Frederick Douglass’ Narrative…Book Review

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave is a must read for those who wish to begin to understand or contemplate the life of a slave in the 18th Century Americas. Born  around 1817/1818 Frederick Douglass was himself enslaved for twenty years. Whilst conditions varied somewhat throughout the southern states of America,  […]

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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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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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Windrush Artworks and Logos Available Here Free of Charge

The Ministry of Housing and Communities have prepared a selection of digital artworks, logos and banners for use for your Windrush events. These are available at no cost and can be accessed on the link below. Download a free promotional kit for your event: Windrush Day  June 22nd click on the golden links to upload […]

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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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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 Unity for All African Diasporas, The road to our success WEBINAR

  Join the debate with  Black History experts and panel guests: Charmaine Simpson, Lavinya Stennett, Robin Walker, Dele Ogun and Apeika Umalu On Thursday 26th November Elo Akin and Natasha Antoine will host a Black Unity, Shared History event encompassing Africa, the UK, the Caribbean, South and North America. The programme includes: What have we […]

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