CFP Africans in Europe in the 20th Century (deadline: 31 August 2009)

CFP Africans in Europe in the 20th Century (deadline: 31 August 2009)

Hat tip: Zola Mumford Africans in Europe in the long twentieth century: Transnationalism, translation and transfer University of Liverpool, 30-31 October 2009 The past few years have seen a flowering of historical research on Africans in Europe and the growth of new networks of scholarship on the subject. Most of this work acknowledges that as …

Ghana Investment Expo in London

Ghana Investment Expo in London

London, UK – The Ghana Black Star Network presents the 2nd Annual Ghana Business & Investment Exhibition on Saturday 19th September 2009 at the Bernie Grants Art Centre, Tottenham, London. Due to popular demand and a successful launch in 2008; the Ghana Black Stars Network are presenting the 2nd Annual Ghana Business & Investment Exhibition …

The Annual ISD-Bundestreffen in Germany

The Annual ISD-Bundestreffen in Germany

ISD photo from a previous year. 06. – 09.08.2009 in Helmarshausen Beim ISD-Bundestreffen trifft sich jedes Jahr die Schwarze Gemeinschaft in Deutschland. Im November 1985 riefen zum ersten Mal Schwarze Frauen und Männer bundesweit zu einem Treffen in Wiesbaden auf, um aus der damals erlebten Isolation in einer weißen Gesellschaft herauszutreten. Viele folgten diesem Aufruf. …

Nannie Mayme McKinney – The 1st Black Person on British Television

Nannie Mayme McKinney – The 1st Black Person on British Television

Source: Ann Ogidi Nina Mae McKinney’s (née Nannie Mayme McKinney) career was launched when she was spotted in the chorus line of the theatrical revue Blackbirds (1928). She was cast in a leading role in King Vidor’s musical film Hallelujah! (US, 1929). Billed as “a story of murder and redemption in the Deep South”, Hallelujah! …

Jessica Martina Wahls – German pop singer, Songwriter and Television Host

Jessica Martina Wahls – German pop singer, Songwriter and Television Host

Source Jessica Martina Wahls is a German pop singer, songwriter and television host, who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful all-female pop band No Angels, the “biggest-selling German girlband to date,” according to the German media. Wahls is the only child born to an African-American father, James, and a …

Berlin Renames a Street with a Colonial Past After May Ayim

Berlin Renames a Street with a Colonial Past After May Ayim

Hat tip: Afro European A Berlin street is renamed after the internationally renowned Afro-German poetess, educationist and inhabitant of Kreuzberg, May Ayim (1960-1996). Amazon.de Widgets Ayim fought against ongoing racism in Germany and was active in the women’s movement and she continously highlighted Germany’s forgotten colonial past. “This renaming also challenges people to deal with …

Juliana de Aquino, German Resident, a Victim of the Air France Flight 447 disaster

Juliana de Aquino, German Resident, a Victim of the Air France Flight 447 disaster

Hat tip: Afro Europe The blog Afro Brazil America reported that the Brazilian musical singer Juliana de Aquino is one of victems of the flight 447 Air France disaster. Since 2003 she lived in Germany, where she had a succesful music career Juliana de Aquino started her musical education at the age of 4. She …

Black Women in Leadership in France: Marie-Luce Penchard Minister of France Overseas

Black Women in Leadership in France: Marie-Luce Penchard Minister of France Overseas

Elections Européennes Marie-Luce PENCHARDUploaded by caraibes_tv. – Watch the latest news videos. Marie-Luce Penchard was appointed the Minister of France Overseas by French President Sarkozy. She is a Guadeloupean politician aged 50, whose mother, Lucette Michaux-Chevry Senator, was one of the leading figures of RPR in Guadeloupe, and Secretary of State for Francophone. Madame Penchard …

Michelle Obama and her daughters in Russia

Michelle Obama and her daughters in Russia

(President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with their daughters Malia and Sasha, are greeted by President Medvedev and Mrs. Medvedev at the Kremlin in Moscow Monday, July 6, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) (President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his …

Against the Reintroduction of Race Laws in Europe

Against the Reintroduction of Race Laws in Europe

Hat tip to AfroItaliani Cross posted from MicroMega: To European democratic public opinion and the press that keeps it informed Events in Italy have always – for better or worse – had an extraordinary influence on the whole of European society, from the Italian Renaissance to Fascism. But, all too often, Europe has not become …