Steve McQueen Back on our Television Screens with a Brand New Series – UPRISING

BBC ONE ANNOUNCES UPRISING A BRAND NEW SERIES FROM ACCLAIMED MULTI-AWARD WINNING ARTIST AND FILMMAKER SIR STEVE MCQUEEN  Uprising is a vivid and visceral three-part series which has been commissioned by the BBC.  It will examine three major events that took place during 1981.  In January 1981, the New Cross Fire which killed 13 Black […]

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Jamaicans in Britain – A Legacy of Leadership

Editions Lifestyle Magazine has teamed up with the Jamaican High Commission and The Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK)  to produce a brand new coffee table book.  Jamaicans in Britain, A Legacy of Leadership. The book, which will be published this summer, is the brainchild of The Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) and His Excellency  the […]

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THE AFRICAN CHAPTER OF THE UN SDG BOOK CLUB IS HERE!

By Olatoun Gabi-Williams   After 8 months of planning and building, the UN SDG Book Club African Chapter is here. It is a unique, multi-lateral project that has brought the United Nations [UN] and key institutions of the African book industry together to achieve a common and important goal: African Publishers Network [APNET], African Library […]

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Black Cultural Archives (BCA) Publicly Rejects Race Report

The Black Cultural Archives known commonly as the BCA is the leading body of information pertaining to Black history in the UK. The BCA are called upon by organisations, institutions and government for accurate information and guidance on matters relating to historical and current issues within the Black community and hold a coveted collection of […]

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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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Cherry Groce Memorial Monument Unveiling Scheduled for 25th April 2021

The Cherry Groce Memorial    A life-changing incident that happened over 35 years ago brings together Sir David Adjaye, Lee Lawrence and the Cherry Groce Foundation to create  a monument in the heart of Brixton as a lasting tribute to  Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce.   The memorial, designed by Sir David Adjaye will be delivered by […]

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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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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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