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Album Of The Week – Daydream

Aria Bléu previously know as Kelsea Johnson who competed in ‘The Voice’ (season 14) in 2018 and chose to be in the Alicia Keys team. She released her debut single ‘On and On’ in October 2019 followed by a 5 track EP ‘Familiar Stranger’ in January 2020 which contained the single. Her most recent EP ‘Daydream’ was released in September 2021. The seven-track EP is packed with different sounds and gives […]

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Black History

Chubby Checker

  Full Name: Ernest Evans Profession: Singer and Dancer Nationality: American Why Famous: Chubby Checker will forever be remembered for kicking off a dance craze that took hold of the early countercultural generation in the 1960s. In 1960 he released "The Twist", a cover of a song by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. Checker's song topped the Billboard Hot 100 twice, and kicked off the Twist dance craze, which spread around the world. He would […]

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Black History

Josephine Baker

  02 October 1925 Josephine Baker first performs in Paris in La Revue Nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Full Name: Freda Josephine McDonald Profession: Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Nationality: American   Why Famous: A symbol of the Jazz Age, Josephine Baker became a star of the theater in 1920s Paris. She first danced in Paris in 1925 before becoming a sensation the next year when she performed her now famous "Danse Sauvage" […]

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Black History

Marvin Gaye

  1 October 1982  - Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"     Full Name: Marvin Gay Profession: Singer Nationality: American   Why Famous: Marvin Gaye was an important Motown singer in the 1960s. His initial solo recording were not successful but he found success as a songwriter and session musician. In 1964 Gaye released his debut album singing with established star Mary Wells before going […]

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Chronic Kidney Desease

  Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys don't work as well as they should. It's a common condition often associated with getting older. It can affect anyone, but it's more common in people who are black or of south Asian origin. CKD can get worse over time and eventually the kidneys may stop working altogether, but this is uncommon. Many people with CKD are able to […]

todayOctober 1, 2021

Black History

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month Resource Pack 2021 – Proud to be As we look forward to celebrating Black History Month this October. You and your organisation have a wonderful opportunity to be part of the national celebrations and events to honour the too-often unheralded accomplishments of Black Britons in every area of endeavour throughout our history. The National Caribbean Heritage Museum and Bishop Grosseteste University, in celebration of the continued achievements […]

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Tesco issues stern warning about Christmas panic buying

Tesco has warned the Government that it has a shortfall of 800 drivers and is concerned about panic buying in the run up to Christmas if the nationwide HGV crisis is not addressed. The UK’s largest supermarket also called on the Government to temporarily make it easier to bring in workers from abroad to ease the issue. The warning, which was first reported by ITV News came in a meeting organised by the Cabinet Office last Thursday. Andrew […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021


France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without pay

France has suspended 3,000 health workers without pay for refusing the Covid vaccine. The health minister, Olivier Véran, said the staff had been notified in writing before the government-imposed deadline to have at least one dose. Véran said “several dozen” had resigned rather than have the vaccine, but with an estimated 2.7 million health workers in France, “continued healthcare is assured”, he said. In July the president, Emmanuel Macron, told staff at hospitals, […]

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Community News

Kidzmania in Hackney could be at threat due to flats plan

Much-loved Lower Clapton soft play centre Kidzmania in London Borough of Hackney is under threat once again after housing plans were changed. Having thought its future was safe, the centre is now urging some of the thousands who have used it over the past 30 years to sign a petition to protect it. Jocelyn Crome, owner and manager, said: “It’s not just your ordinary shoe shop, it has been established […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021

On This Day

Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles (born Melvin Peebles) 21 August 1932 –  21 September 2021 Melvin Van Peebles was an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist and composer., the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “Blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced film-makers long after, died at his home in Manhattan at age 89.   Personal Life Melvin Van Peebles married Maria Marx. They lived in Mexico for a period in the late […]

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