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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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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Editions Lifestyle Magazine Read Digital Version here

 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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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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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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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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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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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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Windrush 2020: The Story of the Windrush

Windrush 2020 An excellent resource and teaching aid,  authored by Kandace Chimbiri.  Although written primarily for children, this well researched book has been lovingly prepared with illustrations and well chosen anecdotes from some of the Windrush passengers including the late Sam King, Allan Wilmot and Lord Kitchener. It is an easy read but lends itself […]

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A Good Outcome For Philip Stephen – Windrush Scandal Survivor

Philip Stephen spent 15 years trying to secure British citizenship – despite arriving in the UK on a Commonwealth passport which stated he had the right to live and work in the country. Born in St Lucia, he travelled here with his seven-year-old sister in 1967, to join their parents in Huddersfield, where they had […]

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Africa: Sustainable Development Book Club for Children

Joy Sigaud In support of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent, Borders Literature have created a children’s book club to be launched on 17th June 2020. A compilation of reading lists designed to educate and inspire children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old in the diasporas worldwide and cross […]

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BLACK LIVES MATTER Scotland’s Top University – St. Andrews – says SORRY

Scotland’s top university, St Andrews,  established in 1413,  has formally apologised to the BAME community in the wake of worldwide protests lead by the Black Lives Matter movement. The protests began as an outright condemnation of the murder of Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and has since seen a tidal wave of […]

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