Tag: Black History Month


‘Women of Ghana’ Photography exhibition

Black History Month is upon us again and there’s a free photography and film exhibition showing the stories of a selection of strong and inspirational women, mostly from the Northern Region of Ghana by photographer Anisha Patel. This exhibition has previously been shown in Hoxton, Goldsmiths University and even in the Houses of Parliament! So now is a great opportunity to come and see this special event at The Albany in honour of Black History Month.

Patel will be giving a special talk where she will discuss the photographs and the women she met. She had the privilege to meet these women whilst volunteering with the UK Government funded International Service and International Citizen Service Programme in Ghana. The women featured have taken control over their lives and worked hard to achieve their ambitions, overcoming hardships such as poverty, low levels of literacy or just simply being a woman.

The exhibition will be open at The Albany from Monday 23 October until Thursday 26 October. Tickets are free and available here.

To learn more about some of the women featured, please visit: womenofghana.wordpress.

Who do our young people consider their black heroes?

 Following the success of last year’s inaugural Made By History essay-writing competition, The Voice is proud to launch the second series of its Black History Month contest.

Made By History is a month-long competition open to 9-14 year-olds asking for them to share in an essay there thoughts on a theme set by The Voice. Last year, students were asked to share what black history means to them.

The response was overwhelming, with entries coming from a culturally diverse cross-section of students from 11 schools in London. From Rosa Parks’ defiance to Marcus Garvey’s leadership and Mandela’s bravery, pupils displayed a strong and passionate knowledge of black heroes from the past.

The Voice opened up the pool of winners to include the Best Essay from each age category and a special commendation for the most inspirational essay.

“The Voice really wanted to do something to engage with its younger readers and ensure it celebrated Black History Month with something meaningful for children,” The Voice director Paulette Simpson said. “There is so much talent in our community and this was a brilliant way to motivate and encourage them.”

Do you know any young people aged between 9-14 years old that would like to take part?

HOW TO ENTER:

We are asking students to share in 500 words who they see as their black hero.
The winning entry will be published in The Voice with a picture of the author and they will receive a gift voucher to the value of £50. The winner will be selected by an independent panel from the community.

Email your entries to: madebyhistory@gvmedia.co.uk or post them to: The Voice, Made By History Competition, Unit 236 Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London, SE1 6TE.

DEADLINE: November 2, 2016 by 12 noon.
Please provide your full name, age and school. Students should also include their parent/s full name and telephone number.

Black Lives Matter – A Poem

 

Take a look at the world we live in today

Take a look at humanity

Is this what we were made to be?

Is this a world that you and I are a part of?

Inequality, Discrimination and Hate has now become the norm.

Are people not more than just the colour of their skin ?

Maybe the issue lies From Within

Ask yourself:

Do I have love?

 

Raise a cry now for the lost lives

Black Lives matter

I refuse to be silent

Until the world start to realise

That Black lives matter.

 

Raise a cry for our brothers and sisters

Their blood are crying out.

 

Fear not, Our God is a God of justice.

Will he not fight for those who cry out to him day and night?

Fear not, Our God reigns!

 

by Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)

Copyright ©2015 Adwoa Asiedu

The Beauty of ‘Black & White’ by Ernest Simons …..

It’s all Black & White

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This October, the Stephen Lawrence Centre in South East London will open its door to exhibit London based photographer Ernest Simons. This will be the first time Ernest Simons will showcase an intimate series of photographs titled ‘Black & White’, which were captured after Ernest spent some personal time in a village in Ghana. This exciting event will start with a private viewing on 21 October 2014 followed by an open exhibition from 22nd October –  24th November 2014.

Black & White is a project through which Ernest Simons was inspired by the beauty and personality of villagers going about their normal day-to-day life. Ernest adds, “Whilst I was in Ghana, I saw a simplicity that I tried to preserve through a lens, Black & White breathes life and captures the imperfections made perfect of those people”. Ernest is also passionate about having this powerful documentation open to the public during black history month. As well as photographs, this wonderful showcase will also include cards and photographic print available to purchase with an opportunity of getting signed images from Ernest himself.

Ernest Simons photographs specialises in sports, fashion & portraits. He has a proven track record of expertise spanning 8 years. His unique methods behind the camera have allowed him to develop his unique skill.

For more information and images, contact Diahanne Rhiney at Diahanne Rhiney Consultancy:

Tel:020 3474 0123,

Fax:0870 420 5181,

Mobile: 07860 739345

Email: diahanne@diahannerhiney.com

*Ernest Simons is a London based photographer having worked with a wide range of clients including Content by Conran,Nico Didonna New African Woman, The GFA (Ghana Football Association), ISG and Macmillan Cancer, Tekkers, Sports on Screen & Borrow*

Me Firi Ghana (@Me_FiRi_Ghana)

Black History Month!!

Ghanaian Culture: Celebrating 55 Years of

‘GHANA’

Black History Month in the United Kingdom begins from Monday, 1st October 2012, and ends Wednesday, 31 October 2012.

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Why wait upon a month, to Celebrate

‘BLACK HISOTRY’

Our Year was 57, Not a Mystery!

Embrace with heart, those who left MARKS

Never forget, why we’re still LARGE.

Dr Nkrumah. Gold Coast Leader,

 A Minster, A Lecturer, BEYOND A Preacher

The Blood of Our Land, Suffered To STAND

Whilst The BRITS, Invaded,

From Stripped To TAKEN

Families AWAKEN, to see the SHAKEN

BRITS, for BLAMING

ALL too SHAMING

Mothers, fathers, from sisters to brothers,

Divided Apart, SHIPPED AFAR

OUR EMPIRE is enriched with ECHOES of SORROWS

              Yaa Asantewaa, FEMALE WARRIOR, Intelligent LEADER

She Was a Believer

She Guarded our STOOL,

YOU Thought we Were FOOLS!

Soaked in Hardship,

Superiority and SHAME

As the pages flipped, Anger grew Fame

We declared our independence in 57.

Never again to serve

Although the Story seems, delight & Bright

Our Country, still suffers from Fright

In 2012, the evidence shows

Slavery EXISTS, slavery still BOLD

From 1957, GHANA has grown,

GHANA’s still young,

Never too OLD,

Embrace our 55th year, by teaching Other’s about GHANA, whether it be facts, history, or culture, spread and share our history.

Host or organise events/ activities to celebrate our history.

TIPS & IDEA’s BELOW!

 

To University Students:

*See what your Societies are running For the Month, in your SU.

*Or Start up an event, & get peeps involved

To College Student’s:

*Host activities in your canteen, or clubs to celebrate

                                                   *See What the College Have Lined Up,

Take Part, and get peeps involved

To Others:

*Be Creative & Unique

* Organise or host, neighbourhood parties

(& have quizzes, snacks (GH foods), Ghanaian Games, and music, make it fun, and invite neighbours, families & friends.)

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TWEET The Team YOUR Ideas, for the MONTH!

>>> @MeFiRi_GHANA

 

By Trey’C

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