Call for submissions: Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women in the Global Diaspora.

Call for submissions: Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women in the Global Diaspora.

Background: On January 20, 2009, Michelle Obama became the 44th First Lady of the United States. Unlike previous First Lady’s she is distinguished not only as the most educated First Lady but the first African American First Lady. Her rise to this position was extraordinary. Throughout the nearly two-year presidential campaign, Michelle Obama demonstrated intelligence, …

Dambisa Moyo’s Dead Aid is changing how we view aid for Africa.

Dambisa Moyo’s Dead Aid is changing how we view aid for Africa.

Dambisa Moyo was born and raised in Zambia, Southern Africa. She completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters from Harvard University. She completed a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C.. SHe is based in London, England. She worked at Goldman Sachs …

CFP Africans in Europe in the 20th Century (deadline: 31 August 2009)

CFP Africans in Europe in the 20th Century (deadline: 31 August 2009)

Hat tip: Zola Mumford Africans in Europe in the long twentieth century: Transnationalism, translation and transfer University of Liverpool, 30-31 October 2009 The past few years have seen a flowering of historical research on Africans in Europe and the growth of new networks of scholarship on the subject. Most of this work acknowledges that as …

Ghana Investment Expo in London

Ghana Investment Expo in London

London, UK – The Ghana Black Star Network presents the 2nd Annual Ghana Business & Investment Exhibition on Saturday 19th September 2009 at the Bernie Grants Art Centre, Tottenham, London. Due to popular demand and a successful launch in 2008; the Ghana Black Stars Network are presenting the 2nd Annual Ghana Business & Investment Exhibition …

Your Chance to Help Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Your Chance to Help Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Hat tip: Angela Shaw Dear friends, YOUR CHANCE to help stop FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: Background: On May 26-27, the German Parliament discussed legislation codifying female genital mutilation (specifically) as a crime in Germany. The new law would facilitate the application of justice within the nation and also permit punishment if FGM is committed outside German …

Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI)

Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI)

*Inaugural 2009 Manuscript Competition* Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI), a new initiative devoted to critical thinking and writing about the African Diaspora and the pursuit of a cross-generational dialogue on issues related to it (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ICI/), is pleased to announce our inaugural 2009 competition for the two best unpublished, single-authored manuscripts or manuscripts …

1st African Diaspora and Continental Women in Leadership Conference

1st African Diaspora and Continental Women in Leadership Conference

This Conference is organised by INGO Third Sector Resource USA, in collaboration with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus as part of the international Women’s Week Celebrations Dates: April 28th – 30th 2009 Venue: Georgia World Congress Centre 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30313 Theme: Towards meaningful Global Partnership and Dialogue Brief Meaningful and …