‘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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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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Editions Lifestyle Black History Month Magazine 2020 issue is Out Now! – Read Here

Click below to read: 30th September 2020: The magazine is available in selected major supermarkets.  A big thank you to our readers, distributors and supporters. We have been informed by the supermarkets that the uptake was  100% within days,  so they have thankfully now all gone but you can still read it here

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100 Great Black Britons 2020

By Joy Sigaud. Patrick Vernon OBE and Dr Angelina Osbourne’s eagerly awaited 100 Great Black Britons 2020 has gone straight to number 1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Biography Reference with orders for the hardback and number 4 for the kindle version. Not surprisingly,  of course, as the original 100 Great Black Britons, first […]

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Stowaway on The Empire Windrush – What Happened to Her!

Windrush Foundation   presents   Woman Stowaway on Empire Windrush She attracted more press coverage than any other passenger when the ship docked at Tilbury, Essex, on 22 June 1948.  She left Jamaica unnoticed but when it became too cold to sleep out at night on deck, she had to give herself up. The news spread like […]

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Remembering the life and times of the 18th century poet Phillis Wheatley

THE EQUIANO SOCIETY   PRESENTS   PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753 – 1784):   REMEMBERING HER LIFE AND TIMES PHILLIS WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHOR OF A BOOK OF POETRY. KIDNAPPED AT THE AGE OF 8 IN WEST AFRICA, PHILLIS WAS TAKEN TO NORTH AMERICA AND SOLD IN BOSTON TO THE WHEATLEY FAMILY WHO TAUGHT HER TO READ AND WRITE, […]

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Slavery & Remembrance: Olaudah Equiano also known as Gustavus Vassa the African

                                    OLAUDAH EQUIANO                                                          … AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE (1745 – 1797)             […]

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Henry Box Brown – The slave who mailed himself to freedom

From Slavery to Show Business A new book about Henry “Box” Brown  by Kathleen Chater. Henry Box Brown is well-known in America for remarkably escaping slavery. In 1849 he organised for himself to be nailed up in a box and posted from Virginia to Philadelphia  where he was received by abolitionists. Although he remained in […]

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The Amazon Warriors – The Greatest African 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 […]

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Black History Timeline Poster available online – defining moments in Black History and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Guardian has launched a Black History Timeline Poster. The first in the series was published on 11th July and every day this week from Monday 13th to Friday 17th others will follow.  The series documents key historical moments and the Black Lives Matter movement of the past decade. View the interactive wall chart here:  […]

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Black Cultural Archives

  CEO of the BCA  Arike Oke updates us on the purpose and poignance of the Black Cultural Archives. Following last year’s successful Windrush Exhibition and  National Windrush Day celebrations on site, with a new injection of funds BCA are looking  to the future. In 2020 they teamed up with the National Archives giving greater […]

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Editions Lifestyle Magazine Read Digital Version here

 LEADING THE WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE CELEBRATING THE PAST  RELEVANT YEAR ROUND READING! Fresh! Inspiring! Uplifting! Unique! These are just some of the words used by our readers to describe the new and original Editions Lifestyle Black History Month Magazine! The first in a series of publications from Editions Media Limited . Black History […]

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Windrush Fashion: Voyage, Hope, and Popping Style

By Serena Lee “Dressed in an odd assortment of clothes, many wearing ties of dazzling designs, over 450 Jamaicans arrived at Tilbury Docks on the Empire Windrush to settle down in the Mother Country” – Thurrock Gazette headline 1948. Photos of Caribbean men and women arriving in Britain, in the 1950s-60s encapsulate the hopes and […]

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Children: 100 Great Black Britons Home Schooling Competition – Entry Details

Sponsored by Europe’s largest education union  The NEU,  Britain’s National Education Union have teamed up with Patrick Vernon, creator and founder of 100 Great Black Britons  and launched a competition for school aged children. With plenty of aids and online resources available for research and discussion you can access the competition entry form here: https://www.100greatblackbritons.co.uk/competition.html […]

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