Decision to cut Black History Month budget to £10,000, while allocating £100,000 to USA Day, sparks outrage
Hélène Mulholland, guardian.co.uk
Boris Johnson has slashed funding for a series of high-profile multicultural events, at the same time as ploughing £100,000 into a new venture to celebrate America.
Figures seen by the Guardian show that the London mayor cut funding for Black History Month, a series of events staged in October to celebrate black culture in the capital, from £132,000 to £10,000, though city hall insists the previous figure was £76,000. Africa Day's £100,000 grant from the London Development Agency was axed completely.
Funding for Jewish events was halved to £50,000, while a decision to cut funding for the St Patrick's Day celebration was roundly criticised last year.
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...I know you can't really expect any better from Boris but- argh.