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

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

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

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: …