Darcus Howe(1943-2017), Writer and broadcaster
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Born in Trinidad, writer and broadcaster Howe moved to London aged nineteen. He frequently reported on race-related issues and was politically active throughout his life. Howe was the editor of Race Today magazine in the 1970s and began his broadcasting career with the Channel 4 programme Black on Black (1982). He gained prominence presenting The Devil's Advocate in 1992. In 2001 he presented the documentary White Tribe investigating what it means to be English. His documentary Who you callin' a Nigger? (2004), coinciding with his twenty-first year in broadcasting, tackled racism within ethnic communities in Britain. Howe was also a columnist for the New Statesman.