Aimé CésaireThe Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in NYC, in association with Columbia University and Medgar Evers College, will be holding a series of events to commemorate the life and work of Aimé Césaire at the centennial of his birth. Aimé Césaire was a noted writer, scholar and political leader from Martinique, who is credited with coining the term Negritude. Césaire is known as the father of Negritude. Negritude (which can be translated as "Blackness") was a Francophone...Read Full Story
They were partying in Brixton last night, along with Bristol and Glasgow. And I don't blame them. Former UK Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher is dead at last. This is the same Maggie Thatcher who: - closed the mines, the steel works and the shipyards; - put more than three million people out of work; - devastated communities - in some families; no one has had a job for nearly 30 years; - created the current housing crisis by not allowing local councils to replace housing stock they sold...Read Full Story
This is such a tragic story. Detroit Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Brutally Murdering Her 8-Year-Old Daughter. The child was just a few days short of her ninth birthday. She died from multiple stab wounds. This mother was obviously disturbed - I say "obviously" because of her behaviour - and needed help. She needed support. She was abusing her five children in front of other people - obviously, she was desperate for help. This kind of thing is often preventable. Be very clear, I am NOT...Read Full Story
Want to buy Black books, calendars, and music to feed your soul and bring joy to your heart? Here are some links for all of your conscious Black shopping needs. Basketball Calendars African American Calendars Books for Black Upliftment Black Scientists and Inventors Gifts for Bob Marley Fans Soul Food Recipe Books Best Books for Basketball Lovers Best Michelle Obama Books African American Holiday Gift Shopping Kwanzaa Books For more about Kwanzaa, see: Kwanzaa: Celebrating Traditional...Read Full Story
I shall be leading the next Griot Workshop, on The Role of the Modern Griot, in London on the 12th of March 2013. This workshop will be hosted by Black History Studies. With special guest, photographer Charlie Phillips. I hope you will join us. Click here for more information. The Griot Workshops use storytelling and creativity to help us to discover and explore our cultural inheritance. We reinforce a positive sense of cultural identity through celebrating our African ancestors, heroes...Read Full Story
Celebrating Black success. This wikizine offers motivational, inspirational arbicles and blogs by and for people of African heritage. It was started by Zhana, author of Black Success Stories and Success Strategies for Black People.