Our (Queer) Caribbean

Booking is now open for the symposium ‘Our (Queer) Caribbean’ co-organised by Prof. Thomas Glave, Race in the Americas (RITA), and the Centre for Integrated Caribbean Research. The event will take place on Friday 26th October 2018, at Senate House, University of London. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Alison Donnell and there …

Black Britain

LOOKING B(L)ACK SYMPOSIUM

19 OCTOBER ’18 & 20 OCTOBER ’18 LOOKING B(L)ACK SYMPOSIUM TRAVELS AS GAZE REVERSAL Bernardine Evaristo © Marlon James of Trinidad BERNARDINE EVARISTO Bernardine Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University and the multiple award-winning author of seven books of fiction and verse fiction that explore the African diaspora, as well as writing short …

Black Sara

A worthy grave of “Black Sara” – 1st black woman in Kalmar, Sweden

Once she was known in Kalmar, Mazhar Makatemele, the first black woman in town, perhaps throughout Småland. She had been captured by slave hunters in South Africa and taken to Sweden. Here she got the name “Black Sara”. “Kafferkvinnan Sara” stands on her tombstone where she is buried at Södra Kyrkogården in Kalmar. Until recently, …

refugee women

Triple Disadvantage? A first overview of the integration of refugee women

A first overview of the integration of refugee women 45% of refugees in Europe are women, yet little is known on their integration outcomes and the specific challenges they face. This report summarises prior research on the integration of refugee women, both compared with refugee men and other immigrant women. The report also finds that …

Janine

Born in Suriname, raised in the Netherlands, I have always been surrounded and raised by strong women.

In 2009 I opened the first natural hair salon in the centre of Amsterdam, offering several treatments to natural haired ladies. Soon enough parents with  adopted children with afro-  and curly  hair as well as parents with mixed raced children found us.  In that same year I launched my first natural  hair care  line. — JANINE VAN THROO Read her fabulous story …

Our List of Winners in the 2018 European Athletics Championships

        European Champion. Still missing the words…. #happyness #thankful #victory #luckyme #fly A post shared by Malaika Mihambo (@mali.mihambo) on Aug 11, 2018 at 2:54pm PDT   🥉 After one of the most memorable long jump competitions in living memory, @SharaProctor emerged from the Olympiastadion in Berlin with a bronze medal to …

Black Europe Summer School

Black Europe Summer School: time to think about attending next summer

The Black Europe Summer School is a two-week intensive course held each summer in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The course explores the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora and other people of color in Europe. Participants learn about the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of colonial legacies on policies, social organizations, and legislation …

Europe Falling Behind on Trafficking Victim Identification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE || July 3, 2018   Contact: Stacy Hope Phone: +1 (202) 225-1901 Stacy.Hope@mail.house.gov www.csce.gov www.facebook.com/helsinkicommission www.twitter.com/helsinkicomm   ANNUAL TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT: EUROPE FALLING BEHIND ON TRAFFICKING VICTIM IDENTIFICATION  WASHINGTON—Last week, the U.S. Department of State released the 18th annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which tracks the progress of 189 countries toward meeting minimum …

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Berlin – Protest 2018

On Friday, June 29, starting at 5:00 pm, the Black Lives Matter Protest will take place for the third time in a row. Black Lives Matter Berlin – Protest 2018 Friday, June 29 at 6 PM – 10 PM UTC+02 Mohrenstraße, 10117 Berlin, Deutschland The protest march marks the peak of a one-month event program, the BLM Month. Once …

It is shocking to see that so little has been done to tackle persistent and widespread racial discrimination in employment across Europe.

No progress in curbing racial discrimination in the European labour market – in particular for women of colour Brussels, 21 March 2018 – Despite anti-discrimination laws, ethnic and religious minorities and migrants continue to face racial discrimination when looking for a job and in the workplace, according to a new report by the European Network …

Jaqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson wins the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Note: While this post is not about a black woman living or working in Europe, Jaqueline Woodson won a prize named for Sweden’s most beloved children’s author. To me that is noteworthy. Jacqueline Woodson wins the world’s largest prize for children’s literature, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award This is awesome! This is HUGE! I’m awake …

Ellevest

Set up your budget and stick with it – Kick Butt with your Finances in 2018

New Year’s Money Guide Part 2 Create a free investment plan with Ellevest* that crunches the numbers based on the realities of gender-based pay. Set up your budget and stick with it Setting up a budget can feel as painful as a visit to the dentist, but here’s a simple rule to make it easy. Look at your …

Decolonizing the Mind – 20 Questions and Answers

News from Power Lister Jennifer Tosch: Congratulations Prof Stephen Small, my UC Berkeley and BHAT Int’l board member! We are thrilled to share this new book with all of you! Producing new knowledge helps to advance the field and definitely helps to inform our tour narratives! The Decolonizing the Mind book is available online.

Thank you

Her Thank You Restored My Faith in Strangers

Most of my European life has been spent helping others. In no small part because I founded JobsinStockholm.com in 2006. The very purpose of this job board was to help desperate people. I was one of those desperate people, so I knew how they felt. They found themselves in Sweden with English and their native …

3 day International Conference-African-Atlantic Futures

Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures – 31 Aug – 2 Sept 2018 University of Leeds, United Kingdom Three-day International Conference At a time when new dynamics are emerging around the issues of justice (transitional, reparative, etc.), mourning and commemoration in Africa and its diaspora, the conference “Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures” seeks to consider the current historical conjuncture …