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 BUBBLES @ www.candybubbles.co.uk
Or give me a call on 0790 480 4419  – 0121 250 4466
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QUOTE PANTHER NEWSLETTER WHEN YOU CALL AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT 
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Congratulations to Birmingham’s home-grown Naomi Spencer the creator of CANDY BUBBLES, for being awarded West Midlands Ambassador of the year November 2011. She then went on to the finals in London where she won the National Young Ambassador of the Year Award 2012 at The Prince’s Trust and L’Oréal Paris, Celebrate Success Awards. So check out the link and view her accepting her award from HRH Prince Charles; here…

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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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MAMA IFE’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Check out Mama Ife’s food for thought blog. Where she feeds you with common sense and old school wisdom for our time; here…

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WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE BY BROTHA CHAZ WALKER

If you fancy listening to Hip Hop Reggae with a sprinkle of the taste of Africa; then check out Brother Chaz Walker’s brilliant CD album Wisdom and Knowledge released on Inersa Records and available for you to purchase here…

Me long time bredrin and ARTIST OF THE MONTH/January 2011; Brotha Chaz Walker hails from Oakland California. He is a musician, poet, conscious rapper, producer and educator and has been hailed as “the High Priest of Hip Hop”.

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BOOKS

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BAD FRIDAY THE NOVEL IS 30 YEARS OF AGE!!!

BAD FRIDAY

By Norman Smith

Published by New Beacon Books

£ 12.00

ISBN: 9780901241603

Format:  Hardback

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First published in 1982 (Trinity Arts; Birmingham), short-listed for the Young Observer Fiction Prize the same year and republished in 1985 by New Beacon Books; London/Port of SpainBAD FRIDAY is the ground breaking novel, written by the UK’s first black British born novelist Norman Samuda Smith.

Set in the mid 1970s, BAD FRIDAY follows the fortunes of Delroy Bell, a young black school-leaver and his friends. The prospects for them look grim. Will Delroy realise his dream and become a professional basketball player; or will he end up hustling and gambling on the streets like his cousin Peter says? BAD FRIDAY tells how each are searching for a future, an identity and respect they feel was denied their parents; and the predicament in which Faye, young and pregnant finds herself – anxious about the possible rejection of her family and the baby’s father. A compelling page turning novel and exceptionally well written.

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“Bad Friday is the first novel to come out of the black British working class experience; and it confronts in an artistic form, the life of black youth in Britain today.” John La Rose, New Beacon Books (1985)

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Norman Samuda Smith with John La Rose @ the Bad Friday book launch; Finsbury Park, London: April 1985

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“I read Bad Friday before I met Norman and felt it was good then: a novel about school leavers set in inner-city Small Heath Birmingham (UK) among the Afro-Caribbean community in the 1970s. It uses the dialogue of the community skilfully to tell an affecting story. What’s amazing (to me) about it is the author’s youth when he wrote it. He was in his early twenties, but he shows a mastery of narrative…” Alan Beard, goodreads (January, 2001)

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 IF YOU HAVEN’T GOT A COPY OF BAD FRIDAY IN YOUR COLLECTION YET…

Buy a copy here…

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DETAILS OF ALL THE FOLLOWING BOOKS BELOWhere…

KING OF KINGS

 

                                            SHADOW PEOPLE                                                                                

           

                                    UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS                                                                                                

CELEBRATE WHA?

 

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

by JOANNE ‘BLACKPOET’ STEPHEN

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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

REGGAE ROOTS & CULTURE, SKA, ROCKSTEADY, LOVERS ROCK, SOULFUL RARE GROOVES, CLUB CLASSICS, LATIN, JAZZ, SOCA, AFRO-FUSION, AFROBEAT…

WWW.MAJESTICRADIO.CO.UK

For all connoisseurs who prefer less chat and more music: Tune into Majestic Radio launched on the earthstrong of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie July 23 2011; here…

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MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

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‘HARD LIFE’

My SPECIAL GUEST in July 2011JOANNE ‘BLACKPOET’ STEPHEN who hails from Brooklyn, New York, and is of Guyanese roots; shares her new video with you and thanks y’all for your continued support. Tune in  here…
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YOUNG WARRIOR SON OF JAH SHAKA IS COMING TO BIRMINGHAM

Friday 10th August 2012 @ The Rainbow Warehouse ONEDUB & Dubwisefesitval bring you the mighty son of JAH SHAKA in Birmingham for the very first time with his full sound system for heavyweight dub vibrations! – Catch the details here…
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DUB LISTINGS SITE IS NOW LAUNCHED

If you promote Dub/Roots/Reggae/Revival/Bashment /Dancehall events just register as a promoter and post your events on the site here… You can also buy/sell event tickets direct from the event listings via: http://www.I-Want-Tickets.com 
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