BBBA Awards 2020 Winners

The BBBAwards (Black British Business Awards, are the only premium awards programme to celebrate both the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black professionals and entrepreneurs in global, small and medium enterprises operating in Great Britain.  Segun Osuntokun, Managing Partner at top 20 international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) London Office, has been […]

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Ode of the Black Man

The Ode of the Black©  At the close of Black History Month 2020 it is a poignant reminder that in spite of all the attention and accolade this month has had, the struggle goes on. Is a series of music and verse that tells the story of a Black man or woman’s  walk through life […]

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Black first year students at Cambridge Trinity College share their views

J. Sigaud SUCCESSION Third year law student Wanipa Ndhlovu takes the lead for Black History Month at Cambridge with open discussions and a new film about life at the University It’s one week into the new academic year at Trinity College Cambridge and the new students share their views, experiences and outlook. Cambridge University prides […]

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Professor Hakim Adi’s New Book for Children – ‘The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain’

Joy Sigaud The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain Written specifically for children aged 12 plus, this new edition by Professor Hakim Adi, a 100 Great Black Briton 2020,  discovers the history of African and Caribbean communities in Britain, from pre-Roman times to the 21st Century. Many people think that Britain’s Black population […]

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BBTA Award Winners aired on Sky Arts Last Night!

By Joy Sigaud See Gallery Below In case you missed the first ever national televised screening from the Young Vic  of the Black British Theatre Awards (BBTA) here is a list of the winners.  Founded by directors Solange Urdang and Omar F Okai and sponsored by Sky Arts, the BBTA has gone from strength to […]

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BBTA Launches Global Black Theatre Directory for Black Creatives

By Joy Sigaud The Black British Theatre Awards are launching The Black Theatre Directory. The much needed  global online database will feature profiles of Black theatre talent right across the industry including performers and creatives. Designed to expand awareness and visibility of Black expertise, it will provide the international theatre industry with a pool of […]

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Black History Month 2020 EDITIONS® Lifestyle Magazine is Out Now! Read Here

Click to read  The magazine: available in selected major supermarkets.  A big thank you to our readers and supporters. We have been informed by the supermarkets that the uptake was  100% within the first few days of Black History Month 2020.  If you missed it  you can read it here

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Black Liberation Front, 1971-1993 – A Blue Print for Activism Today

By A.S. Francis In the face of adversity and many challenges, the Black Liberation Front was a well structured organisation which made a huge impact  within the Black diasporas as well as internationally. It’s legacy  stands as a blueprint for activism today.  The Black Liberation Front (BLF) was formed in 1971  and to date  was […]

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‘Diversity Built Britain’ 50p coin unveiled

By Joy Sigaud  The Government has announced a new 50p coin to mark the profound contribution minority communities have made to the shared history of the United Kingdom will enter circulation next week. Around 2.5 million of the coins, which recognise and celebrate Britain’s diverse history, will be released on Monday. The coin features a […]

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Black Britain: Miseducation and Afro-Caribbeans Black History Month 2020

By Joy Sigaud 2020 has been a pivotal year for the Black Community of Great Britain and it is not over yet.  As well as being disproportionately represented victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, police attempts to undermine and humiliate Black people has come to the fore, thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement. Welcoming the […]

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First Contemporary African Photography Gallery Launches – London

By Joy Sigaud In spite of the  restrictions caused by the pandemic Covid-19, the London art scene continues to thrive with many exhibitions now presented online. This Black History Month sees a number of Black artists making their mark in the sector which can be visited for the live experience.    Doyle Wham, a contemporary […]

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Black London, Harlesden Through The Lens

By Joy Sigaud North West London is often sidelined when it comes to Black Afro-Caribbean culture in London yet, Harlesden was the year ’round heartbeat of North West London for several decades and still is today attracting all types, rich and poor, great and small from surrounding areas including the far away leafy suburbs who […]

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Tribute To Mrs Constance Nembhard. She arrived in England in 1956 having begun her teaching career in Jamaica in 1947. She continued teaching in England for the next 30 years.

Joy Sigaud Mrs Nembhard (1929-2017) herself was a formidable force. Gentle in spirit, though strict,  she expected the highest standards from her pupils and many remember her to this day.  Undeterred by the racism she encountered she was aware what her Black pupils would encounter.   Having been educated on a part scholarship (which she was […]

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Black History Month Magazine 2020 Editor’s Statement for Editions Lifestyle ®

1st October 2020 Welcome to Black History Month 2020 Editions Lifestyle Magazine. Black History Month UK celebrates the lives and contributions of the Afro-Caribbean and African diasporas in Britain irrespective of their origins. Since the first official Black History Month in 1987, which was created to fill the void in knowledge about the history of […]

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How Covid-19 differs from previous pandemics and it’s potential financial impact

By Nicole Adamson  Opinion   The Jamaican diaspora in the UK have significant long-term  investments in Jamaica. Remittances alone have accounted for over US$2bn annually in the past from the various diasporas. From the UK regular remittances to families or estates also contribute vastly to sustaining the economy. Nicole Adamson, Research Manager at Victoria Mutual […]

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