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Second AfroFinns Achievement Awards

Shirlene Green Newball Photos: Jukka Luoma The Afro-Finns community gathered in Helsinki for the 2 nd AfroFinns Achievement Awards, which took place at the Forum Theatre last week on Saturday. The grand open of the AfroFinns Achievement Awards (AAA) 2019 was lead with a video of several remarkable black figures quotes and pictures such as

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Migrant Tales Podcast: Shirlene Green Newball chats with writers Shashank Mane and Hope Nwosu

Leaving one’s first home country, one acquaints herself and himself to new worlds and ways of thinking. For a writer and artist, this source can be used to give new perspectives and meaning. Both Shashank Mane and Hope Nwosu write about their experiences and the challenges that migrants face when they move to a new

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Shirlene Green Newball (Part 1/3): A list of some black female writers you should read

Shirlene Green Newball* You sure have heard of famous activists like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Daisy Bates, Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Coretta Scott King, and Angela Davis to mention are just a few black women who participated in the civil rights movement in the United States of America. Black women have played

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Shirlene Green Newball (Part 2/3): A list of some black female writers you should read

Shirlene Green Newball* In 2011, former President Barack Obama gave Maya Angelou the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A year later, it was presented to Toni Morrison (1931-2019), an icon of the black literature in the United States of America. She was born in Lorain, Ohio, being the second of four children from a middle African

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Shirlene Green Newball (Part 3/3): A list of some black female writers you should read

Shirlene Green Newball* A lot our writers are great editors of books, newspapers, and essays. Veronica Chambers, our previous author, was an editor at Newsweek, Glamour, and The New Times Magazine, been the first black woman with that title. Yvonne Vera (1964-2005), also edited several anthologies by African women writers. She was born in Bulawayo,

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