Marina and her support of Black Women with cancer in the UK

Marina and her support of Black Women with cancer in the UK

Everyday in the UK, African Caribbean women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This means that within the next quarter of an hour, another sister will be told they have the illness. Betterdays Cancer Care is an African Caribbean Breast Cancer Support Organisation that works to establish and sustain an effective self help Group. By providing, …

Ciara Arnette

Ciara Arnette

Ciara Arnette is a Jazz Vocalist, Actress, Writer and Lyricist. She began singing after working for the Homeless in Los Angeles. In 2001,she co-starred in her first film as Reva in Cannes (Cam??ra d’or au Festival de Cannes 1979) and Sundance Film Festival winning Director Rob Nilsson’s “Scheme-C6” Ciara has toured internationally with Jazz legends …

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Additional links to information courtesy of Bill at Jewels of the Jungle:UN News CentrePast injustices should spur battle against modern forms of slavery (says) Ban Ki-moon, 03/25/08Official website of the UN International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Taking care of business in France Part 3– Christelle Lathaire – Stylvania Creations

Taking care of business in France Part 3– Christelle Lathaire – Stylvania Creations

Stylanvia Creations by Christelle Lothaire Born in 1981, of west Indian origin, I always lived in France in the Paris region. Since childhood, I had decided that later I would create my own clothes. As soon as I had possibility of it, I went to school of mode the Thistle Chardon Savard in Paris where …

Carole Beausaint Denis

Carole Beausaint Denis

Carole Beausaint Denis is a singer-songwriter born in London and currently based in Amsterdam. She has co-written songs with many prominent members of the UK music scene such as Nick Van Gelder (Ozric Tentacles, Jamiroquai, Akimbo) and two-time Grammy Award winner Phil Ramocon (Jimmy Cliff, Neneh Cherry, Keb??? Mo???). Her career as a singer has …

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Better to give than to receive, or 48 hours in the life of an Obama delegate candidate.

Better to give than to receive, or 48 hours in the life of an Obama delegate candidate.

The Democrats Abroad EMEA caucus in Brussels this past weekend was exhausting and exhilarating. As an Obama delegate candidate and elector (I could vote for the delegates) it was an experience I will never forget. Friday evening started with drinks with the first 14 registrants and the Mayor of Brussels followed by a private tour …

From Sweden to Brussels to Denver?

From Sweden to Brussels to Denver?

I am heading to the Democrats Abroad (DA) Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Caucus today in Brussels. Among other issues 4 Obama delegates will be chosen who will attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August. Additional delegtes will be chosen at other DA caucuses. The Obama campaign has approved my application to …

Mona Hammond

Mona Hammond

Mona Hammond, Officer, Order of the British Empire is a Jamaican actress and co-founder of the Talawa Theatre Company. Although born in Jamaica, Hammond emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1959, where she has remained ever since. Hammond has had a long and distinguished stage career. She is best known for her work on British …

Candace Allen explains what it’s like to be the only black person at a classical concert in London

Candace Allen explains what it’s like to be the only black person at a classical concert in London

Here’s an interesting read from Candance in London: Not long after my arrival in London 13 years ago I had the extraordinary privilege to be sitting second row centre at an evening featuring Cecilia Bartoli singing Haydn concert arias. Being a reasonably “cultured” American, I was of course aware of Bartoli and had heard a …