The Nubian Jak Community Trust (NJCT) has honoured the late Darcus Howe with a Blue Plaque. Black British Civil Rights leader, writer, broadcaster, activist and co-founder of ‘Race Today Collective’, Darcus spent more than five decades of his life fighting against police brutality and racial discrimination. He was known for his journalistic campaigns which brought to the fore the struggles of the Black British community his position in the Black Panthers, his place as one of the Mangrove Nine and as a television presenter – particularly for Devil’s Advocate on Channel 4.
Together with his wife, Leila Hassan, and their team of writers, Darcus voiced his criticisms of the living conditions of the Black community through their creation: Race Today Journal. Their work illustrates the impact journalism and the media can have on society.
Darcus’ blue plaque, produced by NJCT and sponsored by Black History Walks, was unveiled on Tuesday 4 January at the former office of Howe’s Race Today Collective, 167 Railton Road, Brixton, which is now the location of the Brixton Advice Centre.