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Making Young Voices Matter – Angie Thomas In Conversation at the Southbank Centre, London

When Angie Thomas published her debut novel, ‘The Hate You Give’ it literally rocked the literature world. Inspired by her experience of viewing a real live shoot out in her home town of Jackson, Mississippi when she was just six and the divisions created by the gun violence and police brutality aimed at African Americans …

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Soul Searching, Not Box-Ticking: One Person’s Experience Of An Online Research Community of Cancer Patients

(This is the full version of a personal account of being a participant of an online research community, that appeared on Research Live on 11th December 2018. What follows is Shae Eccleston’s account of her incredible experience) Shae Eccleston: In 2014, I took part in an online community of cancer patients. The cancer patients in …

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Making a Global Impact – Gladness Ojo Links Passion with Purpose Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

To say Mrs Gladness Ojo is a busy lady would be to make the biggest understatement. Gladness spins so many plates at the same time, it’s hard to believe that she keeps them spinning with only one pair of hands. She has founded ‘IAMWOMANPRENEUR,’a platform for female entrepreneurs, The ‘African World Business Associates’, a Pan-African …

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Black Heroes of Kent – An Evening of Pure Joy and Edutainment.

There are shows that you prepare to review, genuinely not knowing what to expect.  Then you appear at the venue, and you see Joseph Marcell, the Shakespearian actor and his wife. He of course is better known for his role as Geoffrey in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. A few seats away, from Marcell …

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The 14th London African Music Festival Opens Friday 16th Sept

  It’s another full programme at the 14th Edition of the London African Music Festival. This year’s festival opens with a masterful performance by keyboard player DELE SOSIMI leading his 15-piece Afrobeat Orchestra. Homegrown UK performances are from SALLY NYOLO and DJELI MOUSSA DIAWARA in a unique collaboration playing two ancient African harps, one of …

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