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16/06/2020

The ‘Slave Bible’

Never forget the humiliation and sheer terror our ancestors endured...these are not ‘stories’, but real life experiences...
16/06/2020

Never forget the humiliation and sheer terror our ancestors endured...these are not ‘stories’, but real life experiences, the trauma of which still lives in our communities...

The Story of Sam King with Live Intro by Joyce Fraser and Pastor Michael King https://www.camberwellarts.org.uk/caf20-fr...
16/06/2020
The Story of Sam King with Live Intro by Joyce Fraser and Pastor Michael King — Camberwell Arts

The Story of Sam King with Live Intro by Joyce Fraser and Pastor Michael King

https://www.camberwellarts.org.uk/caf20-fringe/story-of-sam-king-live-intro

LIVE EVENT: Hear Joyce Fraser – Founder and Chair of the Black Heroes Foundation – talk about Sam King MBE, founder of the Windrush Foundation and first Black Mayor of Southwark, what he means to Camberwell and how his legacy is so important today. Live screening at 19.00

Please share. This is a black led project that needs to happen! 🤎https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MuseumofColour-Resp...
12/06/2020
Respect Due

Please share. This is a black led project that needs to happen! 🤎

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MuseumofColour-RespectDue

Respect Due is a special gallery in the Museum of Colour, celebrating the achievements of people of colour within the UK's cultural wealth of film, television and the arts. This gallery will be focussed on those aged 70+ due to the risks of COVID-19.

http://www.sceneonradio.org/s4-e11-more-truth/
10/06/2020
S4 E11: More Truth

http://www.sceneonradio.org/s4-e11-more-truth/

How well do the news media serve us as citizens, and what role does the notion of “objective,” or “neutral,” journalism play in the failings of American democracy? Story reported by Lewis Raven Wallace, with host/producer John Biewen and collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika. Interviews with Davi...

10/06/2020

So what has protesting accomplished?

👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained protests:
Minneapolis bans use of choke holds.

👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged.

👉🏾Dallas adopts a "duty to intervene" rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force.

👉🏾New Jersey’s attorney general said the state will update its use-of-force guidelines for the first time in two decades.

👉🏾In Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers announced a police reform work group.

👉🏾Los Angeles City Council introduces motion to reduce LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget.

👉🏾MBTA in Boston agrees to stop using public buses to transport police officers to protests.

👉🏾Police brutality captured on cameras leads to near-immediate suspensions and firings of officers in several cities (i.e., Buffalo, Ft. Lauderdale).

👉🏾Monuments celebrating confederates are removed in cities in Virginia, Alabama, and other states.

👉🏾Street in front of the White House is renamed "Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
Military forces begin to withdraw from D.C.

Then, there's all the other stuff that's hard to measure:

💓The really difficult public and private conversations that are happening about race and privilege.

💓The realizations some white people are coming to about racism and the role of policing in this country.

💓The self-reflection.

💓The internal battles exploding within organizations over issues that have been simmering or ignored for a long time. Some organizations will end as a result, others will be forever changed or replaced with something stronger and fairer.

Globally:

🌎 Protests against racial inequality sparked by the police killing of George Floyd are taking place all over the world.

🌎 Rallies and memorials have been held in cities across Europe, as well as in Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

🌎 As the US contends with its second week of protests, issues of racism, police brutality, and oppression have been brought to light across the globe.

🌎 People all over the world understand that their own fights for human rights, for equality and fairness, will become so much more difficult to win if we are going to lose America as the place where 'I have a dream' is a real and universal political program," Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German ambassador to the US, told the New Yorker.

🌎 In France, protesters marched holding signs that said "I can't breathe" to signify both the words of Floyd, and the last words of Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black man who was subdued by police officers and gasped the sentence before he died outside Paris in 2016.

🌎 Cities across Europe have come together after the death of George Floyd:

✊🏽 In Amsterdam, an estimated 10,000 people filled the Dam square on Monday, holding signs and shouting popular chants like "Black lives matter," and "No justice, no peace."

✊🏽 In Germany, people gathered in multiple locations throughout Berlin to demand justice for Floyd and fight against police brutality.

✊🏾 A mural dedicated to Floyd was also spray-painted on a stretch of wall in Berlin that once divided the German capital during the Cold War.

✊🏿 In Ireland, protesters held a peaceful demonstration outside of Belfast City Hall, and others gathered outside of the US embassy in Dublin.

✊🏿In Italy, protesters gathered and marched with signs that said "Stop killing black people," "Say his name," and "We will not be silent."

✊🏾 In Spain, people gathered to march and hold up signs throughout Barcelona and Madrid.

✊🏾 In Athens, Greece, protesters took to the streets to collectively hold up a sign that read "I can't breathe."

✊🏾 In Brussels, protesters were seen sitting in a peaceful demonstration in front of an opera house in the center of the city.

✊🏾In Denmark, protesters were heard chanting "No justice, no peace!" throughout the streets of Copenhagen, while others gathered outside the US embassy.

✊🏾 In Canada, protesters were also grieving for Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old black woman who died on Wednesday after falling from her balcony during a police investigation at her building.

✊🏾 And in New Zealand, roughly 2,000 people marched to the US embassy in Auckland, chanting and carrying signs demanding justice.

💐 Memorials have been built for Floyd around the world, too. In Mexico City, portraits of him were hung outside the US embassy with roses, candles, and signs.

💐 In Poland, candles and flowers were laid out next to photos of Floyd outside the US consulate.

💐 And in Syria, two artists created a mural depicting Floyd in the northwestern town of Binnish, "on a wall destroyed by military planes."

Before the assassination of George Floyd some of you were able to say whatever the hell you wanted and the world didn't say anything to you...

THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT, AN AWAKENING...MANY OF YOU ARE BEING EXPOSED FOR WHO YOU REALLY ARE. #readthatagain

Don't wake up tomorrow on the wrong side of this issue. Its not to late to SAY,

"maybe I need to look at this from a different perspective.

Maybe I don't know what its like to be Black in America...

Maybe, just maybe, I have been taught wrong."

There is still so much work to be done. It's been a really dark, raw week. This could still end badly. But all we can do is keep doing the work.

Keep protesting.

WE ARE NOT TRYING TO START A RACE WAR; WE ARE PROTESTING TO END IT,
PEACEFULLY.

How beautiful is that?

ALL LIVES CANNOT MATTER UNTIL YOU INCLUDE BLACK LIVES.

YOU CANNOT SAY 'ALL LIVES MATTER' WHEN YOU DO NOTHING TO STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM & POLICE BRUTALITY.

YOU CANNOT SAY 'ALL LIVES MATTER' WHEN BLACK PEOPLE ARE DYING AND ALL YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT IS THE LOOTING.

YOU CANNOT SAY 'ALL LIVES MATTER' WHEN YOU ALLOW CHILDREN TO BE CAGED, VETERANS TO GO HOMELESS, AND POOR FAMILIES TO GO HUNGRY & LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE.

DO ALL LIVES MATTER? YES. BUT RIGHT NOW, ONLY BLACK LIVES ARE BEING TARGETED, JAILED, AND KILLED EN MASSE- SO THAT'S WHO WE'RE FOCUSING ON.

🖤🖤🖤BLACK LIVES MATTER🖤🖤🖤

See this...
09/06/2020

See this...

Today was special and I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. I opened up my studio for free #blmprotestportraits to the black community. It took 3 projectors and 3 laptops to pull it off.

I projected brutality victims onto the screen in front of my lens… so #georgefloyd #breonnataylor #michaelbrown #tamirrice #michaelbrown #ericgarner the list goes on…

Then I projected the #blacklivesmatter wikipedia page onto my subjects directly.

Then behind them, I projected their words, writing, thoughts, lyrics, whatever they wanted to project.

The whole studio was a party today but a meaningful one. At times, we were near tears or laughing or just sharing in the moment. I lost count at how many times chills ran down my arms. And I love that everyone just hung out before and after their portraits.

I think I did over 20 photoshoots today with more to come on Wednesday. I’ve asked each person to share their thoughts so I’ll share their captions and stories in the coming days.

Be sure to swipe to see the video of how all of this was captured in camera. Also watch my new BLM story highlight to see more BTS.

#BlackLivesMatter #BLMProtestPortraits

06/06/2020

The power of photography...this is why I started off in documentary photography so many years ago...

Beautifully radical and revolutionary Malcom X was born on 19th May 1925, on Omaha, Nebraska, USA
19/05/2020

Beautifully radical and revolutionary Malcom X was born on 19th May 1925, on Omaha, Nebraska, USA

https://www.jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk
16/05/2020
Jacaranda Books Online

https://www.jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk

Diverse, inclusive literature from award-winning independent, black-owned publisher and bookseller Jacaranda Books. Shop for literary and commercial fiction, biography, memoir, poetry and YA. Home of #TwentyIn2020 for Black British writers.

28/04/2020
The King Center

Visiting the King Centre was a deeply moving experience. Along the road, sitting in silent mediation in the chapel at Ebenezer Baptist Church, brought on the gentle flow of tears. Grateful to the Kings for their faith, vision, courage and contribution to our ongoing march towards emancipation👊🏽

‪93 years ago today, King Center founder #CorettaScottKing was born.‬

‪Even before meeting #MLK, she was a true leader, a peace advocate and a gifted vocalist.‬

‪We’re celebrating her life and legacy. Join us. Tweet or post a video on Instagram of your birthday sentiments using the tag #CelebratingCoretta or tweet/post without video.‬

Brilliant teacher RIP
23/03/2020

Brilliant teacher RIP

Staying at home? A great time to sort out the family photo archive. Get your younger household to help. Share family sto...
17/03/2020

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

The British Journal of Photography
08/03/2020
The British Journal of Photography

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
06/03/2020

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.

More: bit.ly/RKAP_SLG

History that is accurate, inclusive and anti-racist should be taught 24/7
06/03/2020
Black British Bulletin

History that is accurate, inclusive and anti-racist should be taught 24/7

Should black history be taught all year round? - BBC News

Meet Ofentse: SA's 1st black woman to conduct and own an orchestra Read more: https://briefly.co.za/43409-meet-ofentse-s...
22/02/2020
Meet Ofentse: SA's 1st black woman to conduct and own an orchestra

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
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.

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Mckenzie Heritage Pictures (and Picture Archive)

“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.