The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Artist of the Year is Jaqee

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Artist of the Year is Jaqee

Jaqee is a singer songwriter, whose songs are both personal and political. Who dares to defy, where dozens comply. She is both charismatic and courageous, inspirational and infectious. She is a two time Swedish Grammy nominee; a member of Nationalteaterns Rockorkester, and in the span of 5 years, has recorded and released four albums covering …

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Entrepreneur of the Year is Awa Ndao

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Entrepreneur of the Year is Awa Ndao

The award for Entrepreneur of the Year went to Awa Ndao who has shown great resilience in the face of adversity and overcome a destructive and oppressive marriage to create a thriving business, centered around, extensions, braids, plaits, dreadlocks and cornrows. It is a business she has run successfully for six years. Her success has …

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Woman of the Year is Professor Hannah Akuffo

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Woman of the Year is Professor Hannah Akuffo

The Woman of the Year was awarded to Professor Hannah Akuffo, who was recognized for her extensive efforts in the field of research, in the immunology of leprosy and the mechanisms of resistance to the infections caused by the parasite leishmania. Her contributions in this field include showing the importance of natural immunity to leishmaniasis …

The Hannah Akuffo Group at Karolinska Institute in Sweden – Hannah is a nominee for the African-Swedish Woman of the Year

The Hannah Akuffo Group at Karolinska Institute in Sweden – Hannah is a nominee for the African-Swedish Woman of the Year

UPDATE: PROFESSOR AKUFFO WON! The research area of my group is directed at a closer understanding of parasites in influencing the human host immune response. Specifically we have studied the participation of Natural Killer (NK) cells in Leishmania infection, the pathogenesis of ulcer formation during cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and the contribution of helminth infection in …

Maria LLerena is the Queen of Salsa in Sweden and a nominee for African-Swedish Woman of the Year

Maria LLerena is the Queen of Salsa in Sweden and a nominee for African-Swedish Woman of the Year

Caramba is run by Maria Llerena. Maria has in her entire life engaged in Afro-Caribbean music, songs and rhythms from her homeland Cuba. Maria has toured internationally in many countries and has performed with many famous artists including Edmondo Ros Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, and Josephine Baker. Maria became famous in Sweden when she appeared …

Awa N’dao is a nominee for Swedish-African Woman of the Year

Awa N’dao is a nominee for Swedish-African Woman of the Year

The name African Magic Salong is named for the amazing continent where the owner Awa was born and to raise awareness about Africa as a continent, the word Magic mirrors what we think we do every day. We create works of art that should feel “magical” and special. The art of doing wonders with your …

Caroline Cowan, Fanny Granström, Jaqee, Anna-Lena Tell, Marie-Louise Jatta, Stina Schroeder, Awa Ndao, Maria Llerena and Hannah Akuffo are nominees for the Swedish-African Woman of the Year.

Caroline Cowan, Fanny Granström, Jaqee, Anna-Lena Tell, Marie-Louise Jatta, Stina Schroeder, Awa Ndao, Maria Llerena and Hannah Akuffo are nominees for the Swedish-African Woman of the Year.

English below Maishagalan år 2010 Nu är Maishagalan äntligen tillbaka! Datum: 24 mars Tid: kl. 20.00 Plats: Södra Teatern www.sodrateatern.com Maishagalan med framträdanden av olika artister arrangeras för tredje året i rad och hålls detta år på Södra Teatern i Stockholm. Under denna gala utdelas Årets priser/utmärkelser i fyra kategorier till svensk-afrikanska kvinnor (Sweden African …

Rachel Ritfeld singing from Surinam to London

Rachel Ritfeld singing from Surinam to London

Watch Rachel Ritfeld’s movie trailer: Fashion model and Goodwill ambassador for Surinam, Rachel Ritfeld, is helping charity with the launch of her 2007 calendar From Surinam in South America to central London via Europe is how Rachel Ritfeld has come to prominence in the world of all things glamourous. Known for a plethora of ventures, …

Izaline Calister on stage in the Netherlands

Izaline Calister on stage in the Netherlands

Next to finishing her own theatre-tour ‘10 Jaar De Mooiste Liedjes’ Izaline is preparing a new show. It is called ‘Noorderlichtekooi’ (untranslatable) and features seven female theatre-personalities and singers, all hailing from the north of The Netherlands. Next to Izaline, there are the girls of ‘Vrouw Holland’ and (‘Viva Espagna’-) Imca Marina. It is a …

The 16th Summer University for Human Rights will take place in July-August in Spanish & September for French in Geneva

The 16th Summer University for Human Rights will take place in July-August in Spanish & September for French in Geneva

Hat tip Marian Douglas-Ungaro ***Français plus bas*** Estimad – os – as amig – os – as de los derechos humanos: Tenemos el gusto de recordarle que el programa de la XVI Universidad de Verano de Derechos Humanos de Ginebra esta disponible en nuestra página web www.cuhd.org/index_e.htm. Fecha límite de inscripción: el 30 de marzo …

Born in London and raised in Barbados, Elisa Caleb found her inner jazz at the 606 Club

Born in London and raised in Barbados, Elisa Caleb found her inner jazz at the 606 Club

Hat tip to Euromight In August of 2005, Jo and I went down to the 606 Club in Chelsea because Jo and a few of our friends wanted to sit in on the top jam session run by Tim Whitehead. The clipboard was passed round so that all the musicians could register their jamming interest. …

Summer School on Black Europe – Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

Summer School on Black Europe – Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

Summer School on Black Europe – Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations June 13-30, 2010 in Amsterdam For additional information over this course, please contact Amy Abdou a.abdou@ninsee.nl Download Application from http://www.ninsee.nl/UserFiles/File/application%20form%202010.pdf Course Description The Summer School on Black Europe is an intensive two week course offered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The course …

Black women and the media survey – Les femmes noires et l’enquête sur les médias

Black women and the media survey – Les femmes noires et l’enquête sur les médias

Shahera in the UK is writing an article as part of a BBC project she is producing and would very much appreciate your help! Would you take part in a survey? The survey is in English and French. The article and programme is on Black women and how they see themselves in the media and …

Holland event – Awaken The Goddess Within

Holland event – Awaken The Goddess Within

In collaboration with Mariposa Import and Màrshé Breda, the Afro European Sisters Network and Women of the African Diaspora organize the workshop Awaken the Goddess Within. Awakening the Goddess Within is an invitation to awaken your feminine source of power. It is about nourishing a woman from the roots of her being and empowering her …

OTHER TONGUES: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out – Call for submissions

OTHER TONGUES: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out – Call for submissions

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! OTHER TONGUES: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out Co-editors Adebe D.A. and Andrea Thompson are seeking submissions for an anthology of writing by and about mixed-race women, intended for publication in Fall 2010 by Inanna Publications. The purpose of this anthology is to explore the question of how mixed-race women in North America …