Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Invitation to Wezesha Seminar and Launch WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY To mark the International Women’s Day & European Year for Development, Wezesha will hold a seminar entitled “Women hold up half the sky”. Wezesha strategic plan 2015-2019 will be launched during this seminar.   Venue: European Parliament, 43 Molesworth, Street, Dublin 2 Date:  Tuesday …

Led by Brenda King, Chief Executive, African & Caribbean Diversity is improving the lives of our youth.

Led by Brenda King, Chief Executive, African & Caribbean Diversity are improving the lives of our youth. In 2014 African & Caribbean Diversity has been recognised for its leadership in attracting, retaining and progressing the best Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) talent by being Highly Commended for the Developing Talent Award – Attraction at …

European Union (EU) and Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions working together

Here are three inspirational ladies who make me proud to be a black woman. The photo was taken at the European Parliament in Strasbourg during the meeting of parliamentarians between the European Union (EU) and Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions. These inspirational three attended the Women’s Forum held last Saturday morning to discuss “Giving …

8th Annual summer school on Black Europe

Now accepting applications for Black Europe Summer School Program 2015 June 22 – July 3, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Now in its 8th 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 …

Catch the last of UK Black History Month

Source: Official Black History Month 2014 website. LONDON  HIGHTLIGHTS HOW NIGERIA BECAME: A STORY, AND A SPEAR THAT DIDN’T WORK Opens at the Unicorn Theatre , London 9 October – 9 November 2015   Written and directed by British Nigerian playwright Gbolahan Obisesan, How Nigeria Became: A Story, and A Spear That Didn’t Work commemorates …

Claudia Unterweger – reporting the news in Austria

Source Translated from German: The presenter and editor , born in 1971 , has worked for the ORF in both the television and the radio. With the completion certificate of the Vienna International School in the bag , she moved to France originally . There, the native of Vienna, studied international politics. At the University …

Freema Agyeman – versatile English actress

Source Freema Agyeman is an English television and film actress who is best known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and its spin-off series Torchwood. Following her departure from Doctor Who and guest spots in BBC programmes Survivors and Little Dorrit, Agyeman held a starring role as Alesha Phillips …

7th Annual Summer School on Black Europe: Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

Editor’s note: I am dying to take this course one summer. If you can attend and get accepted, I would live to hear about your experience, feedback on the course, and how you feel post-course. Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 23 – July 4, 2014 The Summer School on Black Europe is an intensive two week …

Belle – the movie

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble …

Report from the European Network Against Racism’s Hearing on Aphrophobia

A hearing on Afrophobia took place on 20th February, in the European Parliament, Brussels. This event which gathered around 200 persons physically and hundreds virtually through the web streaming, was a fundamental step towards the recognition of Afrophobia as a specific form of racism that affects People of African Descent and Black Europeans (PAD/BE) in …

Afrophobia in the EU: A Greens/EFA hearing

PRESENTATION MEPs Jean-Jacob Bicep, Jean Lambert and Philippe Lamberts (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance), in collaboration with the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and the European Coalition of Cities against Racism (ECCAR), organise a European Hearing on Afrophobia on 20th February 2014 at the European Parliament in Brussels. This event, which will gather MEPs, …

CinemAfrica Stockholm Honors World AIDS Day

Each Worlds AIDS Day people will light candles all over the world in memory of all those we lost in HIV / AIDS and to honor their lives. CinemAfrica want to turn our attention to the memory of the 1.2 million Africans who died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2012. In 2012, 260 000 children were …

Questionnaire: Highly skilled women’s migration from Sub-Saharan countries to EU Countries

Find the survey in English, French and Italian from this link: http://camillas.limequery.com/index.php/933529/lang-en The survey is conducted in the framework of the research “Highly skilled women migration from SSA to Europe. Beyond the economic point of view” that intend to analyze the highly skilled women migrations flows from Sub – Saharan Africa to Europe in order …

International Africa festival 2014

Tübingen  will once again host the International Africa festival 2014. The 5th Edition will bring you the best in African diversity, culture, music from the continent and beyond. Save this date now, and join us in Tübingen for world-class performances, unbeatable atmosphere, meet and make new friends.  We welcome you to the African Village in Tübingen …

Dido Elizabeth Belle, daughter of John Lindsay, nephew of the Earl of Mansfield

Hat tip: Angela Shaw Source: Wikipedia   Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved African woman known as Belle. Her daughter Dido was sent to live in the household of William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, who was Lindsay’s uncle and thus Dido’s great-uncle. Dido Elizabeth Belle was born around 1761. She …

Black Women in Europe Social Network

A message for sisters in Europe and sisters who want to connect with us.

Let’s stay together and grow. On the closure of our private network on Ning: I want to be clear that I am only closing the private social network on the Ning platform. I am not giving up on the original purpose of having a social network dedicated to providing sisters in Europe a safe space, …

The European Economic and Social Committee 2013 Video Challenge

You are an amateur filmmaker. You are between the ages of 18-30 years old. You want your voice heard.Then get filming and win one of our fantastic prizes! We want to know what young Europeans think it means to be a citizen of the EU. As a European citizen what are your rights? Your needs? …

Screening: Black Mozart in Cuba – UK Premiere

When: Monday 11th June 2012 Where: PCS Headquarters (CLAPHAM JUNCTION), 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London SW11 2LN Adm: £5 per person / Refreshments will be on sale. Black Mozart in Cuba is a documentary dedicated to the life and work of Chevalier de Saint George (Guadeloupe; 1745-1799), an accomplished composer, violonist and conductor, an “athletic, musical and military hero who …

Does Sweden have a race problem? Well we’re all human, so maybe it’s a problem with skin color?

By now I imagine that most if not all of you are aware of the actions of Sweden’s Minister for Culture and an Afro Swede artist during a World Art Day event: Here is a round up of a few reactions from the blogsphere: Sweden: the country where racism is just a joke: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/18/racism-becoming-the-norm-sweden?CMP=twt_gu&fb_source=message Racism …

African Diaspora Congress of Switzerland March Meeting

Latest statistics show that over 60‘000 Africans and people of African orgine live or work in Swit-zerland. This huge population is scattered all over the 26 cantons of the Swiss Confederation, mostly in major cities like Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Berne, Biel etc. The African population of Switzerland is composed mostly of legal residents who …