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Kay Rufai’s portraits of smiling black boys from south London came out of an initiative that investigated the lack of mental health provisions for black teenagers
Staying at home?
A great time to sort out the family photo archive. Get your younger household to help. Share family stories. Identify ancestors. Share the love.
Just discovered this one... Self portrait of me with my maternal grandmother many moons ago 😍
#family #familyarchiving #familyheritage #heritage #photograph #lifestory #storytelling
Portraits of UK black female professors – in pictures.
Phenomenal Women is said to be the first photographic exhibition honouring Britain’s black female professors
The British Journal of Photography
“I was branded a ‘slut’, an ‘attention-seeker’, and a ‘Middle Eastern hero’”: Rasha Kahil reclaims the rights to her body in the face of internet trolling.
British Journal of Photography revisits some of the most piercing, provocative and innovative projects from women photographers of the last decade. Download your free copy today.
South London Gallery
Today we opened a new #Archive display showing some of artist, lecturer and archivist Rita Keegan’s personal papers.
It offers a rare opportunity to see a range of materials and ephemera from the Black British Art scene spanning the 1980s–2000s.
History that is accurate, inclusive and anti-racist should be taught 24/7
Should black history be taught all year round? - BBC News
The Supremes Singer Barbara Martin Dead At 76
She was part of the Motown group from 1960-62, replacing original member Betty McGlown.
The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced
Zora Neale Hurston’s searing book about the final survivor of the transatlantic slave trade, Cudjo Lewis, is being published nearly a century after it was written.
NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson became known for verifying the results given by computers to calculate the orbit for John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission.
Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography exhibition
Toxic, fragile, soft, hyper? What is masculinity? Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded,...
Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and first person of color to be appointed Librarian of Congress, shares her admiration for Octavia in a discussion at the Huttington
In The Huntington's Centennial Celebration series called "Why It Matters," Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence speaks with national leaders
Meet Ofentse: SA's 1st black woman to conduct and own an orchestra
Read more: https://briefly.co.za/43409-meet-ofentse-sas-1st-black-woman-conduct-orchestra.html?fbclid=IwAR1_pFrwQNy5q5znRXx_QtqTJ1rlA2r6adCzZsn-CZJJsQb0vcJREqhKhtI
An inspirational young black South African woman is the conductor and owner of the 1st all-black orchestra in the world. Ofentse Pitse has achieved the amazing feat without a formal musical qualification.
Lewisham’s Migration Museum opens
The story of movement into and out of the UK
Well done Borough of Lewisham👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
The From Slavery to Freedom Lab presented a two-day conference to explore iconic images and popular constructions of blackness in culture. Richard J. Powell ...
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Black Comic Book Festival Celebrates Art Of Sci-Fi, Fantasy And Storytelling at the #SchomburgCenter
The Black Comic Book Festival features more than 40 vendors and a dozen panels that focus on fantasy, sci-fi, and graphic novels.
Equiano – An Extraordinary Life – Jan 2020
An exhibition celebrating Equiano’s amazing life (1745-1797) and his best-selling book ‘The Interesting Narrative’, one of the ‘best non-fiction books of all times’. (The Guardian)
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Equiano – An Extraordinary Life – Jan 2020Jan 14, 2020 | Exhibitions, Featured, News & Events An exhibition celebrating Equiano’s amazing life (1745-1797) and his best-selling book ‘The Interesting Narrative’, one of the ‘best non-fiction books of all times’. (The Guardian) Date and Ti...
How amazing is this - sculptures for a day. In all fairness some of them take a day to create, so will last way longer 💪🏽
HAPPY BEGINNING OF 2020
Adbaraya Toya aka Victoria Montou was originally from the Kingdom of Dahomey currently Benin. She was a midwife, a warrior and a healer. She trained others in the art of war, including Haiti’s founding father. As the power of the Kingdom of Dahomey was shared by a council of men and a council of women, Abdaraya Toya was part of the council of women for kingdom.
Her date of birth is unknown but Tante Toya died in 1805. Tante Abadaraya Toya was an enslaved African woman who worked with her prominent nephew on the same plantation before the Haitian revolution.
Google Just Launched One of the Largest Digital Collections of Latino Art & History
Launched on September 7, Latino Cultures in the US is one of the largest digital collections of Latino art, culture, and history.
"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs," - said George Moore, - "and returns home to find it. That was true for Simon Frederick, who feelin...
Black Book Festival 2020
The Kenny Lynch version of this Goffin-King tune, which largely replicated the Drifters' original, was the more successful, reaching number 10 in the UK.
Bob Marley's London home gets one of few blue plaques for black artists
Plaque at Chelsea house where reggae star lived in the 70s one of ‘unacceptably low’ number
John Henry Smthye
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You wouldn't know it walking past today, but in the early 1980s 225 Seven Sisters Road was the centre of the UK's emerging Black-Art scene.
Azellia White, a pioneering African American female pilot, is dead at 106
Azellia White, one of the nation's first African American female pilots, earned her pilot's license just after World War II and found freedom flying in the skies above the Jim Crow South.
Match of the Day
Walter Tull - footballer and black British war hero
Really looking forward to ‘Words & Music Time Machine Events - 1966: Caribbean & England’ this afternoon at Lympne Castle.
Excerpts of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys read by Imogen Stubbs and Alex Jennings; Ruby Philogene MBE will be singing, with black spirituals and a music sound mix from 1966.
This is so good it makes me want to reread it! Sx
Wide Sargasso Sea is both a response and a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, set in the West Indies and imagining the lives of Bertha Mason and her family. Bidisha describes how Jean Rhys’s novel portrays the racial and sexual exploitation at the heart of western civilisation and literat...
Preserve your family photos
You and your relatives probably have albums or boxes full of photos that serve as precious reminders of the many special moments from your past, as well as countless digital photos on smartphones and computers.
Family memories recorded in photographs create your legacy for future generations. When I used to run family archiving workshops in London, the advice was to always get prints made of your favourite images and label the back by lightly recording the following information:
-the date when the photo was taken
-the location stating where the photo was taken
-details about who is in the photo, at a basic level full names. Additionally you could include ages, relationship etc.
-possibly who took the photo
Yes its work and can take a little time, so best done in batches. Believe me, our memories for this information may not stand up to the test of time.
Store photos all together, in plastic free and acid free albums or boxes, away from excessive temperatures.
In 100 years time when we’ve long passed on, this is how ancestors can be identified by successive generations coming after us!
Why are some African-Americans returning to Africa?
We speak to the African-Americans making a new life in their ancestral homes
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, appeared to respond to President Trump's previous attacks of her husband during a speech at his funeral.
These Brilliant Photos Celebrate Black British Girlhood In The 90s
Whether you're a child of the '90s or watched millennials live through it, these incredible photos celebrate the joy of black British girlhood.
How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday.
Holiday, who throughout her career called public attention to the devastating impact of white supremacy, drew the notice of the Commissioner for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He ordered her to stop singing the song...
The Forum - People of Colour Cultural Exchange in Folkestone & Kent
Walter Tull - Born in Folkestone in 1888 to a British mother and Bajan father, Walter was one of the first black outfield footballers to play at the highest level, for Tottenham Hotspur, Northampton Town and Clapton. He also signed for Rangers of Glasgow in February, 1917 intending to play for them after the war.
In December 1914 Walter readily enlisted with the 17th (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, otherwise known as the Footballer’s Battalion. Defying the military regulation that restricted the rank of officer to those of ‘pure European descent’, he became the first black officer to lead white men in battle. Tragically, like so many, Walter was killed in action on 25th March 1918, a month before his 30th birthday.
Folkestone Museum #BHM #Caribbeanson #waltertull #Barbados #Folkestone #Kent
Images of he Windrush Generation
Undeveloped for over 50 years, Howard Grey’s images of West Indian arrivals at Waterloo capture their mixed emotions
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“If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.” —African Proverb. At Mckenzie Heritage (MH) we dig images big time, thats what its all about. Preserving the past and celebrating the present through the visual. Started in 1996 by Anita J McKenzie, a photographer and image collector. It was the first of its kind, a Black-owned commercial picture library and archive, with a collection of historic and contemporary images in the form of engravings, lithographs, postcards, ephemera and photographs. The collection has been utilised by publishers across print, art, news and journalistic and other visual media industries. Supported with the expertise of a diverse advisory board, which included Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Len Garrison, William March, Conrad Taylor... In 2004 Mckenzie Heritage published ‘Contrasts, Textures and Hues – Exploring early printed images of people of African and Asian heritage’
This neat book features a collection of selected woodcuts, engravings and lithograph images depicting African and Indian heritage people which were circulated in western magazines and books of the 18th and 19th centuries.