Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Spain

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Spain

Hi, I am Zara Chiron …… Zest for Life. Passion for Art, Culture, Languages and the Human experience. Purpose for days…! Interested in all things related to African Diaspora. Lived on 3 continents and in 4 countries. Speak English, French, Pidgin, (dreadfully broken) Igbo and am currently (struggling) to perfect my conversational Spanish. My vision is to help develop …

Welcome Laura Bazile as Black Women in Europe™ private network administrator.

Welcome Laura Bazile as Black Women in Europe™ private network administrator.

My decision to move the private Black Women in Europe™ Social Network off of Ning and into two private groups on Facebook and one on LinkedIn was bittersweet. The thought of moving something you created out of personal need and social commitment and built up to over 900 members was sad. What if I loose …

The sign on the door of Yeanon Cafe in Ossett, West Yorkshire, reads: “I am a black woman… If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.”

The sign on the door of Yeanon Cafe in Ossett, West Yorkshire, reads: “I am a black woman… If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.”

Hat tip: Euromight Source: BBC.co.uk A cafe owner has put up a sign telling customers she is black because she is fed up with people walking out when they see the colour of her skin. The sign on the door of Yeanon Cafe in Ossett, West Yorkshire, reads: “I am a black woman… If you …

Black Women in Europe Social Network

A message for sisters in Europe and sisters who want to connect with us.

Let’s stay together and grow. On the closure of our private network on Ning: I want to be clear that I am only closing the private social network on the Ning platform. I am not giving up on the original purpose of having a social network dedicated to providing sisters in Europe a safe space, …

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Who says birthdays only come once a year?

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Who says birthdays only come once a year?

Sommartiden hey hey! And the summer just keeps getting better and better. We hadn’t seen my Swede’s godmother and family since last July and they live just over the bridge from us in Lidingö. Don’t get me wrong. We tried but folks are busy. And would you believe they pulled out the champagne in July …

An Italian senator has been pressured into apologising after he said the country’s first black cabinet minister reminded him of an orangutan.

An Italian senator has been pressured into apologising after he said the country’s first black cabinet minister reminded him of an orangutan.

Source: BBC.co.uk Roberto Calderoli, from the anti-immigration Northern League, told a rally that the success of Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge encouraged “illegal immigrants” to come to Italy. Ms Kyenge is an Italian citizen born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the latest in a series of rows over racism in Italy. “I love …

Founded by black women for black women, Noire Essence is on a mission to give all black women higher standards in black hair care.

Founded by black women for black women, Noire Essence is on a mission to give all black women higher standards in black hair care.

NOIRE ESSENCE: MAKE DRY, BRITTLE HAIR A THING OF THE PAST!                     Are you tired of dull, brittle, lifeless hair and long for nourished and healthy tresses? Well there’s a brand new hair care range on the block designed to address the common hair concerns of …

Irene Ekelund in Sweden is the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics – Girls’ 200 metres

Irene Ekelund in Sweden is the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics – Girls’ 200 metres

            Irene Ekelund is a Swedish track and field sprint athlete, who competes for Kils AIK. She currently holds the Swedish indoor record in 200 metres. At the Swedish National Indoor Championships in Norrköping 2013, Ekelund won gold medals in the distances 60 metres and 200 metres. Her international debut …

Swedish summer—–so far, so good. Nice things happen in Sweden.

Swedish summer—–so far, so good. Nice things happen in Sweden.

It’s not a Swedish summer to me without Daphne’s annual 4th of July party in Halmstad. Tons of American flavor mixed in with international cuisine and people. Only Daphne could pull this all together. Next indication it is Swedish summer is after beach in the solgården at Hotel Tylösand. And a day on the water …

Firth is the first black model to be cast by Prada for almost two decades.

Firth is the first black model to be cast by Prada for almost two decades.

Hat tip: Gena Pearson Source: Guardian.co.uk The presence of Firth, who was born in Kenya and grew up in the UK, in this campaign is undeniably symbolic, but it is also a massive endorsement for her. Doe-eyed and with delicate features, Firth started modelling two years ago and has previously appeared on the Asos website …