Final goodbye: Mandela’s funeral farewell in ancestral home

by: The Voice Online
published: 15 December 2013

Nelson Mandela’s state funeral is under way at his ancestral home in Qunu, ending a week of commemorations for the anti-apartheid hero. Thousands of people – including foreign dignitaries – are attending the service, which blends state ceremonial with traditional rituals.

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Mikey Powell Campaign marks a decade of struggle

Tippa Naphtali & Sieta Lambrias - Sept 2013 by Saqib Deshmukh
Picture by Saqib Deshmukh

originally by: Larry Fedja
published: 13 September 2013

The family of Mikey Powell have commemorated his life 10 years after his death at the hands of West Midlands Police by holding a vigil outside the police HQ in Birmingham, and then an inspirational after-event at The nearby African Caribbean Millennium Centre.

Mikey Powell 10th and final annual memorial
The image gallery from the Mikey Powell 10th Memorial Vigil at West Midlands Police HQ, Birmingham. Held 7th September 2013.

The Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice was established by the family of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey), a cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah, following his death in Police custody. Mikey was 38 years old and a father of three young children.

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Event set to celebrate Mikey Powell and look forward

U4J - The audience listensThe Powell family have announced the final memorial event to be held in memory of Mikey Powell who was killed in police custody in 2003.

‘A Decade Into a Fight For Justice for Mikey’

The family of Mikey Powell invites our friends and supporters to the final 10th annual remembrance event. “We Remember”

4WardEver UK in association with the Mikey Powell Campaign, Migrant Media and the UFFC welcomes you to an afternoon of remembrance, reflection and action.

All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice.

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