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 …