Julia Titus

Julia Titus is a UK based, multi talented actress, vocalist and poet. With roots in Jamaica and England, Julia was born to perform. Her career started at the age of four singing perfectly pitched nursery rhymes to small audiences at family gatherings. She expanded her repertoire singing along with TV and radio advertisements and by …

London bound: Heading out to the Corporate Council Women of Color Symposium in London today

I will be one of three presenters and will talk about social networks. I was invited to speak Laurie Robinson. Laurie Nicole Robinson was recently promoted to the newly created leadership role of Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of CBS Corporation, where she reports directly to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of …

Anjula Mutanda

Anjula Mutanda is a Consultant psychology and mental health expert and Life coach , with over 15 years experience in a diversity of settings – from Kent University working with students experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional challenges, to the cut and thrust of the City as a Stress Management Consultant, Careers Counsellor …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Scotland – Adventures in Negroshire

Peggy lives in Scotland which is a long way from Haiti from whence she hails. She’s a PhD candidate and mother and still finds time to write the Adventures in Negroshire blog. Previous entries in the series:DenmarkEnglandSwitzerlandSlovenijaFranceGermanyItalyEngland 2NorwayCzech RepublicFrance 2Norway 2The NetherlandsSwedenThe Netherlands 2France 3Germany 2

Unsettling Women: Contemporary Women’s Writing Network

The Second Biennial Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Network University of Leicester, UK, 11-13 July, 2008 How has diaspora shaped contemporary (post-1970) women???s writing? How has women???s writing born out of, or about, diaspora reshaped ideas about home, nation, national and gender identity? What kind of journeys have women undertaken and how are they …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – England – black looks

Sokari’s award winning Black Looks blog is one of the best blogs out there in any category. A truly international citizen Sokari is an African who has lived in the US and currently resides in the UK. In her own words here’s a bit more information about her and the Black Looks blog: I started …

Marina and her support of Black Women with cancer in the UK

Everyday in the UK, African Caribbean women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This means that within the next quarter of an hour, another sister will be told they have the illness. Betterdays Cancer Care is an African Caribbean Breast Cancer Support Organisation that works to establish and sustain an effective self help Group. By providing, …

Mona Hammond

Mona Hammond, Officer, Order of the British Empire is a Jamaican actress and co-founder of the Talawa Theatre Company. Although born in Jamaica, Hammond emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1959, where she has remained ever since. Hammond has had a long and distinguished stage career. She is best known for her work on British …

Candace Allen explains what it’s like to be the only black person at a classical concert in London

Here’s an interesting read from Candance in London: Not long after my arrival in London 13 years ago I had the extraordinary privilege to be sitting second row centre at an evening featuring Cecilia Bartoli singing Haydn concert arias. Being a reasonably “cultured” American, I was of course aware of Bartoli and had heard a …

Mary Seacole

Crimean war veteran nurse and original lady of the lamp Mary Seacole’s reputation after the Crimean War (1853-1856) rivalled Florence Nightingale’s. Unlike Nightingale, Seacole also had the challenge to have her skills put to proper use in spite of her being black. A born healer and a woman of driving energy, she overcame official indifference …

Film Night in London – Sisters in Law

African Film and Meditation Evening You are warmly invited to attend this free introductory meditation event for the African Caribbean community. This is an excellent opportunity to learn one of the meditation practices we offer, for calming and focusing your mind and opening your heart. Beginners are welcome, as are those with more experience who …