Black Women in Europe™ Blog is a Media Parter with the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe

Black Women in Europe™ Blog is a Media Parter with the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe

The Black Women in Europe™ Blog is proud to announce that we are a media partner of the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe taking place in Vienna Friday, March 12, 2010 The World Diversity Leadership Summit-WDLS brings together global diversity CEOs, policy and decision makers, corporate practitioners, academics, media, etc. to share their experiences, research …

11th bfm International Film Festival

11th bfm International Film Festival

Black Filmmaker (bfm) International Film Festival (IFF) is the leading and longest running platform for Black World Cinema in the UK. The 11th bfm IFF will take place between 6th – 10th November 2009 at the BFI Southbank, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Rich Mix and Shortwave Cinema. bfm IFF 2009 will feature narratives, documentaries and …

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 7 – Sabina Edin Lowe turns make up into art

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 7 – Sabina Edin Lowe turns make up into art

I am truly blessed with my choice of career because I pride myself on making people smile and feeling good about themselves. As an artist I see make-up as a form of fine art. Whether I work on a model for a photo shoot, stressed out models on the runway or nervous brides to be, …

1ST Annual Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards Winners List

1ST Annual Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards Winners List

BEFFTA AWARDS- Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards took Place at Hilton London Metropole on 17th October 2009 And the ladies in Europe who won are: Entertainment Category >Music Best Female Act: Leona Lewis Best Female UK-African Act: Shady Black >Comedy Best Female Comedian : Glenda Jaxson Best Comedy Entertainment personality: Jocelyn Jee …

Helsinki Commissioners Seek Cooperation from Tolerance Representatives – Hearing Brings Together Three International Monitors of Discrimination

Helsinki Commissioners Seek Cooperation from Tolerance Representatives – Hearing Brings Together Three International Monitors of Discrimination

WASHINGTON—The countries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) need to improve their reporting of hate crimes and other acts of discrimination within their borders, the leaders of the U.S. Helsinki Commission said today at a hearing on tolerance. U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and …

Introducing the 1st Annual MyAfricanDiaspora.com Writing Contest

Introducing the 1st Annual MyAfricanDiaspora.com Writing Contest

MyAfricanDiaspora.com is looking for fiction that is unique, stories with characters they’ll remember, plots that leave them thinking. The contest is open to anyone, any race, any country, any continent. The only caveat? The main character must be of African descent. Rules The contest runs from October 1 – December 31, 2009, winner announced February …

Sophie Okonedo is an Academy Award Nominated Actress from England

Sophie Okonedo is an Academy Award Nominated Actress from England

“I feel as proud to be Jewish as I feel to be black”.–Sophie Okonedo Okonedo was born in London, England, the daughter of Joan Allman, a pilates teacher, and Henry Okonedo, who worked for the government. Her father is Nigerian and her mother, an Ashkenazi Jew, was born in the East End to Yiddish-speaking immigrants …

Naomie Melanie Harris is an award winning actress in England

Naomie Melanie Harris is an award winning actress in England

Naomie Harris has appeared in television and film since she was nine, including a stint on the remake of the science fiction series The Tomorrow People. She became internationally well-known in 2002 with her lead performance in Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later, opposite Cillian Murphy. In the same year, she starred in the …

Vers la Vérité  in Paris with Cynthia McKinney

Vers la Vérité in Paris with Cynthia McKinney

Vers la Vérité In an exclusive appearance, for one night only, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and ex-MEP Giulietto Chiesa will be speaking about politics, the media, the war on terror, 9/11 and much more. Programme Fri 9 Oct : 10:30 – Press conference with Cynthia McKinney 2nd District Town Hall 8 rue de la Banque 75002 …

Ronke Phillips is a correspondent for ITV’s ‘London Tonight’ and winner of a Ochberg Fellowship

Ronke Phillips is a correspondent for ITV’s ‘London Tonight’ and winner of a Ochberg Fellowship

Ronke Phillips is a correspondent for ITV’s ‘London Tonight’ and has worked for more than 20 years in print, radio and television journalism, including various roles at the BBC and GMTV. She recently won a Ochberg Fellowship for 2009 and will participate in a programme to improve her coverage of violent and traumatic events. The …

More events to celebrate Black History Month in the UK

More events to celebrate Black History Month in the UK

African Odysseys Screenings: Playing Away + Introduction by Horace Ové (TBC) When: Sat 10 October 2009, 14:00 Where: BFI Southbank, SE1, NFT 1 Adm: Matinee tickets £5 (free for seniors) Inspiring films from the hip-hop youth of Dakar to the cinematic infuence of Spike Lee. UK 1986. Dir Horace Ové. With Norman Beaton, Robert Urquhart. …