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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Who’s Who in the Jamaican Diaspora – New Book!

By Joy Sigaud Official guide to Who’s Who in the Jamaican Diaspora Remembering those who have contributed so much in the past and those who continue to contribute to the enhancement of the community and the wider population of Britain. Order your copy now here  

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Black Liberation Front, 1971-1993 – A Blue Print for Activism Today

By A.S. Francis In the face of adversity and many challenges, the Black Liberation Front was a well structured organisation which made a huge impact  within the Black diasporas as well as internationally. It’s legacy  stands as a blueprint for activism today.  The Black Liberation Front (BLF) was formed in 1971  and to date  was […]

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‘Diversity Built Britain’ 50p coin unveiled

By Joy Sigaud  The Government has announced a new 50p coin to mark the profound contribution minority communities have made to the shared history of the United Kingdom will enter circulation next week. Around 2.5 million of the coins, which recognise and celebrate Britain’s diverse history, will be released on Monday. The coin features a […]

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Black Britain: Miseducation and Afro-Caribbeans Black History Month 2020

By Joy Sigaud 2020 has been a pivotal year for the Black Community of Great Britain and it is not over yet.  As well as being disproportionately represented victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, police attempts to undermine and humiliate Black people has come to the fore, thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement. Welcoming the […]

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Tribute To Mrs Constance Nembhard. She arrived in England in 1956 having begun her teaching career in Jamaica in 1947. She continued teaching in England for the next 30 years.

Joy Sigaud Mrs Nembhard (1929-2017) herself was a formidable force. Gentle in spirit, though strict,  she expected the highest standards from her pupils and many remember her to this day.  Undeterred by the racism she encountered she was aware what her Black pupils would encounter.   Having been educated on a part scholarship (which she was […]

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Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall DJ Rodigan Awarded by Jamaican Government

By Joy Sigaud English DJ David Rodigan has been awarded an Order Of Distinction by the Jamaican Government for his global promotion of Jamaican music. Rodigan’s undeniable success comes from his deep-rooted passion for reggae music and culture since he was a schoolboy. The longstanding champion of reggae and dancehall began his career in London […]

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About the Editor & Founder Joy Sigaud

  She speaks 3 languages, though a little rusty in some now by her own admission,   and 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 at that time. She went on to publish her own […]

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The Story of Windrush Signed by Scholastic UK Publishers

Self-publisher Kandace Chimbri’s popular title The Story of Windrush has been acquired by Scholastic UK Childrens book publishers with two new titles expected in 2021.  Editions  reviewed this popular and informative book in June 2020. Beautifully illustrated, this little hardback remains a popular choice and the new edition is out now to coincide with Black History […]

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Honour Past Public Servants including Teachers and Nurses – Message

Joy Sigaud writes Time For Change! Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees that Black history is the history of the United Kingdom.  Without acknowledging this crucial fact, our learning is incomplete. Whilst we welcome this,  we look forward to seeing the agenda for change that  the recently formed Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities is designed […]

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The Power of Lobbying… Parliament

By Joy Sigaud   The British Caribbean Association (BCA) is an organisation  created to lobby the concerns of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora in Parliament.  In the wake of the Windrush scandal in 2018, Simon Hinds explains to Joy Sigaud that not enough people are coming forward to voice their concerns and there are organisations out there […]

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REMEMBERING – SAM KING MBE (1926-2016)   

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION  Remembering Sam King 1st October 2020 7.30 – 9.30pm Sam served Britain during WWII in the RAF, demobbed to Jamaica in 1947, but returned on 22 June 1948 on the Empire Windrush. He worked with Claudia Jones in 1959 on the first West Indian Carnival held at St Pancras Town Hall. Sam King […]

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History of Black British Intellectuals with Historian Dr Angelina Osbourne – A Q&A Event

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION   PRESENTS A HISTORY OF BLACK BRITISH INTELLECTUALS   KEYNOTE SPEAKER:   DR ANGELINA OSBORNE ON SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2020 FROM 7PM TO 8.30PM DR OSBORNE WILL EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF RACE, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN BRITAIN THROUGH THE WORK OF ACTIVISTS, SCHOLARS AND EDUCATORS. BRITAIN HAS ITS OWN BLACK INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS, EXEMPLIFIED THROUGH OLAUDAH EQUIANO, CLR […]

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Windrush – Then and Now! Words and Music Event

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION  presents WINDRUSH THEN AND NOW! WITH SANDRA AGARD & KEITH WAITHE on Wednesday 23 September 2020  7.30pm to 9pm FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO THE UK, HOPES AND DREAMS SAILED THE OCEANS BLUE; SO MUCH WAS LEFT BEHIND.  MEMORIES WERE MADE IN PASTURES NEW. THROUGH WORDS AND MUSIC, SANDRA AGARD AND KEITH WAITHE WILL […]

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Glenda Caesar – Victim of the Hostile Environment Policy – 10 Years in Limbo

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION   presents  GLENDA CAESAR   Glenda arrived with her mother in the UK in 1961 from Dominica ‘as a babe in arms’. She first found out she wasn’t British and could not get a passport after trying to visit her dying mother in the Caribbean in 1998. In 2009, Glenda was sacked from her part-time […]

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