“Zu viele Mohren” | “Too many moors” Black History Walks in London


Meinem Bericht über die Black History Walks in London ist wie er in der Sonntaz steht nicht viel beizutragen.  http://www.taz.de/!123686/  

Interessant war jedoch ein sofortiger Angriff dieser Initiative eines deutschen Beobachters, der dieser Geschichtserweiterung nicht wohl gesinnt war.  Es sei politisch korrekter Rassismus.  Dabei fehlt gerade die schwarze Geschichte an vielen Stellen in London, nicht zu Letzt auch in den englischen Schulbüchern.  Hier redet man lieber darüber, dass Großbritannien einer der ersten Länder war, die den Sklavenhandel abgeschafft hat.     Experten sagen aber, dass dies nicht so gewesen wäre, hätten nicht Sklaven selber immer wieder gegen die Sklaverei rebelliert.

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This article highlights London’s African and African-Caribbean History throuh a guided Black History Walk I attended.  You can use googletranslate to get a relatively good translation of the article which gives an interesting extension of what you may know about London.  The point is that this history is still missing on most ordinary city walks, or the British conscience of itself.  Black history in the mind of Brits consists of having abolished slavery, being the good man, rather than a driving factor in discrimination, subjugaton, exploitation, theft and murder on grounds of the priviledge of the European background and lighter skin complexion.

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Tageszeitung (TAZ): Kapuzen unter Generalverdacht (Hoodies as general suspects)

Einige junge Menschen in London werden seit Olympia laut ihren eigenen Angaben bis zu viermal pro Tag von der Polizei durchsucht   Sie haben alle das gleiche Profil, dunkle Hautfarbe, und familiäre Migrationshintergründe.

Some young people, those of minority backgrounds and darker skin complexions, say they have been stopped and searched up to four times a day by Metropolitan Police Officers since the Olympic Games began.


Hanukkah article for school

I have decided to use my writing skills to compose an article to challenge the very Christian ethos of my daughter’s school as a way of softly and positively alerting them of the existence of others.  It appeared in the schools newsletter yesterday.   My theme was on the inter-connectedness of the evolution of the festival of Christmas and Hanukkah with examples and a conclusion that suggested that the aims in the end are very similar even if not original to either.  Togetherness, lightening up the dark, hope, family!  The article was very well received and was even accompanied by another article on a visit to a Hindu shrine.  I found the book Weihnukkahby the Jewish Museum of Berlin most useful in my research.

Living with AIDS and being HIV+ in African communities in London

AIDS Awareness
AIDS Awareness (Photo credit: sassy mom)

The pieces produced here were part of a series on Talking Africa in 1998 (London Spectrum Radio) where I spent some time as a volunteer. Recordings and Editing were by myself Daniel Zylbersztajn.  Producer was Esther Amah, presenter Dotun Adebayo.  The show was part financed by the African Centre Covent Garden.  This material was recently rescued from tape, digitalised and uploaded.

Ugandan Man and fiancée on what life is like being HIV+ and getting AIDS and two vox pops

Refugee Athletes and Sports-people to Great Britain

(feature originally aired in 1998 on Cool, Deutsche Welle)

Produced, presented and recorded by Daniel Zylbersztajn
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In this feature I take a look at people who are refugees in Great Britain and who continue their sports career here.