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:         …

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015 Theme: The important role of women in national development Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2015 Time: 6.15pm – 9.30pm Venue: Radisson Blu Vanderbilt Hotel, 68-86 Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BT Speakers: Leisha Beardmore – A Sustainable Development & Human Rights Adviser at the United Nations, Gender Consultant for the Hague & …

Thanks for the Food Cookbook

Thanks for the Food Cookbook

Award-winning food blogger and travel writer Whitney Love invites readers to get to know the Norway she loves through more than 70 delicious recipes. Thanks for the Food: The Culinary Adventures of An American in Norway transports readers to the kitchens of Norway with traditional and modern takes on: Norway’s famous pepperkaker—Christmas cookies with a …

Ingrid Pollard’s work on display at Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Ingrid Pollard’s work on display at Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Source: V&A Museum Ingrid Pollard Ingrid Pollard was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1953 and moved to England when she was four years old. Since then she has lived in London working as a photographer, printer, media artist and researcher. She is a graduate of the London College of Printing and Derby University. In the …

Photographer Jennie Baptiste on display  –  Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Photographer Jennie Baptiste on display – Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Source V&A Museum Jennie Baptiste Photographer Jennie Baptiste was born in Northwest London in 1971, after her parents moved to the city from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia in the 1960s. She graduated from the London College of Communication Bachelor of Arts Photography course in 1994. Her photographs explore fashion and style as expressions …

British Jamaican photographer Maxine Walker – on exhibit at the London’s V & A

British Jamaican photographer Maxine Walker – on exhibit at the London’s V & A

Source: V & A Maxine Walker Born in 1962, British Jamaican photographer Maxine Walker lives and works in Birmingham. Her photographs raise questions about the nature of identity, challenging racial stereotypes. She contests photography’s documentary ability by replicating specific photographic styles, such as in her early series Auntie Linda’s House (1987). Her Black Beauty series …