Taking Care of Business in Belgium – Khosi Mnyakeni’s Anise Lifestyle

Anise Lifestyle is a complementary therapy practice which offers aromatherapy massage and treatments. Serenity, space and undivided attention are essential to us. That is why we have one client booked at a time. Our full therapeutic commitment is given to our clients in a relaxing and peaceful environment. All aromatherapy treatments at Anise Lifestyle start …

Call for Black Women in Europe to submit your story for publication

Beatrice, the dynamic sister in Vienna who organized the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna last year that lead to the launch of the Black European Women’s Council that will launch in the European Parliament next month is requesting written submissions from sisters in Europe. Here are the details: Dear All! Thanks so much …

Better to give than to receive, or 48 hours in the life of an Obama delegate candidate.

The Democrats Abroad EMEA caucus in Brussels this past weekend was exhausting and exhilarating. As an Obama delegate candidate and elector (I could vote for the delegates) it was an experience I will never forget. Friday evening started with drinks with the first 14 registrants and the Mayor of Brussels followed by a private tour …

From Sweden to Brussels to Denver?

I am heading to the Democrats Abroad (DA) Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Caucus today in Brussels. Among other issues 4 Obama delegates will be chosen who will attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August. Additional delegtes will be chosen at other DA caucuses. The Obama campaign has approved my application to …

Concert of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music in Brussels

Eric Jassin, Echevin et Pr??sident de l???asbl Atrium Saint-Josse, le Conseil d???Administration de l???asbl Atrium et Bertrand van Hoorebeke, Manager Atrium Saint-josse ont le plaisir de vous convier au Sacred Duke Ellington Concert Ch??ur ??? Big Band ??? Soprano – Claquettes Le dimanche 23 d??cembre 2007, ?? 19h00 Eglise de Saint-Josse / Place Saint-Josse Info …

Yearly Blackface: Being in Amsterdam two weekends ago reminded me that I find Zwart Piet very strange.

Part of the Dutch and Belgium Chritsmas tradition is a fellow named Zwart Piet (Black Peter). Black Peter (Zwart Piet), while now a benevolent companion of Sinter Klaas, was at one time a more sinister character. During the Middle Ages, he threatened to punish the children if they were naughty by throwing them into his …

A Look At Brenda King-Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Hopefully you watched the video of Brenda King’s opening remarks at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress last week in Vienna. Brenda emphasised that when she was invited to attend the Congress she made sure that she wrote her abstract personally. Now I want to give you a look at her role in Brussels on …

Elodie Ouedrago of Belgium helps her team win a bronze medal

En s??rie d??j??, nos filles avaient t??moign?? d’une forme exceptionnelle et d’une parfaite coh??sion. Dans leur s??rie, elles s’??taient joliment impos??es devant la Russie, alors que la France, figurant pourtant parmi les favorites, avait ??t?? ??limin??e. Au passage, le quatuor belge (Olivia Borl??e, Hanna Marien, Elodie Ouedrago et Kim Gevaert) avait battu le record national: …