The Black Special Relationship’: African American scholarship and its impact on Black intellectual life in Britain’

Blackness in Britain Conference The Black Special Relationship’: African American scholarship and its impact on Black intellectual life in Britain’ 30-31st October Birmingham City University Click for full information. The Blackness in Britain conference series is concerned with the past and future histories and narratives of Black populations in the UK and the wider African …

Black Europe Summer School Program 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations Black Europe Summer School Program 2016 June 20 – July 1, 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Now in its 9th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies …

The Barcelona 2016 Decolonizing Knowledge and Power Summer School

Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons A summer school in Barcelona, Spain July 11- July 21, 2016 Application Deadline: February 1, 2016 The international Summer School, “Decolonizing Knowledge and Power,” is an undertaking that aims at enlarging the scope of the conversation (analysis and investigation) …

Artwell’s Contribution to Oxford’s African History Month 2015

Date: Saturday 24 October 2015 Time: 17.00 – 21.00 Place: United Reform Church Hall, Oxford Road, Cowley 0X4 2ES (near Temple Cowley Library) Email EOCC@redjel.co.uk for more information or text 0775 78 12 449 Ancient Africa’s Gift to: Law, Architecture, Mathematics, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. This is a 45 minute slide introduction to Africa’s Gifts …

Telling it like it was – Dr. Hakim Adi

Yesterday’s Black History Month Lecture organized at Pembroke College by Black Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Oxford University was inspiring as well as interesting. The Pichette Auditorium was filled with a healthy mix of students, staff and community to listen to Dr. Hakim Adi, Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at Chichester University, talk about The …

Oxford University’s Black History Month Lecture 2015

On 20th October at 6pm, Professor Hakim Adi will present the University of Oxford’s 2015 Black History Month Lecture, entitled ‘The 70th Anniversary of the Manchester Pan-African Congress and Its Significance Today’. The Fifth Pan-African Congress (Manchester 1945) was the most influential and politically significant of the seven Pan-African Congresses, as it brought together key …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Sweden 6

About me History in The Making. My name is Madeleine Fall and I am a citizen of the world, Senegal made me and Sweden raised me. I can Only see the Opportunities in life and there are no limits for how far I can go. My fantasy is my best friend. In my world it …

Black women take 1, 2, 3 in the 32nd Tjemilen 10k in Stockholm

Ethiopia’s Webalem Ayele (33:28) and Yewbdar Gela (34:07) and Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson (35:24) place 1, 2, and 3 in Sweden’s biggest 10k for women, the 32nd Tjejmilen. The scenic course The race runs around the beautiful scenery of the Royal National City Park “Djurgården”. It starts on “Lindarängsvägen” which is a wide, flat road. The …

Polyglot is a new scripted web series from Rwandan-German visual artist and self-taught filmmaker Amelia Umuhire

Hat tip: Babz Rawls Source: okayafrica.com Polyglot is a new scripted web series from Rwandan-German visual artist and self-taught filmmaker Amelia Umuhire that explores the multi-hyphenate identities of young creatives of color in Berlin. The show’s first episode, which premiered in April, introduced viewers to Babiche Papaya, a rapper and poet played by Umuhire’s sister, Amanda Mukasonga. …

Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, the Chineke! Foundation and the power of classical music

Mission Viva Chineke! Viva Musica! At the Chineke! Foundation, we think that all young people deserve the chance to grow and develop as musicians, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Chineke! therefore seeks to be a force for good in the classical music industry, levelling the playing field for young Black …

Black Women Bloggers – England 16 – Afroblush

Hello! My name is Louisa, I’m a Ugandan currently living in London and the creator and voice behind Afroblush, an online extension of my cultural experiences and interests.  Since 2010, I’ve been nurturing this blog as a platform to celebrate, share and explore African culture, innovation and its growing potential.  Behind the blog, I work in brand and consumer research, …

Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe V Conference in Münster

The English Seminar and the Chair of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies are proud to host the fifth African European Studies conference, which is being held in Münster for the first time (16-19 September 2015).  An interdisciplinary conference with papers covering literature, history, music, theatre, art, translation, politics, immigration, youth culture and European policies, Afroeuropeans …

2015 Black Portraiture{s} II Conference: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories -28 thru 31 May in Florence

The conference and exhibition will offer comparative perspectives on the historical and contemporary role played by photography, art, film, literature, and music in referencing the image of the black body in the West. It will be held in Florence, Italy, in May 28-31, 2015—as a sequel to five conferences held over the past six years. …

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 …

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 …

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

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

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 …

A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

With roots stemming back to 2007 with The Vienna Declaration the Black European Women’s Council (BEWC) is set to revive itself. The first step was a face-to-face meeting with some of the board members representing Austria, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In addition to discussing the future of the BEWC we had the honor …

Casting Call- Miss Africa Netherlands 2015-2016

We are pleased to announce the start of the journey to the 3rd edition of Miss Africa Netherlands (Miss Africa Netherlands 2015-2016). Are you the Next Miss Africa Netherlands? Do you have the Poise, Eloquence, and Charisma? Are you determined to be a Role Model and Ambassador for Change in your Community? Do you have …

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Invitation to Wezesha Seminar and Launch WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY To mark the International Women’s Day & European Year for Development, Wezesha will hold a seminar entitled “Women hold up half the sky”. Wezesha strategic plan 2015-2019 will be launched during this seminar.   Venue: European Parliament, 43 Molesworth, Street, Dublin 2 Date:  Tuesday …