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Ebony Magazine 75th Anniversary

It’s Ebony Magazine's 75th anniversary! On November 1, 1945, the first issue of EBONY magazine was published. Also, JET magazine was born on this day in 1951. Founded by John H. Johnson, these two publications pioneered the representation of Black America in the mainstream media, a position that Mr. Johnson had to fight for: “The problem was advertising or, to come right out with it, the lack of advertising. How did John H. Johnson […]

todayNovember 1, 2023 3

Black History

Black History Month 2023 is a momentous occasion to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of black people to British society. Black people have always been at the forefront of social justice movements, fighting against oppression and paving the way for change. However, despite their countless contributions to society, the achievements of black women, in particular, have too often been overlooked or forgotten. That is why, this year, we will […]

todayOctober 1, 2023 9


Andrea Graham, wife, mother of 4 sons, grandmother, CIPD certified trainer, life coach, radio presenter and author. Her mission is to inspire and empower women to connect to their original, genuine, principal self and act from their own authority with optimism and courage to create their authentic life. The life they really want. To do this she provides training workshops, small group and private coaching that challenge women to create the life they want, […]

todaySeptember 10, 2023 10


Goodness Gracious Ginger

Patricia Tomlinson, born in Manchester, England, of Jamaican heritage.  I have worked full-time since leaving college, it’s the ‘normal’ thing to do in the status quo system, right? Fast forward to winter 2018, I make my daily hot ginger drink to take to work in a flask.  Spring 2019 arrives with sunshine and warmth, it’s now too warm for this hot drink.  An idea hits my head, add ice to […]

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Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley Profession: Chemist, Theologian and Author Nationality: English Biography: Born into a dissenting family who didn't confirm to the Church of England, Joseph Priestley remained a influential religious free thinker throughout his whole life and his religious unorthodoxy would play a large part in shaping his scientific inquiries. Priestley initially became a minister and a teacher, publishing an important book on English Grammar in 1761. He then became interested in electricity and […]

todayAugust 1, 2023 9

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J. K. Rowling

  J. K. Rowling Full Name: Joanne Kathleen Rowling Profession: Novelist Nationality: British Biography: J. K. Rowling is a British author and philanthropist, best known as the author of the children's fantasy series Harry Potter. The series has been translated into 70 languages and sold over 500 million copies, as well as movies and video games based on the franchise. Since writing Harry Potter, Rowling has also written an adult fiction novel, Casual […]

todayJuly 31, 2023 7

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Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard Full Name: Harry Rodger Webb Profession: Singer Nationality: British Biography: Cliff Richard, in full Sir Cliff Richard, original name Harry Roger Webb, (born October 14, 1940, Lucknow, India), Cliff Richard was Britain's answer to the invasion of rock'n'roll from the USA in the 1950s. Richard is the third-top-selling singles artist in the United Kingdom's history. singer whose “Move It” (1958) was the first great British rock-and-roll song. Over the years Richards musical style has changed […]

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Full Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profession: Singer and Cultural Icon Nationality: American Biography: One of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, Elvis helped establish the emerging Rock and Roll sound, incorporating blues and gospel influences. He was also a leader in popularizing both the rockabilly sound and the four-man band line-up which would later dominate the music industry. His first single, "Heartbreak Hotel" (1956), began a string of number-ones […]

todayJuly 30, 2023 10

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Defeat of the Spanish Armada

Defeat of the Spanish Armada English and Spanish fleets clash in the Battle of Gravelines in this historic painting by Philip James de Loutherbourg This artistic interpretation of the Battle of Gravelines was painted by Philip James de Loutherbourg in 1796. The painting shows the morning after the English fireship attack on the Spanish Armada in Calais Roads, which found the Spaniards in a north-westerly gale off Dunkirk. A shift […]

todayJuly 29, 2023 9

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James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson Profession: Writer and Civil Rights Activist Nationality: American Biography: James Weldon Johnson displayed an extraordinary array of talent throughout his life, becoming a lawyer, diplomat, writer, poet and civil rights leader. Johnson was the first African American to pass the bar in Florida in 1897. He became American Consul to Venezuela in 1906 and during that appointment wrote his novel "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" anonymously. His earlier poem "Lift […]

todayJuly 28, 2023 4

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