The Hustler! 8 March 1968

Courtney Tulloch, Naseem Khan, Darcus Howe (as Radford Howe), Frank Critchlow et al.


Edition : First / London / Hustler / March 8 1968 / Softcover. / VG+
Folio, 8pp. Newsprint. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in English.

Early issue of the important Notting Hill publication The Hustler, which was edited from the Mangrove restaurant on All Saints road in the late sixties. Part radical politics, part community newspaper, Hustler covered issues relevant to black people in britain- housing, (mainly) bent and corrupt policing, employment, protests and ideas from the panthers and american critics such as James Baldwin. It’s an incredible document of Ladbroke Grove and the people who were trying to live there at the time. Interviews with black youth, suspicions around white run charities being involved in the community, the police going weed crazy, rachmanism, the governments upcoming JA repatriation programme, Eldridge Cleaver,the race relations board, the raid on the mangrove restaurant. An essential document of late sixties Notting Hill, which put into words often for the first time the experiences of the west indian immigrants that went on to become black britons.