VINCE HINES is the founder of the Vince Hines Foundation on 19th July 1975, London, England.
, an African, born 19th July 1942, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, the Caribbean, the son of Ivy and Thomas.
shares similar birthplace as the Pan-Africanist and Visionary, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, 1887-1940.
Vince Hines immigrated to London England in May 1961 and joined his Farther.
One month later he joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) and after three months military induction training, he joined the RAF Central School of Navigation.
After his successful completion of his skills training, he joined the RAF Air Traffic Control Services.
In the RAF he
He left the RAF in 1966 and joined the British Civil Service, the Department of Employment and Productivity in Whitehall, later that year.
After a year, Vince Hines left the civil service and attended the City of London College, where he studied economics and politics.
Subsequently, he studied Journalism at the London School of Journalism.
In 1971 he joined Fleet Street as a trained journalist.
He became a member of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ) and contributed to the Guardian, Mirror, Sun, Time Out, Race Today, Socialists Worker, INK, International Times (IT), Seven Day, West Indian World, Caribbean Post, West Indian Voice, among others.
He joined BBC Radio as a reporter 1972-73, and made a number of television broadcasts.
contributed extensively to charitable and voluntary work in the African and Caribbean Community.
Vince Hines co-funded the Council for Afro-Asian Peoples (CAAP) and became its first President in 1969-1971.
founded and directed the Dashiki Council-a charitable body and one of the first independent African-managed self-help organisations in Britain for multi-deprived and homeless youth-during 1972-75.
Based on the Dashiki model, a network of Black-managed self-help, social and welfare projects was generated through England and Wales, which benefited members of the African, African Caribbean, Asian and Caucasian communities.
In 1975 a number of well-known and highly respected men and women came together and validated the founding of the Vince Hines Foundation
, a national education charity, in recognition of the important work, which Vince Hines
has been doing in the Community.
Over the many years of its work, the Foundation helped thousands in the field of education, training, social, welfare, legal and housing matters.
Vince Hines is a trustee and Chairperson of the Foundation.
In 1977 Vince Hines
gained a Doctorate in Social Science from the Ministerial Academy, a USA Academic Establishment with Annex in London.
He previously held a Masters degree.
is author of : "Britain, The Black Man and the Future"; "Black Youth and the Survival Game in Britain"; "Movement for Change"; "Pan Europeanism And Racism" and "How Black People Overcame Fifty Years of Repression in Britain 1945-1975 (Part One)" and "Afrikan Crucible And Resurrection".
edited "Self-Help News
", a national publication, circulated within the Self-Help Movement in Britain 1980-90 and the "Advocate" Magazine 1993-1997.
He is currently editor of "BECDF News".
Vince Hines is co-founder of the National Federation of Self-Help Organisations and its first Chairperson during 1975-85.
He was Chairperson of the Confederation of Africa Nationals and Descendants, 1991-94.
He is Chairperson of the Standing Conference of African and Asian Peoples in Europe, set up in 1990 at Liverpool's historic African-Asian Conference, 14,15, and 16 September 1990.
He is a former member of East London University Afrikan Studies Centre Steering Committee and Academic Sub-committee.
Dr. Vince Hines
is one of the senior representatives of the Black European Community Development Federation
(BECDF), Co-founder and Co-Chairperson of the Afri k an and Diaspora Institute
researched, designed and published a number of social and community development initiatives in support of Britain multi-cultural and multi-ethnic socially excluded.
is credited to have introduced and intellectualised the Four Essential SWEP Self-Help Principles - to Share, to Warn, to Encourage and to Protect, in times of plenty and times of scarcity.
Working with Zulu Publications, Dr Hines released two works during Spring 2013, in a series of 'History Made Simple', designed to gain maximum interest, particularly among those members of the communities who would not normally have an interest in History.
OTHERS WORKS By Dr Vince Hines
One of Vince Hines'
favourite anti-racist statements is - "The World is my Home and Nations my Family".
Dr Vince Hines