What’s Culture Got To Do With It?

What’s Culture Got To Do With It?

“WHAT’S CULTURE GOT TO DO WITH IT?” Conference 15-18 June 2009 Uppsala, Sweden AIMS The main aim of the conference is to discuss what role the study of culture – here creative cultural expressions – plays and could play in understanding change in contemporary Africa. The title of the conference should read as: What’s culture …

Othella Dallas – Diva in Basel, Switzerland

Othella Dallas – Diva in Basel, Switzerland

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3YqmmLM_zM[/youtube] Othella Dallas’ powerful voice and passionate dancing are known throughout the world. Born in 1925, she still is the vibrant “Little Girl from Memphis” at the peak of her career. Othella sings Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Latin melodies in a very personal and fascinating way. Her new CD “I Live The Life I Love”, …

The Dods & Scottish Widows Women in Public Life Awards (UK)

The Dods & Scottish Widows Women in Public Life Awards (UK)

The Dods & Scottish Widows Women in Public Life Awards celebrate women leaders in society and seek to recognise and promote the work of women in politics, business, the civil service and community leadership. The Awards which are now in their third year, aim to highlight the achievements of outstanding women role models amongst us. …

Ann Martin-Papazoglou, a Black Expat in Greece created the Baracko Coin

Ann Martin-Papazoglou, a Black Expat in Greece created the Baracko Coin

No one understood the power of the coin for getting a political message across like the Ancient Greeks. Their coinage was circulated throughout the ancient world to honor everything from victories, events, and patron deities, to nature. Also, it was the perfect way to let it be known “who did what and where”. The coin’s …

Neger Niggersson and Oskar Neger:  yup, it’s just like what it sounds like

Neger Niggersson and Oskar Neger: yup, it’s just like what it sounds like

The press in southern Sweden reported last week that during police training in Malmö used the fictional names “Neger Niggersson” and “Oskar Neger” (Negro) for internal training purposes. What’s up with that? Well an internal police investigation aims to find out. Read a version of events in English. “Neger Niggersson” figur i polisens internutbildning Av …

Call for Papers:  Constructing Black France: A Transatlantic Dialogue

Call for Papers: Constructing Black France: A Transatlantic Dialogue

Hat tip: Angela Shaw CALL FOR PAPERS “Constructing Black France: A Transatlantic Dialogue” Barnard College-Columbia University April 17, 2009 Symposium Conveners: The Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS), Columbia University and the Africana Studies program Barnard College The Institute for Research in African American Studies (Columbia University) in conjunction with the Africana Studies …

Zina Saro-Wiwa: A triple threat in the UK

Zina Saro-Wiwa: A triple threat in the UK

Zina Saro-Wiwa is a triple threat: filmaker, writer and musician. Zina is the founder of AfricaLab. AfricaLab is a production company dedicated to changing the way the world sees Africa through visual media, principally film and art. We produce films and run contemporary art projects that are explicitly designed to populate the world with fresh …

Access the archives of African American Culture and History

Access the archives of African American Culture and History

Hat tip: Lorraine Spencer Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. In time for Black History Month in the US Google and Johnson’s Publishing announce the Ebony, Jet and Negro Digest magazine archive online. Click on the following links: Ebony, Jet, and Negro Digest

BlackExpat.com Relaunches with New Design

BlackExpat.com Relaunches with New Design

Online magazine celebrates the diversity of the Expat community. Stockholm, SWE February 11, 2009 – BlackExpat.com is revealing a new look. The online magazine, which unites Black Expats around the world, has been redesigned and revamped for an enhanced reading experience ahead of the release of its second issue. "I think that your first issue …

Tahira Jumah: UK Singer

Tahira Jumah: UK Singer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AkOR3s9Xio[/youtube] Source: Tahira, has forged a solid reputation as a singer with a unique vocal style. an accomplished singer/songwriter whose five octave range and strong visuals, has secured her sessions and / performances with artist as diverse as:- Patrick Adams, Odyssey, Ronnie Jordan, Gabrielle, Major, China Black, Skip McDonald (Tackhead), Angelo Starr, Sheena Easton, Sessions …

Memorial to Natasja Saad – Danish Reggae

Memorial to Natasja Saad – Danish Reggae

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIjPJL4QTGg[/youtube] Source Natasja Saad also known as Lil T, Little T and Natasja, was a Danish rapper and reggae singer whose vocals on a popular U.S. and European remix of “Calabria” gained her fame and a number one spot on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart six months after her death in a car accident. Saad, …

Emilia is in the Swedish Song Contest for the lead up to EuroVision

Emilia is in the Swedish Song Contest for the lead up to EuroVision

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucrKVK_Fwcs[/youtube] Emilia Rydberg is a Swedish ballad/pop music singer, mostly known for her hit “Big Big World”. Emilia was discovered in 1996 by Lars Anderson, son of ABBA’s manager, Stig Anderson. Rydberg’s father is Ethiopian singer Teshome Mitiku; and her mother is Swedish. In 2008 she released two new singles called “I Won’t Cry” and …

Young Scholar’s Network-Black Diaspora and Germany-Call for Submission of Research Proposals

Young Scholar’s Network-Black Diaspora and Germany-Call for Submission of Research Proposals

Call for Interest and for Submission of Research Proposals Young Scholar’s Network – Black Diaspora and Germany In recent years, scholarly work on Germany’s colonial past and its continuing consequences has stressed the relevance of notions of Blackness and whiteness to German national identity formation. Afro German feminists conducted pioneering work in exploring the various …