Who are we ?
The Black Academy is a project of MeineWelt in collaboration with PLACE e.V. and PLACE for Africa with the aim of making visible the knowledge and skills of Afro-descendants. The Black Academy’s goal is to create a platform to further train Afros, popularize their expertise, equip them and create connections between Black people all over the world. But the academy is open to everyone.
The observation is that Afro-descendants have difficulty enjoying their social, cultural and political rights. Also in the media, the narrative on black people is negative, while every day many discoveries are made by them, which is why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks of a ” single history ” to change.
The project participates in the construction of a new discourse that values the knowledge of Afros in the field of science, art, culture, literature, etc. in 4 axis :
Axis 1 : Empowerment. Empowering black people, regaining self-confidence, developing themselves, etc.
Axis 2 : Make the knowledge and skills of black people visible to the world, their skills, knowledge, expertise, etc. (Writing context, knowledge in the economy, in culture, etc. / Experts must be black people, Create for example fairs, etc.)
Axis 3 : Decolonization of the Internet
Axis 4 : Politics. Lobbying, Advocacy, etc. with the political-administrative authorities. Here, used the political instrument, the UN Decade as a lever for action.
A project in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and the City of Mannheim within the framework of the Action Fund “Civil Society Engagement against Right-Wing Radicalism, Muslimophobia, Anti-Semitism and Antiziganism”