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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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 12:49 AM
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
Posted January 7, 2014 at 12:47 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 12:51 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 12:53 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 12:54 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 12:56 AM
Pan Afrikan Society Community Forum is a forum encouraging discussion and interactive participation on issues affecting African people locally and internationally.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:01 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:02 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:10 AM
The 100 Black Men of London is a charity delivering programmes and activities focused on mentoring, education economic empowerment, health and wellness and leadership
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:13 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:14 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:15 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:18 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:19 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:20 AM
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.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 1:22 AM
This is a link to "The Archers", a radio series by BBC. This radio play is similar to 492 Korna Klub and you may be interested!
Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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.
Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:13 AM
In this website you can find a list of community radio stations and many more info concerning radio in London.
Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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.
Posted January 20, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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.
Posted January 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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
Posted January 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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.
Posted January 22, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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.
Posted January 31, 2014 at 6:05 AM
Raspect Fyabinghi Renaissance Reggae - Revolutionary Rap Royal Sounds - Rebel-Lions - Peoples Army
Posted February 1, 2014 at 3:19 PM
Co Chair of BARAC and national Black Members officer for Respect Party UK. Biography 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.
Posted February 1, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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.
Posted February 1, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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.
Posted February 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM
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.
Posted February 1, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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.
Posted February 7, 2014 at 4:32 PM
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.
Posted February 11, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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.
Posted February 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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.
Posted March 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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.
Posted March 1, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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.
Posted March 19, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:42 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:45 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:46 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:47 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:51 AM
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
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:54 AM
The hub for African and Caribbean community programming from BBC Local Radio. Listen to news and interviews broadcast this week. Find added features, previews and commentary.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:54 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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!
Posted March 28, 2014 at 5:58 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 6:02 AM
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.
Posted March 28, 2014 at 6:04 AM
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.
Posted April 10, 2014 at 3:52 AM
A not for profit organisation promoting the development and growth of Africa its people and cultures worldwide
Posted June 5, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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.
Posted June 5, 2014 at 7:41 AM
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
Posted June 5, 2014 at 7:49 AM
A Natural Health and Spiritual Re-Connection for Body Mind and Soul
Posted June 5, 2014 at 7:50 AM
Black Science Fiction Society highlights, celebrates and develops science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, horror, movies and games.
Posted June 5, 2014 at 7:55 AM
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.
Posted July 11, 2014 at 6:16 AM
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.
Posted July 11, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 6:59 AM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:29 PM
The Institute of Race Relations is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Itzcaribbean.com is the original online resource and definitive guide to UK Caribbean culture the place to find everything Caribbean.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Union Blacks Timeline
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM
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
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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).
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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.
Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:48 PM
A campaign called 'Truth About Zane', aiming to get more information about the cause of the child's death during the floods It is now 6 MONTHS on and the public agency wall of silence continues.
Posted August 2, 2014 at 5:50 PM
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.
Posted August 2, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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.
Posted August 2, 2014 at 5:52 PM
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.
Posted August 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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.
Posted August 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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.
Posted August 2, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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.
Posted August 2, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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.
Posted August 3, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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.
Posted August 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM
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.