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Dr. Vince Hines

National Director

The Black European Community Development Federation

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The Black European Community Development Federation

Background Information

Employment History




Trustee and Chairperson
Zulu Publications

National Union of Journalists

Member of Afrikan Studies Centre
East London University



London School of Journalism

economics and politics

City of London College


Social Science

Ministerial Academy

Masters degree

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In his published lecture at The University of London, Queen Mary's College national policy seminar in October 2004, Dr. Vince Hines, National Director of The Black European Community Development Federation and subsequently co-founder and co-chairman of the International Organisation, The Afrikan and Diaspora Institute (ADI), wrote : "Members of the Black and ethnic minority communities are Britain's assets, not her liabilities. Black initiatives should be encouraged to grow and contribute to the nation's wealth, as the Black and ethnic communities demonstrate time and time again in areas of sports, entertainment and business development.

"Britain needs her Black and ethnic minority communities, as her wider population aged. Britain needs to compete effectively with world competitions. She would be foolish to allow a significant proportion of her young population to remain untrained, unskilled and relatively angry, partly because some funding managers lack vision and commitment to get the very best from multi-cultural Britain, which will remain with us for thousand of years," Dr. Hines concluded.

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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".
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- Dr Vince Hines, Chairperson of Britain's National Federation of Self-Help Partnerships.

We cannot afford to waste them," concluded Dr. Hines

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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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