Nehemiah UCHA progressive housing association is looking for board members


Hat tip: Sister Talk

Nehemiah UCHA is a progressive housing association and has a portfolio of nearly 1000 properties serving the multicultural African Caribbean, Asian and European communities within the West Midlands. The Association’s current housing stock is spread geographically across the region in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

We are currently recruiting for new board members and are seeking candidates who are interested in bringing their valued skills and experience to this Regional Housing Association. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to our vision of being a force for social and economic improvement, tackling poverty and inequality through our housing activities. All board members are currently paid.

You will:

Be expected to attend bi- monthly board meetings and bi-annual away days.
Demonstrate strategic vision and leadership skills
Ensure governance, internal control and risk management are effective
Have board level and/or director level experience in the not for profit or public sector
We are particularly keen to attract people with Banking, Treasury, Health and Social Care Management

For an information pack, please call 0121 358 0966 and ask for Janet Dubidat or email:

Closing Date 13th August 2010

African Remembrance Day 2010

Sunday 1 August 2010

Caribbean Freedom: Honoring Bernie Grant & the struggles for liberation and reparation. It is 6 years since the untimely death of the Tottenham Labour MP Bernie Grant. Focusing on this passionate and plain-speaking Politian of the people, African Remembrance Day 2010 will stage a series of activities featuring speakers, music and discussions. The day will explore struggles for freedom and reparations that shaped Bernie Grants politics when growing up in Guyana and the impact this had on creating the politician he became. A champion for justice and equality Bernie Grants legacy will be championed and the memory of his work will be put into the context of what it means for social politics today.

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Taking Care of Business in Italy – Josie St. Aimee – The Story Lady

The Story Lady

Josie St. Aimee, drama educator, vocalist, playwright, dancer, and founder and diretor of Actingout English workshops, has been involved in the performing arts for over 25 years. She founded the Academy Of Dramatic Arts in Atlanta GA, The Cambpell Dance, Ensemble & Drama Society and The High ground Producton company. She has written and directed over 25 plays, in the US, France, and Italy. Josie has taught for 15 years in both the American public school system and at various international schools overseas. She has a Masters degree in Educaton from Clark Atlanta University and is a certified ESL teacher, and Master TELL Educator. Her speciality as a TELL trainer is to teach educators how to reach English language learners in the classroom.

Since relocating to Italy in 2006, Josie has developed a educational methodology, teaching English through theatre, music, and dance. She has conducted several gospel music workshops at various venues and international schools . She has performed vocally all over Italy and Europe with the Bronzeville American Gospel Ensemble, and with Maestro Nehmiah Brown’s, Florence Gospel Choir. One performance was included a live peformance at the Vatican Giorno, Notte bibba project. Currently, Josie resides in Venice Italy, and is actively involved with music and The Acting Out English workshop project.

Visit Josie’s website for more information on workshops, seminars and to read testimonials.

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – England 4 – Ms. Afropolitan

Ms. Afropolitan

Ms. Afropolitan

About the MsAfropolitan Blog:

– The cosmopolitan African woman

The term Afropolitan is a hybrid of the words African + cosmopolitan. This is a great in depth description if you want to read more about Afropolitanism.

MsAfropolitan (miss Afropolitan) is an analytical lifestyle blog for and by the cosmopolitan African woman.

MsAfropolitan is a resource for those wishing to learn more about the increasingly influential Afropolitan lifestyle, particularly from a female perspective.

MsAfropolitan highlights the issues that affect the African diaspora.

MsAfropolitan aims to highlight the successes and resourcefulness of African women in the diaspora.

About the blogger:

I’m Minna Salami, the founder of this blog.

I call myself Afropolitan as I was born in Finland, grew up in Nigeria and studied in Sweden. I’ve also lived and worked in Spain and New York. Currently I reside in London and Lagos.

I love learning new languages and speak five (well, if I count in shy German).

I’m a fun person although I studied Politics at uni. Really, it’s true!

Sorry, I don’t eat Salami.

I have an affinity for commas that sometimes results in grammatical errors, so, thankfully, this blog, ain’t a dissertation.

I love veggie sausages.

I also love coconuts and EVERYTHING that contains coconut; coconut candles, coconut body lotion, coconut rice, coconut ice cream, beaches with coconut palm trees…

Link to Ms. Afropolitan

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – the Netherlands 4 – Natural Sisters

Natural Sisters

Natural Sisters

This blog is about my journey to create long healthy black hair. If you in a challenge yourself please let’s help each other. In this blog we can trade tips on hair care products, protective hairstyles, fashion and beauty products.

Link to Natural Sisters

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – England 3 – Ola’s World

Ola’s World

Ola's World

I am not a professional travel editor, journalist or writer; I am like you, a woman who is passionate about travel and travelling. I was bitten by the travel-bug at the age of ten on my first real trip away from home – the Isle of White. Although a long way from that girl of ten, travel (U.K. & abroad) has very much shaped who I am as well as provided the inspiration for Diverse Traveller.

For many years, I have shared my travel experiences with friends and family, plus strangers met while waiting for a bus or a train; so many different women – diverse backgrounds with diverse experiences. Sharing travel experiences is a real ice-breaker, in fact I have made many a good friend this way.

I was having so much fun sharing my passion for travel with so many wonderful women, that I wanted to encourage others to do the same. The result – Diverse Traveller.

Link to Diverse Traveller