THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY

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DANCE  & FITNESS

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EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE AND/OR ZUMBA FITNESS

With Chloe Redmond

For more details of her classes, click on the poster or check out Chloe’s website here…

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LOCAL BUSINESS

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All your Balloon decorations for Parties, Weddings
and Corporate Events
Check out CANDY BUBBLESwww.candybubbles.co.uk
Or give me a call on 0790 480 4419  – 0121 250 4466

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NEWS

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Check out and subscribe to Afro-Caribbean Global Voices the on line Directory of all of the African Caribbean (Black) community current affairs centered  mediums across the diaspora; here…

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ENTERTAINMENT

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THE QUARTZ BAR & LOUNGE

 120 Vyse Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6NF

The most exciting and rejuvenating Jazz night has kicked off @ The Quartz, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, fortnightly Thursdays. It’s not just Jazz, it’s an experience that will be shared with some of the most talented and exuberating Jazz musicians from far and wide. For more information phone: 0121 638 0113.

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BOOKS

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KING OF KINGS: NGUSA NAGAST

by CLAUDETTE. E. JOHNSON

For all connoisseurs who revere black history. King of Kings is an important revelation, presenting breakthrough facts on biblical history and the Rastafarian Movement.

King of Kings offers insight into uncovering the truth regarding boodlines of King Solomon and The Queen of Sheba, King David, Jesus Christ as well as The Ark of the Covenant, proven through geneology and made popular by movies “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” and “THE DA VINCI CODE”.

If you are searching for a good historical read, why not check out this superb and inspiring book; here…

Or to contact the author and buy from her direct click; here…

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REAL TALK

Shadow People speak out …

by Martin Glynn

REAL TALK: Shadow People speak out is a collection of monologues which has been a long time in the making.

Throughout his journey as a writer and criminologist Martin Glynn has encountered many amazing people whose stories have gone with them to their grave, have not been told, been ignored, or have been too uncomfortable for many to hear.

Download your free e-book of Real Talk: Shadow People Speak Out here…

Also check out Sankofa Associates Goods & Services here…

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CELEBRATE WHA?

Ten Black British Poets from the West Midlands Edited by Eric Doumerc and Roy McFarlane (Birmingham Poet Laureate 2011) 

CELEBRATE WHA? is an anthology of poems about identity and race with a mix of curry goat ‘n’ rice, a reggae rhythm, born out of a blend of dub, grime, performance poetry, politics, anger and laughter.

Ten poets – Dreadlock Alien, Sue Brown, Marcia Calame, Evoke, Martin Glynn, Michelle Hubbard, Kokumo, Roy McFarlane, Chester Morrison and Moqapi Selassie – explore what it means to be black and British and from the West Midlands.

CELEBRATE WHA?  is dedicated to Birmingham’s Black poets – long overdue.

 To buy and read more about the anthology, check it out here…

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UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS AND OTHER POEMS

by LEEANNE STODDART

Birmingham’s Leeanne Stoddart hates writing bio’s about herself but prefers to write poems about people she loves, fantasies she has; her hair and trees.  She is a Facebook addict and a collector of useless trivia and corny jokes – There are no bad jokes in this book though.

Check out her debut book and buy a copy here…

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MY DEEPEST THOUGHTS THROUGH MY EYES; THE INSIGHTS OF BLACKPOET; and THROUGH MY EYES

by JOANNE ‘BLACKPOET’ STEPHEN

Joanne Stephen is an educator with the New York City Department of Education. She currently resides in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. Joanne has been drawing and writing poetry for the past fifteen years. The inspiration for her poetry comes from everyday life. Insights of Blackpoet is raw emotion that the readers will flow through the author’s every breath. Her poetry will only make you crave for more!!! “Through My Eyes” is a rollercoaster of words that guides you through a world filled with ecstasy, passion, pain and inspirations.  Check out her website and buy her books here…

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THE ARTS

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ARTIST ON THE RISE

Jenniece Anderson is an artist, art teacher and art dealer. Born in Jamaica, Jenniece currently lives and works in London. A prolific painter, Jenniece is renowned as a colourist and an expressionist but she also experiments with a range of processes and techniques. Her work conveys a narrative of colours, textures, patterns and the rhythms of the Caribbean vibe. She is committed to celebrating and promoting Caribbean art which was the driving force for establishing “Bingy” Art Gallery for which she was the art director; check out her recently launched website here…

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Fluid Space Arts is an art company working with all aspects of the arts by widening and developing new opportunities for children, young people and emerging artists by providing an environment and platform for their skills and talents to be nurtured and expressed. They specialise in organizing and delivering tailor-made events and training programmes which can be adapted to the client group that they work with. Why not check them out and see what they can do for you; here…

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INTERNET RADIO

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TRULY MAJESTIC

WWW.MAJESTICRADIO.CO.UK

Three friends who founded an on line radio station in North London, say they started to fill a gap in their community.  Since the launch of Majestic Radio in July, their African and Caribbean flavoured station has been attracting an audience from a variety of countries and backgrounds; check them out and tune into them here…

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LITERARY AWARDS

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JASMINE JOHNSON WINS  M VISA AWARD FOR BEST PLAY
Congratulations to Jasmine Johnson, best selling novelist and now playwright from Birmingham UK, who has won the M Visa award for her play Mr Soon Come her adaptation of her novel which she also wrote; watch her interview here…
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NIKKY FINNEY WINS THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY

African American poet Nikky Finney was awarded The National Book Award for poetry November 16 2011. Kick back, listen and watch the best acceptance speech ever; here…

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CELEBRATE KWANZAA ACROSS THE UK 2011/12

KWANZAA, a celebration of Afrikan Heritage; Strictly An Afrikan Family Occasion is coming to your home town. If you wanna get on the bus and join the celebrations; check out when and where here…

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