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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Children: 100 Great Black Britons Home Schooling Competition – Entry Details

Sponsored by Europe’s largest education union  The NEU,  Britain’s National Education Union have teamed up with Patrick Vernon, creator and founder of 100 Great Black Britons  and launched a competition for school aged children. With plenty of aids and online resources available for research and discussion you can access the competition entry form here: https://www.100greatblackbritons.co.uk/competition.html […]

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Black Lives Matter – Voices Of The Young Calling For Change – If only someone would listen

DEFINING MOMENTS. By Joy Sigaud The young have arisen and taken to the streets. Worldwide protest marches and mostly peaceful. Some walk up to 50 miles per day stopping every so often to kneel, pray, collectively gather momentum and for the most part, considering the millions worldwide who have taken it upon themselves to stand […]

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THANK YOU! From Editions Lifestyle Magazine, Windrush Review & Editions’ Review

The team at Editions Media would like to thank our readers, contributors and supporters for their encouragement and support over the past year. Since its inception we have successfully produced and distributed 3 publications for the Afro-Caribbean and African diasporas including one specifically for the Windrush Generation. We are also pleased to announce that we […]

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Black Lives Matter: African-Korean American Lawyer Kimberley Motley keeps up the fight for justice

Kimberley Motley, an African-Korean American woman is an international human rights defence attorney from Milwaukee Wisconsin.   Having made a name for herself  through her radical approach she is known for her unconventional legal mind.  Her fundamental belief that everyone has a right to justice has made her a  legend in a deeply conservative environment.  […]

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NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WINDRUSH GENERATION AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

By Joy Sigaud On Monday 22 June 2020, the nation paid tribute to the outstanding and ongoing contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. HRH Prince Charles paid tribute through a film, The Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement and prominent members of  the Windrush Community became oracles of hope and distinction.  Nationwide […]

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Floella Benjamin on the Windrush Monument – An Update

 By Baronness Floella Benjamin Since being appointed in 2017 as Chair of the Windrush Commemoration Committee, which includes Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Tim Campbell OBE, Paulette Simpson and Ken Olisa – Lord Lieutenant  of Greater London, we have faced  a rollercoaster of unforeseen circumstances. Firstly Brexit, then COVID-19 which have both proved challenging. Things got off […]

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ABOUT THE EDITOR

Joy Sigaud has a longstanding history in publishing which began in 1979, after a short stint with Times Newspapers and then as Special Projects Manager for Africa’s leading business magazine. She went on to publish her own journal which was successfully sold in 1987 to a Nigerian organisation. After living in Africa with her husband […]

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The UK’s First History Professor of African Heritage Dr Hakim Adi gives Scholarly Insight: Pan-Africanism, Slavery, Colonialism and African Diasporas

 Olatoun Gabi-Williams,  founder  of Borders Literature, interviews Professor Hakim Adi with very enlightening results covering a range of historical and current issues including some affecting the diasporas of African heritage in the UK. Professor Hakim Adi a British historian  brought inspiration to Africa and to the nation of Guinea-Bissau with his nomination of Amílcar Cabral, […]

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High Commissioner’s Windrush Day 2020 Message to the Windrush Community

H. E. SETH GEORGE RAMOCAN, CD HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR JAMAICA I am honoured to be given the opportunity to warmly greet readers on the occasion of the commemoration of Windrush 2020. This year’s celebration will be quite different from any other, as the United Kingdom, Jamaica and indeed the world, grapple with the unique and […]

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WINDRUSH DAY EVENTS 2020 – WHAT’S ON!

Black Cultural Archives: Oral Histories of the Windrush Generation Windrush 2020 community online event by BCA and  Radiate Festival. Monday 22 June 2020 10:00 GMT+1 / 45 Minutes via Zoom https://www.radiatefestival.com/festivals/event-links Brighton Museum: Reminiscence and Reflections on the impact of Windrush to our collective memory and national cultural life.  Brighton Museum & Art Gallery are pleased to host […]

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Lloyd Bradley’s Top 10 Songs for Windrush Day from Kitchener to Stormzy , Reggae & Soul to Grime

Lloyd Bradley’s Windrush Day Top 10 Lloyd Bradley is one of the UK’s leading black music experts, cultural commentator, journalist and author of Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital, Base Culture: When Reggae Was King and Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music. London Is The Place For Me – Lord […]

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Nubian Queens and Warriors – The Kandakes – Mighty Women of Africa

By Joy Sigaud These great powerful women of the ancient African continent continue to fascinate and intrigue. Whilst the world became obsessed with the findings and wonders of the pyramids and their contents the thousands of stories of the individual lives of these black people remain largely untaught,  filtered and often biased. Kandake was the […]

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Windrush Day 2020 Statement

Windrush Day is a chance to say thank you to the Windrush generation, their children and grandchildren for everything you have done to make Britain the country it is today. When the Empire Windrush first docked at The Port of Tilbury in June 1948, the men, women and children who disembarked that day, the many […]

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