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
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
President Obama's Kwanzaa greetings read: Michelle and I extend our warm thoughts and best wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today marks the first day of the week-long celebration of African-American history and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Click here to read the rest of President Obama's Kwanzaa Statement. Click here for more...Read Full Story
This was the second Black Market event in London hosted by Black History Studies. I attended the first one a few months ago, and it was very positive. The second one include a film festival. It's all about economic empowerment. We can all learn from this. This is just an example of what is possible for our Black-owned businesses. Plus click here for the Strong Black Business Community. copyright (c) Zhana 2005-2013Read 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.