Valentine’s Day – Who was St Valentine anyway?

Valentine’s Day – Who was St Valentine anyway?

Do you look forward to Valentine’s Day or does the thought fill you with annoyance? Has this day of love become too commercialised, and who was St Valentine anyway? Rakeem and I discuss the reason for Valentine’s Day and its origin, whether it is has a legitimate place or instead is needed to ensure some romance happens, and if it has become more about the gift, than the thought? Our listeners had their say, why…

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Know the Ledge with Cipher J.E.W.E.L.S

Know the Ledge with Cipher J.E.W.E.L.S

Know The Ledge, Documentary Premier & Book Launch is taking place on Sun 30th Jan at the Custard Factory. Headed by Cipher JEWEL, Project Manager, Artist, Producer, Writer, Mentor, Entrepreneur for 7E Youth Academy, Know the Ledge addresses our (the Black Community) contribution to Britain and the world. Black migration to the UK did not start with Windrush. Our contributions have been present in the UK for centuries, including Black Roman Generals who ruled in…

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Make it Happen for IWD 2015

Make it Happen for IWD 2015

The concept of International Women’s Day began in the early 1900’s as women began to fight to assert their positions in society.  Women were becoming more vocal and developing campaigns for change; for better working conditions, better pay and the right to vote alongside their male counterparts.  In 1909 the first National Women’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28th February.  It became the beginning of the worldwide movement that became Women’s…

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