Kevin Maxwell

Writer and advocate. Former detective. Founder, Racism Ruins Lives. MA FRSA

Living with Depression – Page 1

To mark World Mental Health Day, today I start a new series of blogs on depression, to help raise awareness and understanding of the mental illness. This is my story… Denial. It was the afternoon of June 26th 2009, when I first heard the words ‘you’re suffering from depression’. I was at a Central London…

Comment: Black Pride & Prejudice

Despite the wet weather in London, UK Black Pride held its fifth annual event in Regent’s Park last Saturday. The day after, I was lying in bed catching up on the news online when I saw a PinkNews.co.uk article on the festival. The comments from some readers towards the black and Asian community caught my…

Litter Bugs Me!

As Alex and I were leaving our flat today, there were two guys walking along the street past the houses adjacent to us, one with a dog in tow. The first guy without the dog dropped a blue plastic carrier bag on the floor with what I can only assume had rubbish in it and…

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

I was sitting in Caffe Nero’s earlier drinking my medium latte (I forget now what they call this size?), when I received an email notification on my mobile telephone with the subject heading of ‘Hello My Dear How Are You And Your Family’! My first thought was, ‘oh’, an email off my Auntie Mary, then…

Orange Gone Bad!

In my last year of university (some years ago now – I know, I’m old), I decided to ’splash out’ with the cash I didn’t have and took up a monthly mobile phone contract with Orange UK, whom I had heard at the time was quite a good phone network. I had previously been with…