Doreen Lawrence OBE New Labour Peer

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Doreen Lawrence OBE, is to sit in the House of Lords as a new working peer. Baroness Lawrence was awarded a life peerage for her continued campaigns for justice, race equality and better policing.

The mother of murdered Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racist attack in Woolwich when he was 18 years old, Baroness Lawrence has continually campaigned to bring Stephen’s killers to justice.

Baroness Lawrence founded a charity in her son’s name,  the Chair of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Symon Sentain said

“We are so proud of Doreen. The Peerage is a very welcome acknowledgement of the role that Doreen has played in shaping this country through her relentless fight for justice.”


Stephen Lawrence Trial Guilty Verdicts

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The jury in the trial of Gary Dobson and David Norris for the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 at a bus stop in Eltham, south London has found both defendants Guilty of murder.

In a verdict given after three days of deliberation by the jury and deliverd at lunchtime today, the seven week trial comes to an end but the case remains open. The verdicts come as a relief to much of the black community in the UK who have long felt that the two convicted murders, are part of a larger group of white youths who attacked Lawrence and his friend Duwayne Brooks on the evening of April 22nd 1993.


Teena Marie Dies at Home

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Singer Teena Marie died on Sunday 26th December at her home in the USA. Her manager, Mike Gardner reported that the singer was found dead by her daughter. She was aged 54.

Marie was an award winning singer and songwriter who had hits with songs such as “Portuguese Love”, “It Must Be Magic” & “Since Day One”.

Marie is also well known for her partnerships with other soul and funk legends such as Rick James.

Black History Season 2010 begins

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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International Day Remembering Slavery

August 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dungeon passage where slaves were led to be imprisoned at Rose Hall JamaicaInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is 23rd August. This day which commemorates the slave uprisings in Santa Domingo (modern day Haiti and Dominican Republic). UNESCO in 1998, officially designated this day as Slavery Remembrance Day, a reminder that enslaved Africans were the main agents of their own liberation. Read more

Singer Louisa Marks Dies

October 18, 2009 by · 32 Comments 

News has come through this morning that another of the great Lovers Rock singers Louisa Marks died on Saturday 19th 2009. Unconfirmed reports state that she died as a result of a stomach ulcer.

The reggae world is once again rocked by the news that we’ve lost another talented artist. Ms Louisa Marks is one of the Queens of lovers rock music. Her hits include ‘Caught you in a lie’, ‘Keep it like it is’ and so many more.

Radio stations up and down the country have being paying tributes as people try to come to terms with losing another great.

As more information comes in we will update this post.

International Womens Day Celebrations London

March 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday 8th March is International Womens Day, a day earmarked to celebrate, on a global scale, the achievements of women past, present and future in all areas of economic, political and social spheres.

A Celebration of Women

A Celebration of Women

International Womens Day is a national holiday in countries such as China, Russia, Bulgaria and Vietnam. Events going on all over the world and especially in London include Celebration of International Women’s Day Breakfast a breakfast at the House of Commons for business women, Tina Turner at the O2 and the Eclectic Arts Network ‘A Celebration of Women’ event at Hypnotik Jazz Bar London SE24.

For more information on A Celebration of Women visit the EAN website (here). With a line up that boasts poets, speakers and inspirational readings as well as music from funk band KB Fusionaires, the event is one not to be missed and starts from 3pm – 12am.

Jean Adebambo, Brother Confirms Suicide

January 28, 2009 by · 19 Comments 

The brother of Lovers Rock singer Jean Adebambo has confirmed to her manager, Orlando Gittens, that Jean Adebambo’s death is thought to be suicide and that there was no one else involved.

According to an article on Voice Online, Gittens said

“I spoke to Jean’s brother Claudius who told me that Jean took her own life and that there was no-one else involved,”

Rumours have been circulating the Internet since the the the singer was found dead on the 15th of January, as yet no official confirmation has come as to the cause of death, however the Voice online article is the closest we have to come to an official confirmation of suicide.

Jean Adebambo’s death has shocked the British reggae community. There is a benefit concert planned for March 15th at the Hackney Empire. Tickets were still available as of the time of this report.

Lovers Rock Singer Jean Adebambo Dies

January 17, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Singer Songwriter Jean Adebambo

Singer Songwriter Jean Adebambo

It’s with great sadness that we heard the news about the death of Black British Singer and songwriter Jean Adebambo earlier this week. The lovers rock singer, who was most recognised for singing the classic ‘Paradise’ has recently enjoyed a resurgence in her music career, performing at the huge lovers rock revival show late last year at the Brixton Academy, an event attended by thousands due to the calibre of artists who performed on the night. Read more

Daniel De Gale Remembered

October 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Daniel De Gale, Beverly De Gale and Orin Lewis At ACLT Ball

Daniel De Gale, Beverly De Gale and Orin Lewis

Daniel De Gale first came to the public consciousness 11 years ago when his drive to find a bone marrow donor was broadcast on London’s local TV station. Daniel’s condition acted as a catalyst for his mother Beverley De Gale, and his step father Orin Lewis, to start the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust (ACLT) and begin to recruit donors for the bone marrow register. Read more

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