Category Archives: Communities and societal policy

My community and enterprise research

“Who Got the Juice?”: The importance of black hypermasculinity to racial capitalism, 28.1.17

I am very honoured to have taken part in a radio discussion about black hypermasculinity. The show was called “Who Got the Juice?” and was broadcast on Newstyle Radio 98.7 FM We live. Tunes from me faves @LexAmor_, @AyoWrote and … Continue reading

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Community resistance in a neoliberal post-truth era: Is self-care becoming a radical political act? 22.12.16

Also published in The Political Anthropologist Available also, here. Our Colonial Legacy…. In a recent community discussion about Frantz Fanon’s essay Concerning Violence,[1] (as brutally visualised by Goran Olsson’s 2014 eponymous film[2]) I remember arguing why I rejected the idea … Continue reading

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Populism, the era of Trump and the rise of the far right, 4.12.16

Several reasons for opening our eyes to the new/old politics of identity Also published openDemocracy here. I am amazed to discover the sheer volume of hand-wringing there is going on about our present political era of Trump, Brexit and the … Continue reading

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Black Hyper-Masculinity, its Interiority and the Importance for Black Leadership and Black Activism: Decolonise not Diversify, 8.10.16 — Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, 25.10.16

Academic Lead: Dr Ornette D Clennon Micro lectures on black Hypermasculinity, Roadman culture and black activism is ram ! #DecoloniseBrum ft @revkollektiv / @ShardiaBPalmer pic.twitter.com/wowFYaDw1b — Aliyah Hasinah (@AliyahHasinah) October 8, 2016 In my micro lecture, I introduced Frantz Fanon’s … Continue reading

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The Role and Relevance of Interdisciplinary Research in Community Activism in a Post Brexit United Kingdom, 12.10.16

I4P Public Lecture at Edgehill University The fight for social justice within our most deprived communities has historically always been fraught but even more so within the context of Austerity. However, with the societal fault lines that have been exposed … Continue reading

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Book Alert – The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism, 1.9.16

Please keep an eye out for my latest book with Palgrave Macmillan. I’ll let you know when its out! Here’s some blurb about it to whet your appetite: What is going on with Brexit, the Labour Party and Theresa May’s … Continue reading

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Letter to MP: EU Referendum – Please sign the EDM 269

Update On Tuesday 24 January, 2017, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court’s ruling that parliament should get a vote on triggering Article 50. Read more here and here. On Thursday 3 November, 2016, the High Court ruled that parliament should get … Continue reading

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Why we were so easily fooled: The UK’s Brexit Vote, Immigrants and BMEs, 28.6.16

Also published on openDemocracy UK. One of the things that really perplexed me was how the issue of immigration really began to take hold of the campaign. I wrote at length about this from a black perspective before the Referendum … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Will We Stay or Will We Go? Can modern Pan Africanism help us to visualise a future of justice and equity post Referendum? 22.6.16

Here is my piece from the PAC45 blogsite EU Referendum: Will We Stay or Will We Go? Can modern Pan Africanism help us to visualise a future of justice and equity post Referendum? By Dr Ornette D Clennon, Manchester Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Measuring the Impact of the Arts from the perspective of the Cultural Provider, 7.6.16

Sustainability, Impact, Identity and the University Arts Centre: A Panel Discussion, 2012 Here is a transcript of a panel discussion that I contributed to in 2012 . My contribution directly addressed the impact of cultural activities on audiences and wider communities … Continue reading

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