Black children in 19th Century England From Workhouse to Barnardo’s to Forced Migrations

By Joy Sigaud   Editions Lifestyle remembers the Black children of Victorian England. Many were biracial, often abandoned by their parents on account of their colour. Others who were not intentionally abandoned were often from extremely poor families who could not be  maintained by their parents,  who sometimes committed themselves to the notorious workhouses out […]

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£500,000 Fund for Windrush Day 2020 Celebrations – Applications Invited

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have once again launched the  2020 fund,  created in 2018 to support community groups who wish to apply for funding to celebrate National Windrush Day. The first National Windrush Day 2019 was a great success following the immense inaugural celebrations of 2018 and opened up dialogue and […]

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Who Should be the Greatest Black Briton of 2020? Register your nominations now

Black History Month is over but Black History matters all year ’round and it is  time to reflect and remember those who have made an impact on the quality of our lives in both an historical and contemporary context.  Who should be the greatest Black Briton of 2020? Nominations are being accepted now. To register […]

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Black History Month: Barnado’s Say Charities Must Lead From The Front To Fairly Represent Multicultural Britain

By Hugh Sherriffe  Regional Director Barnado’s   I began my career at Barnardo’s in 1989 – two years after the UK’s first Black History Month. I joined the charity because I wanted to make a difference. Growing up Black in Birmingham, gave me an understanding of societal injustices and a steely determination to root out […]

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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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Black Coal Miners – A tribute to a hidden past

We know that much of our history is hidden, sometimes deliberately because of atrocities  committed that no one wishes to acknowledge and other times simply through circumstances. Not everyone wants to be at the forefront, ready to document their lives or pose for a camera yet as Afro-Caribbeans/Africans  in the UK  research their own past […]

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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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The Global Dispersion of the African People

By Joy Sigaud   Anyone who has had their DNA tested will have noticed groups of people carrying the same DNA in far fetched regions. How did this come to be one would ask oneself? A Tongan ancestor? It may well be the case as our ancestry is so diverse that nothing is impossible nor […]

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What’s On! Black History Month! Black History Matters! Black History…

For Black History Month 2019 Editions Lifestyle Black History Matters  list just some of the wonderful array of activities and events. There’s more than enough around to fill any diary, whatever your preference:     Africa: Did You Know? A Hip-Hop Musical.  Music4Causes is a hip-hop musical theatre featuring rapper Kimba. Followed by Q&A + […]

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7 Year Old Abigail Curates Her Own Exhibition for Black History Month

By Joy Sigaud Abigail Webster, now there’s a name to watch. Only 7 years old she has the confidence and discernment of a wise adult. She listens attentively and extracts from what she sees all information that is of significance to her goal and does not hesitate to ask a question if there is something […]

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Women in Tech Gather At Condé Nast to Celebrate Black History Month

By Serena Lee Coding Black Females is a women’s tech group making meaningful waves in the field of technology. These women endeavour to build a more inclusive and forward-thinking IT industry by sharing their experiences, advice, and training. Last week the group were invited to Condé Nast International for Black History Month – Celebrating black […]

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Boris Johnson Prime Minister, Message for Black History Month 2019

As we continue with preparations for Black History Month and in the midst of the current crisis Prime Minister Boris Johnson has released a Black History Month message for our readers:   Black History Month always provides a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent have made […]

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