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    World's largest independent expatriate research programme is now open

    £1,000 CASH, Amazon vouchers, Lebara SIM cards to be won


    Expat



    What do expats really think about their life abroad? Do they give it the big thumbs up, or regret their decision to leave their country of origin? Last year 80% of expatriates confirmed they have an improved quality of life where they now live. 72% said they enjoy a better climate and scenery, 67% an enhanced work/life balance and 63% a much greater sense of security. With all that is going on in the world, the team at The Expat Survey reviews these and a broad range of other opinions each year; and whether or not they ever intend to return to their homelands.

    During 2013 expatriates from all walks of life completed the research study including high net worth individuals, business executives, career movers, international students, economic and war zone migrants. Zooming in on highlights from last year’s programme and focussing on current affairs and trends, there’s something everyone. New topics for the 2014 include education and studying abroad, politics and voting rights, changes in attitude towards investments, life’s little luxuries, fashion and lifestyle; as well as mental, physical and spiritual health.

    Many expatriates are overseas due to the nature of their work and so the programme is very interested in hearing from those that have relocated in pursuit of better opportunities for themselves and their families. Maybe they work for the oil and gas, utilities and mining sector or financial, technology or hospitality industries. No matter what their background is and where they are now their opinions are of equal importance to the project.

    Specialising in the communication and consumption habits of those on the move and how human beings qualify their own personal identities, the i-World research unit is independent (it genuinely engages with expatriates organically and is not owned or its contents influenced by a media company or Corporate) and has more than 25 years experience in analysing international markets. It really wants to hear from expatriates over 18 years that are currently living outside their country of origin for more than 6 months in any one year; on either a temporary or permanent basis. Whether they are a business owner, employee, full time parent, student, retiree or any other status their contribution is very important. Those that complete all three questionnaires are automatically entered into a series of prize draws with £1,000 cash, Amazon vouchers and Lebara SIM Cards to be won. Expats can also opt to join their growing international focus group.

    The Expat Survey is the largest and most in-depth annual online research programme of its kind (it is also available by post, simply text name and address to +44 (0) 7792 045121). In 2013 expatriates of 89 nationalities responded from 125 countries to a total of 152 questions, producing the most comprehensive multi-topic profiles on their lives abroad. Comprising three questionnaires – Migration & Lifestyle, Retail & Finance and Travel & Health, the first part of their 2014 research programme is now live at www.theexpatsurvey.com

    With no links to Governments and no personal details shared, the team hopes expatriate from all over the world will feel welcome to engage, express their views and share their adventures and experiences.

    Expatriate votes needed too! The Expat Survey Consumer Awards (TESCA)

    Servicing those that live overseas is often complex and requires a lot of dedication. Producing daily, weekly and monthly publications or delivering good quality customer care to somebody on the other side of the world, is challenging and requires significant skill and commitment. Importantly the information they supply or the care they provide, can be essential in the day to day lives of those living outside their country of origin.

    The Expat Survey Consumer Awards have been launched to give expatriates the opportunity to nominate and commend the work of media owners and service providers that do an amazing job of adding value to the lives of expatriates, no matter who or where they are.

    Voting is now open for the following awards:

    Best Expat Blog
    Best Expat Radio
    Best Expat Newsletter
    Best Expat Magazine
    Best Expat Website
    Best Expat Newspaper

    To make your nomination and explain why you value them, simply complete the voting section when you have finished the Migration & Lifestyle questionnaire at The Expat Survey.

    Additional information:

    Voting for other awards will be launched as follows:

    Best online retailer
    Best Professional Advisor
    Best Banking Service
    Best Money Mover
    Best Niche Service Provider
    Within the Retail & Finance questionnaire going live on 30th October 2014
    Best COMS Product
    Best Relocation Specialist
    Best Education Solution
    Best travel Company
    Best Insurance Provider
    Within the Travel & Health questionnaire going live on 30th November 2014

    Voting for all awards categories will close on the 31st December 2014, so all those that influence, connect or service the expatriate market are asked to please support this important initiative for the sector by participating or promoting it; and spreading the word.

    www.theexpatsurvey.com
    www.theexpathelpdesk.com


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    Laura Poitras' 9/11 Trilogy Now available on Fandor.com

    * CITIZENFOUR will release theatrically on October 24th * Laura Poitras is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and artist. She is currently finishing a trilogy of films about post-9/11 America. The first film, MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, focused on the Iraq War, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. The second, THE OATH, was about Guantanamo, was nominated for two Emmy awards. The third installment of the 9/11 trilogy CITIZENFOUR, is about NSA mass surveillance and Edward Snowden.


    MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY
    https://www.fandor.com/films/my_country_my_country

    MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY



    Working alone in Iraq over eight months, director/cinematographer Laura Poitras creates an extraordinarily intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. Her principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq, arguing that Sunni participation in the January 2005 elections is essential. Yet all around him, Dr. Riyadh sees only chaos as his waiting room fills each day with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence. Dramatically interwoven into the personal journey of Dr. Riyadh is the landscape of the U.S. military occupation, with Australian private security contractors, American journalists and the U.N. officials who orchestrate the elections. Unfolding like a narrative drama, MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY follows the agonizing predicament and gradual descent of one man caught in the tragic contradictions of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy in the Middle East.

    Released: 2006
    Running Time: 90 minutes

    Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary; Independent Spirit Award Nominee, Best Documentary; Emmy Award Nominee Full Frame, Inspiration Award


    THE OATH
    https://www.fandor.com/films/the_oath

    THE OATH



    From the director of the Oscar-nominated MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, THE OATH is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It’s the crosscut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court. Abu Jandal is a taxi driver in Sana’a, Yemen; his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan is a Guantanamo prisoner and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Jandal and Hamdan’s intertwined personal trajectories (how they became bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver respectively) act as prisms that serve to explore and contextualize a world which has confounded Western media. As Hamdan’s trial progresses, his military lawyers challenge fundamental flaws in the court system. The charismatic Jandal dialogues with his young son, Muslim students and journalists and chillingly unveils the complex evolution of his belief system post-9/11. Winner of Best Documentary Cinematography at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, THE OATH offers a rare window into a hidden realm, and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror.

    Released: 2010
    Running Time: 96 minutes

    Awards: Gotham Award, Best Documentary; Sundance Film Festival, Best Cinematography; Emmy Award Nominee, Best Documentary; Cinema Eye Honors, Directing Award; Edinburgh FF, Best Documentary; True/False, True Vision Award; Hot Docs, Special Jury Award; Full Frame, Special Jury Award; IDA, Humanitas Award; IFFBoston, Best Documentary; Sarasota FF, Best Documentary

    ABOUT LAURA POITRAS

    Laura Poitras is a documentary filmmaker,journalist, and artist. She is currently finishing a trilogy of films about post-9/11 America. The first film, MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, focused on the Iraq War and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. The second, THE OATH, was about Guantanamo, was nominated for two Emmy awards. The third installment of the 9/11 trilogy, CITIZENFOUR, is about NSA mass surveillance and Edward Snowden.

    Poitras’s films have premiered at festivals worldwide and have received honors including a Peabody Award and Emmy nominations. She has taught filmmaking at Duke and Yale Universities. Her work was selected for the 2012 Whitney Biennial, where she held a Surveillance Teach-In. She is the recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship.

    In January 2013, Poitras was contacted by an anonymous source claiming to have evidence of NSA illegal activity. After several months of anonymous emails, she traveled to Hong Kong with Glenn Greenwald to interview the source, Edward Snowden. Her NSA reporting contributed to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded to the Guardian and Washington Post.

    Along with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, she is co-Founder of THE INTERCEPT. She will have her first solo museum exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2016. She currently lives in Berlin.


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    Author Dr. Abdul Qayum Safi Launches Drive to Raise 28k to Bring Electricity to Rural Schools in Afghanistan

    Virginia-based 501(c)3 charity has already electrified girls' school, now raising funds to bring electricity to two boys' schools in Kunar province


    Chantilly, VA / Oct. 9, 2014 - The odds are stacked against children getting educated, if they are from the Khas Kunar in Kunar province in rural Afghanistan. Many are from families too poor to spare them for the school day.

    Even if they attend school, these Pashto-speaking children may need to learn other languages to progress, because, Afghanistan does not have a single national language.

    Rural children may not be eligible to advance, because, scarce seats in classrooms usually go to members of a privileged family or clan, to children with better family connections, or to children in Afghanistan's capital or its other major cities.

    Some of Kunar province's children may not get educated, because, they are girls living in a society that values sons above daughters. Kunar province's children also do not get as much help getting schooling from international charities, because, they live in one of the least secure parts of Afghanistan.

    Finally, many of the rural schools operate without electricity, clean water or the technology needed to prepare students to succeed, said Dr. Qayam Safi, Afghan expat, naturalized U.S. citizen, author of "One Life: An Afghan Remembers," and director of a Virginia-based charity on a mission to help Afghanistan's rural schoolchildren.

    "Despite the obstacles, we're optimistic. We have already raised money and installed solar panels to electrify the girls' school in Khas Kunar and the district office where teachers meet," said Dr. Safi. "Our next goal is to raise $28,000 to bring electricity to two more schools for boys in Khas Kunar."

    "We hope to eventually also have a computer lab," said Safi, who noted that a school in Khas Kunar has a computer instructor, but no computers for students nor teachers.

    Dr. Safi is seeking donations, volunteers willing to help raise money, and schools interested in becoming sister schools to those in Khas Kunar. To learn more about the project and 501(c)3 Afghan Rural Schools (ARS), visit www.afghanruralschools.org.

    "We have connections to the villages, schools, and local officials in Khas Kunar," said Safi. "My relatives teach at these schools, and I talk with them weekly so I can be sure what we give will end up in the right hands."

    Dr. Safi is seeking invitations to speak to audiences throughout Disrtict of Columbia, New York, and New England about his book, his organization, experiences growing up in Afghanistan, Afghan politics, and the issues facing Afghanistan's new government. He is the author of a memoir, "One Life: An Afghan Remembers." (Create Space, $16.95, ISBN 9781470068806) Dr. Safi has pledged all proceeds from book sales to Afghan Rural Schools. Contact him at (703) 542-2724 or safiqayum@yahoo.com.

    ABOUT AFGHAN RURAL SCHOOLS
    Afghan Rural Schools (ARS) is a 501(c)3 charity based in Chantilly, Virginia. Its mission is to ensure that Afghanistan's rural schoolchildren get a good education. ARS's is currently raising money to bring electricity to two Khas Kunar schools using solar panels. To learn more, visit www.afghanruralschools.com.

    ABOUT DR. QAYUM SAFI
    Dr. Safi was born in Kunar, Afghanistan. He attended a boarding high school in Kabul before earning his undergraduate degree from American University in Beirut, and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Safi is fluent in Dari, Pasto, and Arabic, and has been working in Northern Virginia for the last 15 years. He is the director of Afghan Rural Schools and author of "One Life: An Afghan Remembers." Qayum and his wife of 36 years, Anna, have three children and two grandchildren, and live in Northern Virginia.


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    Jamaica's 52nd Independence Celebration Ball - Saturday, August 16, 2014

    From "What's Happening"


    Jamaica's 52nd Independence Celebration Ball



    Jamaica's 52nd Anniversary Independence Ball 2014 - YouTube


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    United Nations Pageant seeks inner beauty to promote tourism, goodwill and cultural style.

    Pageants typically focus on external beauty, glitz and glamour. However, the United Nations Pageant hosted in Kingston, Jamaica seeks goodwill ambassadors.


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    The United Nations Pageant is an international event, dedicated to identifying and showcasing the best tourism and ambassadors of humanity. Contestants are scored on inner beauty or how they relate with others, and show support towards community service. Contestants from Africa, South America, India, the United States and the Caribbean converged from July 1st through the 6th, 2014. This was an opportunity for comradery, community service and cultural expression.

    Leon Williams, the United Nations Pageant president, explained "Unknown to the contestants, we had judges socialize and mingle with them during the early days of the pageant. The judges were revealed later on day three of the pageant and participated in activities with the contestants throughout the week. This provided opportunity to know each contestant personably. During this part of the process, a person can excel at the finals --but not get along with others; and this will hinder their chance to win. This opportunity offers more than a pageant title. The winners become ambassadors who foster goodwill and help those less fortunate. Retrospectively, we also look at contributions each contestant has offered in their home community. Humanitarianism is a strong indicator of good character."

    TeKay Designs, a sponsor and official fashion designer of the pageant, launched a pageant dress line titled the "Crown Collection" during the fashion show segment of the contest. The winners of the Miss and Ms. United Nations 2014 wore couture TeKay gowns. TeKay also offered gift certificates worth a total value of $5000 USD amongst three winners. "We retail at Shades of Africa boutique in Kingston, Jamaica, and were looking for opportunities to launch the new pageant collection in the Caribbean. This pageant was appropriate for launching the gown collection because this event embraces multiculturalism, tourism and community service. TeKay Designs creates ethnic fashions for people who want to express cultural chic. It's beautiful that the pageant encouraged contestants to wear ethnic attire. I've enjoyed the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals of diverse cultures from around the world and form lasting relationships." states Creative Director, Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs.

    Precious Chikwendu from Nigeria won the "Miss United Nations 2014" title. During the ceremony Precious announced, "My mission is to out-reach to people who want yet can not afford quality education, but can use their talents to make a difference in the world. I plan to work with schools that are involved in environmental rehabilitation. I plan to help the younger students gain additional vocational skills to enhance creativity. I wish to setup vocational centers with curriculum for tailoring schools and food catering centers where students may acquire skills for the future. The United Nations Pageant was a humbling experience and I'm pleased for the friends that I've made. Each day was full of activities. We got up every morning around 5 am for fitness and exercise. Our activities were non stop until the evening. This was my first visit to Jamaica and I'm glad that we volunteered to work at Dunrobin Primary School to clean and paint the school facility."

    The United Nations Pageant brings together representatives from a wide range of cultures from across the globe. The pageant's principal objective is to identify and showcase the best tourism, and goodwill ambassadors. Those who have the skills, talents and character best suited will promote their respective countries in furtherance of tourism, goodwill and cultural expression.

    Photo credit to Photographers:
    Vladimir Dorsainvil
    Ian B. McDonald

    The Miss United Nations Pageant
    Pres., Leon Williams
    12 Market Street
    JM876 Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Phone +1-876-924-2345 ~ Jamaica,
    or 1-954-566-2712 ~ Miami, FL
    Email info@munp.org
    Website http://munp.org

    TEKAY DESIGNS
    Kimma Wreh,
    Creative Director
    P.O. Box 692454
    Houston, TX 77269
    281-807-0589
    www.tk-designs.com
    tekayd@yahoo.com
    tekaydesigns@gmail.com
    facebook.com/tekaydesigns


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    Taichi: The Journey to the American Dream in 1960s Chinatown

    In Taichi: The Story of a Chinese Master In America, author Marc Meyer unveils the story of T'ai Chi Master Kuo, who fled from China to the United States in the 1960s. What he discovered was not a safe haven, but a country divided by war and prejudice against minorities.


    Naples, FL, June 19, 2014 – Fleeing the Chinese Cultural Revolution to New York in the 1960's, Uncle Kuo, a T'ai Chi Master rumored to have once been the bodyguard of Madame Chiang Kai Sheck, finds himself in a vortex of adventures in the new novel by Marc Meyer, Taichi: The Story of a Chinese Master In America (Booklocker.com).

    Once Kuo is reunited with his Asian-American family, he opens a T'ai Chi school and teaches T'ai Chi principles and techniques. Surprised by the social unrest and violence he encounters, Kuo takes his nephews under his wing as students, teaching them life lessons through T'ai Chi principles.

    "We learn about Kuo and his journey through the eyes of his eldest nephew,” says author Marc Meyer. "He provides us a glimpse into the hidden world of yesteryear's martial arts, practiced only in small enclaves of America's Chinatowns.”

    Kuo captures the true essence of a Master in the quiet way he approaches life's challenges, as well as the colorful words used to inspire his students. His nephew recollects, "Remember!” my uncle would call out as we watched him lead a class. "Upper body like a butterfly's wings, legs like steel.”

    Author Marc Meyer's talents are many. He is a professional pianist and works with prominent jazz and pop musicians. In addition, he is a T'ai Chi instructor as well as a writer. Taichi: The Story of a Chinese Master In America is his first book. His experience in T'ai Chi provides a truth in his writing that is symbolic of a memoir.

    Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Booklocker.com, ITunes & Kobo.com
    Taichi: The Story of a Chinese Master In America
    Marc Meyer
    Publisher: Booklocker.com
    ISBN: 978-1-63263-104-6
    174 pages


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    Forthcoming from Akashic This Summer!

    This summer, we have some exciting new fiction to share with you as well as the first book to ever be translated into Jamaican patois!

    Johanna Ingalls, Managing Editor
    Akashic Books


    Forthcoming from Kaylie Jones Books

    Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night
    a debut novel by Barbara J. Taylor

    Akashic Books



    "An earnest, well-done historical novel that skillfully blends fact and fiction."
    --Publishers Weekly

    "[Sales rep Lise] Solomon enticingly described the novel Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor, set in a coal-mining town in 1913, as 'one of those sit on the couch and don’t bother me' reads." --Shelf Awareness, NCIBA Spring Rep Picks

    Almost everyone in town blames eight-year-old Violet Morgan for the death of her nine-year-old sister, Daisy. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls’ father, “turns to drink” and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy. During an unexpected blizzard, Grace goes into premature labor at home and is forced to rely on Violet, while Owen is “off being saved” at a Billy Sunday Revival.

    Inspired by a haunting family story, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night blends real life incidents with fiction to show how grace can be found in the midst of tragedy.

    The #1 NY Times Best Seller Now Available in Jamaican Patois

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    Go de Rass to Sleep
    translated by Kwame Dawes and Kellie Magnus
    by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes

    The best-selling Go the F**k to Sleep has been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Now it is finally translated for Jamaican and other Caribbean parents of the world.

    Akashic Books



    "No matter what the country or the language, parents all over the world—loving, frustrated, exhausted parents—know what Adam Mansbach means. Since 2011, his comically obscene picture book has sold more than 1.5 million copies in dozens of languages from Afrikaans to Japanese to Nynorsk. And later this year, his little book will venture into new territory with a Jamaican patois translation: Go de Rass to Sleep."

    —Washington Post/Style Blog

    Go de Rass to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award–winning author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity. With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go de Rass to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny—a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.


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    STATEMENT: U.S. Needs to Build on Secretary Kerry's Initiatives in South Sudan to Prevent Genocide and Famine


    Today, as Secretary Kerry visits Juba in his effort to prioritize civilian protection throughout South Sudan, The Enough Project released the following statement from Co-Founder John Prendergast, former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council:

    “Two words that never should be used lightly are beginning to be heard with alarming frequency in South Sudan today: genocide and famine. The danger of both is clear and present, and state collapse threatens. Targeting people on the basis of their identity and obstructing humanitarian access puts hundreds of thousands of lives at immediate risk.

    "Full support should be given to deploying troops from neighboring states to protect civilians who are most vulnerable to being attacked, raped or killed on the basis of their ethnicity.

    "At the same time, meaningful consequences must be deployed for the commission of war crimes. The U.S. should work closely with neighboring states and the African Union to freeze the assets of those South Sudanese rebel or government officials found to be orchestrating human rights crimes. These officials own fixed assets and have accounts in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa and Dubai, but a great deal of diplomatic effort will need to convince those governments to act.

    "Furthermore, the creation of a mixed special court -- partly international, partly South Sudanese -- would enhance the potential for justice and accountability for those that have orchestrated some of the worst crimes. If the idea emerges, it should be fully supported by Secretary Kerry."

    See also:

    “Preventing Genocide in South Sudan,” by John Prendergast and Eric Reeves, Daily Beast, April 29, 2014

    Open Letter on Enhancing U.S. Policy to Sudan and South Sudan, by John Prendergast and David Abramowitz, April 29, 2014.

    To speak to an Enough Project spokesperson, please contact Christina DiPasquale at 202.716.1953 or Christina@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

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    The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.


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    Meet The NGOMA AFRICA BAND, the popular and most wanted band based in Germany

    - Soulful Vocals,Hypnotic Guitars and the driving Extraordinary rhythm of the "Bongo Dance" from East Africa -


    Ngoma Africa Band
    The NGOMA AFRICA BAND





    The NGOMA AFRICA BAND; known as the (Golden Voice of East Africa) or " FFU- Field force unit" is one of the few amongst african bands in Germany to have touched hearts and left audience dancing and week in the knees.

    Founded in 1993 and led by Tanzanian musician borned Ebrahim Makunja aka kamanda Ras Makunja - "King of Anunnaki".

    Every concert is unique, uniting the audience after a few minutes on the dancing floor.

    Bongo Dansi –meaning Dance able east african dance, is the "Extraordinary Rhythm" that describes the NGOMA AFRICA BAND and makes the band the people´s choice.

    Baptized under different names by excited fans – the Annunaki empire, FFU –Field Force Unit.

    The NGOMA AFRICA BAND has succesfully written and released several hits amongst others the latest "Bongo Tambarare", repertoires mostly in the native Tanzania and east african Kiswahili language.

    Under the leadership and great visionary-Ebrahim Makunja AKA -Kamanda Ras Makunja; the NGOMA AFRICA BAND comprises of africa´s young and most talented musicians, drummers,guitarists bassist,percussionist, dancers amongst others multi-talented soloist –Christain Bakotessa aka "Chris-B" Mo Benda,Jessy Ouyah, Flora William, Jonathan Sousa aka "Jo Jo" ,Aj Nbongo making the NGOMA AFRICA BAND a complete travel party of eight vibrant musician and dancers.

    Book The NGOMA AFRICA BAND and experience the extraordinary sensational Bongo dansi from East Africa´s best dancable music, best for indoor and outdoor festival and events of all kinds! Give your audience the best of Africa this season with the NGOMA AFRICA BAND

    Click here for more and listen www.ngoma-africa.com


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    Communities in the Americas Afro Uruguayan Cultural Collaboration


     Communities in the Americas Afro Uruguayan Cultural Collaboration



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    Please, check out this book…..with cultural anthropological touch

    “An African Student in Russia – Soviet Union”

    At Amazon.com


    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=An%20African%20student%20in%20Russia%20

    http://video214.com/play/bYNc4yrsKRH8P8tetkKqlA/s/dark

    https://www.prbuzz.com/books-publishing-literature/181959-former-foreign-student-pens-new-worldview-as-it-can-only-be-told-by-an-african-student-in-russia.html


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    A Screening of Girl Rising


     Girl Rising



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    Yesterday the President called for immigration reform stating “we forget that most of us used to be most of them.” His words made me reflect on my own family’s amazing journey to this great nation.

    My family, like many American families, came to this country seeking a better life. After living under the terror and persecution of the Tzar and the Cossacks, Bertha and Mendel Polis crossed the ocean in 1905. Like today’s immigrants, they left everything and everyone they knew to pursue freedom and the American Dream. They settled in Stamford, CT where they started a small store. For generations, new immigrants have come to our country bringing with them innovative ideas and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. I am humbled every day by how great our nation is, that Bertha and Mendel’s great grandson could sit in the United States Congress today and play a role in making sure our nation remains a beacon of hope for new generations of immigrants.

    Immigrants Immigrants
    Immigrants
    We as a country continue to benefit greatly from the hard work and talents of immigrants from across the world; and yet our disgraceful immigration system is broken and inconsistent with our values as Americans. Our current system promotes disregard for the rule of law, provides insufficient border security, and is an affront to our sovereignty. Our current system also tears families apart through unjust laws and makes many workers vulnerable to exploitation. The time has come for us to replace our broken immigration system with one that works for our country and our values.

    Join me and President Obama in the fight to reform our broken immigration system. I encourage you to sign this petition and share your family’s immigrant story. I will share some of the stories on the floor of the House of Representatives as I fight for comprehensive immigration reform.

    The time to pass comprehensive immigration reform is now. President Obama said it best when he said, “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country”

    Stand with all of us who will never forget when we were them. Sign up to help us fight to pass immigration reform.

    Congressman Jared Polis

    PS:
    I wanted to share with you some of my family photos of Bertha and Mendel Polis and their children. My grandfather is the little boy in the gown on Bertha’s lap and that’s my great-uncle Eli in front of the American flag and my great-aunt Esther in front of the store.


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    THE AWARD WINNING OUR STORY MOVIE starring SIZZLA KALONJI, EMPRESS REGGAE, SCRATCHYLUS


    Greetings
    It is nice to see that at least once a year we remember Our Story. Here are some educational songs and messages that are connected with Our Story. The song 'Our Story' was one of the songs chosen for Black History Month in the U.K in 2012. It has also received many rave reviews from around the world as well as topping the charts in Jamaica. Empress Reggae is 8 years old and is home schooled. Please can you share and spread the educational messages.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UskgfPm6gl0

    For further information checkout www.scratchylus.com Facebook: Scratchylus Rhymes

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FOREIGN BLACKS - "not american, but brothers"
   

  1. ACETS Ltd....
    Welcome to A.C.E.T.S. - a registered charitable organisation located in Nottingham, UK. A.C.E.T.S. aim is to provide practical support, advice, and training, with particular emphasis to African, African-Caribbean and other Disadvantaged people.

  2. AfricanDiasporaVideo.com...
    AfricanDiasporaVideo.com offers a diverse selection of quality black, African, African Diaspora films, videos, and DVDs from cuba, curacao, mali, spain, Burkina faso, Algeria, togo, Egypt, Jamaica and many other countries.

  3. African Festival and Presentation Society...
    Promoting African arts and culture in Calgary, Alberta, including the Afrikadey festival. Site includes society information, upcoming events and contact details.

  4. Afro European Sisters Network ...
    Welcome to the Afro European Sisters Network (AESN). A site that focuses on networking black women in and outside of Europe.

  5. Black Canada ...
    An index of black businesses throughout Canada including various topics that appeal to Black Canadians such as cooking, cricket, soccer, basketball and music, also community event listings.

  6. Black Success...
    For people of African heritage, to help you achieve your goals.

  7. Black Tokyo...
    BlackTokyo.com the worlds biggest site for Blacks in Japan, and Asia. The site focus on Africans, African Americans in Japan.

  8. Black Women in Europe...
    The place to celebrate women in the African Diaspora living in Europe.

  9. Black Women in Europe...
    A place for women in the African Diaspora living in, moving to or from Europe to celebrate, encourage, support and network with each other.

  10. BTEG...
    Black Training and Enterprise Group.

  11. Canadian Black Heritage in the Third Millennium...
    Links to history- and culture-related sites.

  12. F1st.com...
    f1st is a company that develop gifts and services to promote special occasions and was founded by Television Presenter Trish Adudu.

  13. Hummingbird Hall Jamaica...
    Destination wedding and honeymoon location in Jamaica.

  14. Jane-Finch.com...
    Jane-Finch.com features exclusive homegrown content that is accessed worldwide. Jane-Finch.com is prominently featured in the media and has garnered widespread praise.

  15. LoveInJapanese.Net...
    Interesting book that gives tips on how to interact with Japanese women, and the do's and dont's of dating. If dating Japanese women is your thing, BlackRefer.com advises interested ones to grab this very useful book.

  16. Middle Eastern Dance...
    Kanika Banafrit is an established black belly dancer who lives in San Antonio, TX. Performing, teaching, and education others on the history and joy of the belly dance!

  17. N B P A ...
    National Black Police Association.

  18. One London...
    One London's aim is to develop and deliver innovative and practical approaches to enterprise and community development across the capital, including aspects of social, economic and physical regeration in all of London's boroughs.

  19. Ontario Black History Society...
    A non-profit, registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black history and heritage.

  20. Onyeka...
    Onyeka is one of the foremost black writers to have come out of the UK, facilitator and lecturer of black and world history courses and workshops.

  21. PanOnTheWeb.com ...
    eCaroh Caribbean Emporium, all things Caribbean, music. Steelband and Pan Music from Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, New York and Europe

  22. RaceActionNet...
    RaceActionNet website.

  23. Scratchylus Rhymes...
    Since the start of 2011 the name Scratchylus has been appearing everywhere. On radio play list, show line up, on blogs, in magazines etc. And this is not just in Jamaica, but on the international scene as well.

  24. Select My Tutor...
    Completely free platform for tutoring help & educational learning, Students can get homework & Personal tutoring help on the platform & tutors can get tutoring queries from the students & apply for tutoring jobs on the platform.

  25. Southall Black Sisters...
    Southall Black Sisters, a not-for-profit organisation, was established in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women.

  26. Tutor Hunt ...
    We provide a completely free service for tutors whereby students can find the nearest tutor to them who matches their requirements. Our service is used by thousands of parents and students.

  27. Work Group Against Racism in Children's Resources...
    WGARCR supports representation of Black and minority groups children through establishing ethical guidelines for the selection of books and toys, organizing and training childcare workers, parents and other professionals in promoting childcare in an anti-racist framework.
















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