UK Black History Month

How the advertising industry can help empower racial equality

Written by Nishma Robb Athird of us come from working class backgrounds, but only 10% break into what’s considered elite careers1. When we talk about equality in the U.K., we need to talk about income equality. I’ve seen a lot of change for good during my 25 years in advertising and media. But as a …

BBM

Global African History And Decolonising And Identity Language Forum Offered Via Zoom For Those Interested In Improving Their Knowledge In A Post-George Floyd World

A group of community projects, led by BTWSC/African History Revisited and BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress), is delivering weekly accessible global African history programmes, starting from tonight. It is also providing a forum for exploring decolonising and African identity language, as part of supporting the wake up call from the death of George Floyd and other …

British Vogue

The British Vogue Issue to Buy

Marcus Rashford & Our Power Lister Adwoa Aboah Lead An Inspiring Army Of Activists On Vogue’s September Cover Source: British Vogue This month, all international Vogues, of which there are currently an impressive 26, are uniting to dedicate their September covers (and more, but I’ll get to that shortly) to one shared theme: hope. I knew instantly and …

Black Cultural Archives

Arike Oke, Black Cultural Archive’s Managing Director

In 2019, Arike Oke joined Black Cultural Archives as Managing Director. Listen to this clip of her on BBC Radio explaining why the charity is so important. Read this interview with her for her vision for Black Cultural Archives. On Wednesday 20 May 2020, BCA Managing Director, Arike Oke, shared a preview of BCA’s new …

BWIE

CNN poll shows what Black Britons have long known – from policing to politics, their country has failed them

Source: CNN Britain’s big race divide Black people are at least twice as likely as White people to say there is discrimination in British policing and media; three times as likely to think the country has done far too little to address historic racial injustice; and significantly more likely to believe that the country’s governing Conservative …

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Concern for the Justice campaign for England’s African-skinned Subjects.

Open letter by Chaka Artwell-Voice of Oxford Since Mr. George Floyd joined a very long list of children, senior citizens, women, and men who have been shot to death whilst unarmed; or deliberately asphyxiated by Police Constables in England and the United State: the level of protest has shocked and surprised me. I organised a …

LET'S DO US!

Kids Acting: LET’S DO US! Workshop May 16

You are invited to join the second workshop in the LET’S DO US! series created by Black Women in Europe (®) to be a part of our solution for surviving and thriving in these uncertain COVID-19 days, weeks and months. Rhoda Wilson is a creator, producer, and director well respected in Nollywood UK. In 2019, …

art.quarter

art.quarter Birmingham’s New Creative Hub

Art.quarter aims to make an impact on the surrounding community, by creating an interactive safe space for the diverse cultures of Birmingham. The fun and vibrant space aims to help the community thrive and re-build.art.quarter is a creative hub in Digbeth, Birmingham, that will mean different things to different people:- For creatives, it’s a space …

Dame Jocelyn Barrow

Dame Jocelyn Barrow: More Needs To Be Done On Her Lifetime Work On Racial And Multi-Cultural Awareness

History consultant Kwaku posits that the lack of an acknowledgement of the death of the educationalist, anti-racist and community activist Dame Jocelyn Barrow within any mainstream media over one week after her death, goes to show we’re a long way from African British lives and history being considered British enough. Written by KwakuPhoto: © BTWSC, …

CfP DEADLINE 27 MARCH: Racialisation and the Media from Television to Twitter

Call for Papers Rothermere American Institute University of Oxford 19 June 2020 This one-day interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the nexus between race and the media from the dawn of television to the present day. In the mid-twentieth century two revolutions took place, one technological and one political; the emergence of television and the advent …

Black Women in Europe™

Exclusive FREE Online Wellness Event for Black Women in Europe™

I feel extremely fortunate and grateful to offer a free online self-care event to the members of the Black Women in Europe™ social network. This is only possible due to the generosity of Life in Lili. The timing could not be better, don’t you agree? Just follow the link to our latest newsletter for details.

afrocenchix

Afrocenchix – Black hair care from the UK

At Afrocenchix we believe the little things in life should be simple. We blend natural and organic ingredients with expertise to make hair care as simple as possible. Supporting Britain is important to us so we work with UK scientists and chemists to formulate high quality products, we manufacture in the UK and support British suppliers. Our products are never tested on animals, …

Africans for JC Values

Africans For JC Values Open Letter To Jeremy Corbyn And The Labour Party

Africans For Jeremy Corbyn Values (Africans For JC Values)P O Box 14092, London NW10 1WL020 8450 5987 africansfor@gmail.com November 5 2019 Open Letter to Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party Africans For JC Values (Africans For Jeremy Corbyn Values) came about in 2016 to support the 10-Point Plan which was part of the Jeremy Corbyn campaign …

Oxford University

Black History Events at Oxford University

Black History Month: A panel discussion When: Tuesday 22 October 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pmWhere: Haldane Room, Wolfson College, Linton Road, OX2 6UD About: The month of October is celebrated as the Black History Month in the UK. The Black History Month is intended to celebrate, publicise, and reflect upon the contributions and achievements of the …

Oxford University

‘Towards a Wider Life’: Norman Manley in Britain and Jamaica

Jesus College, the History Faculty & the School of Geography and the Environment cordially invite you to an event celebrating the presence of Norman Manley at Jesus College. Enjoy an afternoon of talks plus a theatrical performance by Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Collective. 3pm: Introduction – Patricia Clavin (History) and Patricia Daley (Geography)3.05pm: PanelManley …

Black History Month

BBM Alert: History Of Black History Month In UK & Wandsworth’s Connection To Be Revealed On Wednesday

Now that Wandworth is back to marking Black History Month (BHM) in October, if you’ve ever wondered how Black History Month was introduced into Britain, then you should attend ‘The History Of Black History Month In Britain’ presentation at Battersea Library on Wednesday evening. The presenter, history consultant Kwaku, also promises to reveal a little-known fact about a Wandsworth connection with …

Black History Month

Celebrate with Oxford African Caribbean Conversation (OACC): African-History Month

Oxford African Caribbean Conversation (OACC) will meet during October’s African-History Month at East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, which is located off Cowley Road.                     The first meeting will be on Monday 7th October at 6-8pm.                                                           From 6-7pm  I will share the many correspondence OACC has received and discuss our campaign to end Police-related violence which …

Black Lives Matter Oxford

Do “black” lives matter in Oxfordshire?

Oxford People Need to Know if “black” lives matter in Oxfordshire?  1: Why are Police Constables unable to arrest African-skin people without using a level of violence which contributes to their death? 2: What advice should we give to Oxford’s African-skin people to prevent them from becoming the next Police fatality?   You can help prevent …

Black Chibi Magic

Lola Atobatele’s Mini Key Chains are Black Chibi Magic to Go

Which One Will You Bring Home? What black child wouldn’t love a black doll in their image? I now I loved my Julia doll growing up. Maybe I had others, but she was my favorite. Forget Barbie, I had Julia! And I put her in my Barbie Country Camper. Lola started making these mini dolls …