History

History · 26. April 2020
Introduction: How it started - Post war era Rewind to the end of WW2. Germany were defeated and Japan had surrendered to the US following the 2nd nuclear bomb on their country. After the drinks and celebrations, everyone had to look at the losses suffered. Britain were victorious but not without heavy blows. For instance, 70,000 civilian casualties, comparing to 2,000 in WW1, with 40,000 occurring during the blitz.(1) As were the rest of the world, Britain were looking to recover as quick as...
History · 21. April 2020
Hi, I am Lucas Bourne, a very keen footballer but most importantly a volunteer for KickOff@3. You’re probably thinking what is KickOff@3? Well it is an initiative set up by two young independent men named Michael Wallace a Police Officer who works in and around the community and youth engagement. He is also a part of the Black Police Association and is very passionate about all the work he does. Ashley Levien originally set up Suberbos, a social inclusion organisation that delivered free...
History · 20. April 2020
When Michael first asked me if I’d consider writing an article for KickOff@3 for the 27th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s death, my gut reaction was that I’m definitely not informed or qualified enough to pass comment on any aspect of this. I’m a 27-year-old white woman who’s grown up in St Albans, also known as “millionaire row – where the average house costs £2.2 mil”. I by no means live in a million-pound house, nor did I go to private school, but it’s still a far cry...
History · 19. April 2020
How the death of one teenager transformed the debate on race and policing. The racially-motivated attack by a gang of white youths that killed British black teenager Stephen Lawrence on April 22nd, 1993, transformed the way we approach racism and policing. The faults exhibited by the police force during the initial investigation into Stephen’s death have been recognised by various reports and inquiries. This has been accompanied by years of campaigning from the Lawrence family for better...