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Centre of Pan African Thought
19/05/2019

Centre of Pan African Thought

Happy 94th birthday to Malcolm X #PanAfrican #Leaders #Founders #Forefathers #Celebration #Birthday #African #Liberation #Unity #Solidarity

CJA Group Ltd.
17/05/2019
CJA Group Ltd.

CJA Group Ltd.

The University of the Art London (UAL) is looking for creative educators and practitioners from all sections of our diverse communities to help shape future creative professionals.

London Evening Standard
15/05/2019
London Evening Standard

London Evening Standard

London is "a breathing symbol of who we are as a nation" ❤

The Guardian
13/05/2019
The Guardian

The Guardian

In a world that is hardening, literature can offer an indestructible place of refuge writes Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things

afropressism!
13/05/2019
The Royal Court Theatre

afropressism!

Don't miss Selina Thompson's award-winning exploration of grief, afropressism, the Black Atlanti, and the forgetting of the UK’s colonial history.

salt. opens 14 May.

A Kenyan Woman Probes Ancient Links Between Africa and Asia
11/05/2019
A Kenyan Woman Probes Ancient Links Between Africa and Asia

A Kenyan Woman Probes Ancient Links Between Africa and Asia

The heroine of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s novel “The Dragonfly Sea” embarks on a journey to China that will lead her back to her homeland, and a devotion to Sufism.

It’s about time isn’t it?   Maxine Walker UNTITLED👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Reintroducing a pioneering artist whose pr...
11/05/2019
Maxine Walker: Untitled | free exhibition

It’s about time isn’t it? Maxine Walker UNTITLED👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

Reintroducing a pioneering artist whose practice focused on representations of black womanhood, Maxine Walker: Untitled is a poignant exploration of identity by a young artist at the height of her career - using photography to interrogate the intricacies of skin, blackness and being. Active between 1985 - 1997, this is Maxine Walker’s first solo exhibition in more than twenty-two years.

https://autograph.org.uk/exhibitions/maxine-walker-untitled

Reintroducing a pioneering artist whose practice focused on representations of black womanhood - using photography to interrogate the intricacies of skin, blackness and being. Exhibition starts April 2019 at Autograph, London

Reading the picturesJamaica 2013https://www.readingthepictures.org/2013/08/ruddy-roye-from-jamaica-innovating-to-survive...
10/05/2019
Ruddy Roye from Jamaica: The Hardest Time We Have Ever Had To Go Through

Reading the pictures
Jamaica 2013

https://www.readingthepictures.org/2013/08/ruddy-roye-from-jamaica-innovating-to-survive/

Each year whenever I visit my home of Montego Bay, it is difficult to avoid the stark faces of suffering people living in what I can only describe as a stagnant existence. I am both conscious and aware of the slow struggles of some the Jamaican people, especially poor people as they innovate in orde...

10/05/2019
Sky Arts

Sky Arts

We all love to do it and some are better than others.
In a brand new series, choreographer Akram Khan will be searching the globe looking for answers to the question: Why Do We Dance? 💃

The Titanic had only one black passenger ‘recorded’, a man named Joseph Phillippe Lemercier Laroche.The Haitian-born...
05/05/2019

The Titanic had only one black passenger ‘recorded’, a man named Joseph Phillippe Lemercier Laroche.

The Haitian-born Laroche, his wife, Juliette, and their two children, Simonne and Louise, were second-class passengers aboard the Titanic when it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg. Juliette and the children survived the ordeal, but Joseph was among the over 1,500 people who died. Laroche and his family were in fact listed as missing persons in a report published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle the morning after the sinking.

Laroche was an engineer returning to his home country of Haiti in search of a better job to provide for his family.

https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/joseph-laroche.html

‪‘Infinate Essence’ photographer Mikael Owunna's latest work aims to transform the black body into "the cosmos and...
05/03/2019
'Every Black Person Deserves To See Themselves This Way'

‪‘Infinate Essence’ photographer Mikael Owunna's latest work aims to transform the black body into "the cosmos and eternal." ‬

https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2019/03/03/696969592/transforming-the-pain-of-black-lives-lost-into-portraits-of-magic-embodied?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&t=1551774541657‬

Frustrated by dehumanizing media images of black people, photographer Mikael Owunna uses fluorescent paint and UV light to adorn his subjects in stars, revealing magic as "infinite as the universe."

04/03/2019

Loving this🙏🏾

Blavity
03/03/2019
Blavity

Blavity

Since her skull had been damaged by the backhoe, forensic archaeologist Scott Warnasch asked a forensic-imaging specialist to help him figure out what she might have looked like and the final image is mind-blowing 🤯

The Guardian
03/03/2019
The Guardian

The Guardian

Ever since Trump took office, Barack Obama's former official photographer has used his impressive archive of White House photography and snarky tone to snipe at him via social media. Here are some of Pete Souza's best images of the President who preceded Trump.

Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011)Wangari Maathai had a rare opportunity for a Kenyan woman in 1960: she was one of 300 Kenya...
02/03/2019

Wangari Maathai
(1940 - 2011)

Wangari Maathai had a rare opportunity for a Kenyan woman in 1960: she was one of 300 Kenyan students selected for the Airlift Africa program, giving her the chance to attend university in the United States. After completing undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology, she returned to Kenya, where she had a new perspective on both the environmental damage in her country — and on the need for women’s rights. She founded the Green Belt Movement to tackle both, by teaching Kenyan women how to plant new trees in deforested areas and sustainably draw income from the land. Since then, the Movement has trained 30,000 women in trades to raise them out of poverty, and planted over 51 million trees. For her dedication to both environmental conservation and the advancement of women’s rights, Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 — the first African woman ever to receive the award.

Alice Ball (1892 - 1916)In her short life, African-American chemist Alice Ball revolutionized treatment for leprosy. Bal...
02/03/2019

Alice Ball
(1892 - 1916)

In her short life, African-American chemist Alice Ball revolutionized treatment for leprosy. Ball was the first woman and first African American to receive a Master’s degree at the University of Hawaii. While there, Dr. Harry Hollmann asked her for assistance analyzing chaulmoogra oil, which had shown promise as a treatment for leprosy — the cause of a growing public health crisis in Hawaii — but was difficult to use effectively. Ball developed a way to isolate the active ingredients of the oil, allowing them to be injected. Tragically, Ball died of an illness before she could publish her results, and another chemist later published without giving Ball credit. Fortunately, Hollmann ensured her name would be remembered, publicly declaring, “After a great amount of experimental work, Miss Ball solved the problem for me... [this preparation is known as]... the Ball Method.” Ball's treatment remained the best option for leprosy patients until the mid-1940s, and today, Hawaii recognizes the impact of her work by celebrating Alice Ball Day every four years on February 29.

Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to tra...
02/03/2019

Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization.

Artist: Karina Perez is a Mexican American Illustrator/Designer. She’s always interested in exploring storytelling through design and color to visually communicate the love and acceptance she receives from those around her.

Resources: You can introduce young readers to Mae Jemison's story in Mae Among The Stars for ages 4 to 8 and You Should Meet: Mae Jemison for ages 6 to 8. She also appears in Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World for ages 9 and up, and Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures for ages 12 and up. Jemison is also one of the women of NASA featured in the LEGO Women of NASA Building Kit.

Hattie McDaniel Its not entirely true as far as I can see. Because of Jim Crow laws in the South, Hattie McDaniel and th...
28/02/2019

Hattie McDaniel

Its not entirely true as far as I can see. Because of Jim Crow laws in the South, Hattie McDaniel and the other black actors in the cast of Gone With The Wind were excluded from attending the film's premiere in Atlanta (despite the best efforts of producer David O. Selznick and star Clark Gable to change city officials’ minds).

On February 29, 1940 she accepted her award in the Coconut Grove Restaurant of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Sadly, Hattie McDaniel and her escort were required to sit at a segregated table for two at the back of the room, near the kitchen, and not at the same table with the rest of the film cast from Gone with the wind.

In 2006 she became the first black Oscar winner honored with a U.S. postage stamp.

. #hattiemcdaniel #neverforget #celebratetheancestors #endracism #oscars2019

27/02/2019
Timeline

Timeline

Happy birthday to the woman who brought the dances of the African diaspora to the stage: Katherine Dunham.

BBC News Africa
23/02/2019
BBC News Africa

BBC News Africa

Louis Houenoude used to paint barber shop signs in Benin for a living, but now an art gallery in Finland is exhibiting a series of his painted portraits. Take a look to see some very familiar faces - and hairstyles! 👀 🎨

Project Co ordinator at MoChttp://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/were-recruiting-project-coordinator-people-of-lett...
20/02/2019
We're recruiting! Project Coordinator: People of Letters - People's Palace Projects

Project Co ordinator at MoC

http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/were-recruiting-project-coordinator-people-of-letters/

We are recruiting for a fixed term post to coordinate the PEOPLE OF LETTERS which is the first public phase of the Museum of Colour project. It is produced by People’s Palace Projects (Project Manager: Samenua Sesher) in collaboration with the Pitt Rivers Museum and Bodleian Libraries (University ...

Images from MHPA http://www.victoriaspast.com/BlackLinks/blackhst.htm
17/02/2019
Black Victorians

Images from MHPA

http://www.victoriaspast.com/BlackLinks/blackhst.htm

THE HISTORY OF BLACK PEOPLE IN BRITAIN certainly goes back a long way - well before the reign of Queen Victoria. There were Black people in Britain in Roman times, and there has been a continuous Black presence here since 1555. For Shakespeare's London audiences, Black faces would have been a famili...

Giving Voice to Guadeloupe
10/02/2019
Giving Voice to Guadeloupe

Giving Voice to Guadeloupe

The law of 1946, known as the law of assimilation, initiated by the poet Aimé Césaire, transformed the island from a colony into a French Overseas Département, or “DOM.” The inhabitants of Guadeloupe have been deprived of their national identity and become domiens. I, too, am a domienne. They...

National Gallery of Jamaica
08/02/2019

National Gallery of Jamaica

This Tuesday February 12, 2019 the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) will be opening the 25th Art of Reggae Exhibition held by the International Reggae Poster Contest. Come and see the winning design as well as the top 100 entries, ranging from professional to student!

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