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The BWIR – British West Indies Regiment

The BWIR – British West Indies Regiment

The following newspaper report from the “Stratford Express” (London) 19 May 1915, page 3: “THE DOCKS – Black Men for the Front At West Ham Police Court to-day (Wednesday). “Nine Black men, natives of Barbados, West Indies, were charged with being...

A day in Brixton

Jak Beula (tracksuit) recording at Raw Material studio in Brixton. Seated: engineer Jon Bristol. Standing (from left): top opera singer Keel Watson; Robert Lindo and Chev Mastin and of Natural Mystic; videographer Joe Grahame, who is helping to make a documentary of...
The Taranto Uprising

The Taranto Uprising

The troops in the war all worked together, peacefully, for a common cause. This is a widespread belief. However, history tells a different story, 1914 to 1918 was a period of widespread industrial disputes and the “military campaign” was littered with rebellion among...
I have a Song – The Campaign

I have a Song – The Campaign

Fundraising single for memorial Written by Alan Slingsby on October 8, 2015 in Brixton Stories, Community, Music, News – 1 Comment Jak Beula (tracksuit) recording at Raw Material studio in Brixton. Seated: engineer Jon Bristol. Standing (from left): top opera singer...
Seaford Memorial for Caribbean Soldiers

Seaford Memorial for Caribbean Soldiers

Centenary 1915 – 2015 of the Formation of the British West Indies Regiment Blue Plaque Commemoration event – Alfirston Road Cemetery & Seaford Railway Station Seaford is an old coastal town situated at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex. In the...
The Meru People of Kenya

The Meru People of Kenya

  The Meru tribe or Merus is a Bantu ethnic group. They reside on Mount Kenya’s agriculturally rich northeastern slopes, in Kenya’s Eastern Province. The name Meru refers to both the people and the location. Merus are primarily agrarian, raising a few domestic...
AC Memorial – receives Mobo Support

AC Memorial – receives Mobo Support

Special thanks to the Mobo Awards Team, who are helping to promote the cause.  We want at least 200,000 people to download the single from itunes to install a permanent memorial to the African and Caribbean soldiers who fought during World War I and II on behalf of...