UPRISING – Another visceral feat from Steve McQueen

A new series examining three major events that took place in 1981 in the Black British Community UPRISING is the BBC’s New Series From Academy Award Winner Steve McQueen – a vivid and visceral three-part series for BBC One examining three events from 1981:  – in January 1981  the New Cross Fire killed 13 black […]

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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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Black Cultural Archives (BCA) Publicly Rejects Race Report

The Black Cultural Archives known commonly as the BCA is the leading body of information pertaining to Black history in the UK. The BCA are called upon by organisations, institutions and government for accurate information and guidance on matters relating to historical and current issues within the Black community and hold a coveted collection of […]

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Cherry Groce Memorial Monument Unveiling Scheduled for 25th April 2021

The Cherry Groce Memorial    A life-changing incident that happened over 35 years ago brings together Sir David Adjaye, Lee Lawrence and the Cherry Groce Foundation to create  a monument in the heart of Brixton as a lasting tribute to  Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce.   The memorial, designed by Sir David Adjaye will be delivered by […]

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Lee Lawrence Interview

written by Joy Sigaud Lee Lawrence Lee Lawrence is the son of Cherry Groce. His award winning book, The Louder I Sing,  is a powerful memoir about growing up in Britain. Lee, who was just 11 years old when his mother was wrongfully shot by police in Brixton in 1985 has spent his life campaigning […]

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In The Cold Dark Night – Murder of a Black Man in Georgia – Documentary

“The legacy of slavery still affects the position of Black people in American society today…” The film IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT examines the 1983 and 2018 investigations into the racially-motivated murder of a young Black man, Timothy Coggins.  Set in Griffin, Georgia, in the heart of the American South, IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT […]

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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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Mental Health Covid 19 Lockdown 2 – looking after the mind in emotional times

Emotional Times By Dr Justin Basquille Justin Basquille is a Consultant Psychiatrist to the Royal Brompton Hospital. He specialises in the psychiatric problems of adulthood and  is well-known and respected in his area of expertise. How are we coping emotionally? Following the Covid-19 Lockdown in March and with the impending Lockdown 2 he gives some […]

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Lady Colin Campbell Talks Black Lives Matter, Her Books, Life and Views

Lady Colin Campbell, Jamaican Royal Commentator and Bestselling Author  Interview by Joy Sigaud From fashion student to royal confidante, from aristocracy  to Black history, the wonderfully straight talking Lady Colin Campbell gives Joy Sigaud some insight into her reasoning and life from her perspective. J.Sigaud  The public know you as the illustrious straight talking aristocrat […]

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Black History Month Magazine 2020 Editor’s Statement for Editions Lifestyle ®

1st October 2020 Welcome to Black History Month 2020 Editions Lifestyle Magazine. Black History Month UK celebrates the lives and contributions of the Afro-Caribbean and African diasporas in Britain irrespective of their origins. Since the first official Black History Month in 1987, which was created to fill the void in knowledge about the history of […]

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How Covid-19 differs from previous pandemics and it’s potential financial impact

By Nicole Adamson  Opinion   The Jamaican diaspora in the UK have significant long-term  investments in Jamaica. Remittances alone have accounted for over US$2bn annually in the past from the various diasporas. From the UK regular remittances to families or estates also contribute vastly to sustaining the economy. Nicole Adamson, Research Manager at Victoria Mutual […]

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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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Black History Matters – Let us not be forgotten!

…For Black History Month  2019 and Beyond. As we approach the end of Black History Month 2019 Editions Lifestyle recognises the story doesn’t end here. There is so much to say and so much to learn, as we learn about ourselves, those who have gone before us and share it with the population at large. […]

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This Black History Month We Thank The Duchess of Sussex for Her Empowering Role

Editions Lifestyle Black History Month magazine thank the Duchess of Sussex for all her hard work in raising awareness of global issues and mental health. Not long after giving birth to her son Archie Mountbatten Windsor, she was on the campaign trail again meeting greeting and empowering,  not only at home but worldwide. Women of […]

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