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

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© 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 …

Exclusive discount on Yoga retreat for Women of Colour in the UK

Special offer:  The inaugural retreat for women of color is just under a week away. Join the OYA team for yoga, grounded movement and meditation. Vegan cuisine with Ghanaian flair, pool, sisterhood and more await you. If you use the promo code “blackwomeneurope” you’ll receive a 10% discount on the July retreat if you book …

Images of Black Women: Out of My Hand

IMAGES OF BLACK WOMEN: OUT OF MY HAND BOOK TICKETS   INFO Please be aware that there are no trailers before the performance. Sun 12 Jun 135 minutes Director: Takeshi Fukunaga Cast: Bishop Blay, Shelley Molad, Duke Murphy Dennis, Charles Justo USA-Liberia (2015) SYNOPSIS In the Liberian countryside, Cisco’s quiet life as a rubber plantation …

Yoga retreats for Black women and women of colour in the UK

OYA Retreats are dedicated to delivering an holistic movement and mindfulness practice to Black women and women of colour. On exclusive retreats in the United Kingdom and abroad, guests are offered room to explore, reflect, release, and renew. Recalling the Elements: Fire & Wind Join Nikita, Shiggi and Stacie for their first weekend yoga and …

Candice McKenzie

DJ Candice McKenzie: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

DJ Candice McKenzie: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I picked Candice to be a Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary Shero for many reasons but mainly for her positive energy that I find completely infectious! I first blogged about Candice in March 2009 when I learned about …

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Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2015 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2015 – 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 two years the list was called down to highlight 5 women. This year the awardees are in the …

Ronke Lawal asks Do Black Women Need To Leave The UK To Be Successful?

Do Black Women Need To Leave The UK To Be Successful? by Ronke Lawal In April 2014 I was quoted in Pride Magazine (not a cover girl yet but I’m working on it) “Do Black Women Have To Leave The UK To Be Successful?” http://pridemagazine.com/ Unfortunately I cannot find a link to the full article online …

Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin

RAI Book Launch – 23rd November, 5 – 6.30pm Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Nottingham) Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin For self-made artist and soldier Horace Pippin— His ability to transform combat service into canvases of emotive power, psychological depth, and realism showed not only how he …

Race and Resistance and Rhodes Must Fall petition and protest tomorrow

Hey folks, For those who don’t know me, I’m the founder and organizer of the Oxford Pan-African Forum (OXPAF). I’ve been active in the movement for Black Lives in the UK and an active participant in the Race and Resistance seminar for the past 2 years. I am also a founding member of Rhodes Must Fall …

Artwell’s Contribution to Oxford’s African History Month 2015

Date: Saturday 24 October 2015 Time: 17.00 – 21.00 Place: United Reform Church Hall, Oxford Road, Cowley 0X4 2ES (near Temple Cowley Library) Email EOCC@redjel.co.uk for more information or text 0775 78 12 449 Ancient Africa’s Gift to: Law, Architecture, Mathematics, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. This is a 45 minute slide introduction to Africa’s Gifts …

Telling it like it was – Dr. Hakim Adi

Yesterday’s Black History Month Lecture organized at Pembroke College by Black Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Oxford University was inspiring as well as interesting. The Pichette Auditorium was filled with a healthy mix of students, staff and community to listen to Dr. Hakim Adi, Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at Chichester University, talk about The …

British history and anti-racist campaigning A discussion event

We are pleased to announce that our first event ‘British history and anti-racist campaigning‘ will be held at the Marx Memorial Library, London EC1 on Tuesday October 20th at 6.30pm until 8pm. Please go to our Eventbrite page to register. The event is free of charge but registration is required. This event is inspired by …

Oxford University’s Black History Month Lecture 2015

On 20th October at 6pm, Professor Hakim Adi will present the University of Oxford’s 2015 Black History Month Lecture, entitled ‘The 70th Anniversary of the Manchester Pan-African Congress and Its Significance Today’. The Fifth Pan-African Congress (Manchester 1945) was the most influential and politically significant of the seven Pan-African Congresses, as it brought together key …

Sandy Parris and Ladies Who Lunch

The founding principle of Ladies Who Lunch UK is ‘Women Empowering Women’ and my aim is to provide a forum for women of all backgrounds, cultures and nationalities to meet, share and exchange experiences, views and ideas in order to gain confidence, knowledge and grow. My extensive work experience includes legal PA, senior EA, project …

Jenny Garrett is Rocking her Role

Women’s Coach of the Year 2014, APCTC award winner Jenny is a sought after executive coach and trainer, author of Rocking Your Role, the how to guide to success for female breadwinners, speaker, founder of Reflexion Associates leadership consultancy and Co -Founder of Rocking Ur Teens CIC. Jenny mentors women entrepreneurs and executives internationally for the Cherie …