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Reflections on Black History Month as a student in a predominantly white institution

Blog post by Rutendo Amanda Hoto – President of the University of Edinburgh’s African and Caribbean Society, Founder of Black Women at Edinburgh

As November unfolds, we mark the conclusion of the UK’s Black History Month. This year’s theme, ‘Saluting our Sisters,’ directed our focus towards the remarkable achievements of Black women across various domains, both in history and in the present.

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Why capturing and archiving history is so important – The story of Lothian Black Forum and the murder of Axmed Abuukar Sheekh

I wanted to use this blog to remember a piece of history that some might know about but most will not. This relates to the racist murder of Axmed Abuukar Sheekh in 1989 and the campaign by Lothian Black Forum (LBF) to get the murder recognised as a racist murder.

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Editing the Jamaica Reader: a conversation with Professor Diana Paton and Professor Matthew Smith

Cross-posted from Retrospect Journal – Interview with Professor Diana Paton, University of Edinburgh, UK and Professor Matthew J. Smith, University College London, UK. Transcribed and edited by Jamie Gemmell, Editor in Chief, Retrospect Journal. Retrospect’s Editor in Chief, Jamie Gemmell, sat down with the editors of the recently published Jamaica Reader. Professor Diana Paton and

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