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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Windrush Victim Advice – Useful Information Addresses & Tips

Advice Centres Including Free Advice Centres and Clinics The Windrush Legal Advice Clinic  58 Bank Street, Bilston, West Midlands WV14 8PD run by MJM Legal Services. Tel. 01902 498274 or email: wlac@mjmlegalservices.co.uk website: http://www.mjmlegalservices.co.uk Windrush Justice Clinics (WJC) – These are located across the country assisting victims of the Windrush Scandal to obtain compensation for […]

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Black Women in Tech – 3 Young Pioneers in the News Industry Lead the Way for Equality & Diversity

A collaborative movement for people of colour Black In Data was founded to promote equality of opportunity and representation within the data industry. Aiming to provide an empowering nationwide network supporting its members to reach their potential in the workplace,  the trio are colleagues within the Guardian News and Media Group.   Co-founders, Devina Nembhard and […]

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Cherry Groce Memorial Monument Unveiling Scheduled for April 2021

The Cherry Groce Memorial    A life-changing incident that happened over 35 years ago brings together Sir David Adjaye, Lee Lawrence and the Cherry Groce Foundation to create  a monument in the heart of Brixton as a lasting tribute to  Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce.   The memorial, designed by Sir David Adjaye will be delivered by […]

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Lee Lawrence Interview

written by Joy Sigaud Lee Lawrence Lee Lawrence is the son of Cherry Groce. His award winning book, The Louder I Sing,  is a powerful memoir about growing up in Britain. Lee, who was just 11 years old when his mother was wrongfully shot by police in Brixton in 1985 has spent his life campaigning […]

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Sir David Adjaye on Architecture, Black Lives Matter and the Cherry Groce Memorial

Sir David Adjaye OBE RA Interview By Joy Sigaud   His illustrative answers are inspirational.  The British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye’s views on overcoming racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and the ultimate sacrifice of Cherry Groce representing so many victims come to the forefront as his latest monument – a lasting memorial to her, […]

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African Amazon Warriors – Great Women of War – 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 the […]

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Hackney’s New Square: Tribute to its Hidden African Caribbean History – Live Aid 1985 Reggae Artistes Famine Appeal

A new square at the entrance to Britannia Leisure Centre is to be named BRAFA Square after a fascinating, yet forgotten, part of Hackney’s African Caribbean history. The name reveals the story of the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal (BRAFA) which became Hackney’s own answer to Live Aid in 1985.   When Band Aid was […]

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Dr Tres-Ann Kremer on the International Stage of Political Relations within the Commonwealth

By Wyvolyn Gager  When one reads of Dr Tres-Ann Kremer’s career strides, it’s easy to be overcome by a feeling of job envy. As head of Good Offices for Peace and the Lead Political advisor to the Caribbean of the London-based Commonwealth’s Secretariat’s Good Offices Section, Tres-Ann earns a living while travelling to most of […]

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Mary Wilson – Tribute

Described as an original sweetheart of Motown, Mary Wilson (March 6th 1944 – February 8th 2021) has earned her place in the history books. She was a founding member of the Supremes who between 1964 and 1969 had 12 number 1 hits in the US pop charts. The indelible sound of the three Motown sweethearts […]

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African-American Artist Jennifer Packer Captures the Times

THE EYE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH SEEING… New York-based painter Jennifer Packer recalibrates art historical approaches to portraiture and still life, casting these enduring genres in a fresh political and contemporary light, while keeping them rooted in a deeply personal context. Combining observation, improvisation and memory, Packer’s intimate portraits of friends and family members and […]

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Child Prodigy – Omari McQueen Wins Several Awards, has a TV Show and a Published Cookbook

Omari McQueen,  at just 12 years old,  is the youngest award winning vegan chef in the UK and the CEO of Dipalicious. He has published a new cookbook, Best Bites, has his own TV show and sells his culinary creations on his website.  He has won several awards for his achievements and… at such a […]

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Target Oxbridge & Trinity College Cambridge Launch Access Initiative for Year 10 Black Students

Target Oxbridge and Trinity College have launched a unique programme to de-mystify Oxford and Cambridge and help more 14 and 15 year olds of Black heritage prepare to apply to and gain places at leading universities. Target Oxbridge, a free mentoring programme for UK students of Black heritage, is run by Rare Recruitment in collaboration […]

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In The Cold Dark Night – Murder of a Black Man in Georgia – Documentary

“The legacy of slavery still affects the position of Black people in American society today…” The film IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT examines the 1983 and 2018 investigations into the racially-motivated murder of a young Black man, Timothy Coggins.  Set in Griffin, Georgia, in the heart of the American South, IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT […]

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Windrush Community Fund Applications for 2021 Open for Bids

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 […]

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