Benedicta Attoh is standing in the Dundalk South area of County Louth in Ireland for the Local County Elections

Benedicta Attoh is standing in the Dundalk South area of County Louth in Ireland for the Local County Elections

Benedicta Attoh is the recipient of numerous awards for her work in interculturalism, including of the Rehab Louth Person of the Year Award. She is originally from Nigeria and has lived in Dundalk, Ireland for a number of years. An independent cultural trainer, and a former Development and Public Awareness Officer with the National Consultative …

Professor the Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey OBE

Professor the Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey OBE

Baroness Young is a freelance Arts and Heritage Consultant. Current projects undertaken include: • Strategic planning for the Arts Council England • Heritage Lottery Fund – resource guide for the commemoration of the abolition of the slave trade • Advisor on diversity to the Museum of London Baroness Young’s career as an academic has been …

Wisam Elfadl, Youth Worker in Finland

Wisam Elfadl, Youth Worker in Finland

Wisam Elfadl is a youth worker, who has been active in organisations such as the Finnish Refugee Council and The Finnish Children and Youth Foundation. She has been working with diversity issues, for example together with children and young people with refugee and immigrant background, as a Cultural Interpreter, a Campaign Officer and as an …

Carole Da Silva is the Founder andDirector of the Association pour Favoriser l’Insertion professionnelle

Carole Da Silva is the Founder andDirector of the Association pour Favoriser l’Insertion professionnelle

Carole Da Silva is the Founder and Director of the AFIP, (Association pour Favoriser l’Insertion professionnelle). The objective of the association is to help young minority graduates find a job. AFIP has a method including knowledge of the enterprise needs, coaching, and various training courses. A member of the High Council for Integration, Carole also …

Zahra Ali Abdulla, Somalian-born Helsinki City Council Member, Midwife and Nurse

Zahra Ali Abdulla, Somalian-born Helsinki City Council Member, Midwife and Nurse

Zahra Ali Abdulla’s was elected to a 4th term as a member of Helsinki City Council. Here is her brief bio taken from her official website: -Born in Somalia, lived years in Egypt and Kenya in her youth, studied medicine the Soviet Union but had to discard goal to complete the studies of gyneacology when …

Arabella Kiesbauer, Austrian Talk Show Host

Arabella Kiesbauer, Austrian Talk Show Host

Arabella Kiesbauer is a talk show host well-known in Germany for her daily show “Arabella”, which was awarded the Bavarian Television Prize in 1994. She has also appeared in the feature film “Das Superweib” (1996) and in the popular German television series, “Kommissar Rex” (2004). On June 9th 1995, the daughter of a German mother …

Announcing the New Board of the Black European Women’s Council

Announcing the New Board of the Black European Women’s Council

At the Black European Women’s Council General Assembly and Capacity Building Seminar on April 9-10th in Soesterberg /Utrecht, Holland our new Board of Directors was chosen: President : Beatrice Achaleke Vice-President: Yvette Jarvis Treasurer : Hellen Felter Secretary : Sandrine Joseph Congratulations ladies! We’re counting on your leadership.

Welcome to Turkey and Spirit of Ancestry

Welcome to Turkey and Spirit of Ancestry

Hat tip to Runoko Rashidi and TheBlackList ISTANBUL – The black population of Turkey has a message for U.S. President Barack Obama. Mustafa Olpak, author, activist and president of the Africans’ Culture and Solidarity Foundation in Izmir and other foundation members crave a meeting with Obama even for just a few minutes. But with Obama’s …

Colleen Harris – Crafting Issue-Based Communications Messages in the UK

Colleen Harris – Crafting Issue-Based Communications Messages in the UK

Colleen Harris is a trailblazer in the dynamic world of public relations and communications in the UK. Here is a really brief breakdown of Colleen Harris’ background and accomplishments: Colleen is a portfolio executive with substantial communications expertise. Colleen held a senior communications position at 10 Downing Street, the 1st Black woman to work at …

Highlights from Michelle Obama’s Visit to London During the G20 Summit

Highlights from Michelle Obama’s Visit to London During the G20 Summit

This was the scene at Buckingham Palace on the 1st ahead of the G20 Summit. This touch at a reception later that day sparked a mild controversy. Embedded video from CNN Video CNN: The British media called it everything from a breach of protocol to an extraordinary show of affection from the queen. The Times …

Yipee!  I won a Lemonade Stand Award and Now I Get to Share!

Yipee! I won a Lemonade Stand Award and Now I Get to Share!

The Black Women in Europe Blog is one of the latest recipients of the Lemonade Stand Award! Martin Lindsay at Marty BLOGS awarded it to me. The Lemonade Stand Award recognizes sites that show great attitude and/or gratitude. I am proud to be a recipient of this award. Thanks Marty! Now it is my turn …