I have been reading about this fascinating race project taking place in the US and i have been amazed at the comments coming from the white american public in Buffalo and New York . Its amazing when i hear  that 75% of white Americans say they come in contact with “a few” or “no” black people on a regular basis. 75% of white Americans say their social networks are entirely white. However more than 40% of white Americans say “many” or “almost all” black men are violent. Please do click on this link to get an incite into whats being said… http://whitenessproject.org

 

Please find a way to support our charity which is doing great work with wonderfully inspired people for young people who want to transform our communities for the better. Check us out in the Voice.

 

 

This training is a must if you want to get deeper insights into the mind of a gang member. Whilst I don’t  subscribe to the title gang those presenting the sessions represent some of UK best informed, most connected and perhaps most knowledgable and experienced when it comes to the minds and attitudes of young people. Don’t miss this.. Screenshot 2014-09-30 14.54.24

BPACT VOYAGE and the wonderful Alumni will be hosting a debate at the National Black Police Associations 20th anniversary event to be held on the 29th and 31st October 2014. We want to start a debate in advance of this event on hashtag  .  We welcome your comments, thoughts and views on our social media platforms @voyageybpa99 and  www.facebook.com/VoyageYouth  so get involved and join in the debate now.

American Police are at it again and it reminded me to post this wonderful quote from Martin Luther King “The question now is whether America is prepared to do something massively…about the great problem we face in the area of race.” Read this and comment.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/12/ferguson-missouri-shooting-michael-brown-civil-rights-police-brutality

Ybpa Alumni Summit is your chance to shape the future of VOYAGE. Looking forward to meeting and catching up with past and present inspired and transformed leaders from all London boroughs.

#BlackPoliceArchive – The National Black Police Association (NBPA) attaches huge significance to the discovery of John Kents “aka Black Kent” career, which it says is totally unexpected.

“The significance is that while we had people of colour joining that far back, it took until 2003 before we had the first black chief constable [Kent’s Mike Fuller],” said David McFarlane, the then NBPA’s national co-ordinator.

“A lot of people are under the misapprehension that black people only arrived here during the Windrush years [1940s and 1950s], or when the Asians came in the 1970s, but people of colour have been in this country for centuries.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/the-black-police-officer-who-pounded-the-beat-150-years-ago-420863.html

See the Guardian News article

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/feb/03/britain-19th-century-black-police-officer

We are absolutely incensed by the number of senseless killings of young life in London. This is going to be a major topic at our up and coming YBPA summit on the 19th July 2014 in Old Street. Like our new facebook.com/voyage.ybpa and twitter @voyageybpa99 and of course check out the stats on the Citizen Report.

Welcome to Citizens Report; we developed this site to demonstrate how citizens can create their own community intelligence and instantly alert others about crime and other harmful issues in their neighbourhoods. Since developing CitizensReportUK the software has been ported to Africa, South America and West Indies, and the UK Police have finally developed their own online and mobile crime reporting. This last development means we will be closing down our own public crime reporting portal and we will only maintain our more serous violent crime mapping elements, including:

Mapping and information page on London Teenage murders: Teenage Murders in London
Mapping of British Homicides: British Murders 2011 2012 and 2013

http://www.citizensreportuk.org/index.html

BPACT VOYAGE is now recruiting Horizons partners to drive in our funded programmes into Young Offending Services, Teams and Young Offender institutions. Our programme is designed to build resilience and leadership to assist those involved in the criminal justice system to resist the temptations to stay involved in crime.

If you would like to know more about the programme please contact the office on 02072508322