Category Archives: Black History

Conference This Saturday To Go To Roots Of Black History Month

Black History Month (BHM) has become established since its introduction in Britain 30 years ago. Prime Minister Theresa May held a BHM event in 10 Downing Street, whilst London Mayor Sadiq Khan marked the end of the Month with a … Continue reading

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Memorial Unveiling Honours African & Caribbean Military Personnel

Thousands are expected to gather in Windrush Square in Brixton, South London, on Thursday, June 22 for the unveiling of a memorial to commemorate the two million African and Caribbean military servicemen and women who served in World War I … Continue reading

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African & Caribbean War Memorial

The African and Caribbean War Memorial is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, to specifically honour Commonwealth soldiers from Africa and the Caribbean who fought alongside British troops and their Allies in World War I and World … Continue reading

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THE ABORIGINALS OF THE PHILIPPINES ALSO KNOWN AS “NEGRITOS”

In Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), the British author and journalist Rebecca West wrote:“It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of a skunk.”  2017 could very well be the Year of the … Continue reading

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Philosophy Of Race: Here and Now

Since the publication, in 1992, of Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah’s In my father’s house: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, the new discipline of Critical Philosophy of Race has flourished among anglophone analytic philosophers. Yet, Critical Philosophers of Race have … Continue reading

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BMH UK’s director to speak at African British civil rights in regards to deaths in custody event

Black Mental Health UK’s director Matilda MacAttram will be the keynote speaker a Harrow Black History Month event entitled Challenging Narratives Of Deaths In Custody on Tuesday 26th November, 6.30-8.30pm at the Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, Civic 1, Station … Continue reading

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Forgotten Warriors: Black & Asian Soldiers in WW1

Remembrance Day – Black & Asian Soldiers in WW1 from Black Presence

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Before Barack: They Said This Day Would Never Come

The United States has come a long way since the days when twelve of her former presidents owned slaves; eight of them while in office. The paradigm shifted irrevocably, however, when an African-American, Barack Hussein Obama, was elected the country’s … Continue reading

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British Philosophy of ‘Race’: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

A racialised silence has beset British philosophy.

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‘Wheel and Come Again: 50 Years of Jamaican Music’

As Jamaica celebrates her 50th anniversary of Independence, author, historian and BBC radio producer Colin Grant celebrates a half-century of musical accomplishments, which helped put the island on the map, broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music. Sunday, 5th August at … Continue reading

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Author, historian and BBC producer Colin Grant speaks at Calabash Literary Festival – Jubilation!

As Jamaica gets ready to celebrate her 50th anniversary of Independence, Colin Grant turns his thoughts to those migrants who left the island, and set sail for England, around the same time. His father happened to be among the number. … Continue reading

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From War to Windrush: Curating multiculturalism in the Imperial War Museum, London

The 2008 Imperial War Museum exhibition From War to Windrush was intended to recover and commemorate, as the exhibition text stated, “the contribution of Black men and women from the Caribbean and Britain during the First and Second World Wars”.

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Windrush Project director criticises Big Lottery funding bias for slavery

The Windrush Foundation Project director Arthur Torrington has criticised The Department for Communities and Local Government and the Big Lottery Fund for rejecting a national memorial day for slavery whilst providing around half a million pounds annually to Holocaust history … Continue reading

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George Lucas makes new film about America’s first African-American pilots in World War II

Star Wars director, George Lucas is producing a new film due to be released this month called “Red Tails”, about the first ever African-American pilots to be used in combat during World War II.

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Birth Of The African Caribbean Family — a Celebration

More than 177 years ago, a human hurricane hit the British colony of Jamaica in the form of a major slave rebellion resulting in the deaths of 14 white people, 544 enslaved Africans, and property damage worth over one million … Continue reading

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Liberation 1838 project

The Windrush Foundation has won initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for project ‘LIBERATION 1838’, it was announced today!

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Caribbean Voices Memories of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire’s Caribbean Community

The film Caribbean Voices got it’s premier tonight at Stoke-on-Trent’s Film theatre. The film which is the brainchild of local woman Monienne Stone.

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BBC’s Mixed Race Britannia: Will it explore all angles?

Tomorrow, at 9pm, BBC 2 will celebrate Black History Month by focusing on the mixed race community but will the BBC explore the issues of mixed race relationships and mixed race children from all angles, or will it just be … Continue reading

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The Black Wall Street: How white supremacy destroyed a successful African-American town

Tulsa, Oklahoma remains a remarkable place of immense black historical perspective. It was here that the most affluent African-American community lived with their own doctors, lawyers and over 600 businesses; and made such a success of their town that it … Continue reading

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