Identité noire dans la République Française: La place des noirs dans le paysage républicain pour une représentation de l’histoire


Host: Solidarité Africaine de France
Moderator: Sandrine Joseph
Price: 12€
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2009
Time: 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Belushi’s Paris
Street: 159 Rue de crimée Metro CRIMÉ ligne 7
City/Town: Paris, France

Au nom de l’association Solidarité Africaine de France , nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à une rencontre excepptionnelle, dont le thème sera: Identité noire dans la République Française ( la place des noirs dans le paysage républicain).

La rencontre se déroulera le dimanche 06 Septembre de 12h à 18h selon le programme ci-après 12h à 13h présentation des participants, de 13h à 14h déjeuner, et de 14 h à 18 débat au restaurant le Belushi’s Paris 159 rue de crimée( en face du canal ).

J’attire particulièrement votre attention sur le fait que notre intervenant, l’historien,écrivain,éditeur Dieudonné GNAMMANKOU, est un des plus grands professeurs d’histoire(enseignant d’histoire Africaine à la Sorbonne), il est aussi l’auteur de nombreux livres et articles.

Vous avez des idées des propositions d’actions favorisant la diversité et des envies de partager pour agir alors, chaque participant aura la parole entre 5 et-10 minutes pour exposer son idée.

Un modérateur sera présent pour assurer le cadre du débat et reformuler les propositions.

Un repas d’un prix de 12€ à la charge de chaque participant est à payer sur place au restaurant. Toute participation confirmée engage auprès du restaurant le paiement du repas.

Pour de plus amples informations vous pouvez joindre Arsène Olivier NIOMBELA au 06 09 24 81 63 ( responsable de la communication SAF) or Guy Samuel Nyoumsi au 06 98 97 43 61 ( Président de SAF).

Slavery Rememberance Day in Liverpool


Sankofa: This is a mythical bird that flies forwards while looking backwards with an egg (symbolising the future) in its mouth. Sankofa teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward.


Events programme
Slavery Remembrance Day memorial lecture
Friday 21 August 2009, 6pm at Liverpool Town Hall

This year’s memorial lecture will be given by Diane Nash, the US civil rights activist who was instrumental in the birth and development of America’s Civil Rights Movement. Her lecture will focus on her life and the legacy of the civil rights struggle in light of Barack Obama’s historic election victory.

Tickets for the lecture are free but places are limited so please call 0151 478 4543 or email learning central enquiries to book in advance (

The lecture is British Sign Language interpreted.

Family events
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August 2009, 10am-4pm at the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Piermaster’s House

An entertaining and thought-provoking cultural festival celebrating Black culture and heritage.

Full details are listed in our What’s On section for the weekend but highlights will include;

Live music, performances and talks.
Market stalls trading traditional West African and Caribbean food and crafts.
Libation on the waterfront by the Piermaster’s House. The weekend culminates on Sunday 23 August with this traditional African ceremony led by Chief Angus Chukuemeka. The offering of libation involves the pouring of liquid, which can be water or wine, in a special pattern to remember enslaved Africans and call on ancestors to bless the event.

Choreopoem and film by Zhana to be featured at the London Black Film Festival

Zhana shared this link:

Listen to “Harriet”.

“Harriet” is a choreopoem by Zhana which explores themes around the sexual exploitation of African American women during enslavement.

“Harriet” tells the true story of Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and portrays an imaginary meeting between her and Harriet Tubman. Harriet Jacobs hid in a tiny attic for seven years to escape the attentions of her white slavemaster.

Once free, she realized that freedom had always been her birthright, not something she should have to buy.

XING Stockholm Away From the Keyboard September Networking Event

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You are invited to an evening of business and social networking with the official XING Stockholm group at the Scandic Malmen @17.30-19.30 on 16 September.

Below are the details.

1. XING Stockholm September Away From the Keyboard Networking Event: Wednesday 16 SEPTEMBER. 17.30-19.30 @ the Scandic Malmen.

2. Entertainment: Title of Performance: BAR STORIES (selected scene from it)

Description: An ex-disco king (ROCCO) and an ex-disco queen (STELLA) meet years later from the glamorous times of the late 70’s – at a disco bar and discover they have much in common as they each reveal their hidden angst of being betrayed and left behind by the Disco King himself, John Travolta.

Jackie Kleefield is a playwright, director and performer from New York City. She currently teaches Simonson Jazz dance and Integral Hatha Yoga in Stockholm. Visit her XING profile:

3. XING Stockholm has booked a table for dinner at the Mississippi Inn @ 20h00. You must RSVP to Tunde by 13 September. Use XING to either send her a private message or leave one in her guest book:

Map for Mississippi Inn:

You MUST RSVP through this link to the event page if you want a pre-printed nametag:

Sandy Cane – 1st Black Mayor in Italy


Photo by Photo Agency

Sandy Cane, of African American decent, has been elected the first Black mayor in Italy in Viggin.

A black woman backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League has been elected mayor of the small Italian town of Viggiu close to the Swiss border. Sandy Cane, elected in local elections held across Italy at the weekend, won by a slim margin of only 38 votes.

The 48-year-old mayor will govern the town and surrounding district of Valceresio, on the border of Varesotto and the Swiss canton of Ticino.

The daughter of an American soldier and a woman from Viggiu who emigrated to northern France, Cane was born in Springfield in the US state of Massachusetts.

She told Adnkronos that the Northern League had “welcomed her warmly” and that she “was in love with Viggiu”.


Sandy Cane vidoe

“I want to think about the elderly and the young,” she said. She regarded as a “joke” suggestions by the Northern League secretary in Milan, Matteo Salvini, that the city should segregate train passengers by race.

Read more at The Independent.

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