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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 …

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Jena 6 Update-Louisiana judge tosses conviction against teen tried as adult

A Louisiana appeals court Friday vacated the remaining conviction of a teenager accused in a violent, racially charged incident in Jena, Louisiana, his attorney said. Mychal Bell’s defense team will be filing a motion to get him out of prison. Bob Noel said the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Lake Charles threw out the …

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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 …

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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 …

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German Schools and Universities Don’t Teach Black History

Bill shared this with me from his friend J??rg Wolf’s blog, Atlantic Review: Every February, millions of Americans and Canadians celebrate Black History Month, sometimes referred to as African-American History Month or African Heritage Month. While the month-long series of events discusses oppression and prejudices against people of color, the main aim is to recognize …

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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 …

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$100 Obama Fundraising Event with Wife Michelle in London 15 October

Here’s the update I’ve been hoping for from Candace: Dear All, Many of you have known this was coming, some of you have not, but finally I can announce the weblink for registration and contribution to the $100 Michelle Obama event. Please note that admission to the event will be the printout receipt and your …

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Reducing the Charge to the Highest Crime

Get the banner hereSign the petitionJoin the letter writing campaign Brother Eddie in Texas tells it better than I ever could: Jena Prosecutor Breaches Stratosphere of Irrationality by Eddie Griffin Tuesday, September 11, 2007 The Star-Telegram caption reads: ???Another charge reduced in ‘Jena 6’ case??? (09/11/07). It appears that LaSalle Parish, Louisiana is rapidly gaining …

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German Artist Commemorates Black Holocaust Victim

More great information courtesy of Bill. The “Stolpersteine” project of German artist Gunter Demning has marked the houses of Jewish, gay, and Jehovah’s Witnesses victims throughout Germany. The first black victim will soon be honored in Berlin. Three Stolpersteine, or “stumbling blocks,” in Berlin mark the former residences of Nazi victims. For the first time, …

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Meeting Place and Resource Center for Black Women in Switzerland

Mission Statement The Meeting Place and Resource Center for Black Women is a National organisation based in Zurich. The Center serves as a platform for carrying issues concerning Black Women, their families, their integration process, and their interaction with society. Aims and Objectives Offering a safe space Mobilizing and empowering Black Women Challenging sexist and …

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Dialogue with the Gov. of Louisiana regarding the Jena 6

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco’s statement re Jena 6 From Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco’s press office: ???I have received hundreds of calls, letters and emails from citizens concerned about the situation involving the case of the high school students in Jena, La. As Governor, as a citizen of the State of Louisiana, and as a …

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I’m getting excited!

It’s not long now that I will attend the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. This is a European Union directive with the main goal being the discussion of ways to improve the lives of black women and children in Europe. I’m all for that! I recently learned that black women will be coming …

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African Heritage Magazine in Germany

African Heritage Magazine is a remarkably glossy magazine published in Germany to offer an important window into the world of African immigrants in Western Europe, which has a huge population of middle class Africans. Produced in the highest tradition of journalism, African Heritage Magazine offers insightful stories with a generous splash of colourful photographs aesthetically …