International Natural Hair Day – Amsterdam

International Natural Hair Day – Amsterdam

Wearing curls and afrohair in its natural state is booming. More and more people are turning their backs on relaxers and proudly wear their hair natural. In 2012 the American vlogger Adeaa Rogers founded International Natural Hair Meetup Day (INHMD). A day when wearing natural hair is celebrated worldwide. This year, International Natural Hair Meetup …

Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century – May 1 event in Oxford

Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century – May 1 event in Oxford

Launched in January 2013, the Race and Resistance network brings together researchers in the history, literature, and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and beyond. We meet every Friday during term-time, with sessions taking a variety of formats, including lectures by invited speakers, short research presentations, …

Angellica Bell

The One Show’s generalist reporter Angellica Bell

Source: BBC Angellica Bell The One Show’s generalist reporter Angellica Bell has fronted a wide variety of topics for the programme. Fact title Fact data What would be the ONE meal you could not live without? To start – Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli (homemade pasta is the best). For main – Sea Bass on celeriac …

Black Women Bloggers – Germany 11 – Frolicious

Black Women Bloggers – Germany 11 – Frolicious

Frolicious is a multicultural online blog and was founded in 2013 by Jen Martens. It is dedicated to promote a cross-section of various information involving the African urban lifestyle. The intention is to share inspirations, pictures about our incredible diversity and beauty throughout the African Diaspora. Furthermore, would like to create a versatile and positive …

Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Source: The Guardian After graduating with a BSc in physics, and later a PhD in mechanical engineering, from Imperial College London, she worked for the Ministry of Defence on projects ranging from missile warning systems to landmine detectors, before returning to her first love: building instruments to explore the wonders of space. The telescope is …

Black Mental Health UK at 16th session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent Geneva

Black Mental Health UK at 16th session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent Geneva

Human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK (BMHUK) attended 16th session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD in Geneva last week as the work of implementing the International Decade of People of African Descent gets underway. This annual week-long session held at the Palais De Nations …