Black Europe Summer School

Black Europe Summer School: time to think about attending next summer

The Black Europe Summer School is a two-week intensive course held each summer in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The course explores the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora and other people of color in Europe. Participants learn about the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of colonial legacies on policies, social organizations, and legislation …

Black Youth Achievements Publication – Out In October 2017

Black Youth Achievements Publication – Out In October 2017

The Black Youth Achievements (BYA) is the initiative of our 2010 Power Lister Kay Oldroyd. Young People Insight We’re working with ‘Young People Insight’ who are currently conducting interviews with various young achievers from around the UK and these will be published as ‘Stories of Success’. The A4 magazine will also contain a directory of …

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations

Hat tip: Monique Wells. Source: British Black List Baroness Patricia Scotland Makes History as 1st (Black) Woman Secretary General of The Commonwealth of Nations! Nominated to discuss her life and career on the ‘Inspiring Women’ segment of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour by ‎Grace Ononiwu, the Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal, PC, QC, aged 60, …

BWIE 10th Anniversary

Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10 Year Anniversary

Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10 Year Anniversary Wow, I can’t believe we have our 10 year anniversary in 2016. Sounds cliche but I remember launching the blog as if it were yesterday. But 1,827 posts, 15 awards, and 3 international speaking engagements later it truly does add up to 10 years of passion.   Logo …

European Dialogue Skills and Migration

European Dialogue Skills and Migration

European Commission’s 1st Dialogue on Skills and Migration In preparation of a possible reform of the EU Blue Card and a new Commission communication on legal migration and integration, the dialogue will help the Commission to better understand the challenges economic actors face with skills and labour shortages and the role played by skilled non-EU …

Black Europe Summer School Program 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Black Europe Summer School Program 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations Black Europe Summer School Program 2016 June 20 – July 1, 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Now in its 9th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies …

Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, the Chineke!  Foundation and the power of classical music

Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, the Chineke! Foundation and the power of classical music

Mission Viva Chineke! Viva Musica! At the Chineke! Foundation, we think that all young people deserve the chance to grow and develop as musicians, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Chineke! therefore seeks to be a force for good in the classical music industry, levelling the playing field for young Black …

Gift Card Giveaway for Expats and Travelers in Europe

Gift Card Giveaway for Expats and Travelers in Europe

Expatriates and travelers in Europe will have a chance to win an e-gift card for the online retailer of their choice. Anyone may increase their chances of winning something by applying using the different methods. Check out our current giveaway to learn more information, including how to enter. About  the website So… who’s in charge …

Moira Stuart – the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television

Moira Stuart – the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television

Moira Clare Ruby Stuart OBE is a British presenter, who was the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television. She has presented many television news and radio programmes for the BBC and is currently the newsreader for The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. Source: BBC Moira Stuart’s career in radio and television …

Ingrid Pollard’s work on display at Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Ingrid Pollard’s work on display at Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Source: V&A Museum Ingrid Pollard Ingrid Pollard was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1953 and moved to England when she was four years old. Since then she has lived in London working as a photographer, printer, media artist and researcher. She is a graduate of the London College of Printing and Derby University. In the …

Photographer Jennie Baptiste on display  –  Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Photographer Jennie Baptiste on display – Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Source V&A Museum Jennie Baptiste Photographer Jennie Baptiste was born in Northwest London in 1971, after her parents moved to the city from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia in the 1960s. She graduated from the London College of Communication Bachelor of Arts Photography course in 1994. Her photographs explore fashion and style as expressions …

British Jamaican photographer Maxine Walker – on exhibit at the London’s V & A

British Jamaican photographer Maxine Walker – on exhibit at the London’s V & A

Source: V & A Maxine Walker Born in 1962, British Jamaican photographer Maxine Walker lives and works in Birmingham. Her photographs raise questions about the nature of identity, challenging racial stereotypes. She contests photography’s documentary ability by replicating specific photographic styles, such as in her early series Auntie Linda’s House (1987). Her Black Beauty series …

A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

With roots stemming back to 2007 with The Vienna Declaration the Black European Women’s Council (BEWC) is set to revive itself. The first step was a face-to-face meeting with some of the board members representing Austria, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In addition to discussing the future of the BEWC we had the honor …

8th Annual summer school on Black Europe

8th Annual summer school on Black Europe

Now accepting applications for Black Europe Summer School Program 2015 June 22 – July 3, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Now in its 8th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of European …

7th Annual Summer School on Black Europe: Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

7th Annual Summer School on Black Europe: Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

Editor’s note: I am dying to take this course one summer. If you can attend and get accepted, I would live to hear about your experience, feedback on the course, and how you feel post-course. Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 23 – July 4, 2014 The Summer School on Black Europe is an intensive two week …

British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw

British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Source: Hollywood.com Gugu Mbatha-Raw redefined what the concept of ingénue. A classically trained actress, Mbatha-Raw made her mark on British television with supporting roles in popular series like “Spooks” (BBC, 2002- ), a slick spy drama that followed members of the U.K.’s intelligence team, and on the sci-fi thriller “Doctor Who” (BBC, 2005-). She lit …

7th Annual Summer School on BLACK EUROPE
Money collected at event in east London on July 6 to help improve St Ann’s Bay Hospital’s A&E

Money collected at event in east London on July 6 to help improve St Ann’s Bay Hospital’s A&E

Source: Voice Online A CHARITABLE family fun day that will attempt to raise funds to help improve the conditions of a Jamaican hospital will take place in east London on July 6. All proceeds raised at the event in Clapton will go towards the accident and emergency care at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital. The …

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2012 – London

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2012 – London

Fresher’s week – Breaking news – Hot off the press – Brand spanking new   Who and what is making a debut at Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2012 – June 3rd & 4th Business Design Centre Islington, London  Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE loves to introduce revolutionary style ideas and this year we’ve scouted out the freshest and …

Black Women in Europe in association with Diverse Dolls 4 All have 3 beautiful dolls to give away.

Black Women in Europe in association with Diverse Dolls 4 All have 3 beautiful dolls to give away.

For a chance to win one of these great prizes go to the Diverse Dolls 4 All Facebook page, hit the Like button, and tell them the name of your favourite doll by writing on their wall. It is as simple as that. More information on the dolls can be found at www.diversedolls4all.co.uk The competition closes …