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Nurse appeals to BAME communities to have Covid-19 jab

A nurse who was seriously ill with coronavirus is “begging” people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to have their Covid-19 vaccine, amid concerns of low uptake among these communities. Millie Magadlela (pictured above), who has been working at a vaccine hub at University Hospital of North Tees, has taken part in a new video campaign by her trust to encourage members of BAME communities to get vaccinated. […]

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Black History

Gospel Reggae

Gospel reggae is a genre of music that originated in Jamaica, mixing reggae rhythms with Christian-themed lyrics. Several reggae artists, many of whom were previously part of the Rastafari movement, have converted to Christianity and adopted gospel reggae as their primary style. Wikipedia read more      

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Black History

Mary Seacole

Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant; 23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881) was a British-Jamaican nurse, healer and businesswoman who set up the "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War. She described this as "a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers", and provided succour for wounded servicemen on the battlefield, and nursed many of them back to health. Coming from a tradition of Jamaican and West African "doctresses", Seacole displayed "compassion, skills […]

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Bunny Wailer: Reggae legend who found fame with Bob Marley dies, aged 73

One of reggae's most important voices, Bunny Wailer, has died at the age of 73. In October 2018, Wailer suffered a minor stroke, resulting in speech problems. After suffering another stroke in July 2020, he was hospitalized at Andrews Memorial Hospital in Saint Andrew Parish, where he eventually died on 2 March 2021 at the age of 73, of complications from the stroke he suffered the previous year. The musician, from […]

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The Music That Immortalised 90s Subculture with electronic technologies The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ Glue and groupie-focused Star found their way into the eager hands of music fans […]

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