Clara Amfo
black UK

Clara Amfo-British radio and television presenter and voice-over artist.

Clara Amfo is best known for her 10am -1pm BBC Radio 1 show, and it’s world famous Live Lounge slot. Clara’s show has seen her interview the world’s most prolific artists from Jay-Z, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams to name but a few.  She was also the host of the iconic BBC Radio 1 …

UK Black History Month
African Diaspora

Black Togetherness 🖐🏿🖐🏾🖐🏽

The Black Togetherness campaign celebrates the beauty and empowerment that happens whenever people from the African diaspora come together. We’ve learnt that standing hand-in-hand, strengthened by our differences, is the only way our communities will thrive and prosper. Step 1 Take a picture of your hand.Step 2 Write 1-3 words that sums upwhat black togetherness means to you.Step …

Self Love

How To Make CBD-Infused Face Masks At Home

CBD is the latest rage in the beauty and skincare industry. The compound is known to provide extraordinary benefits to the skin through anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-acne properties. CBD oil contains a spectrum of potent nutrients, omega fatty acids that aids in moisturization, and is also rich in antioxidants that enhance skin texture and looks. …

UK Black History Month
black England, black UK

BHM UK: Camden Black History Season: Contemporary Activism, from past to present

From past to present we link Authors, Activists and thinking about how young people can become future activists About this Event Contemporary Activism, from past to present: Making lasting change for the Black community Over Black History Season we will be remembering activist and journalist Claudia Jones, founder of Carnival in London at St Pancras …

black England, black UK

BHM UK: Camden Black History Season: Headties and Headwraps

Exploring the complex history of turbans, headties and headwraps with a virtual workshop,imagery and showing of the film Wax Print About this Event Exploring the complex history of turbans, headties and headwraps with a virtual workshop,imagery and showing of the film Wax Print A symbol of resistance identity and validation of beauty, head ties and …

UK Black History Month
Black Women in Europe

BHM UK: Camden Black History Season: Books and Beyond

Books and Beyond Launching Camden’s virtual book club for our Black History Season -          Girl, Women, Other     by Bernadine Evaristo      live webinar   20 Oct -          My Sister, The Serial Killer    by Oyinkan Braithwaite  live webinar 17 Nov -          Ordinary People  by Diana Evans  live webinar  08 Dec Start reading and join the discussion with guest …

UK Black History Month
black England, black UK

BHM UK: Black Film Collectives: Then and Now

Celebrating Black History Season at Swiss Cottage Gallery Curated by Anthony Andrews of We Are Parable in partnership with LUX, BFI and The June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive.  Celebrating Black History Season at Swiss Cottage Gallery   5 Oct – 19 Nov 2020.   We are delighted to announce that Anthony Andrews, the Co-founder of We Are Parable has curated the exhibition Black Film Collectives: …

UK Black History Month
black England, black UK

BHM UK: Back to the Future: How our Journey began coordinated by Camden Black Workers Group (CBWG)

Date And Time Fri, 23 October 202018:00 – 20:30 BST This will be a programme of conversation featuring guest speakers – Patrick Vernon OBE, British social commentator, Basil Gabbidon musician Steel Pulse and activist; Dr Angela Herbert – Chair of Violent Crime prevention board and Kieran Ferdinand Camden Council Hosted and facilitated by Alim Kamara …

UK Black History Month
black UK

PRS Presents Black History Month

PRS for Music, in collaboration with PRS Foundation bring to you this special virtual edition of the long-running series PRS Presents, celebrating Black History Month. Hosted by award winning broadcaster and author Gemma Cairney, you will see performances from emerging and established PRS Members, historic and educational elements and organisations highlighted that are around to support …

tech skills
Women & Money

5 Tech Skills to get over unemployment during the pandemic

Five Tech Skills to get Over Unemployment During the COVID-19 Pandemic Being unemployed is a difficult situation. It can be overwhelming because, as days pass, your savings decrease. In the same way, being in isolation has been difficult for everybody. It’s because being isolated increases your anxiety as well as your stress levels. During the …

UK Black History Month
black UK, Black Wales

BLM UK-‘We were taken advantage of. That is what hurt’

From the BBC When Neville Howard arrived in the UK as part of the Windrush generation in 1947 it was a different world. The 92-year-old – well-known around Cardiff for his singing – remembered reading “no blacks, no Irish” signs and how he “just had to learn to live with” racism. Mr Howard said: “All …

UK Black History Month
black UK

BHM UK: The digital activism boosting Black Lives Matter

From the BBC If you didn’t think you could use a dating app or a video game to protest against racial injustice, think again. With many cities still under lockdown measures, people are finding innovative online ways to demonstrate solidarity or collect donations in support of Black Lives Matter. It’s more than just posting a …

UK Black History Month
black UK, Black Wales

BHM UK – Black History month: ‘As a black female, it’s important I can be seen’

From the BBC As the start of October marks the beginning of Black History Month across the UK, three trailblazers from Wales’ black community say more needs to be done to address issues of inequality at the top of their industries. TV producer Liana Stewart, Swansea’s first female black councillor Yvonne Jardin and artist and …

UK Black History Month
African Diaspora, black UK

How the advertising industry can help empower racial equality

Written by Nishma Robb Athird of us come from working class backgrounds, but only 10% break into what’s considered elite careers1. When we talk about equality in the U.K., we need to talk about income equality. I’ve seen a lot of change for good during my 25 years in advertising and media. But as a …

BWIE
African Diaspora

UNESCO & Idries Shah Foundation “World Tales” Short Story Competition

Sir/Madam, We are pleased to inform you that UNESCO, the Idries Shah Foundation and the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities of UNESCO (ICCAR) invite 12-18 year olds all around the world to enter the World Tales Short Story Competition and write a short story about the challenges of tomorrow. Please find here all relevant information on UNESCO’s website and here. The theme of this 2020 First Edition …

BBM
African Diaspora, black UK

Global African History And Decolonising And Identity Language Forum Offered Via Zoom For Those Interested In Improving Their Knowledge In A Post-George Floyd World

A group of community projects, led by BTWSC/African History Revisited and BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress), is delivering weekly accessible global African history programmes, starting from tonight. It is also providing a forum for exploring decolonising and African identity language, as part of supporting the wake up call from the death of George Floyd and other …

Photo: NK Gala 2020
black Scandinavia, black Sweden

Selam Fessahaye – Fashion Through African Eyes from Sweden

Maybe you aren’t familiar with Swedish fashion designers and stylists, but when Beyonce wears one of your dresses in her ground-breaking Black is King visual album, everyone notices. For example, this story from FORM: The Magazine for Nordic Architecture and Design – Beyoncé wears a dress by Swedish designer Selam Fessahaye Last week, Beyoncé released …