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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Black Unity for All African Diasporas, The road to our success WEBINAR

  Join the debate with  Black History experts and panel guests: Charmaine Simpson, Lavinya Stennett, Robin Walker, Dele Ogun and Apeika Umalu On Thursday 26th November Elo Akin and Natasha Antoine will host a Black Unity, Shared History event encompassing Africa, the UK, the Caribbean, South and North America. The programme includes: What have we […]

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Small Axe: Black Film Miniseries by Steve McQueen

The first film from Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated Small Axe will premiere on BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday 15th November at 9pm. The five original films that make up the Small Axe collection by Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker, Steve McQueen will air weekly on the BBC’s heartland channel. Set from the […]

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Africans in India – The Forgotten Tribe

J. Sigaud African Migration the Slave Route Project continued… India ‘Elite’ Slavery Africans were trafficked and enslaved almost over the entire world and you find their descendants today from the deep dense jungles of India to the plains of Montana. Some have assimilated into societies so they are not necessarily easily identifiable as Africans, whilst […]

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Editions Lifestyle Magazines and Newsletters – Black History Month

EDITIONS LIFESTYLE Black History Month Magazine is unique and it’s out!  Always leading the way with original ideas and content, created to inspire, inform and uplift, once again our latest Edition magazines were “sold out” within days of hitting the news stands in Tesco’s Sainsbury’s Asda and Morrisons. This year we had a higher distribution with […]

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Africa Outside – Hush!

Africa Outside 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, […]

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What’s On! Black History Month 2020

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020  Events – live, interactive or virtual, films, theatre, courses, talks, walks – Something for everyone and more…   ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION INCORPORATED LOCAL 3 NEGUSA NEGAST UNVEILING OF A BLUE PLAQUE IN UNITY WITH NUBIAN JAK COMMUNITY TRUST Mon 2nd NOV 2020 12—2PM via zoom link To attend register here ***************** Online […]

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About the Editor & Founder Joy Sigaud

  She speaks 3 languages, though a little rusty in some now by her own admission,   and 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 at that time. She went on to publish her own […]

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The Story of Windrush Signed by Scholastic UK Publishers

Self-publisher Kandace Chimbri’s popular title The Story of Windrush has been acquired by Scholastic UK Childrens book publishers with two new titles expected in 2021.  Editions  reviewed this popular and informative book in June 2020. Beautifully illustrated, this little hardback remains a popular choice and the new edition is out now to coincide with Black History […]

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Honour Past Public Servants including Teachers and Nurses – Message

Joy Sigaud writes Time For Change! Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees that Black history is the history of the United Kingdom.  Without acknowledging this crucial fact, our learning is incomplete. Whilst we welcome this,  we look forward to seeing the agenda for change that  the recently formed Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities is designed […]

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Slavery: The Global Dispersion of the African People

By Joy Sigaud   Anyone who has had their DNA tested will have noticed groups of people carrying the same DNA in far fetched regions. How did this come to be one would ask oneself? A Tongan ancestor? It may well be the case as our ancestry is so diverse that nothing is impossible nor […]

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Windrush and Politics – The story so far

Arthur Torrington of The Windrush Foundation summarises the Windrush story to date. When the late Sam King, aged 22, disembarked at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948 having travelled on Empire Windrush, he had already obtained the names and addresses of dozens of his friends who were also on the ship. He looked forward […]

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Mona Baptiste The 1948 Windrush Star – Zoom Event

Mona Baptiste arrived in England in June 1948 and by August 1948  she had appeared on the BBC Light Programme – a radio station broadcasting light entertainment between 1945 and 1967 which later became BBC Radio 2. Mona Baptiste travelled first class on the Empire Windrush to London, disembarking on 22nd June with all the […]

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African, Afro-Caribbean or just British

    African, Jamaican or Just British? A Jamaican’s journey written by J. Sigaud           Long Ago And Far Away There is a world that exists No one knows about it They have civilisations, structures, tribes, hierarchies and wars Just like everywhere else,  save the poverty, filth and degradation of many but […]

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