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BBC Radio 4’s Making History programme recently considered the plight of black historians, taking six minutes to explore the question of whether black historians exist   Read More ...

Patrick Vernon OBE, founder of Every Generation Media which works in the creative and cultural industries is recognised and saluted in the Black Enterprise (BE)   Read More ...

Fifty years ago today (8th of December 2015) the Labour government of Harold Wilson introduced the first Race Relations Act – outlawing discrimination based on   Read More ...

On Thursday 17 June at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, Simon Stevens, and CEO of NHS England hosted an event celebrating the Windrush Generation and   Read More ...

On both the Pakistani and Indian sides of the border the Punjab is famous for turning out strong and strapping men like Bollywood legend Akshay Kumar, star of the excellent 2012 film Rowdy Rathore (note to Hindi film fans: if you haven’t seen it yet, do). No one knows quite why, but for some reason men who grow up in this province seem to end up looking altogether more fortified   Read More ...

CARICOM, an organisation representing fifteen Caribbean countries is in the process of taking legal action against the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark in pursuit of reparation for the enduring suffering caused by the Atlantic slave trade. A ten point plan which will form the basis of the international lawsuit has been drawn up by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, an academic and historian whose great-great-grandparents were   Read More ...

I wish to convey my condolences to the family, friends and pupils and teachers at Urswick School. I was involved in planning the official visit to Hackney of The Jamaican High Commissioner, Her Excellency Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba and the Hackney Speaker Cllr Michael Desmondto Urswick School, Hackney Museum and Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation where we meet a number of pupils and teachers. I had the privilege of meeting Shereka and   Read More ...

How the first born of the Windrush Generation in the UK identified with the streets of Soweto THERE HAVE been three major world events in my lifetime which I believed would never happen. The first was the end of white rule in Rhodesia and the creation of Zimbabwe in 1978. Second, the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 and his becoming President of South Africa in 1994. And, finally, the   Read More ...

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