The Big Ben Show is a weekly show that I co-hosted with Lester Holloway on BEN Television (Sky 182.) in 2015. We generally discussed Politics and Current Affairs, mainly from an Afrocentric perspective. These are some of the archives.
Theresa May MP, Leroy Logan, Black Police Association and Employment Lawyer Paul McFarlane, Martin Hoyles, Historian
Ricardo Smith (Lambeth Tigers) & Annika Allen – Media Specialist, Journalist
Ricardo discusses his work with Young People in football, and Annika addresses representation within the BBC.
Paul Reid, Director, Black Cultural Archives
Director of Black Cultural Archives discusses his work, the legacy and future of the BCA and much more
Dr Runoko Rashidi , Historian & Juwon Ogungbe, Musician
Paul McFarlane – Employment Lawyer, Chantal Miller – Creative Director & Patrick Vernon – OBE
We catch up on the news with Employment Lawyer Paul McFarlane. We also discuss Mental Health with Patrick Vernon OBE and Evolving Black British Identity post 2015 General Election with Chantal Miller from Chanti Media
Election Breakdown – Teena Lashmore – LibDem PPC & Professor Gus John, Educational Consultant
Themes include a post election breakdown. Also Teena has some really interesting things to share about the UK monetary system, and Professor Gus John breaks down the Education system, academies and big business in education. Very enlightening
Professor Hakim Adi, Historian
Pan-Africanist, Author and Professor of African Studies at Chichester University, Hakim Adi joins us to discuss the upcoming election
John Mayford, Director – Olmec, and Emmanuel Atinwoku – Journalist
Chief Executive of Olmec, John discusses Social Enterprises, and Journalist and Blogger Emmanuel talks about the immigration crisis.
Andrew Muhammed – The Investigator. Prof Paul Reynolds & Operation Black Vote
Andrew runs The Investigator, an organisation that specialises in the teaching black history and empowering young people from all walks of life. Professor Reynolds discusses standing for London Mayor and Operation Black Vote join from the election ‘Battle Bus.’
Teena Lashmore & Yahaya Kiyingi (LibDem PPCs)
Lib Dem PPC’s discuss being Lib Dems and their thoughts on the upcoming elections
Lee Jasper – BARAC, REPECT Party & Rashid Nix, London Mayoral Candidate, Green Party
Guest were Activist Lee Jasper and Green Party Candidate Rashid Nix Green Party. Does Trevor Phillips speak on behalf on ethnic minorities. Corruption in the Metropolitan Police and other stuff. Its no holds barred people.
Josie Channer (Labour Cllr) & Linda Jack (LibDem MP)
Labour Councillor Josie Channer and Lib Dem Councillor Linda Jack discuss electoral issues
David Lammy – Labour MP, London Mayoral Candidate & Simon Woolley – Director Operation Black Vote
Prospective London Mayoral Candidate and Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy discusses him campaign for London Mayor. Simon Woolley from Operation Black Vote joins live from launch of voter registration bus.