Black History Month 2020 EDITIONS® Lifestyle Magazine is Out Now! 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

Read More

Windrush Community Fund Applications for 2021 Now Open

Voice4Change England (V4CE) are pleased to announce the Windrush Community Fund. This fund is open to community and grassroots groups and organisations to bid for financial assistance from a £500,000 fund to help ensure that community groups can give support to those of the Windrush generation who may have faced difficulties in demonstrating their status or who may have […]

Read More

Winnifred Atwell Heritage Double Plaque Honour and Double Firsts, but there’s more…

Thanks to the Nubian Jak Community Trust another two* national heritage plaques have been erected. This time to honour the once celebrated but often forgotten Trinidadian pianist Winnifred Atwell who shot to fame in the 1950s with her fusion of ragtime, boogie-woogie and classical music. An alumna of the Royal Academy of Music, she was […]

Read More

‘Queen of the May’ 1944: Little Black Girl Crowned During WW2 in Rural English Village

Rural life in wartime Britain movie clips often omit Black faces but this little girl was an exception. Archived footage shows the little Black girl, jolly as ever,  being crowned Queen of the May alongside her colleagues  beaming and wearing a beautiful dress as she is presented to the judges during the Spring Festival. Who […]

Read More

Black Brand Sheer Chemistry Ladies Tights Now Available at John Lewis!

    And not a day too soon! Black owned brand Sheer Chemistry ladies tights is now available from five key  John Lewis stores. An Editions Lifestyle favourite, there is a shade to suit every woman of colour. Founder and CEO Tahlia Gray says: “We have come a long way…and this is a win for […]

Read More

Child Prodigy Joshua Beckford entered Oxford University at 6 – At 15 He is a Power Broker

By Joy Sigaud Every now and then we have to remind ourselves of some of the power brokers within the community and Black History Month provides the perfect platform. Following on from our series in the October 2020 magazine we highlight young Joshua. Joshua Beckford, child prodigy was born in Britain of Nigerian descent and is  […]

Read More

The Finest Coffee From Jamaica available in UK

Sponsored  Jamaica’s Blue Mountains are famous for their first class Coffee afforded by the micro-climate of this beautiful region. Royal Blue Mountain Coffee is sustainably sourced and manufactured and is now available in the UK.  Terike Mitchell writes:   Historically, the British public have had a love affair with drinking tea however coffee is increasingly […]

Read More

Small Axe Series Review ‘Lovers Rock’

Eagerly anticipated the Small Axe mini series set the tone for what seemed a promising depiction of important aspects of West Indian community life in the UK. Mangrove was a good start, informative and with many facts highlighting the tribulations and victimisation faced by the growing Afro-Caribbean population in the UK by the early 70s.  […]

Read More

New Curatorial Director for the Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine has appointed Yesomi Umolu as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice. A new position created in an effort to centre its audience experience and civi engagement enabling their programmes to be more inclusive. The Serpentine already leads with a diverse array of important exhibitors from a global pool and Yesomi’s impressive international  […]

Read More

Schools: Hackney Celebrates Black History in the Curriculum.

A new interactive  poster has been designed to  complement Hackney’s recent introduction of the Black history curriculum.  Hackney’s Diverse Curriculum – The Black Contribution has seen 480+ schools nationwide sign up in just under a month. The curriculum  has been developed by teachers and council staff, with a nine week lesson plan for any age […]

Read More

Black Unity for All African Diasporas, The road to our success WEBINAR

  Join the debate with  Black History experts and panel guests: Charmaine Simpson, Lavinya Stennett, Robin Walker, Dele Ogun and Apeika Umalu On Thursday 26th November Elo Akin and Natasha Antoine will host a Black Unity, Shared History event encompassing Africa, the UK, the Caribbean, South and North America. The programme includes: What have we […]

Read More

Small Axe: Black Film Miniseries by Steve McQueen

The first film from Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated Small Axe will premiere on BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday 15th November at 9pm. The five original films that make up the Small Axe collection by Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker, Steve McQueen will air weekly on the BBC’s heartland channel. Set from the […]

Read More

Report: Black People, Racism & Human Rights – Covid 19

The latest report published by the House of Lords and the House of Commons   Joint Committee on Human Rights. This is the section on Covid-19 and the impact on the Black Community    The impact of Covid-19 on the Black community has been disproportionately severe. According to research by Public Health England the highest rates […]

Read More

Paulette Wilson Award Acceptance Speeches

By Joy Sigaud   The first annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival came to a close this weekend. Coinciding with Remembrance Sunday, screenings and discussion panels took place throughout the day culminating in the Awards Ceremony which this year had to be virtual in accordance with Covid-19 national lockdown rules. The new Paulette Wilson award, so […]

Read More