Koniginnen Afrikas dishonors Reines d’Afrique et heroines de la diaspora noire by Sylvia Serbin

Koniginnen Afrikas dishonors Reines d’Afrique et heroines de la diaspora noire by Sylvia Serbin

We, Black women from 16 -EU member states, attending the first Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna from 27-29 of September 2007, vehemently refuse the distorted translation and edition of Sylvia SERBIN’s book “K??niginnen Afrikas” published by Peter Hammer Verlag (original title: “Reines d’Afrique” et h??roines de la diaspora noire). The translation of the original …

Freedom Technology Christmas

Freedom Technology Christmas

AfroSpear bloggers are encouraging Blacks to give “the gift of technology” to their children, parents and others, to empower them to communicate in the Internet Age, with recommended gifts of computers, digicams, broadband and open source software. This Christmas, the same AfroSpear Black bloggers who organized the March on Jena are spear-heading the “AfroSpear Freedom …

A Look At Audrey Vreugd – Co-Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Audrey Vreugd – Co-Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Audrey Vreugd co-organized the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a project manager at Tiye International in the Netherlands and a Dutch Board Member of the European Women’s Lobby.

A Look At Claudia Unterweger A Workshop Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Claudia Unterweger A Workshop Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Claudia Unterweger moderated the “Combined workshops disucssion on overlapping methods and strategies” workshop at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a member of Pamoja, the Movement of the Young African Diaspora in Austria. She hosts the Connected radio show on FM4 Austria and is also a member of the Black Austrian …

Neighborhood Walkabout and 24 October Day of Action for Darfur

Neighborhood Walkabout and 24 October Day of Action for Darfur

Help Amnesty get more signatures for their Global Petition on Darfur! There are 6 weeks left and only 50,000 more signatures to go to make it to half a million. Sign the petition. Call on UN Security Council presidents to get UNAMID on the Ground in Darfur. Contact the European Commission and ask them to …

A Look At Daphne Sandberg – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

A Look At Daphne Sandberg – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Daphne Sandberg facilitated the “Preparing for the Way Forward-The Importance of Networking” workshop, and moderated the question and answer session following the “European Black Womens’ Perspectives: Claiming a space for Gender and Identity through Empowerment” panel presentation at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. Daphne sits on the Executive Board of the Swedish …

A Look At Veye Tatah – A Plenary Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Veye Tatah – A Plenary Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

  Veye Tatah was a plenary moderator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a computer scientist, journalist and a co editor and chief of the Africa Positive magazine printed in Germany. Africa Positive is a German language magazine with a positive angle on the African continent. The project was founded …

A Look At Beatrice Achaleke – An Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Beatrice Achaleke – An Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Beatrice Achaleke was one of the organizers of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She chaired several question and answer sessions with presenters, held press conferences, attended to conference attendees needs and generally was the glue that held everything and everyone together. She is the director of AFRA, the International Center for Black …

A Look At Virginia Wangare-Greiner – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress

A Look At Virginia Wangare-Greiner – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Virginia Wangare-Greiner facilitated the second round of the “Political Participation” workshop at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is the founder of Maisha. Among her other duties, she leads a weekly Mother and Child Get together for young African women at Maisha. Maisha is a registered non-profit NGO for African Women in Germany. …

A Look At Beate Hammond – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Beate Hammond – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Beate Hammond facilitated the second round of the “Challenges faced by young black communities” workshop at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a writer, economist, and member of the Black Austrian History Research Group. Beate is involved with causes like the trial of the ten persons (6 police officers, 3 paramedics, …

A Look At Abisara Machold – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Abisara Machold – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Abisara Machold led the second round of the “Identity and Empowerment” workshop at the 1st Black Women European’s Congress in Vienna. She did so with great enthusiasm, often injecting poetry that reflected a point that was raised, and ended by asking all of the participants to hold hands and, one-by-one, to state what the congress …

A Look At Belinda Kazeem – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Belinda Kazeem – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Belinda Kazeem led the “Challenges faced by young black communities” working group at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She studies International Relations and Afrikanistics. She’s a member of the Black Austrian History research group and is an activist, film producer, and is active in the theater. Belinda has participated in, and contributed …

It’s Freedom Technology Christmas in the AfroSpear!

It’s Freedom Technology Christmas in the AfroSpear!

It feels good to give for the AfroShpere! Note from Francis: When Francis Holland first talked about the AfroSpear’s Freedom Technology Christmas, I had no idea that I would be the first recipient of a Freedom Technology Christmas present. But Adrianne R. George of the Black Women in Europe Blog became aware that my lack …

A Look At Dr. Grada Kilomba – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Dr. Grada Kilomba – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Dr. Kilomba led the workshop, “Psychological Conflicts Affecting Black Communities, Especially Women and Children” at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. Dr. Kilomba hails from the São Tomé and Príncipe and Angolan diaspora. She was born in Lisbon where she studied clinical psychology and psychoanalysis. She is currently lecturing Race, Gender and Colonialism …

A Look At Hellen Felter-A Speaker and Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Hellen Felter-A Speaker and Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Hellen Felter is an award winning scholar, activist, anti-racism trainer and student mentor. Her work focuses on issues of government policies, race, gender and discrimination. Hellen works at Tiye international, the umbrella NGO of 21 National Organisations of Black, Migrant and Refugee (BMR) women in the Netherlands, which was established officially in 1994 by the …

A Look At Dr. Ama Mazama – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Dr. Ama Mazama – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Dr. Mazama flew in from the United States, where she is a professor at Temple University, to address the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She has 6 university degrees, has taught at 5 universities, has authored or co-authored 11 books, and has written over one dozen articles. Dr. Mazama spoke to us about …