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 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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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’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)

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

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 …

Your Chance to Help Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Your Chance to Help Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Hat tip: Angela Shaw Dear friends, YOUR CHANCE to help stop FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: Background: On May 26-27, the German Parliament discussed legislation codifying female genital mutilation (specifically) as a crime in Germany. The new law would facilitate the application of justice within the nation and also permit punishment if FGM is committed outside German …

Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI)

Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI)

*Inaugural 2009 Manuscript Competition* Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI), a new initiative devoted to critical thinking and writing about the African Diaspora and the pursuit of a cross-generational dialogue on issues related to it (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ICI/), is pleased to announce our inaugural 2009 competition for the two best unpublished, single-authored manuscripts or manuscripts …

1st African Diaspora and Continental Women in Leadership Conference

1st African Diaspora and Continental Women in Leadership Conference

This Conference is organised by INGO Third Sector Resource USA, in collaboration with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus as part of the international Women’s Week Celebrations Dates: April 28th – 30th 2009 Venue: Georgia World Congress Centre 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30313 Theme: Towards meaningful Global Partnership and Dialogue Brief Meaningful and …

H. RES. ll Recognizing persons of African descent in Europe

H. RES. ll Recognizing persons of African descent in Europe

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. HASTINGS of Florida submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on RESOLUTION Recognizing persons of African descent in Europe. Whereas the 109th Congress passed H. Con. Res. 60 and S. Con. Res. 90, recognizing African descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean, raising awareness of the …

A Look At Veye Tatah – A Plenary Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Veye Tatah – A Plenary Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

  Veye Tatah was a plenary moderator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a computer scientist, journalist and a co editor and chief of the Africa Positive magazine printed in Germany. Africa Positive is a German language magazine with a positive angle on the African continent. The project was founded …

A Look At Beatrice Achaleke – An Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Beatrice Achaleke – An Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Beatrice Achaleke was one of the organizers of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She chaired several question and answer sessions with presenters, held press conferences, attended to conference attendees needs and generally was the glue that held everything and everyone together. She is the director of AFRA, the International Center for Black …

A Look At Belinda Kazeem – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Belinda Kazeem – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Belinda Kazeem led the “Challenges faced by young black communities” working group at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She studies International Relations and Afrikanistics. She’s a member of the Black Austrian History research group and is an activist, film producer, and is active in the theater. Belinda has participated in, and contributed …

A Look At Dr. Ama Mazama – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Dr. Ama Mazama – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Dr. Mazama flew in from the United States, where she is a professor at Temple University, to address the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She has 6 university degrees, has taught at 5 universities, has authored or co-authored 11 books, and has written over one dozen articles. Dr. Mazama spoke to us about …

A Look At Sylvia Serbin – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Sylvia Serbin – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Interview – Sylvia Serbin Uploaded by 2fresh Sylvia Serbin is a journalist, historian and author. She was born in Africa, raised in the West Indies, and lives in France. In her address to the 1st Black European Women’s Congress she presented her book, Reines d’Afrique et héroïnes de la diaspora noire. [Queens and heroines of …

Brother’s support of the Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Brother’s support of the Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

I must say that the support from my brothers of the Vienna Declaration has moved me. Villager, Asabanga, and AAPP have all given their support. Here’s a note from Eddie: Adrianne, I wish to do more than congratulate the Black European Women Congress. Your recommendations to the European Union are powerful and revolutionary. I am …

What the media articles won’t tell you about what happened at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

What the media articles won’t tell you about what happened at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

1. Each Black European Woman attending felt a bond with each other. We were all sisters together regardless of our African origin or European location. 2. Every woman at the Congress made a personal and/or financial committment to be in Vienna and each one made a committment to reach out to other Black European women …

Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress Declaration of the Black European Women´s Congress Vienna, 27 – 29th September 2007 We Black European Women from 16 EU Member States, and Switzerland, gathered in Vienna from 27 – 29th September 2007 within the framework of the European Year for Equal Opportunities for All; under …