The Amazon Warriors of Africa – Great Female Warriors – 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 […]

Read More

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:  […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The UK’s First History Professor of African Heritage Dr Hakim Adi gives Scholarly Insight: Pan-Africanism, Slavery, Colonialism and African Diasporas

 Olatoun Gabi-Williams,  founder  of Borders Literature, interviews Professor Hakim Adi with very enlightening results covering a range of historical and current issues including some affecting the diasporas of African heritage in the UK. Professor Hakim Adi a British historian  brought inspiration to Africa and to the nation of Guinea-Bissau with his nomination of Amílcar Cabral, […]

Read More

Lloyd Bradley’s Top 10 Songs for Windrush Day from Kitchener to Stormzy , Reggae & Soul to Grime

Lloyd Bradley’s Windrush Day Top 10 Lloyd Bradley is one of the UK’s leading black music experts, cultural commentator, journalist and author of Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital, Base Culture: When Reggae Was King and Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music. London Is The Place For Me – Lord […]

Read More

Nubian Queens and Warriors – The Kandakes – Mighty Women of Africa

By Joy Sigaud These great powerful women of the ancient African continent continue to fascinate and intrigue. Whilst the world became obsessed with the findings and wonders of the pyramids and their contents the thousands of stories of the individual lives of these black people remain largely untaught,  filtered and often biased. Kandake was the […]

Read More

Windrush Review Newsletter June 2020

Welcome to our new Windrush Review 2020 Newsletter. In line with sustainable development goals and with the contribution of members of the Windrush community we have produced a succinct publication packed with uplifting and inspiring news and developments. The Windrush community today has grown from being predominantly Jamaican and Barbadian to include members from all […]

Read More

WINDRUSH BBC DRAMA – The Effects of the Windrush Scandal Goes On

Windrush 2020 By Joy Sigaud   Inspired by one of the shocking stories from the Windrush Scandal. After 50 years in the UK, Anthony Bryan, played by Patrick Robinson is wrongfully detained by the Home Office and threatened with deportation. BBC One Monday 8th June 8.30pm The turmoil and heartache of the Windrush Scandal goes […]

Read More

Covid 19 Lockdown Activity – 100 Great Black Britons Home School Children’s Competition

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. Once the preserve of a few, home schooling is now the norm during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown and the competition […]

Read More

Black Heroes of World War 2 – so many stories are yet to be told.

As Boris Johnson lights a solitary candle on the eve of VE Day in Westminster Abbey void of congregation, we await the thanksgiving service on this commemorative day. On this day, the 75th anniversary marking the of the end of WW2,  it is a day that should have been filled with rejoicing and we will […]

Read More

BUCHI EMECHETA – Goldsmith’s Pays Homage to Nigerian-British Author

London was a bleak and lonely place for many Black immigrants in the 1950s and ’60s and for a single African woman with five children to support would have been unimaginable for most. Here,  writer and founder of Borders Literature, Olatoun Gabi-Williams expands on the life and works of Buchi Emecheta and how through sheer […]

Read More