For Social Rights and Justice..

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Blind Justice Challenge - Image Credit Free Range Stock - Jack MorehEssentially Naphtali & Associates is a community collective which, through a network of associates, develops and supports new small to medium enterprises. We do this by offering a package of advice & support, signposting and mentoring, but also through seeking to influence support from other private, statutory and voluntary organisations.

The defining principle of all Naphtali & Associates initiatives is to provide or help develop free and/or affordable services, online support for campaigns, and the development of small-scale employment opportunities for local communities.

Community Pledge

Our Communities
Our pledge is to seek out enterprising people and enterprises to encourage their growth, marketing, collaboration and development.

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The Edge Fund : We’re open for applications!

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Edge Fund applications Apr 2017provided by: The Edge Fund
published: March 2017

We are now open for our first funding round of the year!

We will be giving around £40,000 to about 30 grass-roots groups, campaigning against the systems that cause injustice. We are accepting applications until the 17th April at 11.30pm. For more information click here.

Last year we funded a wide range of groups doing fantastic work including: Sisters Uncut, Sex Worker Breakfasts, African Rainbow Family, Glasgow Autonomous Space, Manchester Migrant Solidarity, Brighton Antifascists, Free North West, Need Abortion Ireland, London Coalition Against Poverty, and many more. Continue reading

PM to look at ‘institutional racism’ of black people by mental health services

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Young Peoplesource: Care Appointments
published: 1 March 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May said she is “looking at” the treatment of black people by mental health services amid claims of “institutional racism”.

Labour MP Steve Reed said young black men using mental health services were more likely to be subject to detention and “severe” physical restraint, as he called for an inquiry.

The Croydon North MP cited the example of constituent Olaseni Lewis, who died after he was restrained in a south-east London psychiatric hospital in August 2010.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Mrs May agreed the issue was a problem. Continue reading

De Governors Greed : Brexit; fooled by the fools

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Parliament Big Ben from Westminster Bridge - Image Credit Free Range Stock - Jack MorehAlmost 20 years ago, as a performance poet using traditional Caribbean pros, I wrote, performed and recorded one of my trademark poems, De Governors Greed. Friends and family told me then that the poem would remain poignantly relevant for years to come.

I have speckled this article with phrases from the poem.

With the recent car crash of the United Kingdom’s Brexit from the European Union (EU) this poem has once again come alive for me, particularly since some of the aftershocks of Brexit are now being heard and felt all over the country and even beyond it.

The keynote ‘rant’ of the piece was “The governor can’t fool me” evoking a principled approach I have adopted throughout all of my adult life, that I would never allow myself to become a mental puppet of the so-called established state whatever form it took. Continue reading