Summer Diversity Internship Programme 2008

Summer Diversity Internship Programme 2008

Graduating is much more than having a degree. Developing your talents and skills through a varied and challenging training programme will give you excellent future career prospects. On the Summer Diversity Internship Programme, you will join a central government department for six to eight weeks; you???ll get a real insight into the wide ranging opportunities …

Novlette Rennie-The UK’s first black female Chief Executive in the sports sector

Novlette Rennie-The UK’s first black female Chief Executive in the sports sector

Novlette Rennie was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. The UK’s first black female Chief Executive in the sports sector, this award recognises Novlette???s contribution both to the world of sport and to race equality in general. Involved with sport for over 30 years, both professionally and personally, in a variety …

Claudia Jones – Founder of the 1st Black Weekly Newspaper in Britain

Claudia Jones – Founder of the 1st Black Weekly Newspaper in Britain

Claudia Jones was born in Trinidad, a British colony. Her family moved to Harlem, New York, where, from age 9 she lived in conditions of extreme poverty. When Claudia was 12 her mother, a garment worker, died of exhaustion and poverty. ‘I couldn’t attend graduation classes because I didn’t have a dress. Our family was …

Black Students in the UK Excel From Corporate Mentoring

Black Students in the UK Excel From Corporate Mentoring

For Immediate Release BLACK STUDENTS EXCEL FROM CORPORATE MENTORING The ACDiversity mentoring programme has achieved an 87.50% GCSE pass rate for 2007; this is 27.50% above the Governments benchmark of 60%. In partnership with some of London???s leading institutions, the ???Mentoring and Enrichment Programme??? was created for the black youth to support their development and …

England’s 1st Black Queen – Queen Phillipa of Hainault 1314-1369

England’s 1st Black Queen – Queen Phillipa of Hainault 1314-1369

Michael Packe in his book King Edward III gives a delightful description of King Edward III and Queen Phillipa’s first meeting: “He spied on the unwitting sisters, and pounced on the youngest of them, Philippa by name’, at the time eight years old and nearest in age to Edward, who was nearly seven years. He …

A Look At Brenda King-Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Brenda King-Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Hopefully you watched the video of Brenda King’s opening remarks at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress last week in Vienna. Brenda emphasised that when she was invited to attend the Congress she made sure that she wrote her abstract personally. Now I want to give you a look at her role in Brussels on …

Uncomfortable Truths-the shadow of slave trading on art & design-200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Uncomfortable Truths-the shadow of slave trading on art & design-200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

2007 marks the bi-centenary of the parliamentary abolition of the slave trade. It is a landmark year, not just in British history but in human history, signalling the end of 400 years of slavery. To commemorate this the V&A is running a number of activities throughout the year. 1. A series of contemporary works in …

Michelle Obama in London update for non-US residents

Michelle Obama in London update for non-US residents

Amendment to the rule on non-US guests: At all price levels they are able to attend if the contributions have come from the account of US passport holders. As admission to all events will be determined by the confirmation of payment email printout, the recommendation is that you and your guests arrive together or that …

Sites of Memory – 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Sites of Memory – 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The English Heritage Organization has put together a tour in England related to the abolition of the slave trade. “When the stories behind our local streets and landmarks are told they can give us a glimpse into the history on our doorstep. The late 16th to early 19th centuries – the period of Britain’s most …

While you’re in London – Inhuman Traffic: The Business of the Slave Trade (more on the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade)

While you’re in London – Inhuman Traffic: The Business of the Slave Trade (more on the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade)

This small exhibition explores how the Transatlantic Slave Trade functioned. It covers more than 500 years, including the Parliamentary Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807. It features resistance leaders including Toussaint l’Ouverture, Olaudah Equiano and Nanny of the Maroons, and their continuing legacy of the struggle to end enslavement. Admission freeUntil 6 April 2008Room …

Slavery: Resistance amid the horror By Jane Perlez Published: August 23, 2007

Slavery: Resistance amid the horror By Jane Perlez Published: August 23, 2007

Exhibits at the new International Slavery Museum in Liverpool span the sufferings endured by slaves to the achievements realized by people of African heritage worldwide. (Jonathan Player for The New York Times) LIVERPOOL: The riverside docks here, now a gentrified quarter, were a critical pivot in the trans-Atlantic slave trade when this city rose from …

Notes from England: Black and Asian women are "missing" from almost a third of workplaces in areas with significant ethnic minority populations

Notes from England: Black and Asian women are "missing" from almost a third of workplaces in areas with significant ethnic minority populations

As it releases the results of a two-year investigation, which reveals for the first time the full scale of the workplace penalties faced by Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Black Caribbean women, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is today calling for a fundamental cultural shift in the way black and Asian women are treated at work and …

Lewis Hamilton-First Black F1 Winner Wins Again in Indy

Lewis Hamilton-First Black F1 Winner Wins Again in Indy

The 22-year-old Englishman fought off a couple of challenges from Mercedes McLaren teammate and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso on Sunday to win the U.S. Grand Prix, the second straight victory for the first black driver in F1’s 61-year history. “Coming into the season, being realistic, I never expected anything like this, but I hoped …

London-Vivid Occasions & Sisters in Spirit Women’s Networking Event

London-Vivid Occasions & Sisters in Spirit Women’s Networking Event

Event start date 06/30/2007, 04:00 pm — 09:00 pm (local time)City/Location London (United Kingdom) Caxton House 129 St. John’s Way Archway, Islington London N19 3RQ Language(s) English Description Vivid Occasions & Sisters in Spirit Women’s Networking Event An event set to inspire the woman that you wish to become. THIS EVENT WILL BE FILMED FOR …

Some 17 years after "My Beautiful Laundrette", director Stephen Frears gives us another stunning cinematic portrait of London.

Some 17 years after "My Beautiful Laundrette", director Stephen Frears gives us another stunning cinematic portrait of London.

Frears’ 2002 film focuses on the usually unseen world of the capital’s illegal immigrants, the invisible people who keep its economy running smoothly. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Nigerian exile Okwe is one such person. By day he drives a minicab; at night he’s a porter in a hotel that’s home to some shady goings-on. When Okwe stumbles …