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16 Years of Education Through Film
10 Great events for Black History Month
Repeated by popular demand, AGAIN !

African Superheroes Day : Many artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons and authentic black history which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more. 12 seats left for 22nd HERE 20 tickets left for 29th HERE
STEP: Black Women, Dance and Education. Click image above to view trailer
Saturday 30 September 2-5pm
Part of African Odysseys @BFI Southbank tickets HERE

STEP  is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. 

This all female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so. Deeply insightful and emotionally inspiring,  STEP  embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women worth cheering for.
Plus Q & A with academics and dancers. Tickets Here
Mainstream media does not promote positive images/stories of Black people. This film and many others like it (Great Debaters/Beyond the Lights/Besouro etc )have been under-promoted and barely advertised. Please share this information with 20 people
Black British Civil Rights Heroes 1596-2006 (Part 1 of 3)
Wednesday 18 October 6.30-9.30pm, @Westminster University, Oxford Street tube. Click image above to book

The bias in schools gives the impression that racism and civil rights was an American issue and totally ignores the struggles Black British people endured. This presentation will provide the names and achievements of those Black people born or resident here that fought against British racism over the last 400 years.
Includes: Thomas Peters, Mary Prince, Ottobah Cuguano, Baron Baker, Olaudah Equiano, Phyllis Wheatley, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, Mavis Best. Also covers issues such as virginity testing at Heathrow, deaths in custody, Saturday schools, ESN classes, and much more

Free tickets HERE
Medical Apartheid 400 Years of European experiments on African bodies
Monday 9 October 6.30-9.30pm @London School of Economics near Holborn tube

A review of the scientific experiments and research performed on Black
people to refine various drugs and medical treatments for use with white people. We also detail chemical and biological warfare.This presentation will draw on Harriet Washington's book of the same name, various documentation from World War 1 and 2, Aboriginal history, Vietnam, US Prisons, Porton Down, Ivory coast, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Australia, Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya and South Africa
It will cover:

  • Piracy, Poisons and East Africa
  • Radioactive People: North Africa and the Pacific
  • Birth and Crowd Control: The South African Solution, Project Coast
  • National Security Memorandum 200
  • Vic Mackie and Congressional Inquiries
  • The 'War on Drugs', Haiti, Jamaica, USA
  • The Mau Mau, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan

Tickets HERE
 How Black People won World War 2
Wednesday 25th October 6.30pm Lewisham library

A detailed and extensive look at the African, Caribbean and Asian war effort with video clips and interviews with black Spitfire & bomber pilots, Nigerian and Somali troops fighting in Burma, Black and Asian women secret agents, u-boats in the Caribbean and the importance of Africa and India’s raw materials. Only a few seats left click image above to book
Secrets of Black British history with Robin Walker
Thursday 26th October 6.30-9pm @University College London, near Warren Street tube

Robin Walker is the author of the masterpiece 800-page book on ancient African history When We Ruled

He has now co-written a new book, Black British history: Black Influences on British Culture (1948 to 2016) designed for adults as an educational resource.
This audio-visual presentation of the book, by the author, will cover:

  • Challenging ignorant historians
  • Origins of Carnival
  • The Africanisation of Black Britain
  • Teddy Boys, Skinheads and the Black music connection
  • Calypso to Garage to Grime, a genesis
  • The origin of British R&B
  • Civil Rights in Britain, leaders and activists
  • The impact of Black migrants on the NHS
  • What was the fourth musical culture Black migrants brought to the UK?
  • Origins of Black history month in Britain

Tickets HERE
 The Black Image
Thursday 9th November 6.30pm
@UCL near Warren Street tube
Free tickets HERE

A very revealing presentation and film which shows how the image of African people has been deliberately altered by Europeans to show negativity. In the 15th century African people were portrayed in European art as noble, sophisticated and intelligent. With the rise of Empire these images were thrown out and replaced with demeaning stereotypes which still inform public opinion via children’s books and Hollywood movies..
Admission free if booked via eventbrite. Donations accepted on the day. This event will start at 6.30pm and latecomers may not get a seat.
 The Amazing James Baldwin Course @Studio 5, Genesis cinemas
Tuesday 10th October 6.30pm-8.30pm for 5 weeks
3 spots left out of 40 .Email us for details

All four previous courses at the Black Cultural Archives/New Beacon books sold out . We have now partnered with the award-winning Genesis cinema (near Mile End tube) and arranged further dates in the luxurious Studio 5 lecture theatre.. 

Each session will be followed by a  free  screening of a blockbuster film :
  • Moonlight 10th October
  • Get Out 17th October
  • I am not your Negro 24th October
  • Hidden Figures 7th November
  • The Stuart Hall story 14th November.

The Amazing James Baldwin: an exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary  I Am Not Your Negro  by Raoul Peck . This five-week course is an introduction to James Baldwin and a selection of his works. The course draws on a range of written and visual material to present an overview of his writings and contributions to the questions of race and identity, examining how they continue to impact us now.

It will use obscure video clips of James Baldwin (interviews, speeches, TV appearances) and some of his most widely received fiction and non-fiction writing, including  Going to Meet the Man Sonny’s Blues Notes of a Native Son,  and  The Fire Next Time .

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Coming Soon:

How to Brainwash the youth and make them act like Fools !
Black Heroes Calendar Launch
Call of Duty: Black History Breakdown
Black Women Resistance Leaders