This post features an article that was published in The Afro News in November 2011. It’s an online magazine about the black community in the UK, creating a positive image of ourselves and the community. It also features Caribbean and African news. Here therew author touches upon our common theme of ‘community’.
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.
Published 11 January 2010 Article origin: The Gleaner
Published 21 December 2009 In Life According Maas Roy, Yvonne Archer documents the life stories of Stanley Roy Archer, her father. With Yvonne as narrator and Stanley Roy the direct voice, together they have written a memoir that is not only funny, dramatic and...
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Jeffrey Town: Where self-reliance is more than a word Published 13 August 2006 by Olivia Leigh Campbell These days, there’s a lot happening in Jeffrey Town, St Mary. The community is getting prepared for its second annual Breadfruit Festival, even as its organisers,…
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
http://www.ourpeaceofhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/opoh-marie-curie.mp3 Article origin: BBCUK...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more