Barbados born Marvo Straughn from Lewisham tells us how she came up with the idea of her business of Caribbean Baby Foods.

Barbados born Marvo Straughn from Lewisham tells us how she came up with the idea of her business of Caribbean Baby Foods.

How we started I had a dream I was in a supermarket with my baby son Andrew who was in his buggy and he wanted me to buy some cornmeal porridge, (which is a traditional dish in the Caribbean). I looked at the shelves in the baby isle, but could not see any, then I …

Introducing the ‘Our Voices” series – From Denmark, Black Girl on Mars

Introducing the ‘Our Voices” series – From Denmark, Black Girl on Mars

I have been, if not a friend, a friendly acquaintance and fan of Lesley-Ann Brown, a.k.a. Black Girl on Mars since 2006 or so. Her writing is so compelling I am grateful she has agreed to let me share her work here in a new series of blog posts titled ‘Our Voices’*. Her first contribution …

Margaret Gärding

Margaret Gärding and F!

Source: Wikipedia.org Feminist Initiative (Swedish: Feministiskt initiativ, abbreviated Fi or F!) is a feminist political party in Sweden. The party was formed (from a previous pressure group of the same name) in 2005, and announced on 9 September 2005 that it would put up candidates for the 2006 parliamentary elections in Sweden. After running in …

Aminata

Aminata is representing Latvia in Eurovision 2015

Source: Eurovision.com Aminata (Aminata Savadogo) has roots in a diverse ethnic and cultural background. Her ancestry is a mix of African and Russian ethnicity, which, together with the broad and inspiring Latvian culture, has influenced her to express her talents in composing and singing since the early childhood. Aminata was born in Riga in 1993 …

Call for all postgraduate students of slavery and antislavery

Call for all postgraduate students of slavery and antislavery

The Antislavery Usable Past Postgraduate Research Network This new network will bring together postgraduate students of historic or contemporary slavery and antislavery studies from across the humanities and social sciences. An annual workshop will create research and learning networks; provide opportunities to debate current topics in the field; and provide a supportive environment where postgraduates …

Moira Stuart – the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television

Moira Stuart – the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television

Moira Clare Ruby Stuart OBE is a British presenter, who was the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television. She has presented many television news and radio programmes for the BBC and is currently the newsreader for The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. Source: BBC Moira Stuart’s career in radio and television …

Social Justice, Human Rights, Mental Health Care & The UK’s African Caribbean Black British Diaspora  community round table at the House of Lords

Social Justice, Human Rights, Mental Health Care & The UK’s African Caribbean Black British Diaspora community round table at the House of Lords

BMH UK community round table at the House of Lords Social Justice, Human Rights, Mental Health Care & The UK’s African Caribbean Black British Diaspora Date:                     Monday 16th March  Time:                    11.00 – 1.00 pm  Venue:         …