Thursday 17th November 7pm: Support Croydon’s BME businesses, find a job, and more at #Croydon #TechCity

Posted on November 11th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Unveiling the #Croydon #TechCity stars putting local BME business on the map

Croydon Tech City is back with its monthly evening of tech demos, talks, and shenanigans, as we continue to make Croydon a credible player in the European startup scene.

To attend this month’s event at Sussex Innovation Centre Croydon, please register here.

Steve Bardouille, Founder of Famberry
Bringing genealogies into the digital age

Famberry is a private … Read More »

Black praise, white politics: Ed Miliband comes to Croydon

Posted on April 27th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 5 comments

After Ed Miliband – an avowed atheist – visits a Croydon church, local (tech) evangelist Jonny Rose speculates on how the major parties might tap into the BME vote

Engaging the pious and the pigmented

With less than a month until the elections – and the threat of gainful unemployment for many – it’s not surprising to see politicians turn to the Almighty for some … Read More »

Inspiring youth at Momentum 2014

Posted on May 13th, by Shaniqua Benjamin in Politics & Society. No Comments

“Any dream that you’ve got, you can make it achievable”, said Chris Preddie OBE. This was the message behind the youth conference, Momentum 2014, which was held to inform and inspire young people

On April 9th, Fairfield Halls was brimming with young people who engaged in workshops, visited various stalls and enjoyed an afternoon of live performances that helped them to realise that anything is possible. Organiser … Read More »

Diversity in Croydon’s politics: Just an exercise in point-scoring

Posted on March 19th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Croydon Tech City founder, Jonny Rose, argues that grandstanding by local political parties about how diverse they are objectifies BMEs and reduces them to decorative assets to be shown but never heard

A couple of weeks ago, Croydon Labour group’s AddiscombeFirst tweeted a picture of Conservative MPs and local group members out on the [electoral] pull in Addiscombe: 

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Does Croydon need its own Martin Luther King?

Posted on October 30th, by Sean Creighton in History. No Comments

As we approach the end of Black History Month, Sean Creighton our local historian, reflects on the impact Martin Luther King had on Croydon from across the Atlantic.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.’”

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