Heroines of the African Holocaust: ‘African Women in War’

Saturday 11th August 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which was passed on 25 March 1807. After the Abolition of the Slave Act 1807, holding previously enslaved…

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What to Watch this July…

  The big national release in July is ‘Whitney‘ – the in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston (officially approved by her family). It features some poignant revelations from those close to her.     Watch ‘Grenfell‘ on iPlayer, the BBC’s meticulous feature-length documentary about the fire. It draws from hundreds of…

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‘Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes’ FILM SCREENING – Part of the Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary Programme

July 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The 1963/64 Rivonia Trail is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in prison, he emerged with a vision of a multiracial democracy which averted a civil war in South Africa. But he…

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“Friday Night at the Museum – The Exhibition” by Afristoricals Ltd

In response to the overwhelming demand for ‘True Knowledge’, the tour will focus on different themes covering different aspects of Ancient African presence around the World

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CONVERSATION CORNER: “A discussion about Black Women’s Healing and Self-Care” by the Black Women’s Forum UK

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ UCL Institute of Education (Room 802), 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL “Caring for myself is not Self-Indulgence, it’s Self-Preservation and that is an act of Political warfare” – Audre Lorde The Black Women’s Forum UK is a safe space to share, empower and engage with women…

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“LET’S DISCUSS MY HERITAGE” by Black Cultural Archives 

Thursday 3rd May 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM @ 1 Windrush Square Brixton, London SW2 1EF What does it mean to be Black? What does it mean to grow up in a world with labels and terms only? Without the stories and narratives that form our background, how do we know who we are?…

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A ONE-OF-A-KIND DRESS CONFERENCE – “SI WI YAH: SARTORIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA” by Costume Institute of the African Diaspora – A Two Day Event

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2018, 10:00 am @ The London College of Fashion, Senate House, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora’s first dress conference seeks to understand how Diaspora communities came to be visually represented or have developed the agency to represent themselves and establish…

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** CALLING ALL PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGED 15 – 18 **  “WIDENING PARTICIPATION CONFERENCE FOR BLACK STUDENTS”

Friday 6th April 2018, 09:45 am – 4:00 pm @ Stamford Street Lecture Theater, 127 Stamford Street, King’s College London, London SE1 9NQ This conference is for students in Years 11 – 13 from Black African and Caribbean backgrounds. The aim of the conference is to prepare you to make informed and ambitious decisions about…

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“BLACK BRITISH CIVIL RIGHTS HEROES” – PART 2 & 3

Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th April 2018, 6: 30 PM – 9:00 PM @ The Travistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to host a presentation by Black History Walks on ‘African British Civil Rights Heroes’. ** Part 2 & 3 will…

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“7th ANNUAL IGBO CONFERENCE – MEMORY, CULTURE & COMMUNITY”

Saturday 21st April 2018 @ The Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London (School of Oriental & African Studies), Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG This one-day international conference will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference is the seventh edition of the annual international…

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“BLACK JOURNALIST’S, THE WHITE MEDIA & BRITISH CIVIL RIGHTS”

Friday 11th May 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM @ The Blue Room, British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT – FREE TO REGISTER & ATTEND Representation of black people in media has been contested by Civil Rights activists in Britain as well as the USA. It was and is, vital that…

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“AFRICAN, JAMAICAN & BLACK BRITISH ROOTS: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”

Saturday 12th May 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ The Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, London N15 4JA Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with an account of how he traced his African forebears enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago. Paul was told that it…

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“THE AMAZING JAMES BALDWIN”

“THE AMAZING JAMES BALDWIN – A 6 WEEK MULTI-MEDIA & INTERACTIVE COURSE”, Monday 21st May 6:30 PM – 8: 30 pm – Monday 25th June 2018 @ Harris Westminster, 7 Tothill Street London SW1H 9LH – COURSE FEE: £70 An exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary by Raoul Peck.This…

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Social Commentary No. 7 “KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED AND THEN APPLIED IS POWER”

I’m sure you’ve all heard the urban myth that states ‘if you want to hide anything from a black person, put it in a book’. The inference being, black people seldom read, which I find quiet ironic, seeing as White British adults are ‘less educated’ than ethnic minorities in the UK,  and African-American women in the US are…

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