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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Abolish Racism in all Forms – The Times Cry Out by Professor Hakim Adi

Professor Adi,  an expert on the struggles of Black people in Britain through the centuries acknowledging the root and calling for an end to racism, he examines the times in historical and current context.  Dr Adi is the first Professor of History who was of African heritage and his scholarly insight is highly respected.  His […]

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The Power of Lobbying… Parliament

By Joy Sigaud   The British Caribbean Association (BCA) is an organisation  created to lobby the concerns of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora in Parliament.  In the wake of the Windrush scandal in 2018, Simon Hinds explains to Joy Sigaud that not enough people are coming forward to voice their concerns and there are organisations out there […]

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Black History Month 2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Message 2020

“BLACK BRITISH HISTORY IS ALL OUR HISTORY” For countless generations people of African and Caribbean descent have been shaping our nation’s story, making a huge difference to our national and cultural life and helping to make Britain a better place to be. It is this contribution of black British people that I am proud to […]

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BBTA 2020 Theatre Awards Nominees Announced – Watch on Sky Arts

The BBTAs, Black British Theatre Awards,  have revealed the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards nominee list and this year’s nominees represent some of the finest work by Black performers and creatives in UK theatre. The 2020 awards ceremony promises to engage and inspire audiences nationwide when it airs on Sky Arts during Black History Month. […]

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