May Ayim

May Ayim – Black poet fighting racism in Germany celebrated by Google

Afro-German May Ayim – Fighter against racism Hat Tip: @AfroGermans – Source: Speigel.de Brigitte Sylvia Gertrud Opitz was born in Hamburg in May 1960, her father was from Ghana , her mother was German. May Ayim was her stage name. She grew up in Münster with a foster family, she studied pedagogy in Regensburg, from the mid-eighties she lived …

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.

THE 8.INTERN: TÜBINGEN AFRICA FESTIVAL 2018 IN GERMANY IT IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION

THE 8.INTERN: TÜBINGEN AFRICA FESTIVAL 2018 IN GERMANY IT IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION

The 1-year break is over, its time to get back to business as usual and this time on a big note. The festival is now called GAIEXPO as it has included African Small and Medium enterprises worldwide. This sector shall promote the continent Africa not just as a tourist but business destination with endless opportunities …

Yakoto

Y’Akoto – Mermaid Blues

Y’Akoto’s New Album Bio from 2014 Y’AKOTO Letting go. Backpedalling. Taking a deep breath, The easiest things are often the most difficult ones to do. But in the supposed banality of these things lies the danger of losing oneself on the surface and forgetting them. It’s that simple. Even Y’akoto, an artist known for her level-mindedness, is …

Sharon Dodua Otoo wins 2016 Ingeborg Bachmann prize

Sharon Dodua Otoo wins 2016 Ingeborg Bachmann prize

Dodua Otoo wins 2016 Ingeborg Bachmann prize I first blogged about Sharon in 2007 and it is thrilling that 9 years later I can share her wonderful news. Sharon Dodua Otoo, born in London, received the 25,000 Euro Ingeborg Bachmann prize for the text “Mr Gröttrup sits down”. She lives and works in Berlin.  The …

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

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

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 …

Fountainhead Tanz Theatre November 2015 e-Letter

Fountainhead Tanz Theatre November 2015 e-Letter

FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Théâtre e – Letter November 2015 . Berlin.Germany www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com Anniversary 2015 Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, 35 years Black International Cinema Berlin, 30th edition Black International Cinema Berlin Film Awards, 25 years THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin, 20 years …

Third Annual WZB Conference on Migration and Diversity

Third Annual WZB Conference on Migration and Diversity

National Identity in Motion The conference aims to discuss national identity at different levels, for example how individuals of immigrant and non-immigrant background negotiate and express national identity (e.g., in implicit and explicit attitudes or behaviors), how national identity is reproduced by public institutions such as schools, how states define national identity through their constitutions …

Polyglot is a new scripted web series from Rwandan-German visual artist and self-taught filmmaker Amelia Umuhire

Polyglot is a new scripted web series from Rwandan-German visual artist and self-taught filmmaker Amelia Umuhire

Hat tip: Babz Rawls Source: okayafrica.com Polyglot is a new scripted web series from Rwandan-German visual artist and self-taught filmmaker Amelia Umuhire that explores the multi-hyphenate identities of young creatives of color in Berlin. The show’s first episode, which premiered in April, introduced viewers to Babiche Papaya, a rapper and poet played by Umuhire’s sister, Amanda Mukasonga. …

Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe V Conference in Münster

Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe V Conference in Münster

The English Seminar and the Chair of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies are proud to host the fifth African European Studies conference, which is being held in Münster for the first time (16-19 September 2015).  An interdisciplinary conference with papers covering literature, history, music, theatre, art, translation, politics, immigration, youth culture and European policies, Afroeuropeans …

Black Women Bloggers – Germany 11 – Frolicious

Black Women Bloggers – Germany 11 – Frolicious

Frolicious is a multicultural online blog and was founded in 2013 by Jen Martens. It is dedicated to promote a cross-section of various information involving the African urban lifestyle. The intention is to share inspirations, pictures about our incredible diversity and beauty throughout the African Diaspora. Furthermore, would like to create a versatile and positive …

Frantz Fanon: Concerning the Psychoanalysis and Cosmopolitanism of Violence

Frantz Fanon: Concerning the Psychoanalysis and Cosmopolitanism of Violence

18th March 2015, 1pm to 7pm University of Warwick (A0.28, Millburn House) Frantz Fanon, the son of Martinique who first fought for colonial France in World War Two and then against colonial France in Algeria, is taken as the preeminent thinker of decolonization. Although Fanon died in 1961, his work and life still stir debate …

Black Women Bloggers – Germany 10 – Munich Mom

Black Women Bloggers – Germany 10 – Munich Mom

Keoshia Walden created MunichMom.com for English speaking expats living in Munich. It’s a mommy lifestyle blog and guide for living in Munich with kids. Hello and thank you for stopping by our blog, munichmom.com. We created this little community to provide English-speaking expats living in Munich with information to really live and be apart of …

Susan Enie Muyang Tatah, Germany – Powerful woman

Susan Enie Muyang Tatah, Germany – Powerful woman

The Arts: Germany Founder & CEO International African Festival Susan is an Entrepreneur and Visionary and African Leisure tour promoter and events manager. Her goal is to gather and empower the African Diaspora worldwide, irrespective of their country of origin, religious background, gender and status for a short vacation, cultural bath and spiritual pilgrimage once a year …

Twaambo Kapilikisha – In the middle.

Twaambo Kapilikisha – In the middle.

In a new series of articles, black women living in Europe share their views from the inside. In our fourth article, Twaambo Kapilikisha addresses sisters in Europe with children “in the middle”.  Twitter is an interesting place,where mere mortals can connect with celebrities and get a message to them directly, a place where the masses …

DeVon Thompson – Music, Memories and Moving ahead

DeVon Thompson – Music, Memories and Moving ahead

In a new series of articles, black women living outside of Europe share their views from the other side. In our fourth article, DeVon Thompson discovered that music build bridges.  Europe looms big! That may sound strange coming from a black American woman but when you say the phrase ‘I’ve been to Europe people’s eyes …