Chika Unigwe: Bridging Europe and Nigeria, Tradition and Modernity

Chika Unigwe: Bridging Europe and Nigeria, Tradition and Modernity

Writers are often a mixture of their past and their present. They write about interests and experiences, which are not always the same thing. Or perhaps take ideas from the world around them and stories they have been told. Chika Unigwe has followed a similar trajectory with her first three novels, the third of which …

Tiffany Williamson Becomes one of Pokers Best Female Exports

Tiffany Williamson Becomes one of Pokers Best Female Exports

Photo from Wikipedia  The game of poker is a very male dominated game.  In recent years, that image has changed a bit as many high caliber female players have risen in the ranks and proven that they can play poker just as well as men.  While the Americans tend to corner the market on top …

The Maisha Pioneer: Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Clementine Akuyo Brown

The Maisha Pioneer: Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Clementine Akuyo Brown

She has proudly represented the African culture in Sweden since 1977. Together with her fellow countryman the passionate Bedu Annan, she became one of the first teachers of African dance in Sweden. With this year’s [Maisha] theme in mind; a tribute to strong African mothers, and for a lifetime achievement with an inspiring approach, we …

The Maisha Award for Newcomer of The Year goes to actress, director and producer, Josette Bushell-Mingo

The Maisha Award for Newcomer of The Year goes to actress, director and producer, Josette Bushell-Mingo

She is an Officer of the Order Of The British Empire (OBE) for her Contribution to the Arts. She is the artistic director of both the National Swedish Theatre for the Deaf and TRYKK,who work for the promotion and development of Black Theatre and black art events. She is a recipient of numerous awards and …

2012 Maisha Award for Artist of the Year goes to Mary N’diaye

2012 Maisha Award for Artist of the Year goes to Mary N’diaye

The phrase “Lead by example” comes to mind when one thinks of this Sene-gambian woman. She is the founder of Rock Africk which is an initiative with the objective of spotlighting and celebrating noteworthy African achievement, as well as an outreach to African youth in Africa. She is a 2012 Semi-finalist in TV4’s The Voice, …

2012 Maisha Entrepreneur of the Year is Adrianne George Lind

2012 Maisha Entrepreneur of the Year is Adrianne George Lind

She is the co- founder of the Women of the African Diaspora website and co-editor of BlackExpat.com She is also the founder of JobsInStockholm.com (and JobsinGothenburg.com), and has created a platform to celebrate women of the African diaspora living in Europe with her multiple award winning Black Women In Europe blog. She is enriching both ethnic and …

Dr Nathalie Montlouis shares her doctoral thesis and highlights black women as ‘Anansy’ in the promotion and diffusion of their own interests by content sharing websites.

Dr Nathalie Montlouis shares her doctoral thesis and highlights black women as ‘Anansy’ in the promotion and diffusion of their own interests by content sharing websites.

Symbolic Violence and Images of Black Women From the People who brought you Black Women, Hair Skin and Beauty.. Symbolic Violence and The Image of Black Women Thursday 28 June 7pm to 9pm, Pimlico Academy   Lupus Street, SW1 Tube: Pimlico Victoria line (5 mins walk)   Entry: 6.00  Pay on the door, first come first served. This …

Maishagalen Woman of the Year – Margaret Gärding

Maishagalen Woman of the Year – Margaret Gärding

This woman is recognized for her great commitment and active participation in working to combat racism in Sweden, through her involvement in several organisations. She has been involved in the African Diaspora movement during many years and participated in debates on integration and diversity issues in Sweden. She is conducting her PhD in Work and …

Protecting migrant women from sex trafficking and prostitution, and presenting them with real alternatives

Protecting migrant women from sex trafficking and prostitution, and presenting them with real alternatives

The Immigrant Council of Ireland and AkiDwA, the migrant women’s network, invite you to: Migrant Women need Choices not Exploitation Protecting migrant women from sex trafficking and prostitution, and presenting them with real alternatives Date:       Thursday, 28th June Time:       2pm to 4.30pm Venue:    Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 Migrant women constitute approximately 97 …

Kendra Williams-Valentine and the European Business Plan of the Year – Very tasty

Kendra Williams-Valentine and the European Business Plan of the Year – Very tasty

Source: Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship SSES at European Business Plan of the Year Kendra getting up close and personal with the local butter at the Borough Market. SSES was represented on June 7-9 at the London Business School by Kendra Williams-Valentine. Her business idea for flavoured cultured sweet cream butter, tentatively called ‘Better Butter’ left …

Black Women in Europe Founder Part Of 2012 Democrats Abroad Delegation to the DNC Convention in Charlotte

Black Women in Europe Founder Part Of 2012 Democrats Abroad Delegation to the DNC Convention in Charlotte

At the recent Global Convention Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Democrats Abroad announced that President Barack Obama had won the organization’s Global Primary. The Democrats Abroad Global Primary was conducted May 1-6, 2012 at more than 90 voting centers in 33 countries. “There was an overwhelming show of support for President Obama and his many accomplishments, including …

Screening: Black Mozart in Cuba – UK Premiere

Screening: Black Mozart in Cuba – UK Premiere

When: Monday 11th June 2012 Where: PCS Headquarters (CLAPHAM JUNCTION), 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London SW11 2LN Adm: £5 per person / Refreshments will be on sale. Black Mozart in Cuba is a documentary dedicated to the life and work of Chevalier de Saint George (Guadeloupe; 1745-1799), an accomplished composer, violonist and conductor, an “athletic, musical and military hero who …

Meet Dr. Nathalie Montlouis – “Ri yo avan yo riw: what a black woman ought to be in the 21st century”

Meet Dr. Nathalie Montlouis – “Ri yo avan yo riw: what a black woman ought to be in the 21st century”

In her own words:         My name is Nathalie Montlouis.  I am from Martinique, a French Caribbean island. I grew up in a rather Afro-centred family who has always encouraged me to voice my opinion and think critically Indeed, I am deeply concerned by female representation in my country and the “decolonolisation …

Gaitana places 15 for Ukraine in the 2012 Eurovision Contest

Gaitana places 15 for Ukraine in the 2012 Eurovision Contest

Source: Eurovision.tv Gaitana, who has been one of the most popular singers in Ukraine for more than ten years now, represented her country in Baku with Be My Guest, the music and lyrics of which she has written herself. Gaitana is a Ukrainian singer and composer, who has recorded and released five albums and more …

Floid Gumbo is on a 3-year award-winning streak in Sween

Floid Gumbo is on a 3-year award-winning streak in Sween

Floid Gumbo is an artist sparkling from African energy and joy. Floid was born in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, where she also grew up. She moved to Sweden in 1994. Music has always been an important and natural part of her life. She is a multiple award winning artist including the ABF Gothenburg Culture Prize 2012, the …