Laura Flessel is Sports Minister in the French government

Laura Flessel is Sports Minister in the French government

Hat tip: Monique Wells Source: The African Courier Laura Flessel is France’s sports minister. Aged 45, she is a double Olympic fencing champion widely known in French sport. Flessel, who was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, is currently number one on the all-time list of French female Olympic winners, with five medals to her credit. Flessel, …

Cultural events in England from today through August 2017

Cultural events in England from today through August 2017

Source: Ligali.org Here is where to be. Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival When: 28 July – 31 July 2017 Where: Chiltern Retreats Parmoor Farm RG9 6PS Greetings highly favoured Nne Agwu family. Shanti-Chi presents the 6th Afrakan Storytelling Festival 4 day camp. We honour the Godfather of storytelling literature Chinua Achebe. In this time we will …

Ireland has a 100m European champion with Gina Akpe-Moses

Ireland has a 100m European champion with Gina Akpe-Moses

The Louth teenager clinched first place with a strong finish, clocking a time of 11.71 seconds to finish ahead of Germany’s Keshia Kwadwo. GOLD FOR IRELAND! Gina Akpe-Moses wins the 100m at the European U20 Championships in 11.71 from Germany’s Keshia Kwadwo. #Grosseto2017 pic.twitter.com/UbMdSA0njQ — European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) July 21, 2017 Gina Akpe-Moses on being …

To Exist is to Resist – Call for Submissions

To Exist is to Resist – Call for Submissions

To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe This edited collection will explore how women of colour: Theorize Black feminism and womanism from European perspectives Build and sustain activist spaces for survival and resistance Challenge, subvert and transform socialist, feminist, populist and/or anarchist politics Develop transnational alliances and intersectional and intergenerational coalitions for equality and …

Black Youth Achievements Publication – Out In October 2017

Black Youth Achievements Publication – Out In October 2017

The Black Youth Achievements (BYA) is the initiative of our 2010 Power Lister Kay Oldroyd. Young People Insight We’re working with ‘Young People Insight’ who are currently conducting interviews with various young achievers from around the UK and these will be published as ‘Stories of Success’. The A4 magazine will also contain a directory of …

French President’s Senegalese-born press secretary Sibeth Ndiaye

French President’s Senegalese-born press secretary Sibeth Ndiaye

Many agree that Macron owes much of his recent success to the work of Ndiaye – and she will likely continue to play an important role in his term as president. Source: mg.co.za 37-year-old Sibeth Ndiaye is making a name for herself as the communications advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron. Born in Dakar, she …

Haddy N’jie is the darling of Norway

Haddy N’jie is the darling of Norway

Haddy Jatou N’jie is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, writer, journalist, TV presenter, charity ambassador, and activist. Haddy Jatou N’jie the singer-songwriter. Haddy Jatou N’jie the journalist. Program leaders Haddy N’jie and Swedish Per Sinding-Larsen present Norway’s history 1814-2014.   Haddy Jatou N’jie the TV presenter. Haddy Jatou N’jie the charity ambassador. Haddy N’jie the activist. Shout, …