Toni Morrison: New Directions – University of Durham, UK

Toni Morrison: New Directions – University of Durham, UK

Hat tip: Lorraine Spencer Toni Morrison: New Directions University of Durham, UK Thursday 25th June 2009 This one day international symposium seeks to assess, revisit and reflect on the work and position of the contemporary African American novelist and critic Toni Morrison. There will be particular emphasis on the author’s most recent publications as well …

Taking Care of Business in the UK Part 3 – Nina Odejimi-Riley

Taking Care of Business in the UK Part 3 – Nina Odejimi-Riley

Exciting Education With NinaLaZina Nina Odejimi-Riley is the Business Manager for NinaLaZina. We are a dedicated team of professional staff from a variety of creative arts and teaching backgrounds; from performance arts, teaching to fine arts. NinaLaZina invests in our training to ensure that we have the best tutors that can inspire and guide students. …

Another Dutch Novel Reinforces Sexual Sterotypes Of Black Women In Holland

Another Dutch Novel Reinforces Sexual Sterotypes Of Black Women In Holland

Hat tip: Afro Europe International Blog In the Netherlands an author started a row by publishing a book that is sexual stereotyping black women. The book ‘Alleen maar nette mensen’ (Just fine people) is the debut of Dutch author Robert Vuistjes. Naturally all of the information I’ve seen about this book is in Dutch except …

European, African and American Scholars

European, African and American Scholars

Hat tip: Lorraine Spencer Guest Speaker for 2009-2010 Global Awareness Program in Florida Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida is accepting applications from European, African and American scholars and political leaders with outstanding achievements in their countries who will be in the United States in September, October, February or March during the 2009-2010 academic year. The …

Nordic Africa Days 2009

Nordic Africa Days 2009

Hat tip: Zola Mumford Africa: In Search of Alternatives Nordic Africa Days 2009 1-3 October – Trondheim, Norway The conference is organised by Africa Network Norway, in close cooperation with the Nordic Africa Institute. It is interdisciplinary and open to researchers, master students and practitioners who apply research-based knowledge pertaining to African issues. More information …

Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI)

Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI)

*Inaugural 2009 Manuscript Competition* Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI), a new initiative devoted to critical thinking and writing about the African Diaspora and the pursuit of a cross-generational dialogue on issues related to it (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ICI/), is pleased to announce our inaugural 2009 competition for the two best unpublished, single-authored manuscripts or manuscripts …

African Identities in the Age of Obama

African Identities in the Age of Obama

CALL FOR PROPOSALS First African and African American Studies Conference “African Identities in the Age of Obama” October 8-10, 2009 Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2009 George Mason University George Johnson Center Conference Chair: Wendi N. Manuel-Scott, wmanuels@gmu.edu On 20 January 2009, the first African-American citizen, Barack Hussein Obama, was sworn in as the President of …

Genny Jones and Associates – Taking You To The Next Level In The UK

Genny Jones and Associates – Taking You To The Next Level In The UK

Life coaching children to help them develop confidence and self esteem, on an individual or group basis. We also have programmes to work with schools, after school clubs, youth clubs and any organisation that work with children. Life coaching Individuals to break through their limitations and release there true potential so that they can become …

Nanthe Culinary Anthropology in the Netherlands

Nanthe Culinary Anthropology in the Netherlands

Nanthe was founded by Dr. Fernanda Wessels, cultural anthropologist and independent entrepreneur. Nanthe is a culinary consultancy for applied anthropology. Our theme is the wonderful diversity of cooking and eating habits in the Netherlands. Based on the knowledge and insights from social science research into food cultures, we offer the following products and services: workshops …

UPDATE:  The Silent Majority – European Women’s conference – 11 May – London

UPDATE: The Silent Majority – European Women’s conference – 11 May – London

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel The Silent Majority Conference on Monday 11 May. We still hope to be able to hold the conference at a later date and will keep you informed. Eva ============= Eva Szabo European Commission Rep in the UK 8 Storey’s Gate, London SW1P 3AT, UK http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/index_en.htm www.europe.org.uk …

Join the All-Black Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in London’s West End

Join the All-Black Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in London’s West End

Broadway transfer on look-out for British ‘new, black talent’ Published Thursday 23 April 2009 at 15:15 An all-black Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring James Earl Jones, is transferring to the West End this autumn and has launched a search for a UK creative team from “non-traditional” backgrounds. The …

Black British Woman Facing Execution in Laos

Black British Woman Facing Execution in Laos

Several of my colleague bloggers in the AfroSpear have been covering this tragic story including African American Political Pundit, Aulelia, and Field Negro. I encourage you to read their posts as combined they provide extensive details and insight. Here are the bare bones: 1. Miss Samantha Orobator, 20, from London was arrested last August at …

Black International Cinema Berlin

Black International Cinema Berlin

A COMPLEXION CHANGE International & Intercultural Diplomacy XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin MAY 7 – 10, 2009 Intercultural/Interdisciplinary film/video, dance, theatre, music & seminar presentations Berlin/Germany & USA in cooperation with/in Kooperation mit Commissioner for Integration, District Tempelhof/Schöneberg, Berlin der Integrationsbeauftragten des Bezirks Tempelhof/Schöneberg, Berlin VENUE/VERANSTALTUNGSORT RATHAUS SCHÖNEBERG John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 10820 Berlin/Germany For further information, please …

US Style Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch in Stockholm with Cyndee Peters

US Style Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch in Stockholm with Cyndee Peters

Koppartälten, Hagaparken Solna 9-12 noon or 12:15-3pm (Foto: A.Engström) Music: CYNDEE PETERS & PELLE ANKARBERG Our Menu American pancakes/Maple syrup Cheese omelette and plain omelette Ham and fried eggs Homefries Prinskorv Beef Fajitas Tortilla & taco sauce Salads Cheerios and Cornflakes Home-baked Breads Butter, cheese and marmelade Fresh Fruit Virgin Mary Juices: orange and apple …