Windrush 2021 Newsletter Editions Extra!

Windrush Day  2021, Editions Extra!  Packed with News and Features, Read about immigration issues and deportees, the origins of the London police force, who was Britain’s first Caribbean policeman in 1837? The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival now in its second year. Read here. Click on square to expand Also available at selected Sainsbury’s Asda and […]

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Black History Month EDITIONS® Lifestyle Magazine 20/21 Read Here

Click to read  The magazine: available in selected major supermarkets.  A big thank you to our readers and supporters. We have been informed by the supermarkets that the uptake was  100% within the first few days of Black History Month 2020.  If you missed it  you can read it here. Plus: Editions Extra!  Black History […]

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Reggae Music – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – UNESCO

Jamaican reggae music is on the Unesco World Heritage List.  Inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, to great jubilation in 2018 after much campaigning and lobbying led by the Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture,  Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange. Borne and forged in the ghettos of Western Kingston Jamaica, the […]

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War Memorial – Honouring African and Caribbean Soldiers Re-opened

    According to the organisers, hundreds of people are expected to gather in Windrush Square in Brixton, London, at the African & Caribbean War Memorial on Sunday November 14th for the fifth annual Remembrance Parade. The event will commemorate  the two million African and Caribbean soldiers who served in World War I and World […]

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War Hero Allan Wilmot’s Story – A Tribute

ALLAN CHARLES WILMOT (1925 – 2021) Allan volunteered first for the Royal Navy in 1941 when there was a call for volunteer servicemen from Jamaica. He saw an advertisement in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper when he was sixteen and a half years old and the advertisement stated that the British government needed recruits for the […]

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Black Cultural Archives Managing Director Resigns

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA) have announced that Managing Director Arike Oke is to step down from 30th October 2021. During her tenure she has overseen the running of the BCA and has seen the organisation set on a firm footing establishing the 2030 Strategy with the board. The most recent feat is the  Black […]

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Basil Watson Appointed to Design National Windrush Monument

   Internationally renowned artist Basil Watson has been selected to design the National Windrush Monument, which will stand at London Waterloo station. The unveiling is expected to take place on Windrush Day, June 22nd 2022.   The monument, which is backed by £1 million of government funding, will pay tribute to the dreams, ambition, courage and resilience of the Windrush […]

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Windrush Generation – Is it inclusive enough?

  Arthur Torrington co-founder of the Windrush Foundation argues that all Caribbean veterans who came for the war effort and remained in Britain should be officially included and recognised under the banner of the Windrush Generation. In 2018 the British government came up with a definition of the ‘Windrush Generation’ as “Caribbean people who arrived […]

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UPRISING – Another visceral feat from Steve McQueen

A new series examining three major events that took place in 1981 in the Black British Community UPRISING is the BBC’s New Series From Academy Award Winner Steve McQueen – a vivid and visceral three-part series for BBC One examining three events from 1981:  – in January 1981  the New Cross Fire killed 13 black […]

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Black Design Company in John Lewis

Karen Hamilton-Bannis founder of AK-Wilde has designed a range of soft furnishings in honour of the Windrush Generation pioneers capturing some of the essence of their heritage. These will be available this month for a limited period. AK-Wilde’s range of bespoke printed accessories is thoughtfully hand designed by the artist and print designer Karen Hamilton-Bannis. […]

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Guyanese Born Neurologist, James Samuel Risien Russell, Receives English Heritage Blue Plaque

As the science of neurology was emerging in the last century James Risien Russell became one of the UK’s first leading Black consultants.  A true pioneer in his field Dr Russell was born in what was then British Guiana.    One of Britain’s first black British consultants, pioneering neurologist James Samuel Risien Russell has been commemorated […]

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Meet The Rap Artists Competing for BBC’s £20,000 Prize – The Rap Game UK

  The Rap Game UK is a  BBC Three success story  with many viral moments across the last couple of series. The next series will begin later this month.  Award wins for previous series include The Edinburgh TV Awards – Best Entertainment Series, Broadcast Digital Awards – Best Entertainment Programme, and RTS Midlands Awards – […]

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Sam King Windrush Awards Announced For Children – Entry Details

By Arthur Torrington The Windrush Foundation have announced a new award for children. The Sam King Windrush Award shall be given to a girl and a boy up to the age of 14 who can produce an outstanding essay about the Caribbean men and women who travelled on the MV Empire Windrush and arrived at […]

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Society of Editors Support Journalism Diversity Fund

The Society of Editors has announced a donation to the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF), the fund which helps make a career in journalism more viable for a wider range of candidates. The £7,000 donation will enable the delivery of a bursary scheme to aspiring journalists who do not have the financial means to support themselves […]

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NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WINDRUSH GENERATION

  Communities across the country gear up to mark national Windrush Day on June 22  Backed by £500,000, the third national day will celebrate and commemorate the Windrush community  Mix of in-person and virtual events across the country include concerts, exhibitions and programmes for children  The nation will pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of […]

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