Black Women in Tech – 3 Young Pioneers in the News Industry Lead the Way for Equality & Diversity

A collaborative movement for people of colour Black In Data was founded to promote equality of opportunity and representation within the data industry. Aiming to provide an empowering nationwide network supporting its members to reach their potential in the workplace,  the trio are colleagues within the Guardian News and Media Group.   Co-founders, Devina Nembhard and […]

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Lee Lawrence Interview

written by Joy Sigaud Lee Lawrence Lee Lawrence is the son of Cherry Groce. His award winning book, The Louder I Sing,  is a powerful memoir about growing up in Britain. Lee, who was just 11 years old when his mother was wrongfully shot by police in Brixton in 1985 has spent his life campaigning […]

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Sir David Adjaye on Architecture, Black Lives Matter and the Cherry Groce Memorial

Sir David Adjaye OBE RA Interview By Joy Sigaud   His illustrative answers are inspirational.  The British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye’s views on overcoming racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and the ultimate sacrifice of Cherry Groce representing so many victims come to the forefront as his latest monument – a lasting memorial to her, […]

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African Amazon Warriors – Great Women of War – 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 the […]

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Hackney’s New Square: Tribute to its Hidden African Caribbean History – Live Aid 1985 Reggae Artistes Famine Appeal

A new square at the entrance to Britannia Leisure Centre is to be named BRAFA Square after a fascinating, yet forgotten, part of Hackney’s African Caribbean history. The name reveals the story of the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal (BRAFA) which became Hackney’s own answer to Live Aid in 1985.   When Band Aid was […]

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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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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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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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