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The Role of Religion in the Struggle for total Afrikan Emancipation

Academy for Black Studies, African Culture & Heritage

Free Lecture Series for Adults & Children of African Descent


This event has to be postponed from September 5th to September 12th due to power shortage in Guyana with a shortly announced power cut today on September 5th.

NEW DATE: 12.09.2021 | 15-17H

We apologize for any inconveniences connected to short notice and change of date!
This event will address the social function of religion, the role of imperial theologies and the concept of total emancipation.
What is the role of religion as a determinant of what we believe and how we should act and respond as Africans to emancipate ourselves from „Mental slavery“?
When we look at most African countries, we find that religion is a social aspect which determines identity. This issue of religion is often partly the cause of the problems that are destroying traditional knowledges and practices in our communities. In all African societies, indigenous and imported religions have influenced our shared collective history in one way or another.
Gerald A. Perriera will shed light on the origin of imported colonizing religions and highlight the importance of religion for emancipation and liberation.
Has the quest for unity and emancipation been compromised by religions?
Can the quest for unity and emancipation be divorced from the inherent beliefs in different religions?
This lecture aims to raise awareness and understanding of religion derived from a shared African experience and identity.

Gerald A. Perreira is an education consultant working in the field of Adult Literacy Education. He is also a political activist, writer and Chairman of the Guyanese political formation- Organization for the Victory of the People.
He is the holder of academic degrees in the areas of political science, transpersonal psychology, theology – with a Ph.D. in theology. He also holds post graduate certificates in education and business studies. He has worked in the education sector for almost 40 yrs in Guyana, Libya and New Zealand. In Libya, he lectured at the Green World Institute on liberation movements, comparative social systems, and political ideologies.
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Introduction into Afrocentric Education

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Academy of Black Studies, African Culture & Heritage

Free lecture series and classes for all age groups


Introduction into Afrocentric Education – Lecture by Lilian Debrah (UK)

Sunday 1. August 2021 | 3 – 5 pm (CEST) | Zoom-Online

Why is African contribution and history left out of the school curriculum?

What exactly is Afrocentric education?

In this interactive lecture we will understand what African centered education is and why it is important. Lilian Debrah will give a brief introduction into Afrocentric education, the definition, challenges and chances. Join this very important presentation. Providing our children an African-centered education curriculum is a vital part of Afrikan Liberation, helping our community heal and dismantle racism.


Lilian Debrah is a German-born Pan Africanist of Ghanaian heritage. She moved to England in 2013. Her research focuses on Afrocentric education. She is Vice President of GPAN -Global Pan Africanism Network.


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Einführung in Afrozentrische Bildung – Vortrag von Lilian Debrah (UK)

Sonntag 01. August 2021 | 15 – 17 Uhr (MESZ) | Zoom-Online

Warum werden Afrikanische Einflüsse und Geschichte in den Lehrplänen nicht berücksichtigt?

Was genau ist afrozentrische Bildung?


In diesem interaktiven Vortrag werden wir verstehen lernen, was afrikazentrierte Bildung ist und warum sie wichtig ist. Lilian Debrah wird uns eine kurze Einführung in afrozentrische Bildung, ihre Definition, ihre Herausforderungen und ihre Chancen geben. Beteiligen Sie sich an dieser sehr wichtigen Veranstaltung. Unseren Kindern einen afrikazentrierten Lehrplan zu bieten, ist ein wichtiger Teil der afrikanischen Befreiung, der unserer Community hilft, zu heilen und den Rassismus zu überwinden.

Lilian Debrah ist eine in Deutschland geborene Panafrikanistin mit ghanaischen Wurzeln. Sie zog 2013 nach England. Ihre Forschung konzentriert sich auf afrozentrische Bildung. Sie ist Vizepräsidentin von GPAN -Global Pan Africanism Network.

Memorial Procession and Ceremony for Sister IRIS MOORE

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Sunrise August 7, 1934 – Sunset July 15, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce on behalf of the family that Iris Moore (Wilke), beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt, friend and Elder passed away in Hamburg on July 15, 2021 at the age of 86 years following a brief illness.

She will be lovingly remembered by her mother Etta Jones -102years, her children, Randy Wilson, Ampomah Koranteng and Radha Persaud, her grandchildren Marcus Koranteng, Ashanti Brittany, Kofi Koranteng, Tim Persaud, and Tom Persaud, as well as numerous other family members and friends
She is predeceased by her father, Dallas Smith.

IRIS MOORE (WILKE) was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA on August 7, 1934 to Etta Jones and Dallas Smith.
She received her formal training in singing and tap dance at the NBC studios in New York. As a young adult she performed with such renowned artists as Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, and Ella Fitzgerald.
After high school, she studied economics at Brooklyn College and worked for more than 25 years at The State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, better known as Downtate Medical Center as head of personnel. Always keeping focused on being active as a Community Organizer and activist. She played a vital role in Pan African relations at the United Nations in New York and contributed greatly in Civil Rights, Public Service, Music and the Arts in both the USA and also in Germany where she migrated to in 1971 with her daughter Radha. In Germany, she worked as a business administrator in shipping and always kept her love for music. Giving numerous concerts, appearances on radio and television and mentoring many singers and actors.

Iris spoke out fervently against the injustices of Black people and as a historian, she regularly presented African-American history through readings, stories, and songs providing the Black youth with an accurate education and understanding of historical events.

In recent years, Iris Moore was a crucial voice for the Black Community movement against the murders of Black people in Hamburg.

A private family funeral service will take place on

Thursday, August 5, 2021

A virtual funeral service will be held online

Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (18.00h CEST),

by the Hamburg English Congregation in Hamburg, Germany.
Zoom-Link Virtual Funeral Service
Meeting ID: 810 6166 8399
Password: 430 528

In celebration of her Life and Legacy, a silent procession with Family, friends, members of the Black Community, and well wishers will take place on

Sunday, August 8, 2021 starting at the U-Bahn station MUNDSBURG at 11.00h CEST


will follow at 12:00 noon at the AKONDA- Eine-Welt-Cafe´ Community Center, in Barmbek°Basch, Wohldorfer Straße 30, 22081 Hamburg.

We will remember Iris with prayers, her eulogy, dedications, music, and refreshments.

Donations may be made directly to the Family at the reception.


Sonnenaufgang August 7, 1934 – Sonnenuntergang Juli 15, 2021

Mit tiefer Trauer geben wir im Namen der Familie bekannt, dass Iris Moore (Wilke), geliebte Tochter, Mutter, Großmutter, Cousine, Tante, Freundin und Älteste am 15. Juli 2021 im Alter von 86 Jahren in Hamburg nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit verstorben ist.

Ihre Mutter Etta Jones (102 Jahre), ihre Kinder Randy Wilson, Ampomah Koranteng und Radha Persaud, ihre Enkel Marcus Koranteng, Ashanti Brittany, Kofi Koranteng, Tim Persaud und Tom Persaud sowie zahlreiche andere Familienmitglieder und Freunde werden sie in liebevoller Erinnerung behalten.
Ihr Vater Dallas Smith ist bereits vor ihr gestorben.

IRIS MOORE (WILKE) wurde am 7. August 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, als Tochter von Etta Jones und Dallas Smith geboren.
Ihre formale Ausbildung in Gesang und Stepptanz erhielt sie in den NBC-Studios in New York. Als junge Erwachsene trat sie mit so bekannten Künstlern wie Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw und Ella Fitzgerald auf.
Nach der High School studierte sie Wirtschaftswissenschaften am Brooklyn College und arbeitete mehr als 25 Jahre lang am State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, besser bekannt als Downtate Medical Center, als Personalchefin. Sie hat sich immer darauf konzentriert, als Community Organizer und Aktivistin aktiv zu sein. Sie spielte eine wichtige Rolle in den panafrikanischen Angelegenheiten bei den Vereinten Nationen in New York und leistete einen großen Beitrag in den Bereichen Bürgerrechte, öffentlicher Dienst, Musik und Kunst sowohl in den USA als auch in Deutschland, wohin sie 1971 mit ihrer Tochter Radha auswanderte. In Deutschland arbeitete sie als kaufmännische Angestellte in einem Schifffahrtsunternehmen, ohne ihre Liebe zur Musik aufzugeben. Sie gab zahlreiche Konzerte, trat in Rundfunk und Fernsehen auf und war Mentorin vieler Sänger*innen und Schauspieler*innen.

Iris setzte sich leidenschaftlich gegen die Ungerechtigkeit gegenüber Schwarzen Menschen ein, und als Historikerin vermittelte sie immer wieder afroamerikanische Geschichte in Form von Lesungen, Erzählungen und Liedern, um unserer Schwarzen Jugend ein genaues Bild und Verständnis für historische Ereignisse zu vermitteln.

In den letzten Jahren war Iris Moore eine wichtige Stimme für die Bewegung der Black Community gegen die Morde an Schwarzen Menschen in Hamburg.

Eine private Beerdigung im Familienkreis findet am

Donnerstag, 5. August 2021 statt.

Eine virtuelle Trauerfeier wird am

Samstag, 7. August 2021 um 18.00 Uhr (MESZ),

von der Hamburger Englischen Gemeinde in Hamburg, Deutschland online abgehalten.
Zoom-Link zur Online-Trauerfeier
Sitzungs-ID: 810 6166 8399
Kennwort: 430 528

Um ihr Leben und ihr Vermächtnis zu feiern, wird ein stiller Gedenkzug mit der Familie, Freunden und Mitgliedern der Black Community am

Sonntag, 8. August 2021 um 11.00 Uhr MESZ am U-Bahnhof MUNDSBURG beginnen.


Eine TRAUERFEIER mit EMPFANG findet anschließend ab 12.00 Uhr im AKONDA-Eine-Welt-Cafe´ im Barmbek°Basch, Wohldorfer Straße 30, 22081 Hamburg statt.

Wir werden Iris mit Gebeten, einer Trauerrede, Danksagungen, Musik und einem Imbiss gedenken.

Spenden können beim Empfang direkt an die Familie übergeben werden.

DISMANTLING STIGMA – Parenting and Education of Black Children with Invisible Disabilities

The purpose of this session is to engage in dialogue and provide practical solutions to parents that are raising black children in the diaspora.

Lecture by Dr. Alecia Blackwood
Executive director Afrikan Kulcha School, Orlando/Florida
Expert in UBUNTU pedagogy

As Black parents of children with disabilities, we must love, nurture, and teach them from a position of love and care. We must empower ourselves and advocate for our children as they navigate the system that will try to dehumanize them because of the color of their skin.

If you are raising a child with learning disabilities, join this session as we engage in dialogue with international educator Dr. Alecia Blackwood as she shares knowledge on supporting exceptional learners and provide practical solutions to parents that are raising black children in the disapora.

Let’s break the silence and empower our children with disabilities!

Alecia Blackwood is a passionate master teacher. She has over 20 years of experience as an educator.
Dr. Alecia Blackwood is an international speaker and educator. She has been sharing her expertise with teachers at the University of Central Florida, the University of Botswana, the University of Namibia, and the University of Johannesburg through lectures and workshops.
Additionally, Alecia Blackwood is an African-Centered curriculum and instructional specialist. She has worked with private schools, public schools, and homeschool families by helping to infuse culturally relevant materials into their curricula in the USA, Africa and the Caribbean. She is one of the country’s leading expert on Ubuntu pedagogy. Ubuntu pedagogy is a humanistic approach in actively engaging students in the teaching and learning process.
Dr. Blackwood is the executive director of Afrikan Kulcha School, in Orlando, Florida. Afrikan Kulcha School is a non-profit organization that provides cultural education for students in the community. The school also has a rite of passage called the Sankofa Youth Initiative program that takes students to study abroad in Ethiopia and Ghana.
Currently, she is a professor at a local college Florida. Alecia Blackwood is a mother, raising four beautiful children that were homeschooled at different stages of development.

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FB-Event: DISMANTLING STIGMA: Parenting and Education of Black Children with Invisible Disabilities

Africa Unity Week 2021

“Africa is one continent, one people, and one nation”       (Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah)

The African Liberation Day is not just an event, but a day to honor our ancestors and celebrate our victories. It is also a day of commitment and re-commitment in the struggle to create a world based on peace and justice. As always, we continue to call for the masses of our people to take responsibility for our liberation and join an organization working for the self-determination of Africans and liberation of humanity in general and African people in particular.

We are organizing this program together with the Coalition May 25 that has published a CALL FOR MAY 25TH, 2021 – Stop racism and police violence!  (deutschfrançaisespañolportuguêsKiswahiliአማርኛ)

Events of the Coalition May 25

Please join us in celebrating African Liberation Day 2021:

Our Program:


18. May 2021„Forward Ever to Worldwide Pan-African Unity!“ – Online-Lecture by Brother Ahjamu from the A-APRP

22. May 2021 | 16-19h | Wandsbek Markt Hamburg             „Arts, Culture and Heritage“ – Empowerment and   Commemoration Rally (Drum Call, Solidarity Messages,   Speeches, Poetry – Open   mike)

23. May 2021 | 15-17h | Online-Zoom                                    Black Community Town Hall –                                                   „The Schooling and Education of Black Children in a White     Society“

24. May 2021 | 16-19h | Wandsbek Markt Hamburg               „SoroSoke! Speak Up!“ – Empowerment and Commemoration   Rally with Drum Calls, Solidarity Messages, SoroSoke, Open   Mike

25. May 2021 | 12-14h | Rathausmarkt Hamburg           AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY – FORWARD EVER TOWARDS   PAN-AFRICAN UNITY – 63rd Anniversary 1958-2021   Empowerment and Commemoration Rally – United against   neo-colonial and neo-liberal intrigue & aggression!“



18. May 2021„Forward Ever to Worldwide Pan-African Unity!“ – Online-Lecture by Brother Ahjamu from the A-APRP

A dynamic and comprehensive visual presentation that connects the conditions of African (Black) people living and suffering in 120 countries worldwide to the conditions of our Mother – Africa, and how African unity, or Pan-Africanism, is the solution to all of the challenges we face from police terrorism to poverty to health issues.


22. May 2021 Arts, Culture and Heritage“

Empowerment & Commemoration Rally | 15-19 h | Wandsbek Markt Hamburg


with Drum Calls, Solidarity Messages, Speeches, Poetry – Open Mike

Africa United can never be defeated!

Come Join this great Movement

Touch One –Touch All



Black Community Town Hall – The Schooling and Education of Black Children in a White Society

Sunday, 23. May 2021 | 15-17h | Online-Zoom

Keynote by Prof. Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University)

„Black Communities organising the education of our Children in a White Society“

– examples from the UK including history and current developments of Black Studies

Panelists of educational practices: Lilian Debrah (UK) | Dr. Rahab Njeri (Kenia) | Odilia Anyachi (Kenia/NL) | Mario St Fleur (Haiti/US) | Jethro Chikato (Zimbabwe)


Come Join this great Movement

AFRICA UNITY WEEK 18.05.2021 – 25.05.2021



SoroSoke! Speak Up!

Monday, 24. May 2021 | 16-19h | Wandsbek Markt Hamburg

Empowerment and Commemoration Rally

with Drum Calls, Solidarity Messages, SoroSoke – Open Mike

We will Honour and play the music of Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Fela Anikulapo Kuti,  Hachalu Hundessa and other ancestors


Africa United can never be defeated!

Come Join this great Movement

Touch One –Touch All

AFRICA UNITY WEEK 18.05.2021 – 25.05.2021




Tuesday, 25. May 2021 | 12-14h | Rathausmarkt Hamburg

Empowerment and Commemoration  Rally – United against neo-colonial and neo-liberal intrigue & aggression!

We recognize the courageous struggles of All Indigenous People Worldwide, the Palestinians and other non-African. colonized people. Unity and solidarity among oppressed people is crucial to the overthrow of imperialism because we are fighting a common enemy.


Africa United can never be defeated! 

Come Join this great Movement

Touch One –Touch All

AFRICA UNITY WEEK 18.05.2021 – 25.05.2021


10 years  AFRICA UNITY WEEK 2011- 2021

„AFRICA UNITY WEEK“ is a week-long action week honouring Africa’s rich and unique heritage. Our main goal is the establishment of the „AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY“ (May 25) in Hamburg.

+ Congratulate friends and family on May 25
+ Wear African Attire or Pan African Colours (Red,Black,Green)

+ Support and attend Africa Unity Week events
+ Learn and educate about getting involved
in community groups and organisations

+ Attend the AUW Rally on Saturday May 22 & 24

+ Attend the ALD Rally on Saturday May 25

+ Send us information about your Community Group or Organisation

AFRICA UNITY WEEK 18.05.2021 – 25.05.2021

The Africa Unity Week is a programme of the BLACK COMMUNITY  Coalition for Justice & Self-Defence organized to unify and support all People of African Descent as they celebrate Africa Day.

During the Africa Unity Week the aim is:

  • join the world wide commemoration and to celebrate the identity and heritage of people of African descent living in Germany
  • to promote self-determination by celebrating and supporting Black business and organisations in Germany
  • to create a forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas and experiences on issues of common interest affecting not only the Black Community in Germany, but also the Mother Continent and other Black Diaspora
    • to commit, unite and organize to fight racism and all forms of injustice in Germany and thus thus contribute to making Germany a more humane society
    • to support the struggle for liberation, human rights, and social justice in Africa and
    • to support the fight against neocolonialism and Imperialist Oppression

Come Join this great Movement

Wear traditional atire or Pan-African colors (red, black or green) during the AFRICA UNITY WEEK. Using  hashtags #ProudlyAfrican

Make Artwork, videos or photos for the African Unity and post it on social media Take a picture and share on-line with the hashtags #AfricaLiberation and #AfricansMustUnite.• •.using the hashtags #AfricaUnite

Contact:  Sista Oloruntoyin Tel.015785508102 | Brother Mwayemudza 017699621504


AFRICA UNITY WEEK 18.05.2021 – 25.05.2021


ALD2021 Town Hall on Education and Black Studies with Kehinde Andrews


Black Community TOWN HALL on Schooling & Education of Black Children in a White Society – Part III

23.05.2021 | 15 – 17 h

(English language with summary translation to German)

KEYNOTE speaker Prof. Kehinde Andrews on

„Black Communities organising the education of our Children in a White Society“

– examples from the UK including history and current developments of Black Studies

Kehinde Andrews (PhD Sociology and Cultural Studies | MA Social Research | BSc Psychology) is Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University and director of the Centre for Critical Social Research. His research focuses on resistance to racism and grassroots organisations. As an activist, who led the development of the Black Studies degree, he is founder of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity and co-chair of the Black Studies Association. And he is an author of a number of books: “Resisting Racism – Race, inequality, and the Black supplementary school movement” [2013], “Blackness in Britain” [2016], “Back to Black – Black Radicalism for the 21st Century” [2018], “The New Age of Empire – How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World” [2021]. Kehinde has written opinion pieces for outlets including The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post, CNN, The New Statesman and others.

Our children are not included in German school curricula, let alone receive an adequate education about African or Black history. As a result, they lack confidence in our cultures and cultural heritage….

How can we Black communities start to cooperate and organize to change this?

Panelists of educational practices from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Haiti, UK, US, Netherlands and Germany:

Lilian Debrah is an educator and researcher based in the UK. In her research she is focusing on Afrocentric education. She was born in Munich and relocated to England 2013. She is a Panafricanist and Vice President of GPAN -Global Pan Africanism Network.

Dr. Rahab Njeri (Kenya) studied British and North American History, African Studies, and English Studies at the University of Cologne from 2008-2013. Her research fields and academic interest are Black Feminism, Africana Womanist, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, Black Diaspora, Migration Studies, Gender Studies, and Afrikana Studies. Currently, she is teaching at the Gender institute in Köln University Germany. She is a mother of two children.

Odilia Anyachi (Kenya/NL) is translator and teacher of Medical, General and Business Swahili and an author of Swahili grammar books, passionate lover of African History, culture, and Languages. After noticing that children adopted from Africa, needed to learn more about their African roots among other things, She established the International African school ( Afrikaanse School), a knowledge institution and place for the regeneration and reclaiming of African cultures and the value of its historical content and context. It offers language courses in Swahili and provides a space to validate what has been invalidated for centuries by educating about African cultures and honouring the wisdom of the Ancestors.

Mario Saint Fleur, MBA (Haiti | US) is currently a teacher at Deutsch- Französisches Gymnasium (École Française de Hambourg Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) in Hartsprung 23 in Hamburg, Germany. His aspirations, goals and objectives as a teacher are values, dignity, truthfulness, fairness, responsibility and freedom. All teaching is founded on ethics, whether it is teacher- student relationships, pluralism or a theacher’s relationship with their work. Dignity means respect for humanity.

Jethro Chikato, Ing (Zimbabwe) is based in Hamburg, Germany – Director and Educator of “The English Language Center“ a Language school providing supplementary educational services and medial help to marginalized students especially of African Descent in subjects such as English and German language, Mathematics, Science subjects and Computer Science. Services are offered before or after school, on weekends, or in the school holidays. He feels responsibility to give back to our community and help our children to make it in this society.

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Black Community TOWN HALL zum Thema Schulbildung & Erziehung von Schwarzen Kindern in einer weißen Gesellschaft – Teil III

23.05.2021 | 15 – 17 h

(englische Sprache mit zusammenfassender Übersetzung ins Deutsche)

KEYNOTE-Sprecher Prof. Kehinde Andrews über

„Black Communities organisieren die Erziehung unserer Kinder in einer Weißen Gesellschaft “

– Beispiele aus Großbritannien mit Geschichte und aktuellen Entwicklungen der Black Studies

Kehinde Andrews (PhD Sociology and Cultural Studies | MA Social Research | BSc Psychology) ist Professor für Black Studies an der Birmingham City University und Direktor des Centre for Critical Social Research. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Widerstand gegen Rassismus und Grassroots Selbst-Organisation. Als Aktivist, der die Entwicklung des Studiengangs Black Studies etabliert hat, ist er auch ein Gründer der Harambee Organisation of Black Unity und Mitvorsitzender der Black Studies Association. Er ist Autor einer Reihe von Büchern: „Resisting Racism – Race, inequality, and the Black supplementary school movement“ [2013], „Blackness in Britain“ [2016], „Back to Black – Black Radicalism for the 21st Century“ [2018], „The New Age of Empire – How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World“ [2021]. Kehinde hat Artikel und Kommentare u. a. für The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post, CNN und The New Statesman geschrieben.

Unsere Kinder werden nicht in den deutschen Schullehrplänen berücksichtigt, geschweige denn erhalten sie eine adäquate Ausbildung über afrikanische oder schwarze Geschichte. Infolgedessen fehlt ihnen das Vertrauen in unsere Kulturen und unser kulturelles Erbe….

Wie können wir Black Communities anfangen, zu kooperieren und uns zu organisieren, um dies zu ändern?

Diskussionssteilnehmer*innen aus der Bildungspraxis in Kenia, Simbabwe, Haiti, Großbritannien, den USA, den Niederlanden und Deutschland:

Lilian Debrah ist Erziehungswissenschaftlerin und Forscherin in Großbritannien. Ihr Forschungsschwerpunkt konzentriert sich auf Afrozentrische Bildung. Sie wurde in München geboren und siedelte 2013 nach England über. Sie ist Panafrikanistin und Vizepräsidentin von GPAN -Global Pan Africanism Network.

Dr. Rahab Njeri (Kenia) studierte von 2008-2013 Britische und Nordamerikanische Geschichte, Afrikanistik und Anglistik an der Universität zu Köln. Ihre Forschungsfelder und akademischen Interessen sind Black Feminism, Africana Womanist, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, Black Diaspora, Migration Studies, Gender Studies und Afrikana Studies. Derzeit lehrt sie am Gender-Institut der Universität Köln. Sie ist Mutter von zwei Kindern.

Odilia Anyachi (Kenia/NL) ist Dolmetscherin und Lehrerin für medizinisches, allgemeines und geschäftliches Swahili und Autorin von Swahili-Grammatikbüchern, leidenschaftliche Liebhaberin der afrikanischen Geschichte, Kultur und Sprachen. Nachdem sie bemerkte, dass Kinder, die aus Afrika adoptiert wurden, unter anderem mehr über ihre afrikanischen Wurzeln lernen mussten, gründete sie die Internationale Afrikanische Schule ( Afrikaanse School), eine Wissensinstitution und ein Ort für die Wiederbelebung und Rückgewinnung der afrikanischen Kulturen und des Wertes ihrer historischen Inhalte und Zusammenhänge. Sie bietet Sprachkurse in Swahili an und bietet einen Raum, um zu validieren, was jahrhundertelang für ungültig erklärt wurde, indem sie über afrikanische Kulturen aufklärt und die Weisheit der Vorfahren ehrt.

Mario Saint Fleur, MBA (Haiti | US) ist derzeit Lehrer am Deutsch-Französischen Gymnasium (École Française de Hambourg Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) in Hamburg, Deutschland. Seine Bestrebungen und Ziele als Lehrer sind Werte, Würde, Wahrhaftigkeit, Fairness, Verantwortung und Freiheit. Jeder Unterricht basiert auf Ethik, sei es die Lehrer-Schüler-Beziehung, der Pluralismus oder die Beziehung des Lehrers zu seiner Arbeit. Würde bedeutet Respekt vor dem Menschen.

Jethro Chikato, Ing (Simbabwe) lebt in Hamburg, Deutschland und ist Direktor und Pädagoge des „English Language Center“, einer Sprachschule, die ergänzende Bildungsdienste und unterstützende Hilfe für marginalisierte Schüler*innen, insbesondere afrikanischer Abstammung, in Fächern wie Englisch und Deutsch, Mathematik, naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern und Computerwissenschaften anbietet. Der Unterricht wird vor oder nach der Schule, an Wochenenden oder in den Schulferien angeboten. Er fühlt sich verantwortlich, unserer Gemeinschaft etwas zurückzugeben und unseren Kindern zu helfen, es in dieser Gesellschaft zu schaffen.

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WORKSHOP „All Youth against Police Brutality & Racism“



WORKSHOP „All Youth against Police Brutality & Racism“  (Teil I)

Sonntag, 09.05.2021 | 19 – 21 h

Die Gewalt, die immer wieder durch die Polizei Hamburg ausgeübt wird, findet innerhalb des politischen Systems von Hamburg und Deutschland statt. Durch diese Gewalt wird der systemische Rassismus mit rassistischen Polizeikontrollen von marginalisierten Schwarzen Männern (Racial Profiling) reproduziert, sowie eine militarisierte Polizeipräsenz und Überwachung hergestellt, die das Risiko erhöhen, dass erneut BIPoC rassifizierte Polizei Gewalt erfahren.


Politisch aktive junge AktivistInnen erfahren extreme Gewalt ganz besonders dann, wenn sie nicht Weiß sind. So wurden nach der #BlackLivesMatter-Demonstration am 6. Juni 2020 am Hauptbahnhof 36 Kinder und Jugendliche verhaftet, während andere Aktivist*innen durch die militarisierte Hamburger Polizei verprügelt und eingeschüchtert wurden und dadurch körperlichen Schaden nahmen. Ein Jahr später, wurden nun Asad und Musa auf dem Heimweg nach der #BlackLivesStillMatter-Kundgebung am 10. April 2021 an der Balduintreppe, von mehreren Polizisten gewaltvoll eingekesselt. Hierdurch erfuhr Musa Verletzungen, die zu einem Krankenhausaufenthalt führten. Im Sommer 2020 wurde ein 15-jähriger Junge von 8 Polizist*innen gewaltvoll eingeschüchtert und zu Boden geworfen, weil er mit einem E-Roller auf dem Bürgersteig fuhr. Oder der Altenpfleger John H., der von zivil gekleideten Polizisten vom Fahrrad gerissen und verletzt wurde, da er sich nach ihrer Ansicht durch die Ausübung seiner Pflegearbeit „verdächtig“ verhielt. Oder auch der Vorfall im Februar dieses Jahres, im Jenisch Park, wo ein Polizeiauto einen 17-jähriger Jungen rücksichtslos verfolgte, weil er seine Freunde ohne Maske umarmt hatte und dabei unter Beschädigung des Wagens mögliche Verletzungen der fußläufigen Polizist*innen und des Verfolgten fahrlässig in Kauf nahm.

Workshop – Beschreibung

Um die polizeiliche und politische Gewalt zu verstehen, wird der erste Workshop „All Youth Against Police Brutality“ mit Unterstützung von Brother Ogun Babadele eine Reflektion zur Kontinuität der Gewalttaten der Polizei in Hamburg und darüber hinaus geben, die politischen Motivationen hinter diesen „polizeilichen Maßnahmen“ betrachten, Informationen und Erfahrungswerte zur Rechtmäßigkeit und Straflosigkeit von Polizeigewalt erläutern sowie darüber aufklären, was deine Rechte sind wenn du Gewalt erfährst oder wie Du anderen Betroffenen am besten helfen kannst.


Brother Ogun Babadele ist Teil der Annwohner*inneninitiative Balduintreppe und befasst sich seit Jahren mit der Dynamik und Logik hinter polizeilichen Eingriffen gegen junge Schwarze Männer in St. Pauli Süd, die letztlich zu der Ermordung von Yaya Jabbi 2016 führten.

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WORKSHOP „All Youth against Police Brutality & Racism“  (Part I)

Sunday, 09.05.2021 | 19 – 21 h

The violence that is repeatedly carried out by the Hamburg police, takes place within the political system of Hamburg and Germany. Systemic racism is reproduced through these demonstrations of power. Racist police stop & frisk of marginalized Black men (Racial Profiling), as well as militarized police presence and surveillance increases the risk of BIPoC to experience repetitive racialized police violence.


Politically active young activists experience brutal and extreme violence at the hands of the police, especially if they are not white. Groups of minors were arrested after the Black Lives Matter Demonstrations on the 6th of June 2020, other activists were brutalized, intimidated, now having to face charges for the violence they had actually to endure from the hands of the police. Musa and Asad were accosted, on their way home, by multiple police officers, for speaking up during the #BlackLivesStillMatter
Demonstration on the 10th of April 2021. Resulting in injuries for which Musa had to stay in the hospital overnight. In Summer of 2020, the pointless and unnecessarily drastic measures taken against the 15-year-old boy who was, consequently, pushed to the ground and accosted by multiple police officers for driving a scooter on the sidewalk. Or the caregiver who was tackled to the ground by two police officers for “looking suspicious” (aka for being black). Or recently, the incident in Jenisch Park in February of this
year, in which a 17-year-old boy was crazily and violently chased by a police car and multiple officers, for hugging his friends without a mask.

Workshop description

The All Youth against Police Brutality workshop series are about police and political violence, reflecting on the continuity of police violence in Hamburg and beyond, looking at the political motivations behind these „police actions“, provide information and experiences on legality and impunity of police violence as well as educate on what your rights are when you experience violence or how you can best help others.


With the help of Brother Ogun Babadele, who is part of the Neighborhood-Initiative Balduintreppe we will try to understand the dynamics and the logics of police actions against young black men in St. Pauli Süd, which ultimately killed Yaya Jabbi in 2016.

Mail to for the Zoom-link and join our critical examinations!

COMMUNITY CONNECT – gemeinsam gegen Anti-Schwarzen und institutionellen Rassismus


Online-Zoom | Sonnabend, 8. Mai 2021 | 19 – 21 Uhr

Alle Schwarzen und Afrikanischen Diaspora-Communities und Personen Afrikanischer Herkunft sind eingeladen, bei unserem virtuellen Community Connect im Kampf gegen Afrophobie (Anti-Schwarzen Rassismus) zusammenzuarbeiten und teilzunehmen. Wir möchten das Prinzip Community Connect reaktivieren, um unseren Kampf gegen Anti-Schwarzen Rassismus, Diskriminierung und Ausgrenzung gemeinsam besser zu koordinieren und zu organisieren. Die BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition stellt ihre Arbeit und die AG Anti-Schwarzer Rassimus ihren Forderungskatalog vor. Wir laden Schwarze Menschen, Organisationen und Initiativen ein, geimeinsam mit uns aktiv zu werden und unsere Kräfte zu bündeln.

Die BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition steht auf dem Standpunkt, dass Rassismus systemisch wirkt und Institutionen, Behörden und Medien, die ihn zulassen und nutzen, ihn bewusst verleugnen.

Ziele unseres Community Connect:
– Information über politische Aktionen, die durchgeführt wurden und werden
– Information über Treffen mit Regierungsvertretern und Behörden, die stattgefunden haben
– Vorstellung des „Forderungskatalog der AG Anti-Schwarzer Rassismus“
– Diskussion über die Menschenrechtssituation in unseren Communities, über Prioritäten und Anliegen

Wir laden ausdrücklich Schwarze Menschen zu dieser Diskussion ein und stellen die Perspektiven unserer verschiedenen Schwarzen und Afrikanischen Diaspora-Gemeinschaften in den Mittelpunkt.

Wir bitten um Anmeldung unter:



COMMUNITY CONNECT – united against Anti-Black and institutional racism

Online Zoom | Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 7 – 9 p.m.

All Black and African Diaspora communities and persons of African descent are invited to collaborate and participate in our virtual Community Connect in the fight against Afrophobia (anti-Black racism). We would like to reactivate the Community Connect principle to better coordinate and organize our fight against anti-Black racism, discrimination and exclusion together. The BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition will present its work and the AG Anti-Black Racism will present its list of demands. We invite Black people, organizations and initiatives to become active together with us and to join forces.

The BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition stands on the point of view that racism works systemically and institutions, authorities and media that use and execute it, deliberately deny it.

Goals of our Community Connect:

– To provide information about political actions that have been and are being taken

– Information about meetings with government representatives and authorities

– Presentation of the „Catalogue of Demands” of the Working Group on Anti-Black Racism.

– Discussion about the human rights situation in our communities, about priorities and concerns

We specifically invite Black people to this discussion and focus on the perspectives of our various Black and African Diaspora communities.

We kindly ask for registration under:

Justice for Mbobda – Clarification | Prosecution | Justice

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2 years ago Brother Tonou Mbobda was murdered in the UKE-Hospital…

Since 2 years the UKE-Hospital has been disclaiming its responsibility for his violent death…

Since 2 years now, Hamburg’s public prosecutors have failed to adequately prosecute the obvious breaches of law, breaches of due diligence, and violations of policy….

Since 2 years now, the institution UKE-Hospital, the prosecuting authority public prosecutor’s office and the political leaders in the science committee have allied for a joint cover-up by stigmatizing, criminalizing and blaming the victim…

Since 2 years now, we as the Black Community Coalition for Justice & Self-Defense have been fighting together with the family and the Black Community Hamburg for the full and complete clarification of all circumstances that led to the violent death of Brother Tonou Mbobda… and we will not let this fight rest until the family receives the justice it deserves. The death of Brother Tonou Mbobda cannot and must not go unpunished and unpardoned!

We demand the indictment of those responsible in a due process of law to clarify all outstanding issues:

  • Why was Tonou Mbobda’s cardiac muscle thickening not precautionarily clarified and diagnosed by a specialist cardiologist despite multiple conspicuous and pathologically marked ECG findings and despite the additional prescription of drugs with side effects on his heart?
  • Why was the low potassium level determined by laboratory chemistry on admission not actively compensated, when it is known that low potassium levels can promote the occurrence of dangerous cardiac arrhythmias, especially in combination with the medication administered?
  • How can it be that both the responsible physician and subsequently also the public prosecutor’s office and the attorney general’s office establish an alleged danger to others, although Tonou Mbobda never attacked or injured anyone in his entire lifetime, throughout his mental history and not on the day of his death?
  • Why can the responsible physician have ordered the security service and not exercise medical supervision to ensure compliance with existing professional guidelines when they subsequently use physical force, and thus allow the security service to employ unprofessional and life-threatening techniques of violence against a patient, for which there was not even legal order issued yet?
  • How can it be that the public prosecutor in charge commissions the contract for the forensic medical examination to the UKE-Hospital itself?
  • Why was there no immediate forensic medical examination carried out to determine and document the injuries and consequences of the use of violent force despite the immediate police investigation and the explicit indication by a medical representative of the Black Community? Against forensic standards of investigation injuries were only documented 5 days later in the course of the autopsy.
  • Why is a possible positional asphyxia (circulatory collapse in prone position with hands tied behind the back and additional respiratory restriction due to sitting up/kneeling of several persons) neither mentioned nor discussed in the autopsy report of Prof. Püschel, and how does the responsible public prosecutor Mahnke come to claim a completely unscientific „minimum exposure time“ of 25 minutes as a “condition” for such an event in front the scientific committee of parliament?
  • How does the responsible public prosecutor Ogiermann of the Attorney General’s Office come to construct an allegedly avertable self-endangerment by a theoretically possible traffic accident, when there is no evidence at all for the necessary intention of the patient Tonou Mbobda to leave the clinic premises in the first place?
  • How can the violations against the PsychKG Hamburg (missing legal basis), against the S3 guideline „To prevent coercion“, against the medical duty of care (omission of diagnosis and therapy of significant concomitant diseases) and against the right of self-determination of patients have been appropriately processed, if both the public prosecutor’s offices and the scientific committee prevent their clarification and naming by an irresponsible perpetrator-victim reversal, by criminalizing the person killed with the help of the protective claims of those actually responsible for the fatality and imputing a cynical „life-saving intention“ to the perpetrators of the violence, for which there is neither professional nor actual evidence?

Neither the UKE-Hospital, nor the city of Hamburg have so far personally apologized to the family or expressed their regrets to the bereaved.

The killing of Black people is part of the structural DNA of Hamburg, if only because the responsible law enforcement agencies have so far systematically legitimized it instead of filing charges. The „failure to recognize“ implicitly and explicitly racist behavior not only through unjustified and excessive violence, but also through failure to care and ignoring fundamental rights is an unspeakable continuity that feeds on the unreflective colonial roots of the German dominant society. It is an expression of an inhuman superiority mentality that the recognition of equal rights to life and self-determination is and can still be so systematically denied in 2021. We will not continue to stand idly by and watch the killing of Black lives and institutional violence against Black people in impunity, but we will do everything necessary to ensure that anti-Black racism in Hamburg, in Germany and beyond finally comes to an end!

Touch One – Touch ALL

Justice for Mbobda

Black Community Coalition for Justice & Self-Defense




Town Hall Meeting – The Schooling and Education of Black Children in a White Society


(Event-Language English with summary translation into German | Englisch mit zusammenfassender Übersetzung auf Deutsch)

Guest Speakers/Gastredner+innen:
Dr. Judith Bruce-Golding (UK)
Saraya Gomis (Germany)
Gerald A. Perreira (Guayana)

25.04.2021 | 15:00 -17:00hrs


Our children are not included in German school curricula, let alone receive an adequate education about African or Black history. As a result, they lack confidence in our cultures and cultural heritage….

How can we Black communities start to cooperate and organize to change this?

How can we begin to educate our children ourselves and autonomously as to make us less dependent on those institutions that have been designed to reject our community values?

What happens when Black children are socialized in a White world where Whiteness is the dominant norm and Blackness is an „inferior“ deviation from that norm?

What does it do to our children when the historical, cultural, scientific, and technological contributions of African civilizations and people are systematically whitewashed and appropriated, while the colonial and neoliberal crimes against our cultures are just as systematically denied?

Which (pre-)school and other autonomous offers does our community already provide today, which projects are currently under construction and which further offers should be developed beyond that in order to strengthen the self- and historical consciousness of our children and our communities?


Dr. Judith Bruce-Golding is a postdoctoral researcher in Education and Leadership. She has a background in working across all educational key stages, including mainstream and secondary special education, mainly with excluded children and young people and disabled students. She completed her doctorate while working as the Lead ICT Teacher at a Pupil Referral Unit in England. Judith is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer and has interests in Leadership and Education, Special Education and Psychology.

Saraya Gomis is an educator and anti-discrimination activist, and among other things, also a board member at the empowerment organisation Eoto Germany (EachOneTeachOne). She was also the anti-discrimination commissioner for schools of the Berlin Parliament for three years and campaigned against racism in schools.
Through her many years of experience, she will talk about structural racism in the educational system and what stands in the way of change.

Gerald A. Perreira is Chairperson of the Organisation for the Victory of the People, Guyana, Director of the George G.M. James Institute of Though and Action and an executive member of the Caribbean Pan African Network. He holds academic qualifications in the fields of political science, transpersonal psychology, education and theology. He is holder of a doctorate (Ph.D) in systematic theology and a doctor of theology degree (Th.D) in Historical theology.
He lived and worked in Libya under the late revolutionary martyr, Muammar Qaddafi and lectured at the Green World Ideological Institute in comparative political systems, liberation theology and political movements.


Schule, Erziehung und Ausbildung Schwarzer Kinder in einer weißen Gesellschaft

(Veranstaltungssprache Englisch mit zusammenfassender Übersetzung ins Deutsche)

Dr. Judith Bruce-Golding (UK)
Saraya Gomis (Deutschland)
Gerald A. Perreira (Guayana)

25.04.2021 | 15:00 -17:00h


Unsere Kinder werden in den deutschen Schullehrplänen nicht berücksichtigt, geschweige denn erhalten sie eine adäquate Bildung über Afrikanische oder Schwarze Geschichte. Infolgedessen fehlt ihnen das Vertrauen in unsere Kulturen und unser kulturelles Erbe….

Wie können wir Schwarze Communities anfangen zu kooperieren und uns organisieren, um dies zu ändern?

Wie können wir beginnen, unsere Kinder selbst und autonom zu erziehen, um uns weniger abhängig von jenen Institutionen zu machen, die dazu geschaffen wurden, unsere gemeinschaftlichen Werte zu untergraben?

Was passiert, wenn Schwarze Kinder in einer Weißen Welt sozialisiert werden, in der Weißsein die dominante Norm ist und Schwarzsein eine „minderwertige“ Abweichung von dieser Norm darstellt?

Was macht es mit unseren Kindern, wenn die historischen, kulturellen, wissenschaftlichen und technologischen Beiträge Afrikanischer Zivilisationen und Menschen systematisch weiß übertüncht und vereinnahmt werden, während die kolonialen und neoliberalen Verbrechen gegen unsere Kulturen ebenso systematisch geleugnet werden?

Welche (vor-)schulischen und anderen autonomen Angebote gibt es bereits heute in unseren Communities, welche Projekte befinden sich schon im Aufbau und welche weiteren Angebote sollten darüber hinaus entwickelt werden, um das Selbst- und Geschichtsbewusstsein unserer Kinder und unserer Communities zu stärken?


Dr. Judith Bruce-Golding ist Forscherin im Bereich Bildung und Mitarbeiter*innenführung. Sie hat einen Hintergrund in der Arbeit in allen wichtigen Bildungsstufen, einschließlich der Regelschule und der Sonderschule, hauptsächlich mit ausgegrenzten Kindern und Jugendlichen und behinderten Schülern. Sie schloss ihre Promotion ab, während sie als leitende IT-Lehrerin an einer Sonderschule in England arbeitete. Judith ist psychologische Erste-Hilfe-Trainerin für Jugendliche und hat Interessen in den Bereichen Menschenführung und Bildung, Sonderpädagogik und Psychologie.

Saraya Gomis ist Pädagogin und Antidiskriminierungsaktivistin und unter anderem auch Vorstandsmitglied bei der Empowerment-Organisation Eoto Deutschland (EachOneTeachOne). Außerdem war sie drei Jahre lang Antidiskriminierungsbeauftragte für Schulen des Berliner Abgeordnetenhauses und engagierte sich gegen Rassismus an Schulen.
Durch ihre langjährigen Erfahrungen wird sie über strukturellen Rassismus im Bildungssystem sprechen und darüber, was einer Veränderung im Wege steht.

Gerald A. Perreira ist Vorsitzender der Organisation for the Victory of the People, Guyana, Direktor des George G.M. James Institute of Though and Action und Vorstandsmitglied des Caribbean Pan African Network. Er hat akademische Qualifikationen in den Bereichen Politikwissenschaft, transpersonale Psychologie, Pädagogik und Theologie. Er ist Inhaber eines Doktortitels (Ph.D) in Systematischer Theologie und eines Doktortitels der Theologie (Th.D) in Historischer Theologie.
Er lebte und arbeitete in Libyen unter dem verstorbenen revolutionären Märtyrer Muammar Qaddafi und unterrichtete am Green World Ideological Institute vergleichende politische Systeme, Befreiungstheologie und politische Bewegungen.