Blacks are systematically controlled – Anna’s experience at border control in Basel

Blacks are systematically controlled – Anna’s experience at border control in Basel

From Anna’s blog: Results of racial profiling and police harassment may cause symptoms of anxiety, sleeplessness, paranoia, depreciated self-esteem, insecurity, mistrust of police, anger, and illness. Often, people of color are not aware of their rights in certain situations. You have the right to ask why you are being stopped. You have the right to …

Jewell Parker Rhodes talks at the Oxford Literary Festival

Jewell Parker Rhodes talks at the Oxford Literary Festival

Jewell Parker Rhodes talks to Catherine Johnson Towers Falling: 15 Years After 9/11 Award-winning American author Jewell Parker Rhodes talks about her new novel that helps children who were not alive at the time to understand the horrific impact of the events of 9/11. Rhodes’s newest book Towers Falling follows 15-year-old Brooklyn resident Dèja as …

Patrice Lawrence talks at Oxford Literary Festival

Patrice Lawrence talks at Oxford Literary Festival

Patrice Lawrence, Clare Furniss and Juno Dawson talk to Anna James Young Adult Special Event: Welcome to the Real World Some of the best, most exciting and most challenging young adult novels of today are set in the real world. Hear three top authors Patrice Lawrence, Clare Furniss and Juno Dawson discuss with writer and …

Gemma Cairney talks at Oxford Literary Festival

Gemma Cairney talks at Oxford Literary Festival

Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be Kick off your weekend in style with television and radio personality, journalist, and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney as she opens up to writer, illustrator, and performer Laura Dockrill about how magic and messed up life can be. Join these two fabulous women for …

Yakoto

Y’Akoto – Mermaid Blues

Y’Akoto’s New Album Bio from 2014 Y’AKOTO Letting go. Backpedalling. Taking a deep breath, The easiest things are often the most difficult ones to do. But in the supposed banality of these things lies the danger of losing oneself on the surface and forgetting them. It’s that simple. Even Y’akoto, an artist known for her level-mindedness, is …

Karima Delli MEP one of the 40 MEPs who matter

Karima Delli MEP one of the 40 MEPs who matter

Source: Politico Karima Delli isn’t your typical European Parliament committee chair. She takes over the Greens’ only top job this week covering transport — a woman, in her 30s and with an Algerian background — and is used to facing-off against National Front leader Marine Le Pen in northern France. “In electing a young woman …