CJAJ09-AFRICAN HERITAGE CLOTHING  – AJ Taylor in London

CJAJ09-AFRICAN HERITAGE CLOTHING – AJ Taylor in London

AJ Taylor is the woman behind the brand: I’m Ghanaian born and bred but currently residing in the UK, moved here when I was 14 years old. I’m currently a student at university and I’m 22 years old. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For ages, style has always been an expression of who you are and so …

Black Girl On Mars’ Bandit Queen Press – the story behind the press and your chance to win a book

Black Girl On Mars’ Bandit Queen Press – the story behind the press and your chance to win a book

Bandit Queen Press is a movement paying tribute to the word publishing : to make public; and to creative sovereignty. BWIE: When did you start Bandit Queen Press? BGOM: I started Bandit Queen Press in 2007 after I wrote a collection of poetry entitled The Organist’s Daughter. Having many years experience in New York City …

AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations:  Fundraising and Recognition Dinner, 23 September 2011

AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations: Fundraising and Recognition Dinner, 23 September 2011

We would like to cordially invite you to attend AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising and Recognition Dinner on the 23rd of September 2011, to be held at the Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.  Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA- Swahili for sisterhood), was established in August 2001 by a group of African women to address the needs of an expanding population …

Dr. Renata Bies of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname lectures on the loss of language and African culture in Suriname and the rest of the Caribbean in Amsterdam

Dr. Renata Bies of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname lectures on the loss of language and African culture in Suriname and the rest of the Caribbean in Amsterdam

GLENN WILLEMSEN LEZING MET RENATA DE BIES August 23 is the UNESCO International Day for the commemoration of the slave trade and the abolition of slavery. But on this day we commemorate the death of our first director, Dr.. Glenn Willemsen, with a special series of lectures. This year’s guest of honor is Dr. Renata …

Igiaba Scego – winner of the Mondella award for La mia casa è dove sono

Igiaba Scego – winner of the Mondella award for La mia casa è dove sono

Hat tip: Euromight Source: The Black Blog @ vogue.it Igiaba Scego was born in Rome in 1974 to Somali parents. She writes for l’Unità, “Internazionale” and many other magazines that talk about migrations and African cultures, such as “Nigrizia”. Among her books: Pecore nere (Laterza 2005), Oltre Babilonia (Donzelli 2008) and La mia casa è …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe – France 8 – Paris via Brooklyn

Black Women Bloggers in Europe – France 8 – Paris via Brooklyn

Check out Cleopatra’s blog about her life in Paris after Brooklyn: Moved to Paris in the summer of 2009 after living in Brooklyn, NY all my life, this blog is document all of my experiences on this journey of life… Read the Paris via Brooklyn blog.

Carolyn Moncel moved from Chicago to Paris, currently resides in Lausanne and is the author of two books

Carolyn Moncel moved from Chicago to Paris, currently resides in Lausanne and is the author of two books

A virtual media and web consultant by day and author by night, Carolyn Davenport-Moncel moved to Paris from Chicago, her hometown, in 2001. In Paris, she started the first English-speaking Virtual Assistance firm. Known for her online articles on media relations, Moncel owns MotionTemps, LLC (www.motiontemps.com), a Digital Project and Web Content Management firm with …

2nd Annual Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference

2nd Annual Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference

European Parliament – Brussels, Belgium Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe SECOND ANNUAL TRANSATLANTIC MINORITY POLITICAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE not supported The Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference has taken place annually at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels since the seminal Black European Summit (BES): Transatlantic Dialogue on Political Inclusion, held in 2009. …

Share your skin care know how for a chance to win 100 Euro and personalized care kit

Share your skin care know how for a chance to win 100 Euro and personalized care kit

Hello All Beauty Lovers! Do you think you have the best beauty regimen? We are looking for the best instructional video for on your personal beauty regimen! Enter for a chance to win a 100 Euro Amazon gift card and a personalized Beauty Care Kit from Isabis Beauty shop! Please read the following very carefully …

Menaye Donkor  – model, entrepreneur, philanthropist and aspiring actress

Menaye Donkor – model, entrepreneur, philanthropist and aspiring actress

Meet Menaye Donokr via her bio and our exclusive interview. Menaye Donkor is a Milan-based model, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She spends her time between Italy, England, USA and Ghana. She is married to footballer Sulley Muntari. Menaye Donkor was born in 1983. She was brought up by her parents in Accra, Ghana, and is the …

New designer Adjoa Osei launches capsule wardrobe in London

New designer Adjoa Osei launches capsule wardrobe in London

July marks the official launch of Adapt by Adjoa Osei, an exclusive and rare collection from London’s newest designer of the same name. Adjoa Osei’s capsule collection, Adapt is an effortlessly chic array of hand finished jersey vests, loose fitting tops and bright maxi skirts all emboldened with a signature woven West African print detail. …

Saido Mohamed is the Refugee Woman of the Year for 2011 in Finland

Saido Mohamed is the Refugee Woman of the Year for 2011 in Finland

Source: Helsinki Times THE FINNISH Refugee Council has nominated Somali-born special nurse Saido Mohamed as Refugee Woman of the Year for 2011. This year the prize was awarded to a female refugee who has performed outstanding voluntary work. Saido Mohamed, 36, has volunteered with bodies such as the Finnish Somali Association and carried out preliminary …

Llewella Gideon: Making people laugh for 20 years

Llewella Gideon: Making people laugh for 20 years

Source: Ethnic Now Comedy actress and writer Llewella Gideon is one of the few Black British female comediennes to have gained television recognition throughout her 20 year career. Her professional career began in 1989 as an original cast member and writer/performer in The Real McCoy. More recently, she is best known for roles in Nighty …

Caroline Wennergren is singing and swinging in Sweden

Caroline Wennergren is singing and swinging in Sweden

Source: MySpace Caroline is born in Rio de Janeiro and was raised in a Swedish theater family. She became known for the Swedes back in 2002, 16 yrs old, when ending up 2nd in the biggest tv-sent talent show with “A-Tisket A-Tasket” the Ella Fitzgerald classic. In 2005 Caroline participated in the Swedish European Song …