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 …