, RIP

This video from Britain says about itself:

2 April 2017

Darcus Howe (26 February 1943 – 1 April 2017)

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Civil rights campaigner Darcus Howe dies at 74

Monday 3rd April 2017

CIVIL rights campaigner, writer and broadcaster Darcus Howe died yesterday, aged 74.

He was central to the British Black Panther movement in Brixton in the 1970s and was one of the Mangrove Nine arrested for protesting against repeated heavy-handed police raids of the Caribbean restaurant Mangrove in Notting Hill.

Mr Howe successfully defended himself against charges of rioting, with the judge acknowledging a level of racial hatred within the Metropolitan Police.

In 1980 he organised the Black People’s Day of Action — protesting against police misconduct during a fire in New Cross in which 13 young black people died.

He wrote for the Guardian, the Voice and Race Today, and presented programmes about ethnic minority issues for Channel 4.

In 2009, he spoke about his cancer, saying: “Long live the NHS. The campaign to persuade black men to get tested for prostate cancer starts here.”

Born in Trinidad in 1943, Darcus Howe first came to Britain to study law.

Labour councillor and NEC rep Claudia Webbe paid tribute on Twitter: “So sad to learn of death of Darcus Howe, anti-racist campaigner — never afraid to challenge police racism and corruption, publisher and writer.”

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