IN OCTOBER we usually celebrate Black History. This month we are looking at how Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Councillors are making new history.
“Delighted to see work has started on new homes #Wapping, Thanks to @MayorJohnBiggs & #TowerHamletsNow Development Committee for accepting my proposal for the naming #AltabAliHouse (I was a resident of Wapping in 1978 when he was murdered by racists). #AltabAli”
Cllr Abdal Ullah, St Katharine’s & Wapping, Tower Hamlets Council; Twitter, 20th May. Cllr Ullah reminds us of two prevailing and linked concerns in Tower Hamlets: the need for housing, the need to combat racism – neither goes away.