The African Princess in Brighton – Sarah Forbes Bonetta

Source: blackhistory.org.uk Miss Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a West African of royal blood, was orphaned in a brutal massacre in her home country at the age of eight. She was captured and later given to Queen Victoria who, impressed by the girl’s natural regal manner and exceptional intelligence, was pleased to give her sanction to be …

African History Month UK – Somali Week Festival Launch: Poetry & Discussion, Book Presentation

When: Saturday 22nd October 2011, 6:00pm-10:00pm Where: Oxford House, Derbishire street, London E2 6HG Adm: £10 (In Somali and English) The theme for this year’s festival will be introduced by Sarah Maguire, Director of the Poetry Translation Centre followed by a presentation from Dr Mpalive-Hangson, reader in English and humanites at Birkbeck Universty. Then Mahamed …

African History Month UK – MWALIMU EXPRESS: Destination Mogadishu

When: 22 October 12pm – 6pm Where: RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA London’s only free lunchtime Pan African Family adventure chugs in with a dazzling experience of Africa and the Diaspora. All aboard the MWALIMU EXPRESS as we pull in to African cities and bring you awesome music from around the continent …

Earn extra money by joining the European Diversity and Inclusion Congress 2012

EDIC is a high-profile international conference aiming at presenting and discussing innovative and successful strategies and trends in the fields of business, research, education and further training, society and media that are directly related to shifting market trends, global competitiveness, corporate sales and marketing. EDIC 2012 is proudly hosted by Vienna Chamber of Commerce and …

CJAJ09-AFRICAN HERITAGE CLOTHING – AJ Taylor in London

AJ Taylor is the woman behind the brand: I’m Ghanaian born and bred but currently residing in the UK, moved here when I was 14 years old. I’m currently a student at university and I’m 22 years old. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For ages, style has always been an expression of who you are and so …

AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations: Fundraising and Recognition Dinner, 23 September 2011

We would like to cordially invite you to attend AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising and Recognition Dinner on the 23rd of September 2011, to be held at the Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.  Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA- Swahili for sisterhood), was established in August 2001 by a group of African women to address the needs of an expanding population …

Dr. Renata Bies of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname lectures on the loss of language and African culture in Suriname and the rest of the Caribbean in Amsterdam

GLENN WILLEMSEN LEZING MET RENATA DE BIES August 23 is the UNESCO International Day for the commemoration of the slave trade and the abolition of slavery. But on this day we commemorate the death of our first director, Dr.. Glenn Willemsen, with a special series of lectures. This year’s guest of honor is Dr. Renata …

2nd Annual Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference

European Parliament – Brussels, Belgium Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe SECOND ANNUAL TRANSATLANTIC MINORITY POLITICAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE not supported The Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference has taken place annually at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels since the seminal Black European Summit (BES): Transatlantic Dialogue on Political Inclusion, held in 2009. …

BBC Quickly Arrange Meeting with Producers of Meet the Adebanjos – Britain’s New Black Online Sitcom

Just a month after launching their new sitcom independently online and receiving widespread media attention, the BBC has quickly arranged to meet the producers of Meet the Adebanjo’s to discuss picking it for season 2. Only this week the Metro newspaper featured Meet the Adebanjo’s as what good to watch online and the producers believe …

Black European Women’s Council continues the road to establishment in Brussels

During the past two years the Black European Women’s Council (BEWC) has held two strategic meetings; one in Holland and the second in Austria, toward its goal of establishing itself in the heart of the EU quarter in Brussels. The BEWC also organized a conference in Brussels which was attended by EU politicians, leaders of …

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 …

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 …

Against the Reintroduction of Race Laws in Europe

Hat tip to AfroItaliani Cross posted from MicroMega: To European democratic public opinion and the press that keeps it informed Events in Italy have always – for better or worse – had an extraordinary influence on the whole of European society, from the Italian Renaissance to Fascism. But, all too often, Europe has not become …

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 …

Announcing the New Board of the Black European Women’s Council

At the Black European Women’s Council General Assembly and Capacity Building Seminar on April 9-10th in Soesterberg /Utrecht, Holland our new Board of Directors was chosen: President : Beatrice Achaleke Vice-President: Yvette Jarvis Treasurer : Hellen Felter Secretary : Sandrine Joseph Congratulations ladies! We’re counting on your leadership.

Young Scholar’s Network-Black Diaspora and Germany-Call for Submission of Research Proposals

Call for Interest and for Submission of Research Proposals Young Scholar’s Network – Black Diaspora and Germany In recent years, scholarly work on Germany’s colonial past and its continuing consequences has stressed the relevance of notions of Blackness and whiteness to German national identity formation. Afro German feminists conducted pioneering work in exploring the various …

Summer School on Black Europe

(last year’s participants) Summer School on Black Europe Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations June 14th-25th, 2009 Nederlandse versie, klik hier For additional information over this course, please contact Amy Abdou a.abdou@ninsee.nl Download the Application Form Deadline for Applications is April 1st, 2009. Course Description The Summer School on Black Europe is an …

Black European Women’s Council Gifts for the Holidays

Dear all! It pleases me to inform you that our boutique is now online, hopefully on time for your to benefit from our Christmas offers! You can order DVDs or Books to support the activities of the Black European Women’s Council. Order on time and we shall gladly process and deliver to you on time. …

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 …

African week in the European Parliament

08.09.2008 – 11.09.2008 09:00 – 18:00 African week on the Intercultural Dialogue in the European Parliament Link to program: http://www.interculturaldialogue2008.eu/???ogramm.pdf European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60 1047 Brussels Phone: +32 (0)2 284 21 11 Fax: +32 (0)2 284 69 74 Email: info@europarl.eu.int Link to the organizer: http://www.europarl.eu.int/ URL of event: http://www.interculturaldialogue2008.eu/405.0.html[tt_news]=339&tx_ttnews[backPid]=333&cHash=ae32f6f43d Registration required: Thomas Dudrap Phone: …

Update launching Black European Women’s Council on Sept. 9th 2008

Dear everybody! Greetings from Vienna This Mail is to remind you of the upcoming launching of the Black European Women’s Council on Sept. 9th 2008 in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee Rue Van maelant 1040 Brussels. *Our achievements so far:* 1. Thanks to Brenda’s unending support it was possible for us …

BEWC launch in September – a follow up to the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna last year

A lot has been going on since we met in Vienna last year. Each woman was charged with doing whatever she could in her country. For my part I promised to spread the word. My efforts can be found here. Leah in Sweden has organized a group of sisters and held meetings to draft proposals …