The Mic Movement
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Black History Berlin

Berlin has a suite of Black History month events thanks to Black History Berlin 2012.  A team of talented and resourceful people from Dialogue Books (Sharmaine Lovegrove), Sand Journal and Paula Varjack came together to offer ...
by denise
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Black in Berlin

Last week's premiere event was a great inauguration. "The Politics of Community" was the overarching theme, but after a wonderful introduction to give some academic context, Taylor expertly guided our discussion forth and back ...
by Karina Griffith
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Jammin’ @ Ya-Man

One morning when I was in the sleepy little kiez of Alt-Moabit, I decided to visit a Caribbean joint I ate at years ago. As I walked by the door, the woman coming out, just saw me and like a grandmother with a kindly Jamaican a...
by chester
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The Berlinale Breakdown

My mind is a whirl of movies and my pupils are still dilated. Most of the filmmakers in the Berlinale Blackness films were coming from outside of the culture that they wanted to represent. This means that they would be natural...
by denise
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Video: Erykah Badu @ Made

I ended up spontaneously visiting the US this summer and lamented the fact that I would miss the Erykah Badu concert on August 4th.  I’ve seen her perform and knew that she would bring her improvisational and inspired sp...
by denise
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The Reggae Movement Gallery

We stumbled on The Reggae Movement exhibition at Yaam last weekend and were fortunate to see the exhibition in its final days.  The images were made by Jamaican artist, Michael Thompson who goes by the name Freestylee on twi...
by denise
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the things i am thinking while smiling politely…

Dodua Otoo's writing is efficient and brutal with a journal-like quality. This writing style effortlessly explores complex issues like white supremacy in intimate relationships, cultural colonialism, immigration, the mine-field...
by denise
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Black International Film Festival

Last weekend I ventured out of my corner of the city to check out the Black International Film Festival in Rathaus Shöneberg and  left impressed and inspired.  The festival featured artist performances, seminars, and films f...
by denise
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Talib Talks Creativity in Berlin

VISIONS OF VISIONARIES WITH TALIB KWELI from MADE Blog on Vimeo.
by denise
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