Meet UK author and journalist Precious Williams

Meet UK author and journalist Precious Williams

Biography Precious Williams’s first book, Precious, A True Story, published by Bloomsbury in August 2010, is a memoir about growing up in trans-racial’private foster care’.  (A US edition, titled Color Blind, is published by Bloomsbury USA). Precious’s story has been featured on Sky News and  BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and in the Daily Telegraph & the Guardian.  Her memoir …

African History Month UK – Customs, Culture and Commemoratives

African History Month UK – Customs, Culture and Commemoratives

When: 1 – 29 October 2011 Where: Stanley Gibbons, 399 Strand, London WC2R 0LX, 9am – 5:30pm In celebration of Black History Month UK, rare stamp and collectibles dealer Stanley Gibbons will be hosting an exhibition based on the stamp collection of award-winning African-Caribbean creative, Jon Daniel. Stamps have been sourced by the expert team …

African History Month UK – The Black Hair Film Series with debate & workshop

African History Month UK – The Black Hair Film Series with debate & workshop

Where: Tricycle Cinema,269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR When: Sun 30 Oct, 2.30pm An IBHM event, the Black Hair Film Series is a fun & educational family afternoon on Black Hair and Beauty with film screening and discussion, a natural hair workshop, make-up & hair demonstration stalls. Films include: the ultimate black Hair film …

African History Month UK – Screening: Miracle at Santa Anna (15 cert)

African History Month UK – Screening: Miracle at Santa Anna (15 cert)

When: Sat 29 October 2-5pm Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1 Adm: £5.00 Black World War Two troops in heroic action movie never released in this country. Starring Laz Alonso, Michael Ealy, Derek Luke and directed by Spike Lee. See it on the big screen with Q an A afterwards. Also at 11am on the …

African History Month UK – Screening: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

African History Month UK – Screening: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

When: Friday 28 October 6.30pm-9.00pm plus Q and A Where: Kensington Library Theatre, Phillimore Walk, off High St Kensington, London W8 7RX. Adm: Online tickets only £8.00 click to book “Simply astonishing from start to finish !!” The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is unique. It gathers together a treasure trove of original film footage produced …

African History Month UK – Somali Week Festival Launch: Poetry & Discussion, Book Presentation

African History Month UK – Somali Week Festival Launch: Poetry & Discussion, Book Presentation

When: Saturday 22nd October 2011, 6:00pm-10:00pm Where: Oxford House, Derbishire street, London E2 6HG Adm: £10 (In Somali and English) The theme for this year’s festival will be introduced by Sarah Maguire, Director of the Poetry Translation Centre followed by a presentation from Dr Mpalive-Hangson, reader in English and humanites at Birkbeck Universty. Then Mahamed …

African History Month UK – MWALIMU EXPRESS:  Destination Mogadishu

African History Month UK – MWALIMU EXPRESS: Destination Mogadishu

When: 22 October 12pm – 6pm Where: RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA London’s only free lunchtime Pan African Family adventure chugs in with a dazzling experience of Africa and the Diaspora. All aboard the MWALIMU EXPRESS as we pull in to African cities and bring you awesome music from around the continent …

Islington Black Business Expo

Islington Black Business Expo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM Celebrate Black History Month with Islington Chamber of Commerce and Voluntary Action Islington! Islington Expo will bring the borough together to celebrate the vibrancy and importance of Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) businesses and their contribution to the local economy and Islington’s unique community spirit. …

Do you live in Paris or London? Love all things beauty? Bloggers wanted.

Do you live in Paris or London? Love all things beauty? Bloggers wanted.

Hello Beautiful BWIE! Do you love to talk all things beauty? Well Isabis is looking for YOU to try our products and tell us and the world what you think! We are launching a beauty social commerce website where ethnic women in Europe will be able to shop for great products that have not hit …

black and (A)broad, too – Interview with Black Women in Europe Founder Adrianne George, Part I

black and (A)broad, too – Interview with Black Women in Europe Founder Adrianne George, Part I

Welcome to “black and abroad, too“, a program that inspires today’s black woman to travel abroad created by Carolyn Vines. Listen in and find out who the program is for, what it intends to achieve, why I created it and how I’ll get my message across. Enjoy! Editors note: Carolyn Vines in the creator of …

African History Month in the UK – NARM African British Civil Rights History + CLR James Discussion

African History Month in the UK – NARM African British Civil Rights History + CLR James Discussion

When: Wednesday Oct. 19, 6.30-9.00pm Where: Centerprise Bookshop, 136 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS NARM (Naming And Role Model) consultant Kwaku will deliver an inter-active presentation on African British Civil Rights highlighting activists from the NARM book,including socio-political activist CLR James. There will be poetry by Ngoma Bishop, and Music4Causes rapper Kimba will perform …

African History Events in London 16 October 2012: 7th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards 2011  | NARM African British Civil Rights History With A Focus On Dr Harold Moody

African History Events in London 16 October 2012: 7th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards 2011 | NARM African British Civil Rights History With A Focus On Dr Harold Moody

7th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards 2011 When: Sun 16th October 2011, 6PM – 2AM Where: indigO2, Peninsular Square, London SE10 0DX Adm: £35 – £80 On the night the indigO2 will be filled with the very best in black British & international film, TV and entertainment talent vying to either win one of …

African History Month in the UK events on 15 October 2012: Mental health through African history | Jumping the Broom | Black Myth Versus History | Tribute: The Godfather of Afro-Beat Fela ‘Anikulapo’ (The King) Kuti and more
African History Month events today in London: Ancestral Voices | Bronze to Gold | Our African Roots

African History Month events today in London: Ancestral Voices | Bronze to Gold | Our African Roots

Film Screening: Ancestral Voices (2011, 73 mins) When: Thursday 13th October 2011, 7:30-9:30pm Where: Portobello Art Gallery, 6 Thorpe Close London W10 5XL Adm: Donations An educational documentary examining African spiritual practices widely stigmatised as Juju, Obeah or witchcraft. The film questions why African systems are viewed negatively whereas many more modern religions are not. …

African History Month UK – Hip Hop Black Scientists and Inventors

African History Month UK – Hip Hop Black Scientists and Inventors

When: Wednesday 12th October 6.30pm – 8.30pm Where: Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Road, London. SW12 8QY http://bispublications2.eventbrite.com/ Greetings, Michael Williams, author of the best-selling Black Scientists and Inventors series of books, will give an insight into how African music effects popular culture, the science of the five elements of Hip Hop culture, the legacy of …

Earn extra money by joining the European Diversity and Inclusion Congress 2012

Earn extra money by joining the European Diversity and Inclusion Congress 2012

EDIC is a high-profile international conference aiming at presenting and discussing innovative and successful strategies and trends in the fields of business, research, education and further training, society and media that are directly related to shifting market trends, global competitiveness, corporate sales and marketing. EDIC 2012 is proudly hosted by Vienna Chamber of Commerce and …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Defining your community (ies) in 10 key bullet points

Sisters sharing knowledge – Defining your community (ies) in 10 key bullet points

From Laura Bazile in France When it is time to jump into an online community, there are a few questions for whom answers must be “yes” or you take the risk either to be denied membership or simply go hunting to find out any good reason -once you joined, to stay. 1-An online community is …

Public meeting on black deaths in police custody in the UK

Public meeting on black deaths in police custody in the UK

A public meeting on the issue of black deaths in custody will be held at the London School of Economics Students Union (LSE SU), from 6.30-9.00pm on Wednesday 26 October 2011. Organised by Black Mental Health UK in association with the LSE SU, this event comes in the wake of a spate of incidents where …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Simplify your your life – Hair Routine

Sisters sharing knowledge – Simplify your your life – Hair Routine

From Lori van Echtelt in the Netherlands There are parts of life that I enjoy unexpected surprises. Not with my hair. I have my hair routines that require no thought. Having a hair routine simplifies your life and frees up time to do other things. It also reduces stress. Your hair routine has to be …

Akhaya Cookery School in London – dedicated solely to African cooking

Akhaya Cookery School in London – dedicated solely to African cooking

The African cookery school Akhaya is run by Jenny, a young woman of Nigerian descent just setting up business. Akhaya is the UK’s first cookery school dedicated to African cookery and was inspired by a passion for food from across the world, but especially African food. As a continent, Africa is made up of a …

CinemAfrica’s film breakfast in Stockholm

CinemAfrica’s film breakfast in Stockholm

Söndag 16 oktober Efter en lång sommar är vi äntligen tillbaka med höstens första filmfrukost: 3 x kvinnors berättelser! Vi visar tre filmer som alla väcker frågor om identitet och makt, om vår samtid och om hur spåren av kolonisationen lever kvar och fortfarande formar vår syn på varandra och världen. I de tre filmerna …

Samata Angel, 2010 Black Women in Europe Power Lister secures book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing

Samata Angel, 2010 Black Women in Europe Power Lister secures book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing

Samata Angel personifies the accomplished, beautiful, young black woman in Europe. She was named to the UK’s Red List of Hot Women, Dod & Scottish Widows Award, the Black Women in Europe 2010 Power List, Start Up Britain Campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress Award winner, and was named the campaign director for the Red Carpet …