Loreen wins Eurovision 2012 bringing the 2013 contest to Sweden

Loreen wins Eurovision 2012 bringing the 2013 contest to Sweden

Loreen from Sweden stormed to victory with 372 points. Russia and Serbia earned 259 and 214 points respectively. Loreen also won the second Semi-Final with a total of 181 points compared to Serbia and Lithuania who came second and third respectively. Loreen and Sweden also won two of the three The 2012 Marcel Bezençon Awards. …

Call for submissions from young artists of Nigerian descent for new awards

Call for submissions from young artists of Nigerian descent for new awards

Theatre Royal Stratford East announces 30 Nigeria House  Theatre Royal Stratford East in collaboration with New World Nigeria today announces 30 Nigeria House, a search for original work from young artists of Nigerian heritage.  30 of the artists will be awarded up to £3,000 to develop their work, providing significant investment in emerging talents.  This groundbreaking …

Operation Sankofa: Celebrating Black Dolls

Operation Sankofa: Celebrating Black Dolls

When: Saturday 26 May 2012, 2:30-6-30PM Where: The Brix, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1JF Adm: Adults £5 / 5-16 yrs £3 / Under 5’s Free OPERATION SANKOFA PRESENTS THE 4TH EVENT – CELEBRATING BLACK DOLLS Light Refreshments / Stalls / Raffle / Displays THEME: SELF DISCOVERY: BACK TO BASICS! WHO AM I? …

Yvette Jarvis can help you discover your dream Greece vacation

Yvette Jarvis can help you discover your dream Greece vacation

2010 Black Women in Europe Power Lister Yvette Jarvis is a game changer. Among her lengthy list of accomplishments she is the first black woman to hold political office in Greece. Now she is embarking on sharing the wonders of Greece with first time or repeat visitors. With the economic crisis in Greece there may …

Black Women Blogger in Europe – France 10 – Urban Travel Girl

Black Women Blogger in Europe – France 10 – Urban Travel Girl

I’m Maureen Jenkins, and I’m madly in love with my passport! Over the years, this well-worn treasure has taken this former newspaper reporter and “citizen of the world” from Montreal to Monaco, from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, from Rome to Riyadh, and many, many points in-between. Thanks to a previous corporate communications job for a global company,  a freelance food and …

BlackWomen Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 8- Tatiana in Flux

BlackWomen Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 8- Tatiana in Flux

Hi! I’m Tatiana Richards Hanebutte. I live a flux life: I’m an Alabama native turned American expat in Germany. Last year, I left a full time job to become a (temporary) stay-at-home mom. And that job I left? I managed social media communications for a chamber of commerce and a city magazine. Journalism plus social media; that’s about as flux as it gets. I guess …

Tia’s Mimosa Handmade Products: First Dutch Company for Naturalistas

Tia’s Mimosa Handmade Products: First Dutch Company for Naturalistas

Meet Marilva Berrenstein: The woman behind the Tia’s Mimosa Handmade Products Brand I just did the big chop after relaxing my hair and wanted to take care for my natural tresses. I started my business as a young student that could not afford all the products that were imported from the United States. So..I started …

Christiane Taubira – Garde des Sceaux, ministre de la Justice in France

Christiane Taubira – Garde des Sceaux, ministre de la Justice in France

Hat tip: Lisa Dixon France has her first black Justice Minister with the selection of the vulnerable Christiane Taubira. Ms Taubira was recognized on the inaugural Black Women in Europe Power List in 2010 for her outstanding political career. Justic Minister Taubira is a former Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Member of the European …

Brand: Claire De Lune Chandelier has been awarded with the noteable Bronze A’ Design Award

Brand: Claire De Lune Chandelier has been awarded with the noteable Bronze A’ Design Award

Como, Italy, /DESIGNPRWIRE/ A’ Award and Competitions are pleased to share that the project Claire De Lune Chandelier by Claire Requa has been granted the prestigious Bronze A’ Design Award at Lighting and Lighting Projects Design Competition Lighting and Lighting Projects Design Competition Bronze A’ Design Award Medalist A’ Award and Competitions are pleased to …

May 6th marked the anniversary of Saatije Baartman’s remains finally being returned to Africa from the French government after 200 years.

May 6th marked the anniversary of Saatije Baartman’s remains finally being returned to Africa from the French government after 200 years.

Hat tip: Lorraine Spencer May 6th marked the anniversary of Saatije Baartman’s remains finally being returned to Africa from the French government after 200 years. (May 6, 2002) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Baartman Sarah was a slave to Dutch owners taken to Europe and put on display like an animal. Lovely poem by Diana Ferrrus “I’ve come to take …

Sisters sharing knowledge – There is not a hair issue that I can not solve in 5 minutes.

Sisters sharing knowledge – There is not a hair issue that I can not solve in 5 minutes.

From Lori van Echtelt in the Netherlands I started Mariposa Import because I was frustrated at the lack of quality products in Europe in 2004. I took the matter into my own hands. I also knew that having natural hair was not a fad for me but a way of life. I was used to …

Africa Week Athletics Event 2012 oneracehumanrace Invitation

Africa Week Athletics Event 2012 oneracehumanrace Invitation

Date: Saturday 26th  May 2012 Venue: Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin As part of Africa Week 2012, the Dublin Multicultural Resource Centre (DMRC)  with Sport  Against Racism Ireland (SARI),Cradle, in partnership with a broad group of NGOs will stage a unique event,oneracehumanrace. The long term goal of this programme is to encourage integration through participation in sport and help …

The nominees are …and we are so proud to be one of them.

The nominees are …and we are so proud to be one of them.

The nominees are …     Maishagalan brings attention to women and enthusiasts who have made outstanding contributions in various fields related to Africa. During the gala awards are given in several categories, including: the woman of the year, this year’s inspiration, this year’s entrepreneur and Artist of the Year. Winners are selected by a jury …

She Sells Beauty Natural Hair Workshops in Amsterdam

She Sells Beauty Natural Hair Workshops in Amsterdam

She Sells Beauty specializes in beauty services for all skin colors and occasions. Do you have a job, photoshoot, reception, birthday, wedding, fashion show, beauty pageant, action or other occasion? We take care of your makeup, hair and hands! For us every customer is king or queen. Efforts are made to your needs. Whether it’s personal …