Lord Meghnad Desai is a former professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and former Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE.

He has been both chair and President of Islington South and Finsbury constituency Labour Party in London, and was made Life Peer in April 1991. Lord Desai is currently Chairman of The Board of Trustees for Training for Life, and a member of the Board of Tribune magazine. Lord Desai has written extensively on a wide range of subjects and was co-editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

 Ex-Black Panther, son of an Anglican priest, Britain's leading black radical commentator. Darcus Howe broke with the Establishment at age 19, left Trinidad for London, entered the Middle Temple and swapped it for journalism. Uncle and mentor, radical intellectual C.L.R. James, inspired Darcus to combine writing with political activism. A brief spell as assistant editor on the Trinidad trade union paper The Vanguard was followed as editor of British magazine Race Today.

Emma Patron - Trevor McDonald Trevor McDonald O.B.E News Presenter was born in Trinidad in 1939, he joined the Caribbean regional service of the BBC World Service in 1960 as a producer. Moving to Independent Television News (ITN) in 1973, he rose steadily through the ranks, considered by many to be a progressive, ambitious young journalist. It was at the ITN network that Trevor McDonald truly excelled.

Beginning as a sports correspondent, he covered the 1978 football World Cup for ITV. Two years later, Trevor McDonald became a diplomatic correspondent and worked for both ITV and Channel 4.

 Sir Gulam K. Noon M.B.E is the Chairman of The Noon Foundation Noon Products Ltd., founded as a family business in 1989, which specialises in frozen and chilled Indian meals.  Noon Products is now part of the WT Foods Group, with a plant in West London.

Sir Gulam K. Noon is responsible for making chicken tikka masala the favourite dish of Great Britain. His company now operates the largest factory in the world for ready-made Indian meals. He was appalled by the poor standards of Indian food when he first arrived in the U.K. "I wouldn't eat it and I knew then that this was a market I had to address," he said. "And, yes, I plead guilty to making chicken tikka masala the nation's favourite."

 Sir Herman Ouseley feels strongly about the injustices that are embedded in our society and has spent a lifetime trying to combat them.

He has done so not through gesture politics or radical action, but through the dogged processes of the committee, the commission, the tribunal – the staid, solidly bureaucratic approach that can so infuriate the social revolutionary. It is his passionate belief that everyone has a right to be treated equally and fairly.

EMMA Patron - Anita Roddick OBE Dame Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, environmental and human rights campaigner, entrepreneur, died on September 10th after a severe brain haemorrhage, aged 64. Ms Roddick was also an EMMA patron, giving us her support and acknowledging the value of our project since 1997.
 
The news of her sudden death circulated among national and international media channels, and was met with great shock and sorrow across all sectors of society, for Dame Anita Roddick was truly an exceptional individual.
 

EMMA Patron - Donald Woods (1933- 2001) The 2002 Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards were dedicated to EMMA patron Donald Woods, who died in 2001. We remember this courageous man.

Freedom fighter Donald Woods’ life has embodied everything that the Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards (EMMAs) are about, including his strong belief in justice and human rights.

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