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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First Contemporary African Photography Gallery Launches – London

By Joy Sigaud In spite of the  restrictions caused by the pandemic Covid-19, the London art scene continues to thrive with many exhibitions now presented online. This Black History Month sees a number of Black artists making their mark in the sector which can be visited for the live experience.    Doyle Wham, a contemporary […]

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Black London, Harlesden Through The Lens

By Joy Sigaud North West London is often sidelined when it comes to Black Afro-Caribbean culture in London yet, Harlesden was the year ’round heartbeat of North West London for several decades and still is today attracting all types, rich and poor, great and small from surrounding areas including the far away leafy suburbs who […]

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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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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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Africa Outside – Hush!

Africa Outside 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, […]

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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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What’s On! Black History Month 2020

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020  Events – live, interactive or virtual, films, theatre, courses, talks, walks – Something for everyone and more…   ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION INCORPORATED LOCAL 3 NEGUSA NEGAST UNVEILING OF A BLUE PLAQUE IN UNITY WITH NUBIAN JAK COMMUNITY TRUST Mon 2nd NOV 2020 12—2PM via zoom link To attend register here ***************** Online […]

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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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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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Abolish Racism in all Forms – The Times Cry Out by Professor Hakim Adi

Professor Adi,  an expert on the struggles of Black people in Britain through the centuries acknowledging the root and calling for an end to racism, he examines the times in historical and current context.  Dr Adi is the first Professor of History who was of African heritage and his scholarly insight is highly respected.  His […]

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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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Black History Month 2020 Message From Jamaican High Commissioner

  Black History Month 2020 Message from His Excellency Seth George Ramocan CD, High Commissioner for Jamaica It is my immense pleasure to join with you in celebrating Black History Month 2020. This has been a truly challenging year and, like you, I am heartened by the resolve and determination of our people in adjusting […]

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