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In my opinion – Social Sciences week at Birkbeck College

We hope you are enjoying Black History Month. Have a read of this reflective blog post from Dr Yaa Asare, a university lecturer, equalities trainer and an expert in Community Development. Dr Yaa writes… On 18th June 2015 I attended a lecture by Professor Les Back held at Birkbeck College, London during the annual Social…
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In my opinion – The Wedding Week

It is such a privilege for African Diaspora Kids to feature new books and their authors. We will keep on championing them in our newsletters and blog posts. A member of our community connected us with author Chimaechi Allan following the publication of her book earlier this year. Do enjoy this review from one reader……
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In my opinion – 100 Black Men

We featured 100 Black Men in our autumn newsletter and were really pleased to hear that Joyce Sarpong, the guest editor of that edition, had managed to interview Olu Alake (left on picture), a founder member and President Emeritus. The 100 Black Men of London is a community based charity led by Black men, delivering…
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In my opinion – The Backstory to Black History Month

As Black History Month 2015 approaches, Joyce Sarpong , founder and director of Africa Oracle africaoracle.com raises some interesting questions: “Why is our history important?”, Who started Black History Month and where did it originate?”, “What is the relevance of Black History Month in the UK?”, ”What events are taking place this year?” Continue reading…
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In my opinion – Experiencing Africa at the British Museum!

My name is Marlyn Legolie and our family has been part of the African Diaspora Kids Community Project since its launch in May 2015. My husband Evan is the photographer responsible for all the beautiful pictures you see on the website and we have two children Zoe (8years old) and David (4years old) who are…
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In my opinion – When Africa Week came to Norfolk!

This blog post has been written by a year 4 pupil Jack Carthew who goes to school in Norfolk, UK. Find out why he had the BEST week ever… A group called Mighty Zulu Nation came in to see my whole school and we got to do Zulu dancing, chants and drumming and used the Djembe…
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In my opinion – From Pasta to Pigfoot

I loved reading this debut novel book by Frances Mensah Williams. Why? Here are just 3 of many reasons... 1) I could identify with the characters and the story reflected at least 5 stages of my own life experience. 2) I experienced a multitude of human emotions from peace, frustration, joy, anger to sadness, hope,…
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In my opinion – Our day at the African Diaspora Kids launch

When Grace first shared her motivation for the African Diaspora Kids community project by telling me, “We believe that every African Diaspora Kid has the potential to make a positive contribution to Africa and the African Diaspora”, I was so inspired and said, “My family and I have to be involved in this.” My 7-year…
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Press Release

New Community Project – African Diaspora Kids’ Official Launch Walthamstow Library, London, Saturday 23rd May 2015, 1pm New community project, African Diaspora Kids (www.africandiasporakids.com), in partnership with Waltham Forest Cultural Programme team is inviting local families to join them for the official launch of African Diaspora Kids and a celebration of Africa on 23rd May…
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