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 LEADING THE WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE CELEBRATING THE PAST  RELEVANT YEAR ROUND READING! Fresh! Inspiring! Uplifting! Unique! These are just some of the words used by our readers to describe the new and original Editions Lifestyle Black History Month Magazine! The first in a series of publications from Editions Media Limited . Black History […]

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Miss World, Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh to reign an extra year

By Joy Sigaud The people of Jamaica are delighted to learn that the Jamaican beauty Toni-Ann Singh,  the reigning Miss World,  will continue her reign for another year as this year’s pageant is deferred to late 2021,  a result of the Covid 19 Pandemic.  Few places remain untouched by this plague whilst in the UK […]

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El Anatsui Ghanaian Artist – Two Stunning Concurrent Exhibitions

From 15th July – 8th August the October Gallery London  is  focusing on Ghanaian born artist El Anatsui.  They will be showing his metal wall sculptures and a selection of prints created in collaboration with Factum Arte, Madrid.     El Anatsui who lives and works in Nigeria  is arguably one of the most influential […]

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The Amazon Warriors of Africa – Great Female Warriors – The Mino, Mothers of Benin

The Amazons. That was the name given by the French to the mighty female warriors whom they confronted and finally defeated in 1892 after great and wholesome battles in the kingdom that was formerly known as Dahomey. Originally known as the Mino, meaning “our mothers”  they were an all  female military regiment.  First formed in […]

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Mandela the Artist – The man behind The Hand of Africa whose Legacy knows no Boundaries.

“Only three people in the world whose artwork sold for charity would attract so much interest: Nelson Mandela, the Prince of Wales and the Pope.”  by Anna Hunter curator and gallerist. In 1997  we were at a meeting at St James’s Palace to discuss some new watercolours by the Prince Charles and the programme we […]

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Black History Timeline Poster available online – defining moments in Black History and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Guardian has launched a Black History Timeline Poster. The first in the series was published on 11th July and every day this week from Monday 13th to Friday 17th others will follow.  The series documents key historical moments and the Black Lives Matter movement of the past decade. View the interactive wall chart here:  […]

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Africa Outside – Hush!

HUSH! Did Rachel weep for her children? Yes, Who wept for me? Hush, the day has dawned Hush, are these the lost of Africa? Hush! Lost! Never! We are easily identifiable No matter how diluted So hush, Let your heart not weep   How many prophets have we had How many slain? Hush, let your […]

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Black Cultural Archives

  CEO of the BCA  Arike Oke updates us on the purpose and poignance of the Black Cultural Archives. Following last year’s successful Windrush Exhibition and  National Windrush Day celebrations on site, with a new injection of funds BCA are looking  to the future. In 2020 they teamed up with the National Archives giving greater […]

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Nigerian born artist Toyin Ojih Odutola’s installation commissioned by Barbican

Supported by The Arts Council England and Jack Shainman Gallery New York,  the Barbican Art Gallery will present A Countervailing Theory, a site-specific installation for The Curve. It is the  first-ever UK commission by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola. Ojih Odutola’s epic cycle of groundbreaking new work unfurls across the 90-metre long gallery.  An immersive soundscape […]

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Lifeline: Covid 19 Malcolm X Food Hub in Bristol set to become a permanent fixture

Covid 19 has certainly unearthed some of the worst discrepancies in our society and implored us all to get up and assist those in need where we can.  The homeless were suddenly housed albeit temporarily, the hungry need to be fed, How many of us in 2020 Britain were aware that children and adults were […]

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BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Singer of the Year Competition

  Entries Invited Songs of Praise launch a brand new competition to find the best amateur gospel singer in the UK. If you lead worship in your church, sing solos in a gospel choir or just have a passion for gospel music then they wish you to get in touch. In this celebration of Gospel […]

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Covid 19: Two BME men from completely different worlds struck down and lived to tell the tale

Whilst we were waiting for Covid 19 to arrive from the East and whilst the powers that be were saying the old were particularly vulnerable and young people had no need to worry,  we had no real comprehension of exactly what it would mean for our society. China was on lockdown and  we all watched […]

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New Daughters of Africa

By Joy Sigaud   PUBLISHER AND EDITOR MARGARET BUSBY’S LANDMARK ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASES MORE THAN 200 CONTEMPORARY FEMALE WRITERS OF AFRICAN DESCENT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO MUCH ACCLAIM… Published in 2019 the book continues to inspire and attract both readers and aspiring writers in equal measure. The authors have also now waived their fees to […]

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Windrush Fashion: Voyage, Hope, and Popping Style

By Serena Lee “Dressed in an odd assortment of clothes, many wearing ties of dazzling designs, over 450 Jamaicans arrived at Tilbury Docks on the Empire Windrush to settle down in the Mother Country” – Thurrock Gazette headline 1948. Photos of Caribbean men and women arriving in Britain, in the 1950s-60s encapsulate the hopes and […]

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