The National Afrikan Peoples Parliament NAPP is an idea born out of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the National Black People's Day of Action, which took place on March 2, 2011. "The most powerful event in the history of Black Britain," took place when over 25,000 people protested the New Cross Fire Massacre, on 18th January 1981, after a suspected racist fire-bomb attack, killed thirteen Black youths at a party.
Voice of Africa Radio was set up on 1st of January, 2000, to correct the exclusion and marginalisation of the African community from the electronic media. The station operated unlicensed at that time, covering London-wide. Its success and popularity went beyond description, achieving London-wide and international celebrity.
In June 2002, Voice of Africa Radio was awarded a trophy for excellence and communal spirit, presented by the Ghanaian High Commissioner, Mr. Isaac Osei, at an award ceremony held by the Ghana Union London and many other awards
Black History Walks offer guided Walking Tours London to include the African history of London . These take place in St Pauls/Bank, Docklands, Soho, Trafalgar Square, Elephant & Castle and Notting Hill area from January to November and last 2-2.5 hours.
Black History Month (BHM) Afrikan History Month (AHM) is held every October in Britain, and February in USA and Canada.
The aims are to:
Promote knowledge of the Black History , Cultural and Heritage
Disseminate information on positive Black contributions to British Society
Heighten the confidence and awareness of Black people to their cultural heritage.
BritishBlackMusic.com (BBM) is an online resource providing information about music, music business, and music business education with a bias towards British and black music. Its off-line activities include cultural industries research, consultancy, music business courses, and it organises seminars, conferences, and the Black Music Congress (BMC) debates.
Ligali works for the socio-political and spiritual empowerment of African people with heritage direct from Africa or indirectly via African diasporic communities, such as those in the Caribbean and South America.
We believe it is important for African people to be able to self determine and therefore independently repair the injustices within our own socio-political reality instead of demanding more rights from those outside it. We work according to a system of natural justice based upon traditional African principles (such as Maat) that seeks to fix hurt with healing and reparation as opposed to responding to injustice with harmful acts of reprisal and retribution to make things even.
The Africa Live Festival 2013 is one of the best family friendly free events that brings together the best selection of African themed arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, handmade bespoke goods, holistic therapies and food, storytelling, live music and much more.
About the Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum (PASCF) The PASCF is a small self-funding revolutionary organisation located in South London with a pan-London membership. We acknowledge that Afrikan people have suffered mass enslavement/Maafa/Maangamizi and continue to be exploited and oppressed through the systems and structures of Capitalism, Imperialism, Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism and Racism, which the PASCF are resolutely resolved to ending.
Nabbs offers information, advice, resources and services for black families, schools and organisations aiming to improve cohesion between Black supplementary schools, parents, teachers. Empower parents with information to support the education of their children. To help the black supplementary schools to get the best help and resources available.
The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities (Imperial) League (UNIA-ACL) is a black nationalist fraternal organization founded by Marcus Garvey. The organization enjoyed its greatest strength in the 1920s, prior to Garvey's deportation from the United States of America, after which its prestige and influence declined. Since a schism in 1949, there have been two organizations claiming the name.
Slavery is no more than a state of war between a conqueror with absolute power and the conquered( John Locke: 1632-1704 )
Windrush Foundation welcomes you to MAKING FREEDOM, the website that celebrates full Emancipation in the Caribbean.
It was on August the First 1838 that nearly a million Africans in British colonies won their liberty, having been enslaved for all or most of their lives. From Emancipation Day, African women re-created the family unit which had been undermined by enslavers during the previous two hundred years. The text and images on the website summarise the major events that led to Emancipation, and raise awareness about those who contributed to ending enforced servitude. The road to freedom was arduous and bloody; tens of thousands of Africans were killed in their efforts to liberate themselves.
Emancipation was the beginning of a long and laborious journey towards the realisation of the right to self-determination. This website also features a selection of post-emancipation stories celebrating acts of courage and resilience which have laid the foundation for the freedom many of us enjoy today.
Both hard copy and online, the magazine provides crucial business and investor information regarding black enterprises globally. Profiles leaders, entrepreneurs, dignitaries in the area of success and achievement.
For everyone (from whatever culture) interested in or curious about Black Heritage. The magazine is a collectable timepiece that has a good reputation for quality of content and overall presentation.
Mashuffa is a martial art. It is a swahili word, which roughly translates as meaning the spirit of the warrior.
A warrior is a person who can overcome fear through determination and will. This is the essense of Mashuffs.
Be inspired & empowered with some technical tools to help you produce quality art.
This workshops is for artists & creative minded persons of all abilities.
I ll be sharing some of the inside process to my creativity.
There are limited places so booking early is advised.
Film Africa is the Royal African Society s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across
the continent. Launched in 2011, Film Africa is now the UK s largest festival of African film and culture.
Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside
a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master
classes, family activities and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.
Film Africa recognises and supports new talent through The Baobab Award for Best Short Film, which is judged
by a panel of film professionals and offers the winner a £1,000 cash prize towards their next production.
KUSH MEDIA GROUP INCORPORATING: Kush Promotions & PR Ltd, Kush Community Arts & Media Development, Nu-Urban Image International Pictures / www.kushfilms.com, www.luvurban.com & www.iluvblackfilms.com
Entrepreneur Marlon Palmer created the company Kush Promotions & from this launched the Kush Film Club in May 1998. Marlon had previously spent 16 years as an event/club promoter on the music entertainment scene.
Marlon, a great lover of the film industry felt that a promotional platform was very much needed in the UK to create widespread awareness of independent Black filmmakers & their films. Thus the new film exhibition screening platform, the Kush Film Club was launched. He also recognised that a new strategic and targeted style of marketing was needed to create widespread public awareness. Marlon decided to utilise various urban guerrilla style marketing techniques that he learnt whilst working in the nightclub promotions scene to create eventual widespread awareness of these disadvantaged and ignored filmmakers along with the necessary hype required for the Kush Film Club & its unique platform.
CMA is the UK representative body for the community broadcasting sector. They are committed to promoting access to the media for people and communities. They enable people to establish and develop community-based communications media for empowerment, cultural expression, information and entertainment.
The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB) is a multiracial collective of educators, cultural workers, organizers, and artists. TOPLAB uses Theater of the Oppressed techniques and methodology to promote and engage in democratic processes, and creative approaches to community building for radical social change.
The BRECHT FORUM is a cultural and educational center for people who are working for social justice, equality and a new culture that puts human needs first. Through its programs and events, the Brecht Forum brings people together across social and cultural boundaries and artistic and academic disciplines to promote critical analysis, creative thinking, collaborative projects and networking in an independent community-level environment.
The cornerstone of our educational conception situates movement-building within a transformative cultural process within society at large. From the beginning, our conception was based on the idea that a fundamental task of the left is to create, within existing society, a counter-hegemonic culture of working people and their allies, who are capable of challenging the capitalist agenda, prefiguring new ways of thinking and of self-organization, as well as creating new ways of relating to each other and nature.
BEMA Mission: To continuously work to improve access to sustainable business growth opportunities, through the supply of information, advocacy and the delivery of appropriate demand led cultural, art and creative industries support services
The Afrikan Family Works Ltd is a social enterprise company limited by guarantee.
Our core objective is to strengthen the Afrikan family through promoting Afrikan cultural values.
Most societies across Africa have something called the culture of being as part of their world-view which can be defined as I am because you are and because you are therefore I am. The culture of being is different to Europe s culture of having says Prof Adama Samussekou.
A new biography of Darcus Howe, which offers the first detailed history of Britain s little-known Black Power movement, claims that the racism it fought is being overlooked in modern narratives about the nation s past. Britain s Black Power movement - and its battle against institutional racism - is in danger of being written out of history, according to a new book about its principal figurehead, Darcus Howe.
Co Chair of BARAC and national Black Members officer for Respect Party UK.
I am a human rights anti racist activist. That's it really; I work hard and try my best to represent black communities and families. This is done free of charge as I see my work as my vocation. I f you want to contribute to the work that I do then email me. Frankly I need finance and volunteers.
Esther Roniyah Stanford-Xosei (aka Sister Ekua) is an internationally acclaimed Reparationist, Jurisconsult (i.e., a specialist in jurisprudence, the science and philosophy of law), dynamic Community Advocate and radio Broadcaster.
As a recognised scholar-activist committed to making a difference, Esther applies her specialist knowledge of international, human and peoples rights law in her advocacy for key social and environmental justice causes.
Most notably, Esther is a long-standing researcher, campaigner, spokesperson and public opinion former on Pan-African Reparations for Global Justice. In this regard she serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Pan-African Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE). On behalf of PARCOE, Esther is a Broadcaster on Britain s first and only licensed African community radio station, Voice of Africa Radio where she presents a weekly current affairs talk show.
The Uhuru Movement recognizes that we are in a war of ideas. This is a war between the dying forces of white power imperialism and the emerging forces of African Socialism for the minds of the masses of poor and oppressed people. Today Imperialism has constructed a media cartel that serves the interest of the white ruling class. This international media apparatus serves to justify the brutal oppression carried out by imperialism every day. Moreover, its objective is to ideologically unite the European nation at the expense of the African nation.
This Imperialist media propaganda machine currently has a monopoly on the distribution of ideas. These ideas are intended to define our reality and shape our worldview. However, it is time for the African working class to speak for ourselves. It is time the world be seen from the perspective of the poor and oppressed masses.
UhuruNews.com is Black Power in the 21st Century. It is the vision and voice of the African working-class. Our interest is to tell the truth; showing the world as it is. Our mission is to bring voice to the most oppressed and exploited sectors of the African world.
About the Nation of Islam in the United Kingdom
The Nation of Islam is a body of men and women worldwide dedicated to the spiritual and mental resurrection of the human family starting with the mentally dead people of the Earth. The term mentally dead is an attribute of a people whom, following centuries of slavery, colonisation and being taken up out of their original environment, would become impotent on all the higher levels of human endeavour especially spiritually, morally, socially and economically.
We believe that the condition of black people following our sojourn in slavery, through to colonisation, coupled with a continued system of contemporary mis-education and maltreatment has directly fashioned the current produce and behaviour of this community. We are in particularly concerned with the direction of the youth especially in relation to education, law and order, health and the family unit. Although today an increasing number of people from African and Caribbean backgrounds are recipients of higher university education, the level of degradation within inner city communities is an alarming reality-jolt to those that might lend themselves to either observation or study of society.
We believe that the emergence of people out of this condition into a more productive lifestyle is best achieved through the receiving of an education routed in the knowledge of the One God. That knowledge we believe is indeed a knowledge of the human being him or herself.
Black History Studies was launched in 2008 by husband and wife team Mark and Charmaine Simpson because we noticed that our community wanted to learn about their history from an African perspective but there were no real outlet offering a range of learning opportunities.
We are set up to develop the community initiative the Story Trail Blazer project. We have a number of community inclusion activities in London giving everyone an opportunity to help to raise awareness, resource and funds for the Story Trail Blazer project.
We have a range of exciting storytelling and outdoor programs, activities and workshops for everyone to get involved in. We provide a creative space where we come together to full joy community, and express ourselves freely, learning new things and embarking on new challenges, whether that be as a family, school or organisation, in a museum, forest or prison block. Our programs are designed to ignite creativity and explore a plethora of subjects, they are flexible and can be tailored to meet any needs.
Black Cultural Archives was founded in 1981 to collect, preserve and celebrate the contributions Black people have made to the culture, society and heritage of the UK.
Our unique and growing archive collection offers insight into the history of people of African descent in Britain and includes rare documents, photographs, oral history testimonies and objects dating from the second century to the present day. Though our public programmes and partnership work with other organisations we enable a variety of communities to learn and connect with this often hidden history.
Black Cultural Archives is working on a major building project to open the UK s first Black heritage centre in Brixton, London.
The British Blacklist is the only database of black British talents in the UK. In this website you can find a variety of creative people such as actors, musicians, directors, writers and more useful info.
A day of action against racism has been called for across Europe to coincide with the marking of UN Anti-Racism Day in 2014, with eyes on the European elections in May.
Already in most European countries parties of the right, centre and even the traditional left are allowing the terrain of these elections to be dominated by racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and the scapegoating of minorities such as Muslims, immigrants, Roma, Black and Asian communities.
We are here to put black images in film back on the map. Tired of the same old mainstream excuses such as Black film has too limited an audience or there is not enough depth in Black film. BCC will try and serve up to the diverse people that we are, movies that tell stories that reflect us and our imaginations. BCC s aims are multifold 1. To provide consistent big screen outlets for new & classic black film/documentary 2. To provide a forum for film/documentary lovers wishing to have that shared group experience of watching black images, on the big screen. 3. To foster dialogue through intellectual analysis of a films subject matter, narrative, production, artistry etc. From glossy romance to controversial, it is a great opportunity to have a group discussion. 4. A chance to meet someone new that may further add to your rich circle of friends. This club is yours and every member is invited to recommend a film or documentary for the group to experience.
THE Institute of Race Relations (IRR) was established as an independent educational charity in 1958 to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world. In 1972, the IRR s membership backed the staff in a radical transformation of the organisation from a policy-oriented, establishment, academic institution into an anti-racist thinktank. The IRR began to concentrate on responding to the needs of Black people and making direct analyses of institutionalised racism in Britain and the rest of Europe. (For more information on the IRR s first fifty years, watch the slide show on IRR s history.) Today, the IRR is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally. It seeks to reflect the experiences of those who suffer racial oppression and draws its perspectives from the most vulnerable in society.
The Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA till October 1997 ASCACHIB) was formed in 1991. The aim of the Association is to foster research and to disseminate information on the history of Black peoples in Britain. A Newsletter was published three times a year until 2013. We take up issues with government departments and quangoes, such as English Heritage re-Blue Plaques and much else, with the QCA on school curricula, and MLA regarding archives, libraries and museums. We have also worked on specific projects with other organisations. e.g. teh Runnymede Trust and in the past with CASBAH, and the National Archives' website on the history of Black peoples in Britain since the mid 16th century.
Images of Black Women (IBW) Film Festival promotes race and gender equality in film & society as a whole by shining the spot light on black women who suffer both race & gender inequality in front and behind the camera.
Over the years IBW showcased the global black experience with a focus on women in varied roles such as actresses, directors, screenwriters and producers. Supported upcoming filmmakers such as Rungano Nyoni (Mwansa The Great) & premiered work from renowned directors such as the first black woman to win Best Director at Sundance 2012 Ava DuVernay and welcomed international film icon Euzhan Palcy.
The aims of Virgo Foundation are simple. To promote African arts and culture, its vast history and heritage, to a public hungry for the true knowledge of African affairs.
To promote the works and achievements of its numerous historical individuals who have contributed to the immensity of a misunderstood continent.
Today we live in times fractured and wrought with religious, ethnic, political and socio-economic tensions. We are too easily blinded and misguided by purveyors of a great white lie. A lie which simply put, whether due to ignorance or just pure malice, aims to say that the African has no worthy achievements of note.Most people know this to be untrue, but would be hard pressed to provide scientific, concrete evidence that buries such a lie. Virgo Foundation wishes to provide such concrete proofs.
The George Padmore Institute is an archive, educational resource and research centre housing materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and continental Europe.
Founded in 1991, we are based in North London where we often hold educational and cultural activities including talks and readings. We also publish relevant materials and are making our archives accessible to the general public.
We create original drama for stage and screen, telling the dynamic stories of the African diaspora. We are inspired by the vigour, ambition and global impact of both Nigerian popular cinema and of contemporary British theatre, and the commercial potential of both. Our passion is for great stories, well told.
Legacy Media Institute is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to bringing together leading professionals in the film and television industry, outstanding actors, and young men and woman who wish to pursue a career in the entertainment media. By means of its programs, the Institute seeks to promote excellence and accountability throughout the process of creating media that reflects a diverse global society.
Windrush Foundation (hereafter called the Organisation) is a registered Charity established in 1996. The organisation plays the leading role in preserving the history of the arrival of the first post war wave of Caribbean settlers at Tilbury Docks, Essex on 21 June 1948, and the celebration of their contribution to the making of modern Britain
The aim of the Family Health ISIS organisation is to provide an African Caribbean Mental Health centre to meet the needs of African/ African Caribbean people with mental health problems in the London Borough of Lewisham.
FHI is committed to the provision and development of more appropriate mental health services for African and African-Caribbean individuals and families. As such our services are open to any person of African or African-Caribbean ancestry who lives or works in the London Borough of Lewisham.
My blog is dedicated to celebrating Afro hair and the experiences of UK Naturals. Dont be a stranger, spread the word and lets keep Uniting the KinKdom one curl at a time. International visitors are ALWAYS welcome. Enjoy!
SABLE LitMag is probably more than you knew or expected.
Our umbrella concept is of a global social enterprise whose ethos is that that there should be no physical boundaries between people of colour to dialogue and collaborate in order to build stronger global and sustainable communities. We believe that one of the most powerful ways to do this is through the spoken and written word. And through the word, we believe that mental boundaries can be overcome, too.
Art is the heArt of a nation, and therefore, our ethos is based on using Art as a means to build strong communities. We aim to show how the literary arts can be used effectively to promote cultural understanding and social cohesion in communities and across borders.
Pambazuka in Kiswahili means the dawn or to arise as a verb.
Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women s organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.
THE NEW BLACK FILM COLLECTIVE is network of film exhibitors, educators and programmers spread across the regions in the UK. As part of our range of services, we host screenings that matter to the local community featuring international and domestic films of black representation.
We started as a training programme in 2008 supported by Skillset, Film London and the London Development Agency. Our mission is to grow the black media sector and become a resource for filmmakers and film lovers.
Omega FM s vision is to re-establish interest in Afro-Caribbean and other inner London Borough Communities in addressing issues of Social, Economic and Educational Oppression and most of all the ever-growing presence of disease of Gun and Knife crimes within the communities. To address Oppression and Injustice within our communities by combating these ever-growing issues which have a major effect on our communities and the future generations of young children. To encourage a Positive Development of children, young people and families within the communities of inner London Boroughs by actively supporting the development of and within our communities.
African Sons and Daughters is an Unincorporated Association based in Forest Gate, London. It is formed by founding members with the desire to create and maintain a charity that collectively funds supplementary social programs within the community.
We are seeking socially aware people who want to participate in the funding of their additional local services that are not provided for by the Local Authority. Our organisation will offer individuals the support and opportunity to contribute to their community.
Narrative Eye is a dynamic organisation committed to creating and promoting the richness of Black British literature and expanding the art form within a multicultural framework, which promotes diversity and values difference. We are dedicated to the production & promotion of literary works.
Narrative Eye is dedicated to raising the level of cultural awareness amongst Black young adults. We specialise in Black British literature and history. Narrative Eye s educational programmes involve hosting interactive workshops, lectures and presentations on history, literary, cultural and social issues
Dr. Miranda Kaufmann studied History at Christ Church, Oxford, where she completed her doctoral thesis on 'Africans in Britain, 1500-1640' in 2011. As a freelance historian and journalist, she has worked for The Sunday Times, the BBC, the National Trust, English Heritage, the Oxford Companion series, Quercus publishing and the Rugby Football Foundation. She is a popular speaker at conferences, seminars and schools from Hull to Jamaica and has published articles in academic journals and elsewhere (including the Times Literary Supplement, The Times, The Guardian, History Today, BBC History Magazine and Periscope Post). She enjoys engaging in debate at the intersection of past and present and has been interviewed by Sky News and the Observer.
This was originally the site www.GiftedAtPrimary.com however, due to increased interest and activity, we have created more resources and delivering support to families, teachers and students both nationally and internationally. We needed a website that reflected a more global perspective.
Ubele (Swahili for The Future) is a new inter-generational community building initiative which focuses on the African Diaspora community in the UK. It aims to increase our community s capacity to lead, community build and create innovative and entrepreneurial social responses to some of our most stuck social issues.
To be a BAME-led social policy think tank that focuses on race equality and issues affecting Britain's BAME communities, and creates an environment for the equalities third sector to flourish. To strengthen the voice of BAME communities through increased civic engagement and participation in society and provide representation of issues affecting BAME communities and the sector that was set up to serve them.
Our mission is to document and preserve Black heritage, culture, and scholarship and use it to encourage, empower, and uplift current and future generations through scholarly engagement, art, and artistic expression, while cultivating critical thought.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The Africa Centre exists to promote the African cultural diversity outside of the continent. We serve as a hub to promote creativity and innovation in African art, culture, business and entrepreneurship in London.
Art often concerns itself with the notion of identity. To explore a sense of place in the world as an individual or a member of a group is not unusual. To emerge from the inquiry (or to continue it) constantly faced with contradiction is not unusual either. Perhaps this is the beauty.
In 2002, the BBC devised a campaign and television series called 100 Great Britons where the public voted for Winston Churchill as the Greatest Briton of all time. Every Generation developed an alternative campaign and poll to raise the profile of the Black contribution to Britain and to challenge the notion of Britishness that excludes racialised communities
The Black-E (formerly The Blackie) began with the commitment to combine a contemporary arts centre with a community centre. When - having taken over the former Great George Street Congregational Church in October 1967 with the support of Peter (now Sir Peter) Moores - the team of artists led by Wendy and Bill Harpe began their cultural adventures with long term aims and with an 'open door' policy. And what might have seemed almost fortuitous at the time of the public launch in May 1968 can now be seen as essential ingredients in determining the character of the U.K.'s first community arts project, and in creating a centre where all the arts (performing and making, experimental and traditional) might engage with all the people who chose to come through the doors (young and old, disadvantaged and privileged).
Following World War Two, British hospitals were desperately short of staff. The government recruited throughout the Caribbean. The response was enormous. Between 1948-1969 thousands of Caribbean women and men came to work in the health service.
Minority Perspective is an internet based news service for black and minority ethnic communities in the Midlands and the UK. This is a unique news service that allows any member of the community to write an article or inform of us of a story that you want covered.
The National Theatre s Black Plays Archive project was initiated by the playwright and former NT Associate Kwame Kwei-Armah, who expressed a wish to explore and engage with African, Caribbean and black British writers produced in the UK, a number of which had been largely forgotten.
The aim of the project is to document the first professional production of every play by black British, African and Caribbean writers in the UK. The Black Plays Archive does not include performance poetry and art, readings, revues, cabaret, recitations, sketches or puppet shows. The project focuses solely on the premieres of these plays and as a result does not provide information for all subsequent productions.
New Mind School was founded in 1996, sprung from a Saturday school venture taking place in the south London area. This was fostered by members of the Black community, desirous of effecting the direction of their children???s education away from that which they themselves received and that of their own parents within the UK.
Gold Onyx is a is a voluntary organisation. Initially formed in October 1992 as a discussion forum within the community aimed to promote awareness amongst people of African descent and to encourage Africans to develop their self-esteem both individually and collectively.
The Global Afrikan Congress (GAC) is an international non-governmental organization network that was created by and caters to all Afrikans and Afrikan Descendants both on the Afrikan Continent and in the Diaspora.
The GAC organizes from the bottom up, emphasising the need for local and international grassroots involvement. Focusing on openness, democracy, self-determination, economic independence and control of our communities, this network offers an opportunity for local and international community solidarity, cooperation, and empowerment.
The GAC seeks to be a venue that allows organizations from different locations to work together toward common objectives. The GAC values and respects diversity within the Afrikan family from all geographical regions and aims to put an end to the dislocation and disorganization of the Afrikan and Afrikan Descendants communities caused by colonial and neo-colonial domination.
Words of Colour Productions is a not-for-profit community interest initiative which enables aspiring and diverse writers, voluntary and community organisations and small to medium sized enterprises to get their ideas and writing published, heard, seen and online.
We at The Nubian Times would like to introduce ourselves. The Nubian Times is a Manchester based Newspaper covering News, Sports, entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and current affairs and is a diverse multimedia publication , whose readership seeks to include not excluded all members of the communities.
Conscious Vibes is a registered online quarterly magazine, covering dreadlocks, career and natural lifestyle.
Founded by Angela Small, Conscious Vibes is the first magazine of its kind to focus on creative dreadlocks designs, coming from a Caribbean and African perspective.
Conscious Vibes brings black women news and information about things that matter to the natural sisters: unique cultural businesses, african prints in clothing and household goods, empowering career tips, and in-depth interviews with people in the know. In addition, Conscious Vibes spotlights natural hair salons in the UK and abroad.
On the 1st of October 2002 the website Every Generation was launched by Patrick Vernon. This was a result of his substantial experiences of mentoring young black people in Brent and Hackney. Along with his own passion for family history and cultural heritage he was inspired to create an online resource for young people and families on genealogy and exploring Black British identity.
I have been working in the film industry for over 10 years primarily in the areas of exhibition, marketing and distribution.
I am currently writing my second book The Nigerian Filmmaker s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood. The guide is a film reference manual that pulls together industry guidance and best practice for African filmmakers. It reads as an A-Z of the key business elements of the film industry from a Nigerian cultural perspective. It is the first book to take an overview of the industry, looking beyond Nollywood and encompassing genres such as documentary, animation and Nigerian diaspora films. It lays out the framework for the future of the Nigerian film industry and in turn serves as a historical record of one of the most vibrant film cultures globally. The guide features 70 interviews with leading Nigerian filmmakers and industry practitoners. The Nigerian Filmmaker s: Guide to Success is near completion and will be launched on Saturday 20th Septermber 2014 at the British Film Institute.
Previously known as the Black and Ethnic Minority Arts Network (BEMA) until reformed in March 2014, Bema has been in operation in one form or another since 2001. The name Bema Arts Limited is less restrictive than the previous one which did not accurately reflect the organisations ethos of diversity and equality.
Still volunteer led, it remains the organisation for those of us who believe that art can change the world for the better.
We are eager to know you, to know where you are, what are you doing and planning to do. But, first, we must tell you who are we: we are the International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation .
The International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation will not be just one Center more, but an Organisation dedicated to help all Centers to develop themselves, so that they can help other TO groups to grow and develop. The Organisation is carried by the combined power of experienced Jokers across the globe.
We dream of having a Virtual Libraries of books, thesis, photos, movies and videos about TO in the world, accessible to all. We also dream of an extensive Theatre of the Oppressed Library filled with Real Images and Words. We dream of exchanging knowledge, of creating an international group of Flying Jokers, who can go anywhere in the world to help groups to organize themselves. We dream of creating International Projects to meet our needs. We dream of working in the true spirit of Augusto Boal. These are dreams, but we learned that, if we work hard and if we work together, dreams have the tendency to become true.
Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc. (PTO) supports people whose work challenges oppressive systems by promoting critical thinking and social justice through liberatory theatre and popular education.
Our approaches stem from the theories and practices of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal. We foster collaborative connections to share, develop, promote, and document liberatory theatre, popular education, and other revolutionary actions. PTO serves as a resource for oppressed peoples and their allies in diverse communities, contexts, and traditions around the world.
Afro Solo UK is the result of 2 years research of the African diaspora of Greater Manchester. Each life story is an act of remembrance, a celebration and in some cases a reconciliation. They provide a legacy and are a declaration that this community will never again be overlooked.
This site looks as many of the Black heroes in the course of history, pioneers and ground breakers in different fields, and brings recognition to those who have worked to overcome obstacles to become heroes.
The site is meant to inspire those who face challenges in chasing their dreams so they they may one day become heroes to their community and to society in general.
The site includes profiles of each hero, as well as podcasts and videos. We hope that you find this site useful and would love to hear comments and suggestions.
While the site helps to provide a focus on some of the heroes of Black history, it is not just about Black history, it is about all of our history.
Look for information about African-American inventors and you'll quickly find that American innovation is rich with the contributions of famous black inventors like Elijah McCoy, Lewis Howard Latimer, George Washington Carver and Madame C.J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove).
In fact, many modern conveniences and necessities are directly related to, or derivative of, the inventions of black inventors: blood banks, the refrigerator, the electric trolley, the dust pan, comb, mop, brush, clothes dryer, refrigerator, lawn mower, traffic signals, the pen and the pencil sharpener.
The human race is of African origin. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans (or homo sapiens) were excavated at sites in East Africa. Human remains were discovered at Omo in Ethiopia that were dated at 195,000 years old, the oldest known in the world.
Atiba is a organistion which specialise in clothing, Studio time, marketing plus a lot more.
The core aspect of our organisation is Marketing, in the past we have marketed for the likes of 50 Cent and Robert Greene, we have also marketed for London Council and numerous other organisations. Please use our contact page to contact us for services or for product information.
Black No More?Whatever happened to Britain's Black Community? It's a controversial question and some might go even further and ask is there such a thing as the Black community in Britain? The idea was raised at a BBC UKBlack debate held on Friday night and with a panel that included some of the UK's leading Black thinkers, cultural commentators, academics and young people. They came together to discuss issues of identity, leadership and aspiration amongst people of African and Caribbean heritage. Hosted by Dotun Adebayo, and with Lord Victor Adebowale, Professor Gus John, Joy Warmington and Shaun Bailey on the panel it was at times a fiery discussion You can hear the whole programme here...
The Council of Independent Black Institutions (CIBI) defines Afrikan-Centered Education as
the means by which Afrikan culture including the knowledge, attitudes, values and skills needed to maintain and perpetuate it throughout the nation building process is developed and advanced through practice. Its aim, therefore, is to build commitment and competency within present and future generations to support the struggle for liberation and nationhood. We define nation building as the conscious and focused application of our people s collective resources, energies, and knowledge to the task of liberating and developing the psychic and physical space that we identify as ours. Nation building encompasses both the reconstruction of Afrikan culture and the development of a progressive and sovereign state structure consistent with that culture.
Samori Camara is a 31 year-old Afrikan warrior scholar, educator, author, historian, educational consultant, and professional speaker who inspires his students and audiences with his focus on Education for Liberation. Camara founded the Kamali Academy, an African-centered school, in 2009 and finished his Ph.D. in American History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Samori has taught high school English and now teaches African American and American History at Dillard University.
Us Lifting Us Economic Development Cooperative, LLC (ULU) is an economic engine spurring economic growth in the African-American community throughout the United States and across the Afrikan diaspora. ULU allows African-Americans to determine our own economic destiny. Collectively, we pool our resources to uplift one another, hence our name and charge to each other, Us Lifting Us. We are not one person, WE are YOU. We are a collective group of people dedicated to creating sound institutions, businesses and communities for ourselves.
A GROUP of Afrikans across the globe came together in April 2010 in London after a programme on Radio Galaxy and resolved that the way forward lies entirely in self-sufficiency and elected to create a co-operative union for Afrikans. Like the ants the group argued that there is no value in borrowing because to borrow puts the borrower at the mercy of the lender. They resolved that the funding for the Afrikan Co-operative Union Ltd has to come from issuance of shares sold to Afrikans of all income groups as an investment. Hence the cost of the share has to be low enough to attract the lowest paid.
The ABDF has been in existence for over 10 years (founded November 1996), initially as an unincorporated association and since 2001 as a limited company. It has over one hundred members and has invested in property; established a company in Ghana involved in road haulage, invested in an Afrikan owned business, and has built strong links with similar organisations in the UK and abroad.
Tariq Nasheed (also known as Tariq Elite) is a New York Times best selling author, radio host, who has several top selling books under his belt. Tariq is also a television personality and social commentator who talks about social history and the psychology of dating. He has appeared on tv shows such as The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and several shows on MTV and VH1.
The Melanoid Nation Foundation (MNF) is a non-profit organization founded to advocate for justice and human rights for Melanoid people of African descent who have been adversely affected by systematic racism.
We use the classification of Melanoid ( aka Melanese and Melano) to eliminate geographical boundaries when describing people of African descent who are in need of justice.