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Cy Grant

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Betty Asafu-Adjaye

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

How can we become each other’s keeper? H is the question I have been asking since I started the Mission Dine Club for Elderly and Disabled in 1985. I am from the Ashanti people of Ghana and grew [&hellip... Read More


Sam King

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Jocelyn Barrow

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

Postgraduate studies in education brought me to England in 1959. I had been very active politically in Trinidad as a member of the People’s National Movement since its formation, and was researching why secondary schools in Trinidad [&hellip... Read More


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Sonia Brown

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

I am a businesswoman, entrepreneur and social networker, and founded theNational Black Women’s Network (NBWN) in 1999 as a non-profit organisation, dedicated to raising the status and position of black women in all walks of life. From its [&hellip... Read More


Euton Christian

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Harry Cumberbatch

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

In 1964 I was recruited in Barbados by London Transport to work on the buses, after some preparation I arrived at Bow bus garage in East London during the summer of that year. I had previously [&hellip... Read More


Nurvin McKoy

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Oku Ekpenyon

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

As a former head of history at an inner London secondary school and having taught for 20 years, I was aware of the curriculum’s constraints and the fact that the presence of black people in Britain was [&hellip... Read More


Alan Wilmot

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Sam King

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

I was born in Portland, Jamaica in 1926, and worked with my father on the family farm with every intention of eventually taking over after dad retired. When World War II was declared, I was a schoolboy [&hellip... Read More


Norma Best

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Sybil Phoenix

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

I am a woman of faith, and a Christian who believes strongly in ‘service’ to others; it has been a normal practice during my early days in British Guiana (now Guyana).  My mother died when I was [&hellip... Read More


Harold Sinson

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Ansel Wong

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by admin

I migrated from my country of birth, Trinidad & Tobago, in 1965 to attend Hull University. From then to now, I have had an extensive engagement with Black communities and British society as a combatant, advocate and [&hellip... Read More


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    It is crucially important we remember this generation of pioneers as we are all standing on their shoulders