Basil Watson Appointed to Design National Windrush Monument

  Joy Sigaud Internationally renowned artist Basil Watson has been selected to design the National Windrush Monument, which will stand at London Waterloo station. The unveiling is expected to take place on Windrush Day, June 22nd 2022.   The monument, which is backed by £1 million of government funding, will pay tribute to the dreams, ambition, courage and resilience of […]

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Windrush Generation – Is it inclusive enough?

  Arthur Torrington co-founder of the Windrush Foundation argues that all Caribbean veterans who came for the war effort and remained in Britain should be officially included and recognised under the banner of the Windrush Generation. In 2018 the British government came up with a definition of the ‘Windrush Generation’ as “Caribbean people who arrived […]

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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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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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Mary Wilson – Tribute

Described as an original sweetheart of Motown, Mary Wilson (March 6th 1944 – February 8th 2021) has earned her place in the history books. She was a founding member of the Supremes who between 1964 and 1969 had 12 number 1 hits in the US pop charts. The indelible sound of the three Motown sweethearts […]

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Child Prodigy – Omari McQueen Wins Several Awards, has a TV Show and a Published Cookbook

Omari McQueen,  at just 12 years old,  is the youngest award winning vegan chef in the UK and the CEO of Dipalicious. He has published a new cookbook, Best Bites, has his own TV show and sells his culinary creations on his website.  He has won several awards for his achievements and… at such a […]

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In The Cold Dark Night – Murder of a Black Man in Georgia – Documentary

“The legacy of slavery still affects the position of Black people in American society today…” The film IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT examines the 1983 and 2018 investigations into the racially-motivated murder of a young Black man, Timothy Coggins.  Set in Griffin, Georgia, in the heart of the American South, IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT […]

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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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Lambeth Libraries – What’s On! – November 2020

Sponsored Black History Month A celebration of history, arts, literature and film A guide to events in Lambeth – November 2020   Lambeth Libraries Black History Month November Programme 2020 The Space Between Black and White with Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith Tuesday 10 November, 7pm Online event:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/125315840051 Join Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith to discuss her memoir […]

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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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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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Pelé – The Legend – Art World Celebrates his 80th Birthday with Exclusive Exhibition

By Joy Sigaud Revisiting the exhibition of his 75th year it is timely that for perhaps the “greatest footballer of all time”  his birthday falls during  Black History Month Whether you like football or not, everyone knows the name Pelé, celebrated worldwide for his great talent and skills with the ball. It is claimed that […]

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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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Who’s Who in the Jamaican Diaspora – New Book!

By Joy Sigaud Official guide to Who’s Who in the Jamaican Diaspora Remembering those who have contributed so much in the past and those who continue to contribute to the enhancement of the community and the wider population of Britain. Order your copy now here  

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