In February 1945, 800 African American women from the 6888th postal Battalion were posted to KEHS, Edgbaston, Birmingham to sort backlogged mail. The Battalion has a unique place in history located right here in the city. We have chosen to honour them with the installation of Blue Plaque in the city.
Black British Heritage Walks is a group that highlights the historical and modern-day achievements of the African-Caribbean community in and around Britain. The network has researched and created a series of black heritage trails across the West Midlands.
We aim to:
Windrush residents: Government accused of 'day of national shame'
Ministers are battling to dampen an escalating row over immigration problems faced by UK residents who moved from the Caribbean.
Monday 16 April 2018
Jamaican immigrants welcomed to Britain
West Indian residents arrived in Britain after the Second World War
By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter
This year Windrush 70th Anniversary Dinner & Dance tickets have now been released. Tickets are now on sale so please contact one of the organiser groups or contact via phone or email.
2018 Marks the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the SS.Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex, London. To mark this anniversary a collective of community organisations have organised a week of events from Church services to Gala Dinner & Dance. In light of the recent controversy around the deportations of Windrush babies, it has become more important to highlight the contributions made by these pioneers. Please support by sharing this flyer and the events.
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, in partnership with the BAME Staff Network at UoB, Recognize Black Heritage & Culture, Unison West Midlands & RCN West Midlands are pleased to announce the Windrush 70th Caribbean Nurses celebration event.
This event honours Caribbean nurses (present day & retired) and we request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the Windrush 70th anniversary.
Come and join us for an afternoon of discussion, music and entertainment to honour the legacy of the early pioneers.
What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer can develop when cells in your prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way. Prostate cancer often grows slowly and may never cause any problems. But some prostate cancer grows quickly and has a high risk of spreading. This is more likely to cause problems and needs treatment to stop it from spreading.
Today the RAF is now 100 years #raf100 so I would like to wish the service a Happy Birthday. Since its conception from the Royal Flying Club in 1918, the Caribbean community has been a part of this service. During the First World War, an unknown number of Black people served including Sgt William Robinson Clarke the first Black pilot. https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/blog/william.robinson.clarke/.