Jourdan Dunn is Britain’s 2015 Model of the Year

Jourdan Dunn is Britain’s 2015 Model of the Year

Jourdan Dunn was named Model of the Year at the 2015 British Fashion Awards. Jourdan Dunn was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Model Management in London shortly thereafter. She began appearing on international runways in early 2007. In February 2008, she was the first black model to walk a Prada runway …

European Dialogue Skills and Migration

European Dialogue Skills and Migration

European Commission’s 1st Dialogue on Skills and Migration In preparation of a possible reform of the EU Blue Card and a new Commission communication on legal migration and integration, the dialogue will help the Commission to better understand the challenges economic actors face with skills and labour shortages and the role played by skilled non-EU …

Rita Bosaho 1st black woman in Spanish Parliament

Rita Bosaho 1st black woman in Spanish Parliament

Source: The Guardian Podemos’ Rita Bosaho becomes Spain’s first female black MP As Spanish politicians gear up for what could be weeks of political wrangling, the unprecedented election result has ushered in another first for the country, with Podemos’ Rita Bosaho becoming the first black person to win a seat in Spain’s parliament. “It’s about …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2015 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2015 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2015 – A List of Our Own© Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2015 – A List of Our Own© In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. For the past two years the list was …

Ronke Lawal asks Do Black Women Need To Leave The UK To Be Successful?

Ronke Lawal asks Do Black Women Need To Leave The UK To Be Successful?

Do Black Women Need To Leave The UK To Be Successful? by Ronke Lawal In April 2014 I was quoted in Pride Magazine (not a cover girl yet but I’m working on it) “Do Black Women Have To Leave The UK To Be Successful?” http://pridemagazine.com/ Unfortunately I cannot find a link to the full article online …

Fountainhead Tanz Theatre November 2015 e-Letter

Fountainhead Tanz Theatre November 2015 e-Letter

FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Théâtre e – Letter November 2015 . Berlin.Germany www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com Anniversary 2015 Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, 35 years Black International Cinema Berlin, 30th edition Black International Cinema Berlin Film Awards, 25 years THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin, 20 years …

Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin

Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin

RAI Book Launch – 23rd November, 5 – 6.30pm Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Nottingham) Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin For self-made artist and soldier Horace Pippin— His ability to transform combat service into canvases of emotive power, psychological depth, and realism showed not only how he …

“A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions

“A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions

Hat tip: Angela Shaw AUP is proud to announce its upcoming conference “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions from 26-28 May 2016. The conference will represent a broad international and interdisciplinary explorations of Baldwin’s life and writing, with a special emphasis on the Paris he inhabited, both what it was and …

Race and Resistance and Rhodes Must Fall petition and protest tomorrow

Race and Resistance and Rhodes Must Fall petition and protest tomorrow

Hey folks, For those who don’t know me, I’m the founder and organizer of the Oxford Pan-African Forum (OXPAF). I’ve been active in the movement for Black Lives in the UK and an active participant in the Race and Resistance seminar for the past 2 years. I am also a founding member of Rhodes Must Fall …

Simone Biles became the 1st woman in history to win 3 straight World all-around titles at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow.

Simone Biles became the 1st woman in history to win 3 straight World all-around titles at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow.

Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, became the first woman in history to win three straight World all-around titles tonight at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Great Britain. 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, was the silver-medalist, giving the USA the first …

MS Warrior Lucie B Wins Big at the 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger World Jump Rope Championship

MS Warrior Lucie B Wins Big at the 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger World Jump Rope Championship

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, 48-year-old MS survivor and entrepreneur Lucie B won the 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger World Jump Rope Championship in Madrid, Spain. Representing both the USA and Sweden, she was awarded 1 Silver and 4 Gold Medals. 2015 World Jump Rope/ Arnolds Jump Rope Champion Never Allow Perceived Limitations to Limit Your Potential …

The Black Special Relationship’: African American scholarship and its impact on Black intellectual life in Britain’

The Black Special Relationship’: African American scholarship and its impact on Black intellectual life in Britain’

Blackness in Britain Conference The Black Special Relationship’: African American scholarship and its impact on Black intellectual life in Britain’ 30-31st October Birmingham City University Click for full information. The Blackness in Britain conference series is concerned with the past and future histories and narratives of Black populations in the UK and the wider African …

What’s Happening in Black British History III

What’s Happening in Black British History III

29 October 2015, 10:30 – 18:00 Event Type: Workshop Venue: The Chancellor’s Hall (Senate House, first floor) Venue Details: Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU Convenors: Miranda Kaufmann and Michael Ohajuru Programme 10.30-10.45 Registration: tea & coffee 10.45-11.30 Keynote address: Eric Huntley 11.30-1.00 Session One: Challenging the Conventional Narratives Chair: Rovianne Matovu (Freelance Museum …

Black Europe Summer School Program 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Black Europe Summer School Program 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations Black Europe Summer School Program 2016 June 20 – July 1, 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Now in its 9th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies …

The Barcelona 2016 Decolonizing Knowledge and Power Summer School

The Barcelona 2016 Decolonizing Knowledge and Power Summer School

Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons A summer school in Barcelona, Spain July 11- July 21, 2016 Application Deadline: February 1, 2016 The international Summer School, “Decolonizing Knowledge and Power,” is an undertaking that aims at enlarging the scope of the conversation (analysis and investigation) …

Artwell’s Contribution to Oxford’s African History Month 2015

Artwell’s Contribution to Oxford’s African History Month 2015

Date: Saturday 24 October 2015 Time: 17.00 – 21.00 Place: United Reform Church Hall, Oxford Road, Cowley 0X4 2ES (near Temple Cowley Library) Email EOCC@redjel.co.uk for more information or text 0775 78 12 449 Ancient Africa’s Gift to: Law, Architecture, Mathematics, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. This is a 45 minute slide introduction to Africa’s Gifts …

Telling it like it was – Dr. Hakim Adi

Telling it like it was – Dr. Hakim Adi

Yesterday’s Black History Month Lecture organized at Pembroke College by Black Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Oxford University was inspiring as well as interesting. The Pichette Auditorium was filled with a healthy mix of students, staff and community to listen to Dr. Hakim Adi, Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at Chichester University, talk about The …

La Noire de… d’Ousmane Sembène

La Noire de… d’Ousmane Sembène

La Noire de… d’Ousmane Sembène Le 1er octobre, BOZAR CINEMA présente La Noire de…  d’Ousmane Sembène. Dans ce film datant de 1966, le réalisateur sénégalais explore la dynamique complexe de la période post-coloniale au travers de l’histoire de Diouana, jeune sénégalaise engagée comme servante dans une famille française.En présence des comédiens Mbissine Thérèse Diop et Philippe …

British history and anti-racist campaigning A discussion event

British history and anti-racist campaigning A discussion event

We are pleased to announce that our first event ‘British history and anti-racist campaigning‘ will be held at the Marx Memorial Library, London EC1 on Tuesday October 20th at 6.30pm until 8pm. Please go to our Eventbrite page to register. The event is free of charge but registration is required. This event is inspired by …

Oxford University’s Black History Month Lecture 2015

Oxford University’s Black History Month Lecture 2015

On 20th October at 6pm, Professor Hakim Adi will present the University of Oxford’s 2015 Black History Month Lecture, entitled ‘The 70th Anniversary of the Manchester Pan-African Congress and Its Significance Today’. The Fifth Pan-African Congress (Manchester 1945) was the most influential and politically significant of the seven Pan-African Congresses, as it brought together key …

Kim Golden is writing stories in all love’s colors

Kim Golden is writing stories in all love’s colors

“I write about relationships, about love. I often write about interracial relationships. I like reading stories about people who are different, who see past the differences and fall in love. And those are the stories I also enjoy writing. I write stories for people who know that love comes in many colors“. Kim, a Philadelphia, …