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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Vacancies: 300 Voices Mentoring Volunteers Wanted

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no image availableRe-Advertised Positions – 300 Voices Mentoring Volunteers Wanted

Are you interested in supporting men and women with mental health support needs to develop their skills and build confidence? If so then we need you!

Mentor roles are open to both males and females and do not need to be of African Caribbean origin.

Peer Mentor / Advocates
Volunteer Positions

Min Hours – 8 Hrs per month
Out-of-pocket expenses are covered

The Peer Support Programme was originally developed as part of the Time to Change 300 Voices Project and supports African / Caribbean men and women with lived experience of mental health problems in Birmingham to build resilience and confidence to aid recovery. Continue reading

Film Screening: ‘The Hard Stop’ @ The MAC, Birmingham

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TEMP - The Hard Stopsource: The MAC
published: June 2016

The Hard Stop is an intimate documentary revealing the story, away from all press coverage, of Mark Duggan’s friends and family following his death.

He was shot and killed in a ‘Hard Stop’ police procedure in 2011, sparking the most violent riots in British history.

For 28 months, director George Amponsah (The Fighting Spirit) filmed around Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, where Duggan grew up, capturing his family’s distress and focusing on two of his best friends, Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville.

We follow the men closely as they attempt to get on with their lives, look for a job, talk about the discrimination they experience on a daily basis and the impact Duggan’s death has had on the community. 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