PLEASE SHARE THIS ON ALL YOUR NETWORKS. CALL, EMAIL, TWEET @UKinDRC & @ukhomeoffice on behalf of Christina Fonthes


Urgent - Please Spotlight:

I regret to tell you that Christina Fonthes - a dear friend and organiser of Rainbow Noir has been held against her will in The Congo - she was on a family holiday with her mother who has decided to have Christina ‘cured’ of her sexuality. 

Christina has managed to escape from her aunt’s house and is currently hiding out with a friend. She has access to internet and has been communicating with us via email. The next available flight is 2nd September - 5 days away! Chris needs help and protection from the British Embassy in Congo but her mother has reported her missing and therefore we need to get in contact with both the UK Home Office and UK embassy in Congo to let them know that she is in danger and that her mother is lying/the one endangering her life!!

PLEASE SHARE THIS ON ALL YOUR NETWORKS. CALL, EMAIL, TWEET the British embassy on behalf of Christina - the more we call, the more attention it will bring to her case and hopefully they will act quicker in getting Christina to a safe place. 



If you can help please contact @RainbowNoirMCR or @WritersofColour on twitter.

UK EMBASSY: 0871 050 5840


Please do your best to contact the British Embassy in DRC, RT using the hashtag #ChrisFontes, tweet at all the media outlets and amazing people you can find.

This is a personal plea too because I consider Christina a friend and someone I would trust with my life. She has been incredibly generous and supportive and a real inspiration, an example of how one can actively work to improve the lives of others. I have gained so much knowing her and wish I could be as passionate, open and clear sighted as I find her to be.

I am scared for her, not going to lie. I really pray this all turns out for the best but I am scared. This is the stuff of nightmares, being trapped in a hostile land when your own family have turned against you.

Please Holy Mother, St Aelred, St Mary Magdalene, St Joseph of Cupertino, St Teresa of Avila, holy martyrs and anyone out there who is willing to intercede, please intercede for my friend and her safe return and the reformation of her family. Amen.


Mo’Ne Davis Makes Little League World Series History In Three-Hit Shutout

The 13-year-old became the first girl to toss a complete game shutout in a Little League World Series-clinching contest Sunday thanks to a three-hit, six-strikeout effort for the Taney (Pa.) Dragons in an 8-0 victory over Newark (Del.)  At 70 mph, Davis’ pitching arm bested every boy and girl in the opposition. 

Source: Yahoo News

knock em dead girl!!!

(Source: leanin)

Make your own dream.

That’s the Beatles’ story, isn’t it? That’s Yoko’s story, that’s what I’m saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don’t expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.

That’s what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshipped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be.

There’s nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you.

John Lennon (via purplebuddhaproject)



In Ghana we say no

Ghanaian celebs against skin bleaching 

Actress and TV personality, Ama K Abebrese earlier this year, kicked off a campaign to fight against skin bleaching and skin toning. The initiative has now reached its peak with billboards popping up in Accra and Kumasi to send across her message.

With the help of Hamamat, winner of Miss Malaika Ghana 2012, Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown and actress/singer Paulina Oduro, Ama K is taking her spreading her campaign wide and across all media. Her choice of Nana Ama McBrown, and Pauline Oduro, clearly sends the message that the campaign is not against light skin but a message for women in particular to love their skin, no matter the shade or tone!

Ama K posted on her Instagram: “Some of the billboards of ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign are out on the streets of Accra and Kumasi. #Ghana. Have you spotted any of them? Tell us where. #ilovemynaturalskintone”

Hamamat is a former beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Malaika Ghana in 2006. She is an advocate to the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as dark/chocolate and she says ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching

Nana Ama McBrown is a multiple award winning celebrated Ghanaian actress. She is an advocate for the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/toning campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as caramel. She says; ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching

Paulina Oduro aka ‘Aunty Paulina’ is a singer, actress and TV personality with over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. She is mixed raced and she is an advocate for the ‘Say No to skin bleaching/skin toning #campaign. Her natural skin tone can be described as caramel and she says ‘I Love my natural skin tone’. #saynotoskinbleaching

‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning campaign. #saynotoskinbleaching Loving the skin I’m in. Loving my dark skin, embracing the beautiful chocolate hue that God blessed me with. He made no mistakes with my skin. My black is indeed beautiful. Join the campaign and upload your pictures and tag ‘I love my natural skintone’ and share your views, let’s go



"Complicit No More"

A first of its kind anthology on feminism and intersectionality

Monday 15th Sept - 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Khalili Lecture Theatre (lower ground floor)

School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG

In creating a forum to discuss gendered racisms, ‘Complicit No More’ aims to encourage more generous and ‘conscientious’ feminist inspired dialogue.

Click here to book your ticket, limited spaces available
To obtain your ticket we ask for a donation of £4.00 or more. This will  include a “Complicit No More” e-book which will be emailed to you

The panel event chaired by Yasmin Gunaratnam with Minna Salami, Sunny SinghDésirée Wariaro and Sukhwant Dhaliwal will highlight themes and challenges for black feminism and intersectionality, tackling topics that have been framed by Eurocentrism but which are also a part of intra-oppressions: how we relate to ourselves, to each other and our communities.

Use the hashtag #ComplictNoMore on twitter to send in questions for the panellists before the event

The winners of the #EíghtWomen Awards for Women of Colour will be announced before the panel event


This event is brought to you by Media Diversified and Ain’t I A Woman collective

*Refreshments will be provided after the panel discussion

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