Black Cultural Archives – A Legacy

By Arike Oke.  Extract from Editions Lifestyle Black History Month Magazine 2019   CEO of the BCA Arike Oke updates us on the purpose and poignance of the Black Cultural Archives institution. Following the successful Windrush Exhibition and National Windrush Day celebrations on site.  With a new injection of funds BCA are looking to the […]

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Editions Lifestyle Magazine …Black History Month, Black Matters, Black History & More Read Here…

 LEADING THE WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE CELEBRATING THE PAST  HAPPY 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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Is it Abuse? Exploring Signs of Psychological Abuse.

By Antonia Comrie. Is it abuse or is he just a very nice person…really, terribly clever, always doing good, but just a little bit highly strung and clingy? He’s not stalking me, he’s just ringing several times a day and keeping a close eye on what I’m doing because he has a genuine interest in […]

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Remembering The Black Servicemen of WW1 and WW2

By A Prisoner in HMP Birmingham Thanks to the wonderful distribution network, Editions Lifestyle Magazine has reached many people including prisoners at HMP Birmingham and inspired by Black History Month we are publishing verbatim a story he wrote about Black people who served in the Great War and World War 2. On the 4th August […]

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Gary Younge Appointed as Professor at Manchester University

Award-winning author, broadcaster and columnist Gary Younge is joining The University of Manchester, after being appointed as a Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. The University is one of the UK’s  major research institutions consistently ranked as one of the world’s  elite for graduate employability. Gary,  who speaks several languages has been […]

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Black History Matters – One Picture A Thousand Words

AFRICA BURNS As the world’s focus is fixed on the Amazon, Bloomberg reported there were near 7000 fires in Angola and circa 3400 in DR Congo alone, compared to the 2100 the international community were witnessing in the Amazon at the time of going to press.  ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS – A FAVOURITE PHOTO […]

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Black children in 19th Century England From Workhouse to Barnardo’s to Forced Migrations

By Joy Sigaud   Editions Lifestyle remembers the Black children of Victorian England. Many were biracial, often abandoned by their parents on account of their colour. Others who were not intentionally abandoned were often from extremely poor families who could not be  maintained by their parents,  who sometimes committed themselves to the notorious workhouses out […]

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£500,000 Fund for Windrush Day 2020 Celebrations – Applications Invited

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have once again launched the  2020 fund,  created in 2018 to support community groups who wish to apply for funding to celebrate National Windrush Day. The first National Windrush Day 2019 was a great success following the immense inaugural celebrations of 2018 and opened up dialogue and […]

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Who Should be the Greatest Black Briton of 2020? Register your nominations now

Black History Month is over but Black History matters all year ’round and it is  time to reflect and remember those who have made an impact on the quality of our lives in both an historical and contemporary context.  Who should be the greatest Black Briton of 2020? Nominations are being accepted now. To register […]

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Black History Month: Barnado’s Say Charities Must Lead From The Front To Fairly Represent Multicultural Britain

By Hugh Sherriffe  Regional Director Barnado’s   I began my career at Barnardo’s in 1989 – two years after the UK’s first Black History Month. I joined the charity because I wanted to make a difference. Growing up Black in Birmingham, gave me an understanding of societal injustices and a steely determination to root out […]

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