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Film about Caribbean deportees hits town

Hollywood stars Tatyana Ali and CCH Pounder were at the British Museum, London, recently for the premiere of Home Again, a moving film telling the story of three young people, born in Jamaica but who grew up in the West (Canada, America and Britain), who are deported to the land of their birth. This harrowing and thought-provoking film demonstrates the difficulties deportees experience when they are sent back to the Caribbean. The film was written and produced by Jennifer Holness and Sudz Sutherland, a couple based in Canada.

They are hoping the film will start a dialogue throughout the world about how society should deal with deportees who are sent back to live in countries that they know nothing about.


Lurine Cato wins a MOBO

Lurine Keep The Faith extends a belated congratulations to Lurine Cato, who was the surprise winner of the gospel category at this year’s MOBO Awards, held in Glasgow. The singer, who has a five-octave range and has worked with a range of artists, including Kylie Minogue, Mary J Blige and the 2012 X Factor winner, James Arthur, has admitted that she was shocked to hear her name announced as the winner of the Award.

She shared, “When I collected the Award, I really felt that I was collecting the Award for the gospel music community.  They’ve shown me so much love since my win.”

Her MOBO win is just one of the four awards the singer has won this year. Lurine is currently busy in the studio, working on her debut album, which is set to be released in the first quarter of  2014.

Keep The Faith team meets David Cameron and wins Award

David-Cameron Joanne Gayle, a new addition to the Keep The Faith team, got to meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron,  when he visited Birmingham recently to talk to Black community leaders about Black History Month, apprenticeships, and the Start-Up Loan scheme which provides loans to budding entrepreneurs.

Joanne was present at The Drum, where David Cameron encouraged the Black community to embrace entrepreneurship.

Keep The Faith magazine won Best Magazine of the Year at the 5th Annual BEFFTA Awards, held in London at the end of October. The BEFFTA UK Awards – held over two days – celebrates talent from entertainment, film, fashion, television and the arts.  Other nominees included Heritage Magazine, New African Woman, Zen, Tropical, OK! Nigeria, African Cuisine Magazine, NU People Magazine,, Afropulp Magazine, Fab Afrique, SoulCulture, C.Hub Magazine, Pride Magazine,  Black Hair Magazine, Fab Magazine and Black Beauty & Hair.

Keep The Faith Editor wins Award

Marcia Keep The Faith editor, Marcia Dixon, was the recipient of an award at the recent Praise Tek Gospel Awards, held at the Round Chapel in Lower Clapton, east London, for her work in gospel media. Ms Dixon is the longest-serving columnist for The Voice newspaper, Britain’s leading Black publication, and has been editor of Keep The Faith for four years.  Commenting on her award she stated, “It’s been an honour writing about the Black Christian community over the years, and it was an honour to win the award.  All I can say is, ‘God is good.’”

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