Windrush 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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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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Frederick Douglass’ Narrative…Book Review

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave is a must read for those who wish to begin to understand or contemplate the life of a slave in the 18th Century Americas. Born  around 1817/1818 Frederick Douglass was himself enslaved for twenty years. Whilst conditions varied somewhat throughout the southern states of America,  […]

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Clint Dyer Appointed as Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre

The National Theatre has announced that Clint Dyer has been appointed Deputy Artistic Director. He will work closely with Rufus Norris, Director and Joint Chief Executive, and Emily McLaughlin, Director of New Work to support and shape the NT’s creative output. Over the course of his award-winning career Clint has worked across theatre, film and […]

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Black Cultural Archives Appoints New Chair – Ansel Wong

Black Cultural Archives has appointed Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of its Board    Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has selected the cultural historian, community leader, and political activist Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. In his new role, Mr Wong – alongside the roster of trustees – […]

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African Children’s Book Club: Sustainable Development Goals on the Agenda.

African children’s books on sustainability and equality to be highlighted through latest SDG book Club The new, multilingual initiative sees book sector organisations from across the African continent come together and commit to augmenting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club with an easy read collection of English, French, Arabic and Kiswahili books about […]

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Windrush Artworks and Logos Available Here Free of Charge

The Ministry of Housing and Communities have prepared a selection of digital artworks, logos and banners for use for your Windrush events. These are available at no cost and can be accessed on the link below. Download a free promotional kit for your event: Windrush Day  June 22nd click on the golden links to upload […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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