Black Women in Europe Power Lister Dr Yana Johnson MBE launches

International makeup website for the multi ethnic market. 15% discount for Black Women in Europe readers using coupon code BWE2012.

Yana Cosmetics

Starting Yana Cosmetics in 2001, Yana Johnson launched her makeup brand
based on her own need to find good make up.

She was awarded and MBE in 2009 for services to Ethnic Cosmetics Industry.
Serving the market for over 10 years, Yana Cosmetics has become the chic-est
makeup brand online celebrated internationally by women who have Black,
Latino, and Asian skin tones, who have difficulty finding the right shade.

Yana fronts the website with the slogan, ‘Daring to be me’ challenging women to
find what suits them best. The online makeup brand allows you to use the
Foundation Shade finder to order a tester of which arrives with a voucher from
the full size item. Simply re-order online, direct to your door, when you are out of stock.

Yana has carefully identified matching and accompanying shades once you have
selected the correct foundation to your skin tone as though she were on hand
giving you a live consultation.

You can book a make up party or purchase from the full line of Foundations,
powders, blushers, Eye shadows, lip glosses, mascara and Nail Colours.

Sign up to the Yana Network to receive regular updates, information, discounts
and events.

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More about the business and the lady behind the brand:


Yana Cosmetics is only online for retails but available for wholesale and export to any country.
Yana was the first unknown independent brand in Morley’s and Allders Department Stores.
Yana is a professional singer songwriter, writing for Shola Ama Brit Award winning
album and Mobo winner Rishi Rich, who also mixed the track ‘Rent’ on her first album selling over 40,000 in Japan while signed to Warner Bros.


Dr Laws-Honoris Causa-Roehampton University 2011
BB Awards International Business, 2010
MBE – HRH Prince of Wales
Black Enterprise, 2005
Mahogany Brides, 2004
British Female Inventors & innovators Award, 2005
European Federation of Black Women Businesses Owners, 2003
Member of Black Women in Europe Power List
Member of The 100+ Black Achievers in the UK

UK premiere of Desdemona – a collaboration between Toni Morrison, Rokia Traoré and Peter Sellars

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UK premiere of Desdemona – a collaboration between Toni Morrison, Rokia Traoré and Peter Sellars, Barbican Hall

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Desdemona (19 and 20 July, Barbican Hall)
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UK premiere of Desdemona – a collaboration between Toni MorrisonRokia Traoré and Peter Sellars Thur 19 & Fri 20 July 2012, 7.30pm, book tickets here

The Barbican presents the UK premiere of Desdemona, a staged concert co-written by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré and directed by Peter Sellars, featuring an intimate, profound conversation between Shakespeare’s Desdemona and her African nurse Barbary.

Sharon Dyall, singer and actor in Sweden

Sharon came to Sweden when she was 13, after growing up in London and Barbados, and has become an extremely versatile artist, in various genres including soul, jazz, television and musicals.
Sharon became known among the general TV audience as the pretty girl in Varuhuset, but it is as a singer she feels most at home and she has sung with most of Sweden’s most acclaimed jazz musicians and big bands, including Nisse Landgren.

She has also had great success in the theater and musicals, including winning the Guldmask for her role as Anita in West Side Story in 1989. She has participated in several major musicals over the years such as Guys & Dolls, Hair, A Corus Line, Nine and Jekyll & Hyde on different stages in Sweden.

Sharon has sung behind Swedish pop and jazz elite, released several CDs, toured with, among others Totta Naslund, Nils Landgren, Svante Turesson, Rhapsody in Rock, appeared in Så ska det låta 5 times and dubbed several Disney and other signature films.

In 2007 she released the jazz album Another Angle. This summer she is starring in play on Sweden’s West Coat.

Serena and Venus Williams win their 5th Wimbledon Doubles title in England

Click on the image to view video highlights of the match.

“For me it’s been definitely a journey,”

Venus said after the match.

“ I’m sure it still will be. But I’m definitely very inspired by her [Serena] and everything that she’s done. Like I said, we’re not into the whole getting defeated thing; we’re into the conquering thing.”

Read more on the Wimbledon website.

Serena Williams wins 6th Wimbledon Singles Title in England

Click photo to be taken to video highlights of match.

“I wanted to win here so badly,”

she said, just an hour after she became Wimbledon champion 2012.

“Winning is so amazing. Each title is special but this is super-special because it’s a huge comeback for me. Oh my gosh, I still can’t believe I was able to come through and win my seven matches.”

Read all about Serena’s historic win on Wimbledon’s website.

Samata Angel talk in London

2010 Black Women in Europe Power Lister Samata Angel in an exclusive engagement sure to inspire women of all ages.


272 High Holborn
WC1V 7EY London
United Kingdom
Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)


What to expect from the  Award-winning Fashion Designer, Author & Red Carpet Green Dress Director?

– Overview of the fashion industry

– Useful organisations to be aware of

– Networking and promoting yourself

– Connecting with like-minded creatives

– Some of the biggest do’s and don’ts for aspiring designers

– What magazine editors and celebrities are looking for in new talent

– The do’s and don’t of successful networking and more

– Thinking about starting up a clothing label? What to consider

– Learn about Samata’s insights and journey through the fashion industry

– Red Carpet Green Dress 2012 and February 2012 Oscars experience

To get tickets click here!