7th Annual Summer School on BLACK EUROPE
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

Hat tip: Shaheera Asante-De Waele 16–20 October 2013 Somerset House Strand WC2R1LA London United Kingdom Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15) West Wing Galleries, West Wing £12, concessions (students & under 10s) £5 + booking fees Week Ticket £25 + booking fees Book tickets from this link. Taking its name from the 54 countries on the …

Candace Allen discusses her novel Valaida on BBC Radio

Candace Allen discusses her novel Valaida on BBC Radio

From BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour Valaida Snow was a black jazz song and dance performer in the 1920s and 30s, who famously also played solo trumpet in a man’s world. She toured around the world until she fell foul of the German occupying force in Denmark. Now Candace Allen has painstakingly pieced together Valaida’s …

Thompson is the first woman in Europe to have composed and conducted a symphony within the last 40 years.

Thompson is the first woman in Europe to have composed and conducted a symphony within the last 40 years.

Hat tip: Euromight Source: Jamaica Gleaner Born and brought up in east London to Jamaican parents, Dr Shirley J. Thompson has gained a reputation for her innovative approach in 21st-century composition, fusing classical and popular music styles with elements of her cultural heritage. A cutting-edge composer, her music is performed, screened and broadcast worldwide. The …

Win a pair of tickets to the Afro Hair & Beauty Live Show in London this weekend

Win a pair of tickets to the Afro Hair & Beauty Live Show in London this weekend

Winner! Congratulations to Denise! I love love love my Natural Hair. At the age of 60 and CEO of my company, The Spa Expectations Corp, my natural hair allows me to be stylish, it compliments my face, I can sport my gray and it adds 1/2 hr to my life to do other wonderful things …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge + Social + media + week + London: exploring the event recipe by ingredient

Sisters Sharing Knowledge + Social + media + week + London: exploring the event recipe by ingredient

Laura Bazile from England Here is the recipe I tasted a couple of weeks ago when I attended Social Media Week which is a global event, held in various big cities all around the world, at the same time. ~ Whisk together social and events The “social” side of the event is not the only …

Dr. Yvonne Thompson – Powerful Woman

Dr. Yvonne Thompson – Powerful Woman

Dr. Yvonne Thompson A dynamic, entrepreneurial business leader with a proven record for building high performing teams. Since starting her own PR company 27 years ago Ms Thompson has acquired and exceptional range of transferable skills that can compliment high performing companies and organisations. Originally from Guyana, South America, Ms Thompson has always shown an …

Smiles for Christmas is pleased to invite you to our Annual Christmas Fundraising and Networking Event

Smiles for Christmas is pleased to invite you to our Annual Christmas Fundraising and Networking Event

          Join old and new friends for drinks and a relaxed evening whilst learning about what Smiles for Christmas is doing for children in orphanages in Ghana , the charity’s vision for 2013 and how you can get involved! There will also be speakers who will share inspirational stories about their work with children around …

Are You Ready for Your Business to EVOLVE?

Are You Ready for Your Business to EVOLVE?

Over the years Sonia Brown MBE has become renowned as an empowering voice for women in business.  She enjoys a large following from entrepreneurs who are impressed with the way she has helped them accomplish growth in their business with her success building marketing systems and structures, which has helped them to stand out from …

Doreen Lawrence won the 2012 Campaigner of the Year European Diversity Award

Doreen Lawrence won the 2012 Campaigner of the Year European Diversity Award

Doreen D. Lawrence OBE is a British campaigner and writer who first came to public attention in 1993 as the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a black British teenager who was murdered in a racial attack in south east London. Following the murder of their son in 1993, Doreen and Neville Lawrence believed that the Metropolitan …

Soul Music: The Pulse of Race and Music – The latest book by Candace Allen

Soul Music: The Pulse of Race and Music – The latest book by Candace Allen

About Candace Allen Candace Allen is a novelist and was the first African-American female member of the Directors Guild of America. Race and music are an integral part of her life, from Miles Davis’ friendship with her family, her later immersion in the classical music elite, to her political activism in the 60s and the …