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…Read More
Women’s Consultation Report 30th July 2016
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…Read More
EU Referendum: Will We Stay or Will We Go?
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…Read More
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE CO-OPTED
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…Read More
We gon’ Be Alright!!!…But Are We?
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…Read More
Speaker Line Up – Pan-African Congress Commemoration / Conference
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…Read More
It’s time to remember, not forget
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…Read More