Dr Tres-Ann Kremer on the International Stage of Political Relations within the Commonwealth

By Wyvolyn Gager  When one reads of Dr Tres-Ann Kremer’s career strides, it’s easy to be overcome by a feeling of job envy. As head of Good Offices for Peace and the Lead Political advisor to the Caribbean of the London-based Commonwealth’s Secretariat’s Good Offices Section, Tres-Ann earns a living while travelling to most of […]

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African-American Artist Jennifer Packer Captures the Times

THE EYE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH SEEING… New York-based painter Jennifer Packer recalibrates art historical approaches to portraiture and still life, casting these enduring genres in a fresh political and contemporary light, while keeping them rooted in a deeply personal context. Combining observation, improvisation and memory, Packer’s intimate portraits of friends and family members and […]

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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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Clint Dyer Appointed as Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre

The National Theatre has announced that Clint Dyer has been appointed Deputy Artistic Director. He will work closely with Rufus Norris, Director and Joint Chief Executive, and Emily McLaughlin, Director of New Work to support and shape the NT’s creative output. Over the course of his award-winning career Clint has worked across theatre, film and […]

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Black Cultural Archives Appoints New Chair – Ansel Wong

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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Winnifred Atwell Heritage Double Plaque Honour and Double Firsts, but there’s more…

Thanks to the Nubian Jak Community Trust another two* national heritage plaques have been erected. This time to honour the once celebrated but often forgotten Trinidadian pianist Winnifred Atwell who shot to fame in the 1950s with her fusion of ragtime, boogie-woogie and classical music. An alumna of the Royal Academy of Music, she was […]

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‘Queen of the May’ 1944: Little Black Girl Crowned During WW2 in Rural English Village

Rural life in wartime Britain movie clips often omit Black faces but this little girl was an exception. Archived footage shows the little Black girl, jolly as ever,  being crowned Queen of the May alongside her colleagues  beaming and wearing a beautiful dress as she is presented to the judges during the Spring Festival. Who […]

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Black Brand Sheer Chemistry Ladies Tights Now Available at John Lewis!

    And not a day too soon! Black owned brand Sheer Chemistry ladies tights is now available from five key  John Lewis stores. An Editions Lifestyle favourite, there is a shade to suit every woman of colour. Founder and CEO Tahlia Gray says: “We have come a long way…and this is a win for […]

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Child Prodigy Joshua Beckford entered Oxford University at 6 – At 15 He is a Power Broker

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 October 2020 magazine we highlight young Joshua. Joshua Beckford, child prodigy was born in Britain of Nigerian descent and is  […]

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The Finest Coffee From Jamaica available in UK

Sponsored  Jamaica’s Blue Mountains are famous for their first class Coffee afforded by the micro-climate of this beautiful region. Royal Blue Mountain Coffee is sustainably sourced and manufactured and is now available in the UK.  Terike Mitchell writes:   Historically, the British public have had a love affair with drinking tea however coffee is increasingly […]

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Small Axe Series Review ‘Lovers Rock’

Eagerly anticipated the Small Axe mini series set the tone for what seemed a promising depiction of important aspects of West Indian community life in the UK. Mangrove was a good start, informative and with many facts highlighting the tribulations and victimisation faced by the growing Afro-Caribbean population in the UK by the early 70s.  […]

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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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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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