• Tracing Your Family Heritage

    Tracing Your Family Heritage

  • After the love has gone - Dougies

    After the love has gone - Dougies

  • Black History Month - Origins

    Black History Month - Origins

  • 2013: Calls for Annual Celebration of Windrush Day

    2013: Calls for Annual Celebration of Windrush Day

  • Black Ephemera

    Black Ephemera

  • Alex Haley - Roots

    Alex Haley - Roots

  • Reclaiming Our Family History

    Reclaiming Our Family History

  • Case Study Motherland

    Case Study Motherland

  • Yes! Inclusion on National Curriculum

    Yes! Inclusion on National Curriculum

  • Keep Mary Seacole on the National Curriculum

    Keep Mary Seacole on the National Curriculum

  • The Windrush Generation Legacy

    The Windrush Generation Legacy

  • Harlesden Routes

    Harlesden Routes

Tracing Your Family Heritage

Tracing Your Family Heritage Family Genealogy in the black community is a difficult and painful process. The impact of slavery still has a mental, physical and socio economic impact on the sustainability of families. The African tradition of the family history and gene... Read more...

After the love has gone - Dougies

After the love has gone - Dougies ORIGINALLY a cinema back in 1910, Dougies went on to become a hugely important nightclub in the black music scene from 1983 until its closure in 2007... The club was first opened in 1983 by Mr. Irvine Douglas who had previously owned a pop... Read more...

Black History Month - Origins

Black History Month - Origins The conception and notion of Black Ephemera describes not only the process and how negatives images were created but also how they can be challenged and provide positive and alternative perspectives. This is why the creation and development... Read more...

2013: Calls for Annual Celebration of Windrush Day

2013: Calls for Annual Celebration of Windrush Day Campaigners are this weekend calling for an annual celebration of the positive contribution of immigration to Britain. The call, led by politicians, faith groups, academics and artists, comes as the nation prepares to celebrate Windrush ... Read more...

Black Ephemera

Black Ephemera Retroism is becoming a growing fashionable trend where styles, images, music, manufactured products and fashion of bygone years are now recreated for a discerning X and Y generation of consumers. The reinvention of cultural and historical m... Read more...

Alex Haley - Roots

Alex Haley - Roots The History of Roots I decided to write a book. My own ancestors’ would automatically also be a symbolic saga of all African-descent people-who are without exception the seeds of someone like Kunta who was born and grew up in some black ... Read more...

Reclaiming Our Family History

Reclaiming Our Family History WITH THE recent launch of the online database Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, which provides details of the £20 million paid to slave owners, key issues have been raised not only about the whole debate regarding reparations and... Read more...

Case Study Motherland

Case Study Motherland An epic film - shot in Britain, Africa, the Caribbean and America - which follows the first ever descendants of African slaves as they 'return' to Africa armed with the science that will finally enable them to rediscover their lost African ... Read more...

Yes! Inclusion on National Curriculum

Yes! Inclusion on National Curriculum After launching the successful website and campaign of the 100 Great Black Britons over 10 years ago where Marcy Seacole was voted the Greatest Black Briton by the public, Michael Grove, Secretary State for Education wanted to remove her fr... Read more...

Keep Mary Seacole on the National Curriculum

Keep Mary Seacole on the National Curriculum A new campaign is calling on the community to sign a petition opposing the government's proposals to remove Mary Seacole from the National Curriculum. Campaigners are opposed to the government's moves and wish to see Mary Seacole retained s... Read more...

The Windrush Generation Legacy

The Windrush Generation Legacy The transformation of post war Britain started on 21 June 1948 with the first major wave of migration, the docking of MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury with 492 men and women from Jamaica and Trinidad. Although there has been a black presence i... Read more...

Harlesden Routes

Harlesden Routes Harlesden Routes is a free family history programme which will run between January to March 2013 to support local people in taking the first steps in learning and researching their family history. We are looking for committed individuals wh... Read more...
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