7th Annual Summer School on BLACK EUROPE
Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary

Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary

According to folklore, Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands via steamship every November, rides into town on his horse, and is assisted by his helper Zwarte Piet, which literally translates to “Black Peter.” Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary is a film about the blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet, a Dutch folklore character associated with the celebration …

Chika Unigwe: Bridging Europe and Nigeria, Tradition and Modernity

Chika Unigwe: Bridging Europe and Nigeria, Tradition and Modernity

Writers are often a mixture of their past and their present. They write about interests and experiences, which are not always the same thing. Or perhaps take ideas from the world around them and stories they have been told. Chika Unigwe has followed a similar trajectory with her first three novels, the third of which …

2nd Annual Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference

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. …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Belgium – American Black Chick in Europe

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Belgium – American Black Chick in Europe

Well, I’m American. And a black chick. In Europe. I’m 28 and earned my MA in International Relations in London a few months ago. Now I’m temporarily back in the US spending time with my family before heading to Belgium for an internship. After that? I haven’t a clue. I think that’s part of the …