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Emma Clarke

Emma Clarke

Emma Clarke was a British footballer, considered to be the first known black women’s footballer in Britain. Born in 1876 and playing in the 1890s, Emma made her British Ladies team debut in 1895, in Crouch End. In 2019 she was awarded a blue plaque in recognition of her role in black history.

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What A Great Memorial Sunday

What A Great Memorial Sunday

What a great memorial event for Remembrance Sunday. My father and I were fully booked, we attended the Remembrance Service in Brixton in the morning and were guests of Dotun Adebayo the same evening live on BBC. And thanks to the publicity we also sold some books!

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Maas Roy award

Maas Roy award

Born in the parish of St. Ann, Mr. Archer grew up in Jeffery Town, St. Mary, but migrated to the United Kingdom in 1954 and as part of the Windrush generation. “I am humbled by this recognition,”

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The coming of Windrush Day

The coming of Windrush Day

In tribute to African and Caribbean service personnel that fought for Britain in two world wars and to the many that arrived at Tilbury Docks to re-build, settle and contribute so widely to the infrastructure and culture of the UK – 22 June is Windrush Day!

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Maas Roy windrush

Maas Roy windrush

I n 1954, Stanley Roy Archer departed Jeffrey Town, St Mary, and headed to England, then seen as 'greener pastures', to earn an honest living to take care of his family. He ended up being caught in the rip-stream of what became known as the Windrush Generation. Maas...

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Maas Roy award – Jamaica Observer

Maas Roy award – Jamaica Observer

Windrush migrant returned to Jamaica in 1989 to help build community RECIPIENT of the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation, Stanley Roy Archer, lives by the famous quote of former President of the United States, John F Kennedy:

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New Beacon Books

New Beacon Books

Book launch for The Poetry of Nicolas Guillen in the New Beacon Bookshop, March 1976 New Beacon Books to close after 50 years Published December 6, 2016 by Natasha Onwuemezi Afro-Caribbean bookshop New Beacon Books is to close on the eve of its 50th anniversary due to...

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Emma Clarke

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Emma Clarke

The Emma Clarke Blue Plaque and Gold Cup Project has been put together by Nubian Jak Community Trust. The plaque and sculpture scheme is the largest diverse plaque scheme in the world, and the Emma Clark Plaque will be it’s 49th in the capital. 11.00am, 2nd December 2019, Campsbourne School, Nightingale Lane, Hornsey, London, N8 7AF. The Emma Clark plaque is sponsored by Black History Walks, a London based award-winning tourist guide company. Sponsorship of the plaque is part of their campaign to increase awareness of Britain’s...

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What A Great Memorial Sunday

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What A Great Memorial Sunday

What a day we had! We began with the March Past at the war memorial in Windrush Square, Brixton – its third in total since being unveiled three years ago. It was truly spectacular while being an emotional experience with Maas Roy laying a wreath. While this was certainly a fitting tribute to those African, Caribbean and Asian military personnel who fought for our freedom during WW1 and WW2, those heroes, who made the ultimate sacrifice have been far less celebrated than their due. We will remember them always. After a chance to thank...

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Maas Roy award

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Maas Roy award

Published 7 May 2018Judith Hunter – JIS Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation (PMMA), Stanley Roy Archer, lives by the famous quote of former President of the United States, John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. Born in the parish of St. Ann, Mr. Archer grew up in Jeffery Town, St. Mary, but migrated to the United Kingdom in 1954 and as part of the Windrush generation. “I am humbled by this recognition,” he tells JIS News, after collecting his award recently...

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The coming of Windrush Day

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The coming of Windrush Day

On 22 June 2018 the Prime Minister Theresa May announced the establishment of a Windrush Commemoration Committee, chaired by Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE to provide advice to the government on how best to create a permanent and fitting tribute to the Windrush generation and their descendants. The committee is a joint cross-party and community project supported by funding from the Ministry of Housing, Local Government and a body of British Caribbean representatives. The reason Windrush attracted this attention was of course on its 70th year...

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Maas Roy windrush

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Maas Roy windrush

I n 1954, Stanley Roy Archer departed Jeffrey Town, St Mary, and headed to England, then seen as ‘greener pastures’, to earn an honest living to take care of his family. He ended up being caught in the rip-stream of what became known as the Windrush Generation. Maas Roy shows an army photo from 1954, at the vice-chancellor’s forum on the Empire Windrush held at the UWI, Mona campus. Mr Archer is standing on the left in the photo. The Gleaner, 17 May 2018, Paul Clarke “I worked hard to better my family situation while...

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Maas Roy award – Jamaica Observer

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Maas Roy award – Jamaica Observer

Windrush migrant returned to Jamaica in 1989 to help build community RECIPIENT of the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation, Stanley Roy Archer, lives by the famous quote of former President of the United States, John F Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country” Born in the parish of St Ann, Archer grew up in Jeffery Town, St Mary, but migrated to the United Kingdom in 1954 and as part of the Windrush generation. “I am humbled by this recognition,” he tells JIS News, after collecting his...

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BBC China

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BBC China

http://www.ourpeaceofhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/opoh-marie-curie.mp3 Article origin: BBCUK...

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New Beacon Books

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New Beacon Books

Book launch for The Poetry of Nicolas Guillen in the New Beacon Bookshop, March 1976 New Beacon Books to close after 50 years Published December 6, 2016 by Natasha Onwuemezi Afro-Caribbean bookshop New Beacon Books is to close on the eve of its 50th anniversary due to pressures from e-retailers such as Amazon, its owner has said. Founded in 1966 by the late poet and publisher John La Rose and his partner Sarah White, New Beacon Books in London’s Stroud Green specialises in works from Caribbean, Black British, African and African...

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Our Peace Of History

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Our Peace Of History

Our Peace Of Historydocuments stories of Afro-Caribbean settlers 24 November 2011by Chinwe Ojielo Yvonne Archer Life According to Maas Roy The untold stories of Afro-Caribbean settlers in Britain can now be told through a project called Our Peace Of History. Conceptualised by Stanley Roy Archer and his daughter Yvonne Archer, the project promotes peace through the arts by helping people share their stories with the community. “We have to be responsible for documenting our history within our own community. We can’t wait for other people to...

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Radio station powered by sun, wind and volunteers

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Radio station powered by sun, wind and volunteers

Kingsley Rodney volunteers for three hours every Thursday morning as radio host at JET FM 88.7 in Jeffrey Town, St Mary. Wordsworth Gordon JET FM 88.7, located in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, is partially powered by wind and solar energy. – Photos by Paul Williams Published 26 September 2010by Paul H. Williams Remember the days when Jamaica had only two local radio stations? Even then, some rural communities, for whatever reasons, could not get the signals and had to do without radios. Shut out of ‘radioland’, the sounds of nature...

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