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Miscellaneous (RH) Resources Hub June 19, 2021 NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL CANCELLED

BUT there will still be Queens Tennis, Wimbledon Tennis, Royal Ascot is going on now and the Wireless Festival will go ahead. Who is being penalised and why?

Listening Tree Video (LT) June 17, 2021 THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN IRAN

Behbahani is the heart of the Afro-Iranian community in Iran’s southwestern coastal city of Bushehr.

Listening Tree Video (LT) June 17, 2021 A HISTORY OF AFRO-PUERTO RICANS

The flag is not only a symbol of affirmation, “it is used as a symbol of resistance to colonialism.“

Law (RH) Resources Hub June 17, 2021 Justice minister Lord Wolfson QC derides barristers’ chambers for changing its name over slave trade links

The firm was named after the Earl of Hardwicke, a 18th century Lord Chancellor whose legal opinion was used by slave owners to provide legal advice to justify slavery.

Police (RH) Resources Hub June 17, 2021 Robyn Williams: Sacked Met officer wins appeal against dismissal

Compare and contrast the Metropolitan Police’s treatment of officers Pc Deniz Jaffer and Pc Jamie Lewis who remain in their jobs after taking selfies with the bodies of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman. See the end of this article for the link.

Video (LT) June 17, 2021 JAMES BALDWIN ON THE LACK OF ‘PROGRESS’ RE ERADICATING RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY

The weariness can be seen in his face, heard in his voice, is written in his body language.

General (LT) Listening Tree June 12, 2021 IT’S TIME WE STOP OUTSOURCING OUR ADVOCACY TO BLACK CELEBRITIES

it should be no surprise that the Black celebrity has in recent years emerged as the unofficial spokesperson for the Black race in the West.

Listening Tree Uncategorized Video (LT) June 12, 2021 THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN CANADA

This week we’re in Canada taking a look at black Canadian history and culture! The first recorded African man in Canada was Mathieu da Costa who arrived in 1608 and acted as an interpreter for the French coloniser Samuel de Champlain. You’ve surely heard of Harriet Tubman! She was instrumental in helping enslaved Africans escape to freedom in Canada. And have you heard of Africville in Nova Scotia? For 150 years it was home to a sizeable Black Canadian population, until they were forcibly displaced as the settlement was condemned by the authorities and deconstructed. We speak about all this and so much more, in this video!

Music:
Assurance & Many Men by Ransom Beatz
Afro Boy by Thaibeats

Illustration by: Jimena Isabel Merchán. Find her on Instagram at: @jimenaimm

Listening Tree Video (LT) June 12, 2021 THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN THE NETHERLANDS

It’s surprsing how little the Dutch’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade is talked about considering that they trafficked an estimated half a million enslaved Africans during that time! This episode throws up a lot of interesting questions about how we regard cultural traditions in a modern context where race and racism are concerned. We talk fine art, golden carriages and black face in this bite-sized look at black history in the Netherlands.

If you are interested in doing a black history tour in Amsterdam then contact the wonderful Jennifer Tosch from Black Heritage Tours! http://www.blackheritagetours.com/

Music:
Djé by Heaven Boy
Queen by Beatzbydb
Feelings by Prodby106

Listening Tree Video (LT) June 12, 2021 THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN SOUTH KOREA

The African diaspora in South Korea is largely comprised of Africans and African Americans who have moved to Korea to study, for work or because they have been deployed by the military. There is a small minority of native Afro-Koreans, by and large they are the biracial children of Korean women and African-American servicemen. This dates as far back as the 1950s, when the US deployed forces in South Korea during the Korean war and South Korea saw a spike in mixed-race, half black children. We discuss all this and more in this exciting chapter on black history in South Korea!

Music: Ice Kream by Datklien

Illustration by: Jimena Isabel Merchán. Find her on Instagram at: @jimenaimm

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