Just in Time for Thanksgiving – Kendra’s new cookbook

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In the US? Buy your digital copy from this link. In the UK? Buy from this link.

Soul Food Thanksgiving is a digital cookbook of classic soul food (or Southern) holiday dishes made using whole food that delivers big flavor. Written by Saveur Blog Awards finalist and cooking video presenter, Kendra Valentine (www.Americulinariska.com), special care was taken to develop recipes that would produce the traditional holiday dishes, but with the love, flavor, and respect they deserve. Written to appeal to new and old cooks alike, this digital book contains genuine recipes not to be found anywhere online. I offer context on every technique, a little history, a full shopping list, and measurements in both U.S and metric, so those of you cooking outside the U.S can get down in the kitchen too! 10% of all profits will be donated to The Hunger Project.

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Despite the holiday’s troubling history, Thanksgiving is known today as an occasion to express gratitude and celebrate community. Each in-depth recipe personally guides you through the cooking process as if we are preparing the holiday meal together. No robotic instructions! Just comforting ingredients and well-executed cooking that suits every palate.

#SoulFoodThanksgiving

Included:

A full menu of recipes, a little history, tips & tricks, and a full shopping list!

Recipes:

Herb-Butter Roasted Turkey
Giblet Gravy (made with so much love it will steal the show!)
Baked Mac & Cheese (emphasis on the cheese!)
Cornbread Dressing
Collard Greens (with the best potlikker ever)
Potato Salad (Don’t worry, I got you!)
Candied Yams
Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Also…

Sweet Potato Pie
Pecan Pie

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Aliesh Pierce, Makeup Artist: BWIE 10th Anniversary Shero

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Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes:

I chose Aliesh Pierce to be a Black Women in Europe Blog 10th Anniversary Shero because she makes every women she touches feel and look beautiful. Whether that person is Queen Latifah or The Obamas, she has used her skills across Europe and the US.  I first blogged about Aliesh in 2009, and again in 2011 about her work with Italian Vogue. She is the founder of Ask Aliesh, a resource for answers to your make up questions where she and two other professionals can help you. She’s also a Shero because she is offering the first 100 Black Women in Europe readers an exclusive 79% discount on her brand, spanking new Udemy course, Everyday Makeup for Black Women.  Use code BWE-20.

Thank you for the gift of making us feel good in our own skin, Aliesh.

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Aliesh Pierce is the author of Treating Diverse Pigmentation, A book for beauty industry professionals. She has over twenty seven years experience in the beauty industry. Aliesh began her noteworthy beauty career working as a makeup artist in Europe’s fashion industry traveling between Milan, Paris, London, and Zurich.

Upon moving to New York, Aliesh became the personal makeup artist to some of Hip-Hop and R & B’s most recognized musicians. After relocating to Los Angeles, Aliesh worked withan impressive list of clients which includes Queen Latifah, Ryan Gossling, IndiaArie, Eva Mendez and the Obamas. Aliesh’s favorite medium is print. Having started in fashion, her makeup artistry has appeared on the pages of Elle, Essence, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines.

Aliesh added esthetics to her list of credentials to better address the root cause of the skin challenges her clients face. As a beauty expert, she writes for trade magazines and regularly speaks at spa industry conferences, sharing her makeup and skincare techniques. Aliesh is also a contributing author to the textbooks Milady’s Standard Makeup, Milady’s Standard Cosmetology and was the subject matter expert for Milady’s Standard Makeup DVD. Aliesh has become a sought after educator for both recognized and emerging cosmetic brands seeking to build a multi-cultural consumer base. Her personal mission is to help all women create their own unique definition of beauty.

Udemy Course preview

Don’t forget the first 100 Black Women in Europe readers an exclusive 79% discount on her brand, spanking new Udemy course, Everyday Makeup for Black Women.  Use code BWE-20.

Meet all of our Anniversary Sheroes.

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DJ Candice McKenzie

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Holistic hair care specialist Lyota Swainson

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Financial guru Ellen Kountz

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Photographer Lola Akerstrom

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Poet Lesley-Anne Brown

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Award-winning designer Claire Requa

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Recipe whisperer Kendra Valentine

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Traveler Andrea Adams

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Event planner Laura Bazile

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Black Europe Summer School 2017 – 10th Anniversary Program

Black Europe Summer School 2017

10th Anniversary Program

June 26 – July 6, 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Now in its 10th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of European countries to discuss the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of these legacies on policies and legislation today. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Summer School, the 2017 program will also feature special events including an alumni conference and cultural excursions.

This course addresses the dimensions of race and ethnic relations that are unique to Europe, examining the ways in which conceptions of the “other” are institutionalized and reproduced: the rise of xenophobia in various EU countries; issues such as global racisms, everyday racism, and epistemic racism; the legal definitions and discourse surrounding the conceptualized “other”; and the ways in which each country has dealt with issues of race and national identity. Issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality are central analytics, and scholars from the social sciences and humanities and NGOs working against racism and xenophobia in Europe are encouraged to apply.

 

Applications due February 1, 2017.

Visit our website for more information.

http://www.dialogoglobal.com/amsterdam/

Visit us on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Europe-Summer-School/162238897215547

Email anytime with further inquiries:

blackeurope@dialogoglobal.com

— BLACK EUROPE 2017 http://www.dialogoglobal.com/amsterdam/


 

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Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons

Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues

Decolonizing Knowledge and Power:
Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons

A summer school in Barcelona, Spain
July 17 – July 27, 2017

Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons
Barcelona, Spain – July 17-27, 2017

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

The international Summer School, “Decolonizing Knowledge and Power,” is an undertaking that aims at enlarging the scope of the conversation (analysis and investigation) of the hidden agenda of modernity (that is, coloniality) in the sphere of knowledge and higher education. This course is offered through the Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues, in Barcelona, Spain. The seminar will be held at the UAB-Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Casa de la Convalescencia (Hospital de Sant Pau) .

Affiliated Faculty Members include:

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Linda Martín Alcoff, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, Emma Pérez, Salman Sayyid, Chela Sandoval,
Ramón Grosfoguel, Houria Bouteldja, Kwame Nimako, Stephen Small,
Sandew Hira, Tiffany Ruby Patterson, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, James Cohen,
Ella Shohat, Daphne V. Taylor-García, Lars Jensen and Alejandro Vallega

(More Faculty Info)

About the Center

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Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues is a non-profit and non-governmental organization promoting research, knowledge-making, education (through seminars, workshops, exhibits, round-tables discussions, publications and video-making) and public policy to invent and work towards non-competitive horizons of life, of socio-economic organization and international relations. Non-profit and non-governmental organizations emerge from within civil and political society to address issues that are not supported or attended to by government and corporations. Their function is crucial in building futures that are beyond the regulations of States or the needs of the Corporations. In order for civil and political society to become relevant actors in social transformation and pointing out the limits of corporate values and state regulation, it is necessary to create institutions of knowledge-making not at the service of the state or corporations, but to the benefit of the civil society.

For further inquiries and information, please send e-mail to decolonialknowledge [at] dialogoglobal.com.


 

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Read a Field Update then Join our Kiva Team

Join the Black Women in Europe Kiva Team today!

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Thank you for supporting an entrepreneur in Senegal.

Dear Kiva Lender, Hello from Senegal!

 

Thank you so much for making a loan to a borrower in Senegal. As a Kiva Fellow who has spent the past four months meeting with borrowers and helping to advance Kiva‘s mission here in Senegal, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the recipients of your loans, who are some of the most hard-working, welcoming people I’ve ever met.

 

Through my visits, I’ve heard about many difficulties that borrowers in this country face, and I’ve also heard many success stories.

 

I met with Anna, the representative for a group of borrowers who raise livestock in a small village. She said that her Kiva loan offers her and her fellow borrowers a longer loan term than most other loans she could get, which makes a huge difference when your business takes some time to mature – literally!

 

I met with Mbeye, a fisherman who usually starts his day at 5 or 6 in the morning, and finishes as late as 8 or 9 in the evening. He’s using his Kiva loan to build a second fishing boat in his spare time, and he will use it to expand his fishing business.

 

Many borrowers I met with, including Aissatou, Bineta and Maimouna work in “petit commerce,” for which there’s not a great English equivalent, but retail comes close. They sell various goods in their neighborhood markets, but they frequently change what they’re selling to adapt to changes in demand. So, someone might sell carbon for cook stoves one week and then vegetables the next, but also sell breakfasts outside her home on weekday mornings. Many of these women work at the local market all morning, return home around midday to make lunch for their families, and go right back to the market afterward. I can’t possibly imagine cooking a meal for a family of 8 on my lunch break, so I was in awe.

 

I met with a group of women, including Awa and Fatou (featured above), who live in a seaside village and make their livelihood from smoking and drying fish. As a lover of smoked fish, I asked to see their work and they took me on a tour of the town’s fish smoking operations. From the area where they buy fresh fish to the grills where they cook it to racks where they leave it to dry for several days in the sun to the smokers, it was so interesting to learn about all the different steps in the process. Afterward, they invited me to join them for a lunch that included fish they had smoked – it was delicious!

 

I hope this update gives you a taste of the stories and successes of the borrowers you’ve lent to. It was a pleasure to meet all of them, and I thank you, on their behalf, for the loans that have helped to make their successes possible.

 

If you wish to keep contributing to the growth of Senegalese borrowers, join the Black Women in Europe Kiva Team today!

 

Best, Anneka Nelson Kiva Fellow Class 29

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Images of Black Women: Out of My Hand

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INFO

Please be aware that there are no trailers before the performance.

  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 135 minutes
  • Director: Takeshi Fukunaga
  • Cast: Bishop Blay, Shelley Molad, Duke Murphy Dennis, Charles Justo
  • USA-Liberia (2015)

SYNOPSIS

In the Liberian countryside, Cisco’s quiet life as a rubber plantation worker is disrupted by a workers’ strike. Risking everything to embark on a new life, he accepts a chance invitation to New York, where he immerses himself in its small Liberian community. But when Cisco meets Jacob, a former Liberian child soldier, he is forced to confront his difficult past. The film is a modern twist on a classic immigrant story, shot on locations in Liberia and New York.

Out of My Hand is only the second foreign-production narrative feature film ever shot in Liberia and the first to be made in association with Liberia Movie Union, an affiliate of Liberian government. The film was premiered in the Panorama section at Berlinale and won Grand Jury Prize at LA Film Festival in 2015.

IBW highlights the work of women behind the camera with this film distributed by the ladies of ARRAY

Founded in 2004, Images of Black Women Film Festival returns to promote race and gender equality both in front and behind the camera, highlighting the work of Black women and the diversity of Africa and its Diaspora.

This event is an extension of the BFI African Odysseys programme in association with the Phoenix Cinema: Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema. Explore the African roots of World Cinema through our monthly programme of Sunday screenings.
Supported by Black History Walks www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk


 

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Ellen Kountz: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Ellen Kountz, Finance Guru: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

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Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes:

I picked Ellen to be a Black Women in Europe Blog10th Anniversary Shero because she’s gutsy, a trailblazer and extremely cool. I first blogged about Ellen in August 2012. Born in California and raised in New York State she’s teaching finance on the University level in France in French. Non? Oui! She ran a great video series on the Obama campaigns and has developed a reputation as a sought after speaker on African American culture and politics. I witnessed Ellen complete her absentee ballot one election year. She’s shown me what an expat life can look like when one is fluent in the local language, excellent at what they do, passionate about their family and willing to savor everything along the way. Ellen shares her knowledge of finance with us as a 10th Anniversary gift for which I am grateful.

Thank you Ellen for sharing to empower us.

Sisters of the diaspora in the new financial landscape. Text by Ellen Kountz.

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Financial empowerment and economic equality were two subjects that Martin Luther King, Jr. was just getting around to addressing when he was tragically shot down in the prime of his career. There had been rumblings that he would “go there”, which is to say address poverty as an economic rather than purely a social issue, and by doing so, in the eyes of many of his day he was ‘getting out of his lane’. Since then, unfortunately, we have not had broad social debates about economic justice, beyond the narrow and short-sighted stigmatization of the ‘welfare queen’.

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Welfare queen, perhaps, but which one are we speaking of? The under-resourced unwed mother, or the corporate CEO with his endless tax loopholes? I’m more preoccupied with the latter. Over the course of the past half century, our Western economies have become less and less industrialized’, and more and more ‘financiarized’. What does this latter term mean? Basically, it is the fallout of increased regulation, scrutiny, and competition. As financial markets, and stock exchanges particularly, drove a spotlight to companies financial performance, rather than their underlying industrial performance, “finance-speak” became more popular in the media. For example, the stock exchange is a competitive place where companies are vying for investors’ attention and funds, and as this competition intensifies, companies will be forced to make managerial and industrial decisions that are for the sole purpose of satisfying financial needs. When large firms have mass layoffs, their goal is to keep their stock price competitive and maintain dividends for their investors. Slowly but surely, finance is no longer being used to fuel businesses. Instead, business is driving the financial model.

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Now that profit maximization is the imposed norm in most of the world, and getting only very little pushback from alternative models, such as the collaborative economy, or decreased-consumption objectives, we are faced with another fallout of this sinister system. This fallout is the need to multiply our own individual income models. Once upon a time, a nuclear family could realistically live on the parents’ annual income This model has been phased out, by a complex list of savings, investment, income, and retirement needs that require expertise and attention.

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I encourage sisters of the diaspora to do two things: embrace finance and make it your own, it’s a starting point to feeling empowered and entitled. Also, in the name of sustainability objectives, more responsible corporate governance and a re-set of North / South balance of power, consider that the next decades will give rise to what are currently seen as marginal, alternative concepts. Indeed, we can go from exclusion to inclusion in no time in this fast-changing world of finance.

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Ellen Kountz is a finance lecturer in business schools throughout France, including Grenobe Ecole de Management and Paris School of Business. Ellen was born at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California. In 1973 she moved with her parents and two older brothers to the North Shore of Long Island. Upon graduation from Great Neck North High School in 1988 she attended the undergraduate business program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,in Philadelphia. At the end of her junior year, the Dean warned her that she needed at least one liberal arts class to graduate. She went to Paris on a study abroad program to perfect her French while fulfilling the requirement and has lived there ever since.

When people ask Ellen why she stayed in Paris, she reminds them that she was hired as a capital markets intern in the trading room at JP Morgan bank’s Paris office, located at place Vendôme. As a finance major, was there a better first job in the world? Over the years, she went on to positions of increasing responsibility in other financial services institutions in Paris. She most recently worked at the Bourse de Paris, rebranded NYSE Euronext. Currently, she is a candidate for certification as an independent corporate director at the Institut Français des Administrateurs, on the campus of Sciences Po.

Ellen lives in the Left Bank with her husband and daughter.


Meet all of our Anniversary Sheroes.

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DJ Candice McKenzie

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Holistic hair care specialist Lyota Swainson

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Photographer Lola Akerstrom

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Poet Lesley-Anne Brown


 

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