Broadcaster, writer and civil liberties campaigner. Born as Leighton Rhett Radford Howe in Moruga, Trinidad. He moved to England at the age of 18 and initially studied law before moving to journalism. He edited the magazine 'Race Today' and wrote for the New Statesman. On television he contributed to several programmes including 'Black on Black' on Channel 4. On radio, he clashed with comedienne Joan Rivers who angrily, and at length, objected to him suggesting she was racist.
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