Amandine Gay and others Speak Up about La Vérité

Amandine Gay’s documentary “Ouvrir la Voix” confronts a political and historical paradox: the illusion of color blindness that’s central to the French national self-image. OUVRIR LA VOIX/Speak Up is a feature-length documentary on black female Afro-descendants in French-speaking Europe (France and Belgium). This film project was born from my desire to occupy the public space …

Nita Wiggins

I’m in love with Nita Wiggins!

Nita Wiggins’ Amazing Parisian Life Biographical source: NitaWiggins.com Nita Wiggins is a twenty-year broadcast journalism veteran of American television, in both the sports and news realms. Since 2009 she has been a journalism trainer at the reputed L’Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris (Paris, France), where she teaches American Principles and Practices of Journalism (and …

2017 Power List

Dr. Erma Manoncourt France-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Dr. Erma Manoncourt Dr. Erma Manoncourt is a public health specialist in behavior and social change and the Founder and President of M&D Consulting Inc (Paris, France). A retired UN official, she has worked over 30 years in international development, providing technical assistance in management/leadership, strategic planning, training and facilitation skills, communication for …

2017 Power List

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2017 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2017 – A List of Our Own© 2017 Black Women in Europe™ Power List from Black Women in Europe View and share on SlideShare and YouTube.

Chocolate + Leather

Chocolate + Leather

We offer custom designed shopping and food itineraries in Paris, London & NYC. Contact us to shop & eat like a local in the world’s most fashionable cities. Your Style. Our Design. Step 1 – Questionnaire Share your style, tastes, budget and preferences in a detailed questionnaire We’ll study it closely to understand your needs and priorities Step 2 …

Laura Flessel is Sports Minister in the French government

Laura Flessel is Sports Minister in the French government

Hat tip: Monique Wells Source: The African Courier Laura Flessel is France’s sports minister. Aged 45, she is a double Olympic fencing champion widely known in French sport. Flessel, who was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, is currently number one on the all-time list of French female Olympic winners, with five medals to her credit. Flessel, …

French President’s Senegalese-born press secretary Sibeth Ndiaye

French President’s Senegalese-born press secretary Sibeth Ndiaye

Many agree that Macron owes much of his recent success to the work of Ndiaye – and she will likely continue to play an important role in his term as president. Source: mg.co.za 37-year-old Sibeth Ndiaye is making a name for herself as the communications advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron. Born in Dakar, she …

Nyansapo Fest – Paris mayor vows to halt black feminist festival, then backtracks

Nyansapo Fest – Paris mayor vows to halt black feminist festival, then backtracks

Source: France 24 Nyansapo Fest – Paris mayor vows to halt black feminist festival, then backtracks It’s an embarrassing turnaround for the mayor who appears to have leapt to the position of far-right groups instead of checking the facts of the situation. The Nyansapo Fest, which is organised by the Mwasi Collective, is set to take …

Karima Delli MEP one of the 40 MEPs who matter

Karima Delli MEP one of the 40 MEPs who matter

Source: Politico Karima Delli isn’t your typical European Parliament committee chair. She takes over the Greens’ only top job this week covering transport — a woman, in her 30s and with an Algerian background — and is used to facing-off against National Front leader Marine Le Pen in northern France. “In electing a young woman …

France’s César Awards Nominations – 4 films from the Diaspora

France’s César Awards Nominations – 4 films from the Diaspora

Source: ShawdowandAct.com “Divines” tells the story of Dounia, a tough but naive teenager living in the ‘hood, who sees getting rich or dying trying as her most viable option to get out, from French filmmaker of Moroccan descent Houda Benyamina. Omar Sy stars in “Chocolat,” which is based on the life of Rafael Padilla – …

Power List

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

Monique Wells – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own© Monique Y. Wells is a 20-year resident of Paris, France. She is co-owner of Discover Paris! – Personalized Itineraries for Independent Travelers, and is also a freelance travel writer and editor. Through Discover Paris!, Monique has provided services tailored …

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 …

How to Conduct a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Conduct a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Conduct a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign By Monique Y. Wells in Paris, France In the aftermath of a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that I recently conducted to support the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition video documentary project, Black Women In Europe founder and editor Adrianne George asked me to …

Women Travel Abroad for Beauford Delaney Exhibition in Paris

Women Travel Abroad for Beauford Delaney Exhibition in Paris

In February – March 2016, an extraordinary event brought women students and educators to Paris. The Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition, held at Columbia Global Centers at Reid Hall (Columbia University’s Paris facility), was the inaugural event for the Wells International Foundation (WIF). It combined art, study abroad, and STEAM …

Ellen Kountz: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Ellen Kountz, Finance Guru: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I picked Ellen to be a Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary Shero because she’s gutsy, a trailblazer and extremely cool. I first blogged about Ellen in August 2012. Born in California and raised in New York State …

“A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions

“A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions

Hat tip: Angela Shaw AUP is proud to announce its upcoming conference “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions from 26-28 May 2016. The conference will represent a broad international and interdisciplinary explorations of Baldwin’s life and writing, with a special emphasis on the Paris he inhabited, both what it was and …