Interesting development today with the Bristol Post apologising to Bristol's African and Afro-Caribbean community for a front page they published 21 years ago. I admit I wasn't aware of this - I was only 12 at the time - but it's a surprise to see the Bristol Post doing this so many years later. Why the Bristol Post is apologising for a front page produced 21 years ago "To the people who produced it nearly quarter of a century ago, it was just another Bristol Evening Post front page. But the effect of that page was so powerful that it offended and ostracised a large section of the city’s community. So much so, that it continues to do so. Even now, if you go to St Pauls or Easton and ask about the Bristol Post, it won’t be long before someone mentions the Faces of Evil front page of Wednesday, April 17, 1996. Many of them can still see its simple design in their mind’s eye. Alongside that now-notorious headline stared back 16 police pictures of black men jailed for dealing in crack cocaine. I don’t blame the journalists who conceived it. I wasn’t the editor then but - if I had been - I’m sure I would have published the page, too. But it was a huge mistake. That one image essentially destroyed what little credibility and trust the Post had within Bristol’s African and Afro-Caribbean community. So, today, I want to apologise for that page. I want to say sorry for the hurt it caused - and continues to cause - to an entire community of my city. Moreover, I want to try to make amends for it."