September 2, 2016

MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS

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by Samuel Urbano Looking back at the last few months, we see all the great music highlights of talented black music artist that promote justice and portray blackness in a positive light. The month of June started with the self-proclaimed Pan Africanist, Akala stepping into his fourth Fire in the Booth after ten years as…

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September 2, 2016

Women’s Consultation Report 30th July 2016

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by Angeli Sweeney  On Saturday 30th July PAC45 Foundation held its first Egbe (the word Egbe is from the Yoruba meaning family or society) The aim of the Egbe was to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive space and time for we women to gather, to discuss, share experiences, information, good practice, strategies and resources…

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June 21, 2016

EU Referendum: Will We Stay or Will We Go?

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EU Referendum: Will We Stay or Will We Go? Can modern Pan Africanism help us to visualise a future of justice and equity post Referendum? Dr Ornette D Clennon, Manchester Metropolitan University   Will we stay or will we go? At the time of writing this piece, this is perhaps the most pressing question we…

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May 18, 2016

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE CO-OPTED

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THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE CO-OPTED: BLACK LIVES MATTER AND OBAMA Samuel Urbano   What started as a small, but fierce protest against the shooting of a black man by the police in the American suburb of St. Louis has managed to gain international visibility and recognition. Such recognition has meant that the Black Lives…

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April 24, 2016

We gon’ Be Alright!!!…But Are We?

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We gon’ Be Alright!!!…But Are We?   Angeli Sweeney   As the battle cry of Kendrick’s anthem song rung out, against the visual backdrop montage of historic and iconic black figures and celebrities, think Marcus Garvey, Michelle Obama and Gabby Douglas, young people filed into Council Chamber 1 at University of Manchester’s Student Union on…

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April 4, 2016

Who Are Your Leaders? PAC45 Woman and Youth Conference

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October 13, 2015

Speaker Line Up – Pan-African Congress Commemoration / Conference

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Good Day All With less than 10 days to go to the conference of 2015! Please help us spread the word. Please send out to networks and we hope to see you all at the conference. We have a supberb line up of speakers: Naa Acquah Gen SEC UoM Professor Hakim Adi; Significance of 1945…

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January 19, 2015

It’s time to remember, not forget

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It was 15th October 1945, and Manchester was at the forefront of the battle against European colonialism. For six days, the city gathered together and empowered Africans worldwide, organising the 5th Pan African Congress to tackle the consequences of colonisation. In recognition of this momentous occasion, Manchester will be holding a commemorative conference this October…

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