Bristol Mayor George Ferguson: Quick way to rectify the imbalance of BME workforce representation is to “kill an awful lot of white men”
Ma ladeehay aqoon, xirfad, khibrad iyo karti dheeraad ah oo aad ku maareyso shaqada adduunyada ugu adag, uguna muhiimsan?
Suuban explains how she is doubly discriminated against: she is black and she is Muslim. When a video she has made goes viral, she becomes the voice of her community but her new found fame has unwelcome consequences. MI5 pressure her relentlessly …
The Somali Festival Bristol aims to celebrate not only the cultural heritage of the Somalis but the community’s presence in the city too. The festival will be held at the City Academy Bristol on Friday, 30th October 2015 – from 12:00 to 21:00 hours.
The Somali Festival Bristol is a sister to the week-long Somali Festival in London that is curated by Kayd and will similarly focus on the concept of ‘spaces’, what they mean, and how they are used, for ‘Aqoon la’aani waa iftiin la’aan – The absence of knowledge is the absence of light’ and we wish to fill these spaces with light. Thus the event will present Somali artists and academics, including Anab Guled, AbdiRahman Barwaaqo, Professor Awo Abdi, Ibrahim Hersi Hurre and Suuban’s Somali play ‘Struggle’, as well as the Bristol-based author and Somali playwright Abdillahi Mohabe – please see the attached documents for full details of the festival programme.
Pictures: People in Bristol reflect the refugee crisis, address moral crisis
Alex Raikes MBE: “Aylan Kurdi is one of many. We need his life to remind us that he must have not died in vain … People … can and should and must think it is not their problem – this [refugee crisis] is not somebody else’s problem, it is all our problem. This is not one country’s problem, it is the whole world’s problem. And this world is one world, and one global village.”
Somali voters could make a great contribution to the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) vote in Bristol, which is anticipated to be key to the results of the elections in May. But the longer answer would entail an understanding of how the Somali vote can influence change.
Doorashada 2015ka iyo codka Soomaalida Bristol … Caqabadaha ugu waaweyn ee ay bulshadu aad u tilmaantay waxa ka mid ah shaqo la’aan, waxbarashada iyo tababarada, adeegyo caafimaad oo dhaqan ahaan baahidooda daboola, iyo cunsiriyad diimeed. Si kastaba ha ahaatee waxaad moodaa in dad badani ay imika fahmeen in sida ugu haboon ee arrimahooda wax looga qabankaraa ay tahay iyagoo sanduuqa codbixinta adeegsada oo codkooda isticmaala.
Somali diaspora men and women are returning to Somalia by choice, leaving their families in the safety and security of Britain, but bidding farewell to their loved ones has had notable implications to the families left behind in the UK.
Wadatashi: Arrimaha Dhalinyarada, Waxbarashada & Horumarinta Bulshada Bristol