Black European women at Vienna congress urge recognition, equality

Black European women at Vienna congress urge recognition, equality

VIENNA, Austria: Black women play a crucial role across the EU and deserve to be recognized and respected, and have equal opportunities, organizers of a black European women’s congress said Saturday. The three-day gathering, which ended Saturday afternoon, drew more than 80 black women from 16 European Union countries, as well as from Switzerland and …

When Sisters from 16 Different EU Countries Get Together, Good Things Happen!

When Sisters from 16 Different EU Countries Get Together, Good Things Happen!

I made it to Vienna for the 1st Black European Women’s Congress and I am so grateful to be here. Unfortunately the hotel does not have a wireless connection and I am having connection problems using the cables, so I cannot blog live and share the photos and videos I have taken (yet), but in …

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 …

I’m getting excited!

I’m getting excited!

It’s not long now that I will attend the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. This is a European Union directive with the main goal being the discussion of ways to improve the lives of black women and children in Europe. I’m all for that! I recently learned that black women will be coming …

Black European Women’s Congress 2007

Black European Women’s Congress 2007

2007 has been declared European Year for Equal Opportunities for All by the European Union. The International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives (AFRA) is taking this as a challenge to organise the 1stBlack European Women’s Congress from September 27-29 2007 in Vienna, Austria. The 1st Black European Women’s Congress intends to bring together black women …

Exclusive Daniels Counter contribution – 1st Black Female Performer of post war Germany to release autobiography

Exclusive Daniels Counter contribution – 1st Black Female Performer of post war Germany to release autobiography

Leila Negra / Marie Nejar 1952: 1st Black German Female Performer Marie Nejar who was known as “Leila Negra,” was perhaps the first post war African-German to follow the footsteps of Josephine Baker, as a “media spectacle.” She was born in 1930 in Germany and survived through luck and help by some well meaning persons …

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe

Publisher Comments: This highly original book opens up the almost entirely neglected area of the black African presence in Western Europe during the Renaissance. Covering history, literature, art history and anthropology, it investigates a whole range of black African experience and representation across Renaissance Europe, from various types of slavery to black musicians and dancers, …

Black Russian Nobility – Alexander Pushkin

Black Russian Nobility – Alexander Pushkin

Although the vast majority of African Americans are unfamiliar with Pushkin’s monumental works, most students of literature are at least aware of his “Blackamoor of Peter the Great,” an unfinished romance which relates the biographical data of the poet’s great-grandfather, Ibrahim Petrovitch Gannibal his black great-grandfather. Some early critics wrongly suspected that Pushkin attempted to …

Alessandro de Medici – The African

Alessandro de Medici – The African

Alessandro de Medici – The African Despite the many portraits of this 16th century Italian Renaissance figure, his African heritage is rarely, if ever, mentioned.[Editor’s Note: For more on this omission as it has occurred in the art world, read this January 2005 update.] Alessandro wielded great power as the first duke of Florence. He …