Forces for positive change

On Monday 16th January at the Pitsmoor Welcome Centre on Nottingham Street they all gathered again to celebrate Martin Luther King Day – recognising those great figures who have forced positive change for all mankind.

Organisers Dorothy Wilson and Jeff Kirby explained that Rosa Parks was this year’s focus for Burngreave’s celebration of Dr King’s Day. Rosa Parks famously wouldn’t give up her bus seat to white passengers in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama – leading to a bus boycott that lasted over a year.

Old people and young gathered together to recognise and celebrate:

“It pays to speak up for what you believe in.”

“Actions speak louder than words.”

“Rosa Parks was a strong person and a good example for us all today.”

“When a law is unjust it is your duty to oppose.”

Bob’s birthday

Saturday 4th February at Bradfield Road’s Everyone Centre Avid Hi Fi provided the sounds and Riddimtion presented a live showcase to celebrate the birth and life of musician Robert Nesta Marley.

Black Man Redemption was followed by War and Bob Marley famously declaring that “Until the colour of a man’s skin/Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes/Me say war!” The rhythm track and the celebration drew an attendance of well over a thousand.

“Big up to Riddimtion and Dub Central for helping us lead the way in recognising Bob Marley’s birthday.” said Thomas Hutt of Burngreave Bank.

Donna Williams told us: “The message of Bob Marley’s music is still universal, enveloping the message and vibe of both peace and love.”

by Rob Smith

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