Join the March for Black Justice on October 13

Africans around the world will march just before Diop’s hearing on Wednesday, October 13. Marches are planned in Philadelphia, Toronto and London, UK so far. Philadelphia • 8am Start at 8th & Market End at Criminal Justice Center, 13th & Filbert London, UK • 1pm Start at Bond Street Tube End at United States Embassy, …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – England 7 – Yoruba Girl Dancing

Yoruba Girl Dancing Hi. I’m a London-based freelance writer and journalist, writing for magazines, newspapers, and websites. I’m also currently working on a collection of short stories. On Yoruba Girl Dancing I write about things like race, women, pop culture and feminism, but also silly things like telly, boys and video clips of babies tasting …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – England 4 – Ms. Afropolitan

Ms. Afropolitan About the MsAfropolitan Blog: – The cosmopolitan African woman The term Afropolitan is a hybrid of the words African + cosmopolitan. This is a great in depth description if you want to read more about Afropolitanism. MsAfropolitan (miss Afropolitan) is an analytical lifestyle blog for and by the cosmopolitan African woman. MsAfropolitan is …

Black Youth Achievements (BYA) Awards nominations are open

Black Youth Achievements (BYA) CIC is a community interest company based in London. Founded by Kay Oldroyd in October 2008 with the objective of creating opportunities for change for young people aged 8 – 25 and of African / Caribbean / Mixed Heritage in the UK. BYA will focus on positive events and experiences, to …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in London – Voices of Freedom – Mon 18 January – Sat 23 January

To celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Mon 18 January and the one year anniversary of Barack Obama’s inauguration on Tues 20 January, Rich Mix presents a week of special events encompassing theatre, film, spoken word and live music. FILM / Malcolm X / Mon 18 Jan / 7pm / Screen 3 / £5 IN …

Sophie Okonedo is an Academy Award Nominated Actress from England

“I feel as proud to be Jewish as I feel to be black”.–Sophie Okonedo Okonedo was born in London, England, the daughter of Joan Allman, a pilates teacher, and Henry Okonedo, who worked for the government. Her father is Nigerian and her mother, an Ashkenazi Jew, was born in the East End to Yiddish-speaking immigrants …

Naomie Melanie Harris is an award winning actress in England

Naomie Harris has appeared in television and film since she was nine, including a stint on the remake of the science fiction series The Tomorrow People. She became internationally well-known in 2002 with her lead performance in Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later, opposite Cillian Murphy. In the same year, she starred in the …

Join the All-Black Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in London’s West End

Broadway transfer on look-out for British ‘new, black talent’ Published Thursday 23 April 2009 at 15:15 An all-black Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring James Earl Jones, is transferring to the West End this autumn and has launched a search for a UK creative team from “non-traditional” backgrounds. The …

Black British Woman Facing Execution in Laos

Several of my colleague bloggers in the AfroSpear have been covering this tragic story including African American Political Pundit, Aulelia, and Field Negro. I encourage you to read their posts as combined they provide extensive details and insight. Here are the bare bones: 1. Miss Samantha Orobator, 20, from London was arrested last August at …

Highlights from Michelle Obama’s Visit to London During the G20 Summit

This was the scene at Buckingham Palace on the 1st ahead of the G20 Summit. This touch at a reception later that day sparked a mild controversy. Embedded video from CNN Video CNN: The British media called it everything from a breach of protocol to an extraordinary show of affection from the queen. The Times …

Living Ancestors: A tribute in portraits and stories to the world’s oldest woman and other Caribbean centenarian women

1 April – 31 July 2009 in London The exhibition This is an exhibition of portraits of women over the age of 100 from the island of Dominica, including the world’s oldest woman Ma Pampo who was 126 years old when she was drawn. Accompanying the portraits are stories recorded by the artist, as she …

Race and the US Presidential Election – an expat in London

Candace Allen, Kenan Malik David Roediger will discuss Race and the US Presidential election on Tuesday 23 September 2008, 7.45pm at the Southbank Centre in London. Barack Obama’s presidential nomination has put race on the US political agenda like never before. Candace Allen and David Roediger discuss the rise of Obama and racial politics both …

The Role of the In-house Lawyer Event – 3 July in London

Debo Nwauzu is one of the lawyers I met in London at the International Career Symposium. She is the founder and Managing Director of Totally Management Ltd, owners of BLD. She is a solicitor (non-practising). From 2003 Debo became a consultant, managing and advising other firms about accreditation, systems and quality standards. Until late 2006 …