GREETINGS & NEWS

“Forgiveness is not something we do for other people.  We do it for ourselves to get well and move on.”

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 PANTHER NEWSLETTER VOLUME TWO: ISSUE 20

Its mission – To Educate; To Motivate; To Promote; To Inspire; To Express; To Share

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DEDICATION

This issue of PANTHER NEWSLETTER is dedicated to the Thomas Family: Answick, Paul, Norman (AKA; Boo), Isaiah, Gayna and Sharna; sons and daughters of Small Heath whose mother passed away in September.

“Say not in grief : ‘she is no more’ but live in thankfulness that she was”

Forever Bless. 

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Greetings and Welcome to PANTHER NEWSLETTER ISSUE 20.  In this issue we have a new page, THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY, a very well-known SPECIAL GUEST whom I’m sure you will enjoy, THE MUSICAL COA-COA BASKET, the FEATURED ARTICLE, and everybody’s favourite, THE CULTURE CORNER.  A big shout goes out to our new readers globally.  So without any further ado, kick back and enjoy your on line cultural review.

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NEWS (UK)

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‘HACKNEY HEROINE’ GOES TO THE TORY CONFERENCE  

Woman who blasted rioting youths is invited to Manchester meeting; read on…

AFTER THE UK RIOTS: NO VOICE FOR BLACK BRITS

Distorted coverage and racist analysis outraged black Brits, who are now shut out of the post-mortem; more…

AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS TO THE BBC

The following is an open letter from the National Association of Black Journalists to the BBC on the coverage of the UK riots by the network which the NABJ has deemed racially insensitive; read the text of the letter here…  

RIO HAS HIS SAY ON RACE ROW

In the latest twist in the much chronicled Anton Ferdinand – John Terry race row, Rio Ferdinand has backed his brother by allegedly saying the incident was ‘blatantly racist’; more…

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ELSEWHERE

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BLACK STUDENTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL

A new study has found that ethnic minority students are more likely to recieve harsher punishments in schools for misbehaving than white children; more here…

JAMAICAN NAMED AS WHITE HOUSE CHIEF USHER

Jamaican-born hotelier Angella Reid has been appointed the first female White House chief usher; read more…

WRONGLY CONVICTED BOZELLA WINS PRO BOXING BOUT

US boxing expert Kevin Iole says that after spending 26 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Dewey Bozella’s first and only pro boxing match was a success; more here…

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OBITUARY

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LEONARD DILLON OF THE ETHIOPIANS PASSES AWAY

SIXTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD Leonard Dillon of the Ethiopians passed away yesterday at his daughter’s home after suffering from lung and prostate cancer; read more…

SYLVIA ROBINSON, PIONEER OF RAP MUSIC DIES

Sylvia Robinson, known to many as the mother of hip-hop, has died aged 75.  The former soul singer set up trail-blazing record label Sugar Hill Records in 1979 with her husband Joe; read more here…

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