(London) Darcus Howe, the British broadcaster, writer, and civil
liberties campaigner has died aged 74. He spent more than half a century
campaigning for black rights and is well known for organising the 1981 Back
People’s March. Howe died today peacefully in his sleep in Streatham . Tributes have being paid to Mr Howe on social media.
The Voice News tweeted: We regret to inform you that respected journalist, activist & former @TheVoiceNews columnist #DarcusHowe has died. May he rest in peace.
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott tweeted: "So sad to hear that Darcus Howe has passed away. One of the standout activists & public intellectuals of his generation."
Film maker Amma Asante tweeted: "May u RIP Darcus Howe. British #BlackPanther & a pioneer in the fight for #equality in UK. I enjoyed our last talk immensely & learned much."
Labour MP Helen Hayes tweeted: "Sad to hear of the passing of Darcus Howe, great loss to Brixton & to the cause of equality and human rights RIP."
Playwright Bonnie Greer tweeted: "First person I was told to meet when I arrived here 30 years ago was RIP #DarcusHowe. Always supportive; optimistic."
Journalist Jesse Bernard tweeted: "Will always be grateful for the work Darcus Howe did."
London Assembly member Florence Eshalomi tweeted: "Sad to hear of #DarcusHowe passing. May his soul rest in peace."