Alexandra Burke is ‘Deloris van Cartier’ in Sister Act

Alexandra Burke is ‘Deloris van Cartier’ in Sister Act

Alexandra Burke is a Diva with a Secret Alexandra Burke starred as ‘Rachel Marron’ in the national tour of “The Bodyguard”, a part she also played in the West End. She originally rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor. Her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies …

Angela Maynard is the founder of Botany independent plant and lifestyle store in Hackney

Angela Maynard is the founder of Botany independent plant and lifestyle store in Hackney

Botany was founded in 2014 by Angela Maynard, after a 12-year career in Product Development for various British brands. Botany is an independent plant & lifestyle store situated on Chatsworth Road in the heart of Hackney’s creative community. Her shop’s ethos: We believe that good, useful, ethical design and considered surroundings make for a beautiful …

The Kofo Collective Presents: 195 Lewis Oxford

The Kofo Collective Presents: 195 Lewis Oxford

195 Lewis 195 Lewis is an independent web series project about a Black lesbian couple in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn striving to practice radical honesty in their (newly) polyamorous relationship. Join us Oxford for an exclusive screening of season one! DATE AND TIME Fri, May 5, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST LOCATION Investcorp Building, St …

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2017 Instagram contest & Annual Show

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2017 Instagram contest & Annual Show

  AFRO HAIR & BEAUTY LIVE LAUNCHES #AFROHAIRSHOWCOMP INSTAGRAM HAIRSTYLIST COMPETITION Calling all hairstylists promoting your work on Instagram! Are you #AHBL’S next top hairstylist? Do you have what it takes to be Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE’s Instagram Hair Stylist 2017? Get your photographs ready for the launch of #AFROHAIRSHOWCOMP our brand new Instagram …

Margaret V. Aberdeen has written The Book Every Mother Needs!

Margaret V. Aberdeen has written The Book Every Mother Needs!

Priceless Roles of a Mother   This influential memoir and handbook includes ‘My Journey as a Mother’ which tells the tale of how I conquered an abusive relationship, the tragic loss of my second son, homelessness, and cancer. But it’s not just about me, this book is spoken by mothers from all walks of life. It …

Jewell Parker Rhodes talks at the Oxford Literary Festival

Jewell Parker Rhodes talks at the Oxford Literary Festival

Jewell Parker Rhodes talks to Catherine Johnson Towers Falling: 15 Years After 9/11 Award-winning American author Jewell Parker Rhodes talks about her new novel that helps children who were not alive at the time to understand the horrific impact of the events of 9/11. Rhodes’s newest book Towers Falling follows 15-year-old Brooklyn resident Dèja as …

Patrice Lawrence talks at Oxford Literary Festival

Patrice Lawrence talks at Oxford Literary Festival

Patrice Lawrence, Clare Furniss and Juno Dawson talk to Anna James Young Adult Special Event: Welcome to the Real World Some of the best, most exciting and most challenging young adult novels of today are set in the real world. Hear three top authors Patrice Lawrence, Clare Furniss and Juno Dawson discuss with writer and …

Gemma Cairney talks at Oxford Literary Festival

Gemma Cairney talks at Oxford Literary Festival

Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be Kick off your weekend in style with television and radio personality, journalist, and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney as she opens up to writer, illustrator, and performer Laura Dockrill about how magic and messed up life can be. Join these two fabulous women for …

International Women’s Day – We celebrate us everyday here

International Women’s Day – We celebrate us everyday here

Source: Facebook’s She Means Business   Championing girls through hair care “Every day, I think about how I can improve or contribute to the world and make life more exciting, enjoyable and fulfilling—not only for myself but for the women and girls around me.” Since around the age of 4, Jamelia Donaldson has had a …

Marverine Cole has launched the UK’s first podcast dedicated to women of colour.

Marverine Cole has launched the UK’s first podcast dedicated to women of colour.

Quintessential is Britain’s biggest conversation, celebrating women of colour – curated and hosted by award-winning Journalist & Broadcaster, Marverine Cole. Quintessential is a series of monthly podcasts, offering inspiration and positivity. Revealing intriguing stories and unique perspectives from a wealth of incredible women, from all walks of life. Work-life balance, health and well-being, business and …

New Me in an Old World Yoga Retreat Discount

New Me in an Old World Yoga Retreat Discount

EXCLUSIVE discount for Black Women in Europe readers: 20% discount using the code “bwejan” New Me in an Old World Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga * Ayurveda * Kemetic Yoga * Massage Meditation * Reiki * Sisterhood * Vegan meals   Join the OYA team for a weekend mini-festival together at Oxon Hoath, a beautifully exclusive 73 acre …

Grace Wales Bonner – Breakthrough Designer

Grace Wales Bonner – Breakthrough Designer

Haper Bazaar’s Woman of the Year “This bright British talent creates clothes that redefine ideas of ethnicity and gender“. Informed by broad research that encompasses critical theory, composition, literature, and historical sources, WALES BONNER explores a distinctive notion of luxury via a hybrid of European and African approaches. Grace Wales Bonner graduated from Central St. …

Malaika Firth, British Model and Woman of the Year 2016

Malaika Firth, British Model and Woman of the Year 2016

Harper Bazaar’s Model of the Year “With her ethereal grace and striking features, the British-Kenyan model is at the vanguard of fashion’s new mood.” “The lack of racial diversity is a prevalent issue in modelling but I try to ignore it. If you talk about it and try to make it an issue, then it’s …

‘If time was measured in heartbeats’ | Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE

‘If time was measured in heartbeats’ | Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE

Note: Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE is one of our Power Listers. Yvonne has spent over 30 years working in the communications industry. During this time she campaigned for minorities, small business owners and closest to her heart, race and women’s equality in the workplace, especially the boardroom; work for which she received a CBE and …

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Sophia James – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Sophia James, Politics: UK, 1st Black Female Reading Councillor A 26 year old enthusiastic young professional living in Reading, working for a deaf charity in London and lucky enough to be a Labour Councillor for the outstanding Katesgrove Ward. Left wing, liberation activist and inter-sectional feminist. I’m originally from Birmingham. You will either catch me …

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Amma Asante – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Amma Assante, The Arts: UK, Award Winning Filmmaker BAFTA award winning Writer/Director Amma Asante, a child actor, made the move to screenwriting with development deals from Chrysalis, Channel 4 and the BBC. Two series of the urban drama Brothers and Sisters followed, which Amma wrote and produced for BBC2. Amma’s 2004 feature film, A Way …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own© Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own© In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. For the past three years the list was …

Black is the New Black

BBC’s Black is the New Black TV Series

Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, science and more share their insights into being black and British today, how they got where they are, and thoughts on what the future holds. The first episode is about arriving and growing up in Britain. A cast of distinguished black Britons including Naomi Campbell, Sir Trevor McDonald, Thandie …

Ronke Lawal

Ronke Lawal: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Ronke Lawal, PR Guru: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I chose Ronke Lawal to be a Black Women in Europe Blog 10th Anniversary Shero because she is a dynamo. She’s had her own business for 12 years and that is a huge accomplishment in the crowded and competitive …