Chocolate, Afro's and Secret History
Double Lecture : The African history of Chocolate with Corinne Dennis PLUS 6000 Years of the Afro Comb with Kandace Chimbiri
Saturday 21 September 5.30pm to 8.30pm. This event will start at 5.30pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat
Admission free if booked via eventbritehttp://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8008522707/es2/?rank=1 . Donations accepted on the day
Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. As a result of these lectures a Black Women in Academia Support Group has been set up.
See previous Queen Nzingha lectures here
Queen Nzingha Lecture (10) Chocolate, Afros and Secret History (Double Lecture)
The African History of Chocolate
Raw Chocolatier Corinne Dennis will take us on a journey through the African history of chocolate. Corinne is a producer of Chocolat Divinite which is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, diabetics and anyone who just adores chocolate. She will cover:
- What is Raw Chocolate ?
- Basics of how to make it
- The difference between your corner shop chocolate and the real deal
- How to taste that difference and what to look for
- The health benefits of chocolate
- The black history within the chocolate industry
- Chocolate and African economics
This talk will also include a taste sampling for those in the front rows
6000 Years of the Afro Comb illustrated talk
K.N. Chimbiri will speak on 6,000 years of African combs from their earliest appearance in the ancient Nile valley to the modern ‘Black Fist’ comb. She will provide a comprehensive introduction to African combs and reveal what they really tell us about African history, art, power, business, and economics
Miss Chimbiri has just released her third book, Secrets of the Afro comb, 6,000 years of art and culture to accompany the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition now on at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Secrets of the Afro comb, 6,000 years of art and culture is the world’s first book on African combs for children. In addition to looking at the Afro comb as an art object, the book also discusses questions such as why African hair is curly. More information available here
The Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition includes hundreds of remarkable combs from pre-dynastic Egypt to modern-day ‘Black fist’ combs referencing the 1970s Black Power Movement, as well as associated images and sculpture showing the wide variety of hairstyles found in Africa and around the world. The exhibition is open now and runs until 3rd November
Chimbiri is the founder of Golden Destiny publishing house which specialises in non-fiction books particularly ancient Black history for children. Her first two books, self-published titles are Step back in time to ancient Kush (an activity book about the ancient Sudan) and The Story of Early Ancient Egypt. Both books are now carried by museums like the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge, the Neues Museum in Berlin and Barbados’ national museum.
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Black Girls in Film: Representations of African-American Girlhood in Film , 1963 to 2013. Queen Nzingha Lecture 9
Saturday 14 September 6.30pm to 9.00pm. This event will start at 6.30pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat
Admission free if booked via eventbritehttp://blackgirlsinfilm-eac2.eventbrite.co.uk/ . Donations accepted on the day
Queen Nzingha was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzingha lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. As a result of these lectures a Black Women Women in Academia Support group has been set up
See previous Queen Nzingha lectures here
Black Girls in Film : Representations of African-American Girlhood in Film, 1963 to 2013
On the 14th September from 2 to 5pm the BFI will screen Spike Lee's Four Little Girls in honour of the 50th anniversary of this terrorist incident. www.bfi.org.uk
From 6.30pm Dr Legal-Miller will give an illustrated talk on the representation of the Birmingham church bombing in 1963 and in subsequent years, and how it constructed a contested vision of African American girlhood.
Her talk will also include a brief overview of African American girls in cinema, alongside close readings of the highly critically acclaimed films Precious and Beasts of the Southern Wild, in which the young female protagonists were both Oscar nominated. These readings will be placed in the wider context of race, gender, class, celebrity culture and major historical and contemporary events such as the killings of Emmett Till in 1955 and Trayvon Martin.
Dr Althea Legal-Miller previously gave an Nzingha lecture on Sex, Violence and Civil Rights which can be seen here www.youtube.com/blackhistorywalks
About the Speaker: Althea Legal-Miller
Ph.D., American Studies, King’s College London, 2011
M.A., Contemporary Cinema Cultures, King’s College London, Distinction, 2006
A Charity Event Featuring the
UK Premiere Film Screening of "Dark Girls"
wth a Special Appearance from
Filmmaker D. Channsin Berry
Thursday, 19 September 2013, 6:30pm – 11pm
Canapes and Refreshments from 6:30pm and after the Screening
The Museum of London, London Wall, London
Abundant Sun is excited to announce that it is hosting a charity event entitled 'Energising Women and Strengthening Societies', which features the UK Premiere Screening of the documentary film Dark Girls, by Filmmakers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry.
Dark Girls is an honest and emotionally hard-hitting film which explores the impact of deep-seated biases and attitudes towards dark-skinned women, outside of and within the African-American culture.
Our guests will have the opportunity to view this remarkable film and dialogue with one of its filmmakers, D. Channsin Berry, who is making a special appearance from Los Angeles to share his powerful work and insights in a post-film panel discussion with our audience.
Early Bird tickets available now http://darkgirlsuk-blackhistorywalks.eventbrite.com . By getting involved, you will not only be enriching yourself, you will also be providing help to a very important charity. The profits from ticket sales will be donated to Make Every Woman Count.
www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk is sponsoring this event. Those who have been to our Black Women Hair Skin and Beauty events will find this film very useful. Watch video of previous event here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmUVXGfJ4Yc
Businesses or individual donors actively involved in gender equality and women’s empowerment can get involved in the event. Please click here to find out more about corporate and individual sponsorship packages.
Sundays in September/October at 3pm to 5.45pm.
First come, first served
Cottons Caribbean Restaurant, 70 Exmouth Market, Islington EC1 Tube: Angel
Pay on the door. £8.00. This is an intimate venue so its first come, first served. Latecomers may end up standing or not getting in at all !
Black History Walks is working with Cottons Caribbean Restaurant to showcase African/Caribbean history and promote excellent African/Caribbean food. Enjoy great movies, have stimulating debates and sample the delicious weekend buffet. So far we have exposed the black history of, and analysed Avatar, Matrix, Blade, Chronicle, Django Unchained, They Live and Planet of the Apes. We continue the Andrew Muhammad Movie Breakdown series with Sunday sessions which will cover Man of Steel, Riddick, After Earth, X Men and Walt Disney See relevant dates below
Sunday 22nd September. Man of Steel. Part One
Sunday 29th September. Man of Steel. Part Two
Sunday 6th October, Chronicles of Riddick
More dates to be announced..
About the movie breakdowns...
The movie industry has perfected the art of using signs and symbols to convey many hidden truths to a very unsuspecting and susceptible audience. This type of communication was first invented in Kemet (Egypt) and was used throughout their society. Many Hollywood blockbuster films and cartoons such as The Matrix and Lion King contain secrets that will amaze the viewers. More info on Andrew Muhammad here
Movie Breakdowns led by Andrew Muhammad: The investigator Since 1994 Andrew has been conducting Hidden Truth Tours nationwide and internationally to Kemet (Egypt), Tunisia, Ireland and Spain. Andrew Muhammad has also designed what is widely known as the ‘Hidden Truth Movie Breakdown’. This delivery is based on the Chinese proverb that a picture paints a thousand words.. More info on Andrew Muhammad here