Loving black couples, a rare sight on British TV but why ?

Saturday 6 April 3pm to 6pm,


Conference Room, Voluntary Action Islington


200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP


Tube: Kings Cross (5 mins walk)


Entry: £7.00 adults, £5 kids. Pay on the door, first come first served.

A very revealing presentation and short films which show 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 dignified. With the rise of Empire these images were thrown out and replaced with demeaning stereotypes which still inform public opinion via children’s books, Hollywood movies and tv adverts. Previously held at the National Portrait Gallery and Imperial War museum in 2008 to full houses

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How to Brainwash the Youth and make them Act like Fools !

Presented in association with the Adefioye Trust

Bank Holiday Monday 1st April New Time 12pm to 4pm. Prompt start

CAN Mezzanine

32-36 Loman Street

London SE1 OEH click for map

Entry £5 adults or children. First come, first served

Tube: Southwark, Borough 

Previously sold out and back by popular demand. BHW present this highly rated, in-your-face seminar aimed at children and parents to illustrate how they are conditioned via Hollywood movies, music videos, computer games and advertising to act dumb and love it. This presentation uses  pop and mainstream culture combined with a black history perspective. Battle Los Angeles, Scary Movie, Predator, Lil Wayne, Futurama, Disney, 300, Trinidad James, GTA, Eastenders, Nikki Minaj, Ciara, Nelly, Etana, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of Caribbean, Transformers Call of Duty, Walking Dead all make an appearance

Comments on How to Brainwash..


I have been meaning to write you all week to thank you for the informative and thought-provoking session you held for ACD students last week.  It was tremendous.What was really satisfying is that you held their attention throughout the 3 hour session even in the not ideal situation of being cramped into the foyer space due to the projector being taken by another organisation.  Brenda King, African Caribbean Diversity Group


'Just to say, once again, thanks for the fabulous presentation yesterday.  It is always great to be around children when they are learning something new and enlightening for them'   Marva Bell Pivot Point Community Project Harrow.


I'm a student who is part of the ACDiversity programme and you came in to talk to us about the issue of 'How to brainwash the youth and make them look like idiots'  This was so so powerful and helped shape my view on what the media feeds me. I have a few friends around my age, I'm eighteen by the way, who I believe will truly benefit from this as I think it needs to be seen by A LOT more  youth who are mature enough to take it in and understand. Peter Adefioye


'I loved the way the speaker would just ask questions and make us find the answers ourselves. This is perfect because what is the point of coming to an event to counter brainwashing, only to have someone else tell you what to think. The speakers way was much better plus filling in the blank yourself means that it is more likely to stay in your head.'


Joe Bloog



African Superheroes Day 

Saturday 30 March  3.00pm to 6.30pm,

Conference Room, Voluntary Action Camden

200a Pentonville Road, 

Tube: Kings Cross (5 mins walk)

Entry: £7.00 Adults, £5 kids  Pay on the door, first come first served. event

Many  artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. We will show the history of black people in cartoons and reveal how African/Caribbean culture is essential to many block buster animations. We also expose stereotyping in some of the most popular cartoons from Disney. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun, and other heroic black men and women. Plus examples of new Superhero cartoons/movies  coming soon !

Comments on African Superheroes Day

The African super heroes session today was great !  My two children really, enjoyed it.  They couldn't wait to get home and watch the DVD, which they did more than once .   It's 8.42am and the first thing all of my children are watching is that DVD I bought from you on Sunday (lol) no joke.   My 14 year old daughter, my 7 year old son and my 3 year old daughter are watching as I e-mail you but I need some more !  My children are hooked on the images and the story lines of all of them.


Kehinde Ogunlabi


' Surprisingly one of the best set pieces was a breakdown of the use of African culture including our dance and music traditions. The historical narrative provided  was both insightful and entertaining. The width of the section presented was breathtaking from tap dance to capoeira. In closing, guest animators were invited to share details of some of the challenges faced by artists and announce projects in production such as the exciting Anokyes Sword .It is not often a community event makes history. This one, which engaged adult and child alike through the world of animation. African Superheroes Day is a first that should be celebrated, and then repeated

Toyin Agbetu, Director and Author 





A National Association of Black Saturday Schools  and Black History Walks production

This event is sponsored by  Birkbeck, University of London

Saturday 3 March 3pm to 6pm. This event will start at 3pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat

Admission free only if booked via Eventbrite Donations accepted on the day

Venue: Near Holborn tube see above link

Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in  an academic setting. 

This lecture features Antoinette Kwegan speaking on how the third sector raises educational achievement and Professor Elizabeth Anionwu on :

  • The real history of Mary Seacole,
  • The facts behind the recent controversy,
  • The status of the statue appeal 
  • The institutional attack on black history and how it can be resisted 

Speakers include:

Antoinette Kwegan, is a Phd student at Queen Mary University researching  the role of the third sector in  raising educational achievement, she is also managing consultant at Genesis Youth and Community Ltd.

Professor Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu PhD CBE FRCN, was, until her retirement in 2007, the founder and head of the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice (at Thames Valley University, now the University of West London).  Here Elizabeth created the website that is still  hosted by the university and which she still updates. Following her retirement she was awarded the status of Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. 
Multi-ethnic aspects of nursing and midwifery education and the practice issues of sickle cell and thalassaemia were the drivers in Elizabeth’s nursing and academic career. These areas were chosen because she believed they were not being adequately addressed.  Elizabeth set up the first nurse-led sickle cell/thalassaemia information and counselling centre in Brent in1979 and ran it until 1990. This Centre became the model for many other towns and cities and has recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. Elizabeth is renowned for having directly or indirectly trained and mentored many of the specialist nurses, midwives and health visitors working in this area in the UK, as well as advising on the development of similar services in other parts of the UK. There are now over 100 sickle cell and thalassaemia specialist community nurses/ midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals working in more than 40 specialist centres; there are also more than a dozen specialist acute care nurses.
Elizabeth’s influence extends beyond the UK to Africa, Caribbean and other countries worldwide. She was awarded a CBE for services to nursing and honoured with becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (FRCN) for developments in multi-ethnic aspects of nursing.  As a Patron of the Sickle Cell Society Elizabeth maintains her commitment to improving the quality of life with those affected by sickle cell conditions. Elizabeth is the author of 'A short history of Mary Seacole' that was published by the Royal College of Nursing in 2005 and is also Vice-Chairperson of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal.  This registered charity is vigorously fundraising for a memorial statue of Mary Seacole to be erected in the grounds of St Thomas' hospital, overlooking the Houses of Parliament.  It will be the first statue to a named Black woman in the UK.  Online donations can me made via




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Sunday 24 February 3pm to 5.45pm Part 1

Sunday 17 March 3pm to 5.45pm Part 2

Cottons Caribbean Restaurant, 70 Exmouth Market, Islington EC1 .Tube: Angel

Pay on the door.  £8.00 First come, first served.

Black History Walks is working with Cottons Caribbean Restaurant to showcase African/Caribbean history and promote excellent African/Caribbean food. Enjoy the best in black cinema, have stimulating debates and  sample the delicious weekend buffet.

Recent Marvel  movies Iron Man, X Men, The Avengers, Spider Man have made megabucks all over the world but black superheroes have been missing in action. Where are they do they even exist ? The first Marvel movie to make over 100 million dollars was Blade this triple black superhero starred in two further sequels each making over 100 million thereby setting the trend for Iron Man etc. Andrew Muhammad the Investigator who has previously deconstructed Avatar and the Matrix will give a race,class and gender analysis into the  Blade movies and an insight into Wesley Snipes afrocentrism and why the US government choose to make an example of him. 

Since 1994 Andrew Muhammad has been conducting Hidden Truth Tours nationwide and internationally to Kemet (Egypt), Tunisia, Ireland and Spain. Andrew Muhammad has also designed what is widely known as the ‘Hidden Truth Movie Breakdown’. This delivery is based on the Chinese proverb that a picture paints a thousand words.

The movie industry has perfected the art of using signs and symbols to convey many hidden truths to a very unsuspecting and susceptible audience. This type of communication was first invented in Kemet (Egypt) and was used throughout their society. Many Hollywood blockbuster films and cartoons such as The Matrix and Lion King contain secrets that will amaze the viewers. More info on Andrew Muhammad here