A SUCCESSFUL BLACK HISTORY EVENT AT THE CITY LIBRARY IN BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE

A SUCCESFUL BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT IN THE HEART OF WEST YORKSHIRE The soul of any community lives in the heart of its people. On Monday the 4th of October,

We organized The BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS which took place at The City Library in Central Bradford. Many thanks to the amazing Dionne V Hood and team for providing us with the venue.

The theme of this years event was THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN SOCIETY AS BLACK PEOPLE. We were humbled to have THE DEPUTY MAYOR OF BRADFORD – Concillor Bev Mullaney in attendance, it was great to meet her for the first time

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS FOR THIS EVENT – Bradford 4 Better managed by Dr Sohail Abraham Ahmed and his amazing team,.

They conducted some amazing interviews and provided professional video footage which will soon be available. Watch this space for more updates on Bradford4Better on my International Blog

SPECIAL THANKS ALSO TO OUR AMAZING KEY SPEAKERS WHO HAVE NOT ONLY MADE PROFOUND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SPIRIT OF BLACK HISTORY, BUT WHO CONTINUE TO MAKE GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CITY OF BRADFORD

A BIG THANK YOU TO

MR Charles Dacres – DIRECTOR OF BRADFORD HATE CRIME

MR Jerry Red Dred Crawford– ALL NATIONS UK AND COLLECTIVE IMPACT BLM

MR Kofi Amoateng– CEO FO YAM SPICE AFRICAN RESTAURANT, BRADFORD

Nana Abena Owusuwaa Hagan– TV HOST OF THE INSIDE VIEW

YOU WERE ALL SIMPLY AMAZING

THANK YOU TO SOME AMAZING COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO WERE ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Many thanks to

Mick Chandsoor and team from THE BRADFORD CULTURE BID 2025 TEAM

KATH Kaf Muscrat Canoville OF BRADFORD COMMUNITY RADIO STATION

Matt Henderson – OF Bradford For Everyone

Irene Eribo Ani – THE CEO OF Ebony Ambassadors

AND MANY OTHERS

MANY THANKS ALSO TO OUR LEEDS REPRESENTATIVE OF AFRICA 4 U ASSOCIATION – MR Anzir Boodoo– YOUR COMMITMENT IS PROFOUND.

THIS WAS THE 2ND OF OUR SIX INITIATIVES FOR BLACK HISTORY- CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS SPACE

2You and Inspiring Bradford

About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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