XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2012

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2012

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2012 festival online presentation   May 2-6, 2012 RATHAUS SCHÖNEBERG (City Hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Saal, Kinosaal (cinema), Bibliothek (library) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1 10825 Berlin, Germany A COMPLEXION CHANGE – Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy “View to the Future – The Flag still flies” in cooperation with / in Kooperation mit der Commissioner for Integration, …

Bola Agbaje – One of England’s most talented playwrights

Bola Agbaje – One of England’s most talented playwrights

Source: Bola Agbaje Bola Agbaje born (June 1981) is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. Bola has been writing since (2006) and has had plays presented at the Royal Court Theatre, Tricycle Theatre and Albany Theatre to name a few. Bola’s plays address issues of youth identity, stereotypes and culture. Photograph: Ibbolya Feher for the …

Does Sweden have a race problem? Well we’re all human, so maybe it’s a problem with skin color?

Does Sweden have a race problem? Well we’re all human, so maybe it’s a problem with skin color?

By now I imagine that most if not all of you are aware of the actions of Sweden’s Minister for Culture and an Afro Swede artist during a World Art Day event: Here is a round up of a few reactions from the blogsphere: Sweden: the country where racism is just a joke: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/18/racism-becoming-the-norm-sweden?CMP=twt_gu&fb_source=message Racism …

Is this art to fuel the Female Genitalia Mutilation or just disturbing?

Is this art to fuel the Female Genitalia Mutilation or just disturbing?

Link to Aftonbladet story: http://www.aftonbladet.se/senastenytt/ttnyheter/inrikes/article14690986.ab Rough Google translation: African Swedes requires departure Ministerial STOCKHOLM. Afro Swedes’ Association calls for Culture Lena Adelsohn Roth departs. This was because she, according to the union, participated in a “tasteless racist manifestations.” They are also known as Lena Adelsohn Roth in connection with the celebration of World Art Day …

Sisters sharing knowledge – My being Social is NOT entirely yours …

Sisters sharing knowledge – My being Social is NOT entirely yours …

Laura Bazile from England Using social media on a daily basis, essentially in a professional context and -to a certain extent, privately as well (make things like scheduling, taking notes, booking tickets far much easier and funnier) I had a thought of how I could describe my “being social”, the other day, on my way …

Carol Leeming The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva- Choreopoem

Carol Leeming The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva- Choreopoem

Carol Leeming is a performer – of song poetry, a playwright, a director, a composer, a multi-media artist, a journalist, a blogger, a creative visionary artist, a cultural activist, a sojourner, an urban griot, and a chamelon dreamer. Read about all the fabulous projects Carol has completed.

Helen Olajumoke Oyeyemi is a British novelist worth reading

Helen Olajumoke Oyeyemi is a British novelist worth reading

Source: Wikipedia Oyeyemi wrote her first novel, The Icarus Girl, while still at school studying for her A levels at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. Whilst studying Social and Political Sciences at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, two of her plays, Juniper’s Whitening and Victimese, were performed by fellow students to critical acclaim and subsequently published by …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 7 – Grow African Hair Long

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 7 – Grow African Hair Long

We are sisters Jo & Eva born and raised in Kenya.Most afro haired women grOw up believing our hair type cannot grow as long as Asian or Caucasian,we did too!How terribly wrong we all were!The turning point came when we were taken in by the afro hair ‘revolution’ going on in the USA and some …

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2012 – London

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2012 – London

Fresher’s week – Breaking news – Hot off the press – Brand spanking new   Who and what is making a debut at Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2012 – June 3rd & 4th Business Design Centre Islington, London  Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE loves to introduce revolutionary style ideas and this year we’ve scouted out the freshest and …

Looking for digs in Amsterdam? Try Hostelle: By a woman for women

Looking for digs in Amsterdam? Try Hostelle: By a woman for women

Hat tip: AfroEurope History of Hostelle Hostelle was founded by Bianca Brasdorp. Having worked as a Marketer for most of her life she wanted a change. The main reason was that she wanted to do something creative and have a job that involved lots of interaction with people. After brainstorming she decided to start a …