When Sisters from 16 Different EU Countries Get Together, Good Things Happen!

When Sisters from 16 Different EU Countries Get Together, Good Things Happen!

I made it to Vienna for the 1st Black European Women’s Congress and I am so grateful to be here. Unfortunately the hotel does not have a wireless connection and I am having connection problems using the cables, so I cannot blog live and share the photos and videos I have taken (yet), but in …

Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress Declaration of the Black European Women´s Congress Vienna, 27 – 29th September 2007 We Black European Women from 16 EU Member States, and Switzerland, gathered in Vienna from 27 – 29th September 2007 within the framework of the European Year for Equal Opportunities for All; under …

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 2 – Daphne Wilding – Marie-Raphaelle

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 2 – Daphne Wilding – Marie-Raphaelle

Daphne is designing and making delicate, beautiful handmade jewelry in southern Sweden. I picked up a pair of earrings and a necklace from her in the early days of her business to wear to a formal dance. I’m looking forward to adding to my collection. Painting by Evangelina Diego Daphne says: From my mother I …

After the Jena 6 March, Now What?

After the Jena 6 March, Now What?

by The Francis L. Holland Afrospear Blog, via the Afrosphere Associated Press (AAP) Here’s an interview with the AfroSpear’s Shawn Williams, Dallas South Blog, that will appear in the Dallas Morning News (largest daily in Dallas) this Saturday. Like many public events these days, this week’s Jena rally came together largely through the efforts of …

Bloggers inspire new civil rights wave-Jena 6 protest nurtured on Web

Bloggers inspire new civil rights wave-Jena 6 protest nurtured on Web

By Howard Witt | Tribune senior correspondent September 19, 2007 JENA, La.???There is no single leader. There is no agreed schedule. Organizers aren’t even certain where everyone is supposed to gather, let alone use the restroom. The only thing that is known for sure is that thousands of protesters are boarding buses at churches, colleges …

Black Bloggers Are Sick of BET and ‘Gangsta Crap’ Music

Black Bloggers Are Sick of BET and ‘Gangsta Crap’ Music

For Immediate Release Black Bloggers Are Sick of BET and ‘Gangsta Crap’ Music (New York): Black Bloggers have united to battle mainstream music and entertainment fat-cats who profit off the stereotypical, sexist, and racist exploitation of African American people. Their main targets are Black Entertainment Television (BET), who they call ‘Black Exploitation Television’, and gangsta …

Uncomfortable Truths-the shadow of slave trading on art & design-200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Uncomfortable Truths-the shadow of slave trading on art & design-200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

2007 marks the bi-centenary of the parliamentary abolition of the slave trade. It is a landmark year, not just in British history but in human history, signalling the end of 400 years of slavery. To commemorate this the V&A is running a number of activities throughout the year. 1. A series of contemporary works in …

Jena 6 Update-Louisiana judge tosses conviction against teen tried as adult

Jena 6 Update-Louisiana judge tosses conviction against teen tried as adult

A Louisiana appeals court Friday vacated the remaining conviction of a teenager accused in a violent, racially charged incident in Jena, Louisiana, his attorney said. Mychal Bell’s defense team will be filing a motion to get him out of prison. Bob Noel said the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Lake Charles threw out the …

Michelle Obama in London update for non-US residents

Michelle Obama in London update for non-US residents

Amendment to the rule on non-US guests: At all price levels they are able to attend if the contributions have come from the account of US passport holders. As admission to all events will be determined by the confirmation of payment email printout, the recommendation is that you and your guests arrive together or that …

Sites of Memory – 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Sites of Memory – 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The English Heritage Organization has put together a tour in England related to the abolition of the slave trade. “When the stories behind our local streets and landmarks are told they can give us a glimpse into the history on our doorstep. The late 16th to early 19th centuries – the period of Britain’s most …

German Schools and Universities Don’t Teach Black History

German Schools and Universities Don’t Teach Black History

Bill shared this with me from his friend J??rg Wolf’s blog, Atlantic Review: Every February, millions of Americans and Canadians celebrate Black History Month, sometimes referred to as African-American History Month or African Heritage Month. While the month-long series of events discusses oppression and prejudices against people of color, the main aim is to recognize …

While you’re in London – Inhuman Traffic: The Business of the Slave Trade (more on the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade)

While you’re in London – Inhuman Traffic: The Business of the Slave Trade (more on the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade)

This small exhibition explores how the Transatlantic Slave Trade functioned. It covers more than 500 years, including the Parliamentary Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807. It features resistance leaders including Toussaint l’Ouverture, Olaudah Equiano and Nanny of the Maroons, and their continuing legacy of the struggle to end enslavement. Admission freeUntil 6 April 2008Room …

$100 Obama Fundraising Event with Wife Michelle in London 15 October

$100 Obama Fundraising Event with Wife Michelle in London 15 October

Here’s the update I’ve been hoping for from Candace: Dear All, Many of you have known this was coming, some of you have not, but finally I can announce the weblink for registration and contribution to the $100 Michelle Obama event. Please note that admission to the event will be the printout receipt and your …