Teaching Empire Windrush & Migration in Primary Schools – Event

The Windrush Foundation are holding an event to support and encourage primary school teachers as a follow-on from the definitive ePack KS2 Lesson Plans for Studying the Empire Windrush and Caribbean Migration. You can view and download the ePack here Event Date: Sunday 16th May 2021 at 6pm To register for the event click here […]

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Jamaicans in Britain A Legacy of Leadership – Book

Editions Lifestyle Magazine has teamed up with the Jamaican High Commission to produce a brand new coffee table book.  Jamaicans in Britain, A Legacy of Leadership. The book, which will be published this summer, is the brainchild of  His Excellency  the Jamaican High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan. On arrival to Britain in 2017 HE Seth […]

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THE AFRICAN CHAPTER OF THE UN SDG BOOK CLUB IS HERE!

By Olatoun Gabi-Williams   After 8 months of planning and building, the UN SDG Book Club African Chapter is here. It is a unique, multi-lateral project that has brought the United Nations [UN] and key institutions of the African book industry together to achieve a common and important goal: African Publishers Network [APNET], African Library […]

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Hackney’s New Square: Tribute to its Hidden African Caribbean History – Live Aid 1985 Reggae Artistes Famine Appeal

A new square at the entrance to Britannia Leisure Centre is to be named BRAFA Square after a fascinating, yet forgotten, part of Hackney’s African Caribbean history. The name reveals the story of the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal (BRAFA) which became Hackney’s own answer to Live Aid in 1985.   When Band Aid was […]

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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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Target Oxbridge & Trinity College Cambridge Launch Access Initiative for Year 10 Black Students

Target Oxbridge and Trinity College have launched a unique programme to de-mystify Oxford and Cambridge and help more 14 and 15 year olds of Black heritage prepare to apply to and gain places at leading universities. Target Oxbridge, a free mentoring programme for UK students of Black heritage, is run by Rare Recruitment in collaboration […]

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Ansel Wong- New Chair Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives has appointed Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of its Board    Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has selected the cultural historian, community leader, and political activist Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. In his new role, Mr Wong – alongside the roster of trustees – […]

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African Children’s Book Club: Sustainable Development Goals on the Agenda.

African children’s books on sustainability and equality to be highlighted through latest SDG book Club The new, multilingual initiative sees book sector organisations from across the African continent come together and commit to augmenting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club with an easy read collection of English, French, Arabic and Kiswahili books about […]

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New Curatorial Director for the Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine has appointed Yesomi Umolu as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice. A new position created in an effort to centre its audience experience and civi engagement enabling their programmes to be more inclusive. The Serpentine already leads with a diverse array of important exhibitors from a global pool and Yesomi’s impressive international  […]

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Schools: Hackney Celebrates Black History in the Curriculum.

A new interactive  poster has been designed to  complement Hackney’s recent introduction of the Black history curriculum.  Hackney’s Diverse Curriculum – The Black Contribution has seen 480+ schools nationwide sign up in just under a month. The curriculum  has been developed by teachers and council staff, with a nine week lesson plan for any age […]

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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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Kelvin Okafor Artist, Editions Cover Story, Baby Zuri, Winnie Harlow, Naomi Campbell and more…

By J. Sigaud The front cover image that captured thousands of  hearts and imagination yet many were surprised to learn this was not a photograph but a pencil drawing. Such talent has earned Okafor recognition and acclaim and yet he remains humble to his craft. Editions Black Lifestyle Magazine captures the growing spirit of entrepreneurship […]

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Professor Hakim Adi’s New Book for Children – ‘The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain’

Joy Sigaud The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain Written specifically for children aged 12 plus, this new edition by Professor Hakim Adi, a 100 Great Black Briton 2020,  discovers the history of African and Caribbean communities in Britain, from pre-Roman times to the 21st Century. Many people think that Britain’s Black population […]

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Child Prodigy Joshua Beckford went to Oxford at 6 years old is a Power Broker at just 15.

By Joy Sigaud Every now and then we have to remind ourselves of some of the power brokers within the community and Black History Month provides the perfect platform. Following on from our series in the magazine we highlight young Joshua. Joshua Beckford, child prodigy was born in Britain of Nigerian descent and is  the youngest […]

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