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Category Archives: Black History
In 1965, over the August bank holiday weekend, three musicians from Trinidad embarked on a 30 minute walk in West London which changed the history of the capital forever!
*For anyone marking, commemorating, discussing, commenting on or writing about Windrush @ 70 and other commemorations this year, such as Bristol Bus Boycott @ 55, West Indian Gazette @ 60 or the Carnival, needs to check out this book – … Continue reading
Hundreds are expected to gather on Windrush Square in Brixton, South London, on Tuesday, 8 May 2018, to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Allied Victory (over the Luftwaffe) in Europe, also known as VE Day. The significant role that … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
Remembrance Day – Black & Asian Soldiers in WW1 from Black Presence
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
A racialised silence has beset British philosophy.
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
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”.
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
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.
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
The Windrush Foundation has won initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for project ‘LIBERATION 1838’, it was announced today!
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.