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A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

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From left: Light Up a Girl’s Life project manager with Members of the Black European Women’s Council at the EESC.

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.

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Talking with Minister Kyenge.

In addition to discussing the future of the BEWC we had the honor of meeting with Minister Kyenge, Italy, thanks to our Italian board member, Dr. Susanne Mbiye.

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Minister Kyenge’s Global Citizenship Award for her groundbreaking work on immigrant rights fro children in Italy.

Minister Kyenge has received global recognition for becoming the first black women in the Italian Parliament and for her position on granting citizenship to the children of immigrants born in Italy. She has also received verbal abuse from her colleagues in Italy.

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With Minister Kyenge. She is grace personified.

Despite her hectic schedule including plenary and other meetings that day Minister Kyenge greeted each one of us with a warm handshake and parted with a kiss on the cheek. She, I can attest, is grace personified.

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Contemporary Design Africa

 Contemporary Design Africa

Contemporary Design Africa, which will be published by Thames & Hudson in May 2015.

“Packed with irresistibly stylish, original and covetable work that will be a delight to all fans of contemporary design.” – Thames & Hudson

Inspired by Tapiwa Matsinde’s blog, Contemporary Design Africa profiles over 50 incredible designers and makers in a bid to create a truly inspirational visual resource that celebrates the contribution Africa is making to global design, and the amazing things that are happening in design across the continent and in the diaspora.

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Led by Brenda King, Chief Executive, African & Caribbean Diversity is improving the lives of our youth.

Led by Brenda King, Chief Executive, African & Caribbean Diversity are improving the lives of our youth.

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In 2014 African & Caribbean Diversity has been recognised for its leadership in attracting, retaining and progressing the best Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) talent by being Highly Commended for the Developing Talent Award – Attraction at the Race for Opportunity Awards 2014. Race for Opportunity is the race equality campaign from Business in the Community.

African & Caribbean Diversity was Highly Commended for the Developing Talent Award – Attraction, which recognises organisations who have developed processes, initiatives and programmes that aim to help young BAME people to prepare for and enter the UK workforce. Read more.

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African & Caribbean Diversity was commended for its Commitment to the Community at the 2014 London Business Awards. The London Business Awards are organised by Prospects Business Support, part of the Prospects Group which provides a wide range of education, employment and training services in the UK and internationally. Read more.

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African & Caribbean Diversity was shortlisted as a finalist in The 8th Annual PRECIOUS Awards in the Social Enterprise of the Year category.

The annual awards recognise those organisations that are pushing the boundaries, and supporting the needs and aspirations of women of colour in the business environment, as well as retaining its roots of recognising individual women and creating even more role models.

The Social Enterprise of the Year Award is given to social enterprise operated or owned by a woman of colour.

Read more to discover why Brenda King is a Black Women in Europe Power Lister.

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‘My People Are Rising’ A conversation with Black Panther Aaron Dixon

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East Oxford Community Centre, Saturday 24
th January 2015, 4pm.

Entrance free/ donation.

The Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform and the African/ African Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative invite you to this exclusive conversation with brother/comrade Aaron Dixon. Aaron Dixon founded the Seattle branch of the Black Panther Party in his youth, developed the Free Breakfast Program for children which fed thousands of children, countered police brutality and developed global solidarity with movements against colonialism and neo-colonialism at the time.

At a time when the initiatives against police brutality are rising in the ‘west’, when movements are looking for viable examples of struggle and organising, the Black Panthers remain a signature experience to inform our present day struggles.

Aaron Dixon will also be signing copies of his book – My People Are Rising – which recounts his experiences as a Panther organiser.

The meeting will be followed by tasty Caribbean food from Taste of the Tropics from 6pm.

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Powerful Woman – Shanaze Reade

Shanaze Reade

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Shanaze Danielle Reade is a professional British Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer and track cyclist whose prime competitive years began in 2002. She has won the UCI BMX World Championships three times.

Reade began racing in 1998 at the age of 10, at Tipkinder Park in Crewe. A local track operator named Bob Field, whose son also raced at the time, became her mentor. She was influenced by BMX professional racer, Jamie Staff, who was also from Crewe and raced at Reade’s home track before Reade’s career and during its early stages. She bought her first BMX bike for £1. She was previously a Track & Field enthusiast but apparently got bored with 100 metre sprint running and the Shot Put after five years in those sports before discovering BMX.

She won her first professional race in the Girls Pro at the American Bicycle Association (ABA) Winternationals in Phoenix, Arizona on 1 April 2006. She also won the following day. In 2006 she became British National No.1 in 19 & Over Elite Men after racing the National series with men all year, despite being only 17 at the time. She won the World Championships in Brazil in August 2006 despite an earlier injury to her foot.

Her BMX victories at junior level include three World, eight European and five British BMX championships. Reade is also a champion track racer, riding on Velodromes. In July 2007 she became the Women’s Senior UCI BMX World Champion and at the 2007 UCI Track World Championships, she won the gold in the women’s team sprint with Victoria Pendleton. It was only her second track race ever. Not only was she the first ever to win a track championship in her rookie year, she completed the feat after only six weeks of training. She had originally taken up the sport to keep her fit for BMX competition.

Reade went on to take first place in Team Sprint at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Palma de Mallorca along with Victoria Pendleton. It was also the first ever Women’s Team Sprint Gold Medal title in that event. At the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, she again won the gold in the women’s team sprint with Pendleton. Reade was named one of the “Magnificent 7″ by the Daily Mail in 2005, and on 20 November 2007 Reade was named The Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year.

Source: Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanaze_Reade

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