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Dr. Vince Hines


Standing Conference of African and Asian Peoples

Standing Conference of African and Asian Peoples

Background Information

Employment History


National Federation of Self-Help Organisations


Confederation of Africa Nationals and Descendants


Council for Afro-Asian Peoples

Trained Journalist

Fleet Street


Trustee and Chairperson
Zulu Publications

The Vince Hines Foundation

Vince Hines Foundation on 19th July 1975 , London , England

National Union of Journalists

National Federation of Self-Help Organisations


economics and politics
City of London College

London School of Journalism

Social Science
Ministerial Academy

Masters degree


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Dr. Vince Hines

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VINCE HINES is the founder of the Vince Hines Foundation on 19th July 1975, London, England.

Vince Hines, an African, born 19th July 1942, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, the Caribbean, the son of Ivy and Thomas. He 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 travelled widely.
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.
He 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.
He 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.
Dr. Hines 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". He 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 (AaDI). He researched, designed and published a number of social and community development initiatives in support of Britain multi-cultural and multi-ethnic socially excluded.
Dr Hines 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, rejecting mendacity, larceny and slothfulness.
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 are:
British Social History: Dr Hines designed, introduced and continue to participate in a series of British Social History lectures, relating to Britain's First Generation People of Afrikan Descendants, immigrated to the UK from the British Commonwealth and colonies, including their subsequent offspring contributions and achievements since 1596 to current date. Themes: 'EVALUATE, CELEBRATE AND MOVE FORWARD'.
Vince Hines said, "This work is a collective study and demystification of British Social History during the period.
One of Vince Hines' favourite anti-racist statements is - "The World is my Home and Nations my Family".
Dr Vince Hines
Vince Hines

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"THE WORLD IS MY HOME AND NATIONS MY FAMILY" - Dr. Vince Hines, VHF Founder. Profile .

Vince Hines presents at London University.

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Appearing in person was Dr. Vince Hines, Founder and Chief Executive of the Vince Hines Foundation, and accompanied by Dr. K. W. Spence-Lewis, Senior Consultant to the Vince Hines Foundation.

About ten minutes before the start of the hearing, the LA Counsel handed a bundle of papers to Dr. Hines, as a response to the Court's request dated 21 st September 2005. The LA told the Court, in effect, that they did not have enough time to prepare. The bundle contained minutes of a joint meeting between the Charity and the LA Education Department at Cambridge House on 13 th April 2005, which is believed to be crucial to the LA Defence, along with copies of correspondence exchanged between the parties during 2005 and extracts from the Police Act 1997.
The LA failed to respond within reasonable time to the Court's request, dated 21 st September 2005, namely, given that evidence was provided by the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) that Dr. Hines was CRB checked at enhanced level in November 2005 for a purpose, 'the Local Authority will have to demonstrate the obligation upon Dr. Hines to satisfy the request for a CRB Certificate, and to make it clear to the Court whether CRB certificates were supplied by the Charity in relation to all others from whom they were legitimately sought'.
Dr. Hines protested strongly before a packed High Court about the lateness of delivery of the papers. He said that the LA had vast resources, which the Charity did not have, yet the LA talked about insufficient time.
Dr. Hines in his final comment to members of the LA Team said that it was ironic that the LA seemed prepared to spend potentially thousands of pounds on legal fees, and not prepare to spend that money in grant to the Charity or on other public services in the interest of local resident.
In addition, the Court consistently requested pointed information from the LA. First, on 23 rd August 2005, The Honourable Mr. Justice Collins, asked the LA to say what information the Charity did not provide, as alleged; and secondly, on 21st September 2005, The Honourable Mr. Justice Leveson asked the LA to demonstrate that Dr. Hines and the Charity failed to produce. Finally, on 7 th October the Honourable Mr. Justice Silber ordered a "Roll over", partly because the LA was slow to produce.
Based on the documentations provided by the LA so far, it could not reasonably argued that the LA was forth coming with hard and persuasive evidence of material failures by Dr. Vince Hines or the Charity in general.

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Text Box: Dr. Vince Hines, developing self-help partnerships

The National Federation of Self-Help Partnerships is the initiatives of veteran campaigner and community activist Dr. Vince Hines , who have had over forty years in community development work, in the UK, researching, designing, publishing, implementing and supporting community initiatives.
"Developing self-help partnerships among grassroots' groups, small and medium sized social enterprises, help to minimise the risks of groups folding up, leaving their beneficiaries without the services to which they grew accustomed," said Dr. Hines
"Self-Help Partnerships primary purpose is to facilitate swift, helpful cooperation and communication among members, helping them to focus on their strengths and weaknesses, and positioning them to benefit from existing opportunities and manage potential risks. The Partnership core purpose is to assist in enabling partners to achieve their mission statements," Dr. Hines continued.
"The Partnerships aim to help create conditions of trust, a culture of caring and sharing, in the interest of sustainable community development that meets the needs of the local community, where partners pooled resources for better management, efficient service delivery, avoidance of unnecessary service duplications, capacity building, sharing of expertise, and, for mutual benefits, present a collective voice to central government, local authorities, funders, policy makers and others as required, " Dr. Vince Hines concluded
The caring and sharing to which Dr. Hines referred are centred on areas like communal uses of premises, administration, ICT facilities and costs, expertise, staff - paid and unpaid, through secondment or otherwise, funding strategies, project management, Education and Training resources filling gaps in service delivery, relevant information, advocacy and general support.

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And, as people of Afrikan heritage, residing in Afrika and her Diaspora, our sacred and unfailing duties are to protect and promote the collective Afrikan Personality, in substance and for purpose, irrespective of our spiritual, metaphysical, philosophical, religious, scientific and political belief systems," said AaDI Co-Chairperson, Dr Vince Hines.

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