Taking Care of Business in the UK Part 10– Dana Celeste Robinson – Knox Robinson Publishing

Dana Celeste Robinson is a University of London PhD candidate, owner of Your Editor and Knox Robinson Publishing. Knox Robinson Publishing is an independent publishing house committed to the production of scholarly history books, specialist history monographs and historical fiction. We are currently seeking completed manuscripts from new and established writers. We are particularly interested …

Women and Development in Conflict Zones Event at UK Parliament

Hat tip: Sistatalk Women and Development in Conflict Zones Thursday 18 November 2010 House of Lords London SW1A 0PW Panel: 5.30pm to 7.00pm followed by a networking reception 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Please allow 15 minutes to clear security on arrival) Living and working in countries with developing economies and emerging democracies can be quite challenging …

Taking Care of Business in the UK Part 9– Andrea Roye – Andrea Roye Personal Styling

About Andrea: Hi, I’m Andrea Roye. I studied at the London College of Fashion and am trained in personal styling and colour analysis. I’ve always been interested in fashion and style, but we’re not all models. I focus on real women of all ages, shapes, sizes, cultures and backgrounds, helping them boost their self-esteem and …

Department for culture, media and sports vacancies in England

Hat tip: Sistatalk Department for culture, media and sports in England DCMS is responsible for over 600 public appointments to the boards of the public bodies that we fund. Each year more than 100 people are appointed, or reappointed, to these public bodies – organisations that cover a wide range of sectors from gambling to …

2nd Black Youth Achievement Awards in London

Join us for the 2nd ‘Black Youth Achievements – The Awards’ – a night that celebrates the talents, positive actions and achievements of our young people. The night starts with a sit down dinner with live entertainment, followed by performances and the awards ceremony. 2009 was completely sold out. Don’t miss out in 2010!! Headline …

Taking Care of Business in the UK Part 8– Janet Walker – JW Greetings

JWGreeting’s is raising high and becoming recognised for its beautiful, contemporary and distinctive range of black greeting cards which are designed and produced in the UK. Sending and receiving a black greeting card should be a memorable and special experience whatever the occasion, it’s that link that makes communication beautiful. Everyone’s loves to open an …

Tessa Sanderson was appointed to head up the Newham 2012 Sports Academy to find new talent for the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games

Source: Tessa’s Official Website Tessa Sanderson was awarded the CBE by Her Majesty the Queen (of England), in recognition of her services to sport and Vic Chairman of Sport England from 1999-2005 the leading strategic organisation for sport in England. Prior to the CBE she was the recipient of an OBE in December 1997 for …

A recent proposal by London Councils could result in major cuts to London’s violence against women and girls services

Hat tip: Sista Talk A recent proposal by London Councils could result in major cuts to London’s violence against women and girls services. London Councils provides £26.4m in grants per year to the voluntary sector for supporting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people across London. Following its AGM in June, London Councils has proposed to …

Brenda King and African & Caribbean Diversity get Actors to encourage more black students to go to Cambridge University.

Here is some good news from Brenda King at African & Caribbean Diversity in the UK: Actors from Coronation Street and EastEnders put aside their soap rivalry to encourage more black students to go to Cambridge University. Rudolph Walker, who plays Patrick in EastEnders, joined Wetherfield newcomer Colin McFarlane at Corpus Christi College yesterday to …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – England 6– Charcoal Ink

Charcoal Ink Natural Hair & the business behind it. My Achievements: 2010: Launched first ever competition with Malik Stores Online as our sponsor. 2010: Wrote 2 eBooks, one of which received over 100 page views on Scribd.com in less than two weeks. 2009: Charcoal Ink on GlobalGrind.com, Russell Simmons popular urban website. 2009: Launched vox-popPRcareers, …

Will Diane Abbott be the next leader of the Labour Party?

Diane Abbot says she entered the Labour leadership race to encourage the “broadest possible debate” and said she was confident she can get the 30 nominations needed. “Every wing of the party should be involved in the debate,” she said. “What we had before I intervened was front runners who were all very nice, but …

Nikki Amuka-Bird is a Nigerian born British actress

Her theatrical credits include Twelfth Night (Bristol Old Vic); World Music (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and Donmar Warehouse); Top Girls (Oxford Stage Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and The Servant of Two Masters (Royal Shakespeare Company); Doubt: A Parable (Tricycle Theatre). She is married to the actor Geoffrey Streatfield. Her film credits include The …

Andrea Levy is an award winning novelist in London

Hat tip: Euromight In 1948 Andrea Levy’s father sailed from Jamaica to England on the Empire Windrush ship and her mother joined him soon after. Andrea was born in London in 1956, growing up black in what was still a very white England. This experience has given her an complex perspective on the country of …

Women Enterprise and Procurement and reception in UK Parliament

Tuesday 20 April 2010, Panel 5pm for 5.30pm start/ Reception 7.15pm-9pm House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW If Women Business Owners were their own country, they would be the 5th largest GDP in the world.* Most of their businesses are small and medium sized enterprises (SME) which find it difficult to access public sector contracts. …

Colleen Harris – Crafting Issue-Based Communications Messages in the UK

Colleen Harris is a trailblazer in the dynamic world of public relations and communications in the UK. Here is a really brief breakdown of Colleen Harris’ background and accomplishments: Colleen is a portfolio executive with substantial communications expertise. Colleen held a senior communications position at 10 Downing Street, the 1st Black woman to work at …

Zina Saro-Wiwa: A triple threat in the UK

Zina Saro-Wiwa is a triple threat: filmaker, writer and musician. Zina is the founder of AfricaLab. AfricaLab is a production company dedicated to changing the way the world sees Africa through visual media, principally film and art. We produce films and run contemporary art projects that are explicitly designed to populate the world with fresh …

Alexandra Burke, X Factor winner with #1 Christmas song in UK

Alexandra started singing around the house when she was just 5. At 9 years old she sang on stage in Bahrain with her mother, one of the singers from ‘Soul to Soul’, and the audience loved her. From that moment onwards she was hooked on performing. At the age of 12 years Alexandra entered ‘Star …