Chopstreets is your guide to discovering African and Caribbean Cuisines in the U.K with the touch of a button.

We believe eating is a social activity and it is said that the best friendships are made over food, we agree!

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African food is rich, diverse, colourful and flavoursome and we have made it our mission to help you discover great places where you can enjoy delicious food from the African Continent and the Caribbean Islands right here in the U.K.

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LERATO LONDON – Supper Club based in Brighton

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Etzia competing to represent Sweden at EuroVision 2017

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Etzia in Melodifestivalen 2017: Want to help other women

On Saturday it’s time for debutant Etzia to take the stage in Malmö Arena with the song “Up”. The song is an energetic and full motion and Etzia want with it spread joy and warmth in February cold. But her participation also means a lot to her in her efforts to help other women get around in the music industry.

Etzia has a cheerful number with lots of dancing. But her contribution also stands for something much bigger and more important. Etzia has for several years been working to help other girls in the music industry through the organization Femtastic. The organization is a music network that works to highlight the girls in hip hop and urban music culture and to try to even out the difference between men and women.

Male-dominated industry

– The goal is to promote the live scene to make it 50-50 between men and women and giving women the confidence to take on more in all artistic disciplines, says Etzia.

Etzia explains how the music industry and particularly in just hip hop and urban music is male dominated and it can be difficult for women to take place. Even in Melodifestivalen Etzia mean that there have not been many women who have come forward as a songwriter but more and more people take for themselves.

– It’s only a matter of time. It is time now, says Etzia about the change.

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Gisele Mwepu, founder of Okapi Finance, has been awarded Innovation of the Year.

ad1edtdqmajr8ror4wpk Gisele Mwepu, founder of Okapi Finance, has been awarded Innovation of the Year.

Gisele Mwepu

This year’s innovation talent goes to Gisele Mwepu that with a huge drive and a desire to improve people’s lives has created Okapi Finance. Okapi has helped to reduce financial exclusion in poor countries by giving people the ability to conduct fast and secure financial transactions and gain legitimacy with banks and financial institutions. It contributes to a safe, inclusive and sustainable financial system in poor countries.

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Swedish innovation talent of 2017

What an honor to be Swedish innovation talent of 2017! Thanks to all of you my employees, partners, board members, friends and family! You are the unseen heroes.

VINNOVA is the Swedish innovation agency. Our mission is to promote sustainable growth in Sweden by funding needs-driven research and developing effective innovation. Vinnova is a government agency under the Ministry of Industry and national contact authority for the EU’s framework program for research and development. General Director is Charlotte Brogren.


 

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From Negro History to Afrikan History 1926 – 2016′ – Honouring The Father’

From Negro History to Afrikan History 1926 – 2016′ – Honouring The Father’

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Date – 07/02/2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location – East Oxford Community Centre

Discussion by local Afrikanists and Pan-Afrikanists on:

How far ‘Negro History has achieved its original objectives?

Since the inception of ‘Negro History Week’ in 1926, it has undergone various name changes, ‘Black History Month’ being the longest serving and most popular. But we must ask ourselves, should we accept ‘Black’ to define what we are talking about is the history of a continent, as old as time itself? Yet we, in particular people of Afrikan heritage persist in defining our history simply by a colour. No other continent or people would endorse such a label if it was applied to them.

Presenters to be announced.

Entry: Free. Donations toward future Afrikan History Season programmes.


 

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Hiphop, Knowledge, and the Academy

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HIPHOP, KNOWLEDGE, AND THE ACADEMY
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Friday, February 17, 2017 –
2:30pm to 5:00pm
St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory

Professor Marcyliena Morgan (Executive Director of The Hiphop Archive) will introduce students and researchers in Oxford to The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University: the motivation behind its creation, its institutional structure, areas of research, and emphasis on the three targets ‘Build, Respect, Represent’. The Hiphop Archive was established in 2002, and its mission is to facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, art, culture, and responsible leadership through hip hop:

Why do universities need to archive and research contemporary popular culture? How can the study of hip hop foster new understandings of cultural value and knowledge in academia? Finally, yet importantly, what kind of knowledge can be exchanged between researchers of hip hop in the US and institutions in the UK working with hip hop, British rap and grime? How can we think comparatively about similar projects and initiatives in the UK? These are some of the issues that will be addressed.

Professor Marcyliena Morgan is the archive’s founding director and a professor in the Department of African American Studies (Harvard). She is the author of many publications that focus on youth, gender, language, culture, identity, sociolinguistics, discourse and interaction, including Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2002), The Real Hiphop – Battling for Knowledge, Power, and Respect in the Underground (Duke University Press, 2008), and Speech Communities (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

The seminar will run from 2.30pm – 4.15pm, at which time a drinks reception will follow until 5.00pm.

Respondents: Lloyd Pratt (University of Oxford), Louisa Layne (University of Oxford), and Jason Stanyek (University of Oxford).

All welcome.

Registration is free but essential via eventbrite. Click here to register.

Humanities & Identities
Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century
Contact name: Tessa Roynon
Contact email: tessa.roynon@rai.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all


 

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Mainstreaming Black Power

Mainstreaming Black Power

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Friday, February 3, 2017 –
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Seminar Room

The TORCH Race and Resistance programme are hosting a seminar on ‘Mainstreaming Black Power’ with Tom Davies (University of Sussex).

Chair: Imaobong Umoren.

All welcome.

Lunch will be provided.

* Please note the change of time *

Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century
Contact name: Tessa Roynon
Contact email: tessa.roynon@rai.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all


 

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Marverine Cole has launched the UK’s first podcast dedicated to women of colour.

q insta 2fsoundcloud 1 orig Marverine Cole has launched the UK’s first podcast dedicated to women of colour.Quintessential is Britain’s biggest conversation, celebrating women of colour – curated and hosted by award-winning Journalist & Broadcaster, Marverine Cole.

Quintessential is a series of monthly podcasts, offering inspiration and positivity. Revealing intriguing stories and unique perspectives from a wealth of incredible women, from all walks of life.

Work-life balance, health and well-being, business and entrepreneurship, fashion and beauty will all appear along our journey, as well as questions from you, my listener and a chance to win an outstanding prize.

You’ll hear a rich mix of studio guests and on-location interviews, featuring personalities you might recognise, and others you might not. Yet they’ll all deliver the same experience to your willing ears: motivation.

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Source: http://www.marverinecole.co.uk/about.html

Marverine’s worked for many of Britain’s most watched and listened to broadcasters. She’s at home in any given situation – be it in a live & unscripted environment, or with scripted production, direction and autocue. Reporting on location or in a studio – Marverine’s done it all in the last 20 years of her career in the media. As a journalist, she’s appeared as a Presenter and Reporter covering News and Current Affairs, Social History and Culture, as well as Celebrity and Lifestyle stories. She’s produced her own radio bulletins & speech programmes, she’s produced BBC local radio programmes & network documentaries, handling on-air talent with ease. Marverine’s also managed teams of radio & video journalists to produce bulletins and on-screen news features. She’s more than comfortable in all genres, across all platforms.


 

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