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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Africa Outside – Hush!

HUSH! Did Rachel weep for her children? Yes, Who wept for me? Hush, the day has dawned Hush, are these the lost of Africa? Hush! Lost! Never! We are easily identifiable No matter how diluted So hush, Let your heart not weep   How many prophets have we had How many slain? Hush, let your […]

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Covid 19: Two BME men from completely different worlds struck down and lived to tell the tale

Whilst we were waiting for Covid 19 to arrive from the East and whilst the powers that be were saying the old were particularly vulnerable and young people had no need to worry,  we had no real comprehension of exactly what it would mean for our society. China was on lockdown and  we all watched […]

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New Daughters of Africa

By Joy Sigaud   PUBLISHER AND EDITOR MARGARET BUSBY’S LANDMARK ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASES MORE THAN 200 CONTEMPORARY FEMALE WRITERS OF AFRICAN DESCENT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO MUCH ACCLAIM… Published in 2019 the book continues to inspire and attract both readers and aspiring writers in equal measure. The authors have also now waived their fees to […]

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Voices Of The Young Calling For Change – If only someone would listen – Black Lives Matter

DEFINING MOMENTS. By Joy Sigaud The young have arisen and taken to the streets. Worldwide protest marches and mostly peaceful. Some walk up to 50 miles per day stopping every so often to kneel, pray, collectively gather momentum and for the most part, considering the millions worldwide who have taken it upon themselves to stand […]

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African-American Human Rights Lawyer keeps up the fight for justice – Black Lives Matter

African-Korean American Kimberley Motley is an international human rights defence attorney from Milwaukee Wisconsin.   Having made a name for herself  through her radical approach she is known for her unconventional legal mind.  Her fundamental belief that everyone has a right to justice has made her a  legend in a deeply conservative environment.  She was […]

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High Commissioner’s Windrush Day 2020 Message to the Windrush Community

H. E. SETH GEORGE RAMOCAN, CD HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR JAMAICA I am honoured to be given the opportunity to warmly greet readers on the occasion of the commemoration of Windrush 2020. This year’s celebration will be quite different from any other, as the United Kingdom, Jamaica and indeed the world, grapple with the unique and […]

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A Good Outcome For Philip Stephen – Windrush Scandal Survivor

Philip Stephen spent 15 years trying to secure British citizenship – despite arriving in the UK on a Commonwealth passport which stated he had the right to live and work in the country. Born in St Lucia, he travelled here with his seven-year-old sister in 1967, to join their parents in Huddersfield, where they had […]

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BLACK LIVES MATTER Scotland’s Top University – St. Andrews – says SORRY

Scotland’s top university, St Andrews,  established in 1413,  has formally apologised to the BAME community in the wake of worldwide protests lead by the Black Lives Matter movement. The protests began as an outright condemnation of the murder of Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and has since seen a tidal wave of […]

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Black History Month: Barnado’s Say Charities Must Lead From The Front To Fairly Represent Multicultural Britain

By Hugh Sherriffe  Regional Director Barnado’s   I began my career at Barnardo’s in 1989 – two years after the UK’s first Black History Month. I joined the charity because I wanted to make a difference. Growing up Black in Birmingham, gave me an understanding of societal injustices and a steely determination to root out […]

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EDITIONS MEDIA – ABOUT THE EDITOR

Joy Sigaud has a longstanding history in publishing which began in 1979, after a short stint with Times Newspapers and then as Special Projects Manager for Africa’s leading business magazine. She went on to publish her own journal which was successfully sold in 1987 to a Nigerian.  After living in Africa with her husband for […]

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