Yelena Khanga became one of Russia’s best known celebrities

Yelena Khanga was born and raised in Moscow when it was considered the USSR, and is the author Soul to Soul: The Story of a Black Russian American Family: 1865 – 1992. Khanga divides her time between New York City and Moscow. Yelena is the daughter of Abdullah Kassim, a former vice president of Zanzibar, …

The University of Maastricht Graduate School of Governance & Oxfam Novib are working to discover the financial services that African migrants in the EU need

The University of Maastricht Graduate School of Governance in the Netherlands is working with Oxfam Novib , the international poverty action initiative, on discovering the financial services that African migrants living in the European Union need access to. They are currently conducting a study that seeks to engage ten different African migrant communities across the …

Dyana Gaye’s films is part of CinemAfrica movie breakfast 28 / 3, and Norway’s first African Film Festival

Sunday, March 28th at 10:45 (movie playback starts 11:00) to 14:00 Bio Rio, Hornstull Beach 3, Subway Hornstull St. Louis Blues Directed by Dyana Gaye Senegal (2009), 48 min Language: French, Wolof, English subtitles In a dusty parking lot in Dakar waiting six passengers and a tired driver impatiently for a seventh show up, so …

Summer School on Black Europe – Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

Summer School on Black Europe – Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations June 13-30, 2010 in Amsterdam For additional information over this course, please contact Amy Abdou a.abdou@ninsee.nl Download Application from http://www.ninsee.nl/UserFiles/File/application%20form%202010.pdf Course Description The Summer School on Black Europe is an intensive two week course offered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The course …

OTHER TONGUES: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out – Call for submissions

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! OTHER TONGUES: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out Co-editors Adebe D.A. and Andrea Thompson are seeking submissions for an anthology of writing by and about mixed-race women, intended for publication in Fall 2010 by Inanna Publications. The purpose of this anthology is to explore the question of how mixed-race women in North America …

African Diaspora event in Madrid, Spain

March 6, 2010 Provisional Program 16:00 Registration, coffee, music 16:30-16:45 Welcoming words Ministry of Culture Ministry of Equal UNESCO Comunidad de Madrid City Goverment Madrid African Union Egyptian Embassy Embassy of Equatorial Guinea Embassy of South Africa Pan Africanist Federation 16:45-17:00 Introduction and presentation – Ms Catherine Mikwe Ndong Former councilor and immigration cooperation and …

Get with the program and learn a foreign language for free! Multilingual works.

Hejsan from Stockholm! I’m often asked what’s it like to live in a foreign country since I’m from the USA and have lived in England, Belgium and am currently in Sweden. Well living in London was easy once I got used to looking the other way before crossing the street. Belgium was more of a …

CinemAfrica Film Festival 24-28 February 2010 in Stockholm

CinemAfrica Film Festival 24-28 February 2010! Soon it’s time again! CinemAfrica Film Festival opens in Stockholm, 24-28 February. Today begins ticket sales! Super-fresh program is available from the festival cinema Sture, Zita, Bio Rio and Klarabiografen of Culture. CinemAfrica Film Festival offers the best and latest films from the African continent and Diaspora. The 2010 …

Being Black and Becoming European: Un/Settled Migration and Hidden Histories – Call for Papers Deadline: 2010-02-28

Hat tip: Angela Shaw Being Black and Becoming European: Un/Settled Migration and Hidden Histories “Striving to be European and black requires some specific forms of double consciousness.” –Paul Gilroy – The Black Atlantic, 1993 The Editors of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal (Routledge) announce a Call for Papers on Being Black and Becoming …

Poems and personal essays wanted for a new book: The editor is seeking contributions from Black and Mixed-race women of African & African-Caribbean descent on the themes of hair and/or skin.

Shangwe Hair and Skin Anthology Poems and personal essays wanted for a new book. The editor is seeking contributions from Black and Mixed-race women of African & African-Caribbean descent on the themes of hair and/or skin. New & previously published poems & personal essays accepted. New unpublished writers, particularly welcome. Closing Date 30 November!!! ========= …

Do you know someone who should be ALIVE Magazine’s Woman of the Year?

ALIVE online magazine is accepting nominations for the 2010 ALIVE Magazine Women of the Year. Nominations will be accepted until December 14, 2009 at which time the review committee will select 9 women to receive the designation of an ALIVE Magazine 2010 Woman of the Year. Nominees must be a woman of color ages 12 …

WDLS-Europe, Vienna 2010: limited registration available with early bird bonus through 30 January!

WDLS-Europe, Vienna 2010: limited registration available with early bird bonus! Register now, meet and share innovative trends and strategies with top regional and global diversity thought leaders on the future of diversity and talents management by 2020. Discuss good practices and develop future strategies with CEOs, ministers, policy and decision makers, diversity practitioners etc. Share …

Looking for Black Americans living abroad to give advice to Americans who want to live abroad

I am working on a project that includes compiling advice from Americans who have lived abroad for Americans who want to live abroad. I would be grateful if you took a few moments to write your 5 sentences or less quote via the link below. And I would be doubly grateful if you asked other …

Black Women in Europe™ Blog is a Media Parter with the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe

The Black Women in Europe™ Blog is proud to announce that we are a media partner of the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe taking place in Vienna Friday, March 12, 2010 The World Diversity Leadership Summit-WDLS brings together global diversity CEOs, policy and decision makers, corporate practitioners, academics, media, etc. to share their experiences, research …

Helsinki Commissioners Seek Cooperation from Tolerance Representatives – Hearing Brings Together Three International Monitors of Discrimination

WASHINGTON—The countries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) need to improve their reporting of hate crimes and other acts of discrimination within their borders, the leaders of the U.S. Helsinki Commission said today at a hearing on tolerance. U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and …

Introducing the 1st Annual MyAfricanDiaspora.com Writing Contest

MyAfricanDiaspora.com is looking for fiction that is unique, stories with characters they’ll remember, plots that leave them thinking. The contest is open to anyone, any race, any country, any continent. The only caveat? The main character must be of African descent. Rules The contest runs from October 1 – December 31, 2009, winner announced February …

Are you an African American expat missing your favorite American foods? I’ve got a deal for you.

I just found out about an online food store, My American Market for Americans craving a taste of home and anyone else across Europe that likes American food products. Hopefully, If you’re an African American living in Europe, you are enjoying more slow food, less processed food and seasonal fruits and vegetables than you may …

Call for submissions: Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women in the Global Diaspora.

Background: On January 20, 2009, Michelle Obama became the 44th First Lady of the United States. Unlike previous First Lady’s she is distinguished not only as the most educated First Lady but the first African American First Lady. Her rise to this position was extraordinary. Throughout the nearly two-year presidential campaign, Michelle Obama demonstrated intelligence, …

Dambisa Moyo’s Dead Aid is changing how we view aid for Africa.

Dambisa Moyo was born and raised in Zambia, Southern Africa. She completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters from Harvard University. She completed a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C.. SHe is based in London, England. She worked at Goldman Sachs …

CFP Africans in Europe in the 20th Century (deadline: 31 August 2009)

Hat tip: Zola Mumford Africans in Europe in the long twentieth century: Transnationalism, translation and transfer University of Liverpool, 30-31 October 2009 The past few years have seen a flowering of historical research on Africans in Europe and the growth of new networks of scholarship on the subject. Most of this work acknowledges that as …

Ghana Investment Expo in London

London, UK – The Ghana Black Star Network presents the 2nd Annual Ghana Business & Investment Exhibition on Saturday 19th September 2009 at the Bernie Grants Art Centre, Tottenham, London. Due to popular demand and a successful launch in 2008; the Ghana Black Stars Network are presenting the 2nd Annual Ghana Business & Investment Exhibition …