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 …

International Africa festival 2014

Tübingen  will once again host the International Africa festival 2014. The 5th Edition will bring you the best in African diversity, culture, music from the continent and beyond. Save this date now, and join us in Tübingen for world-class performances, unbeatable atmosphere, meet and make new friends.  We welcome you to the African Village in Tübingen …

Black Women Bloggers – Germany 9 – thebookwormgiraffe & Mukaintu

Two blogs, one brianchild: Twaambo Kapilikisha This is a blog I use to showcase my non filtered thoughts. I found that I wanted something more from my interaction with the world when it seemed that everyone had a wrinkle free life and would not open up about any issues they did not know how to handle. …

Candace Allen discusses her novel Valaida on BBC Radio

From BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour Valaida Snow was a black jazz song and dance performer in the 1920s and 30s, who famously also played solo trumpet in a man’s world. She toured around the world until she fell foul of the German occupying force in Denmark. Now Candace Allen has painstakingly pieced together Valaida’s …

Ayo – simply fabulous

Biography source: Wikipedia Ayo (born as Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin on 14 September 1980 in Frechen near Cologne, Germany) is a Nigerian-German singer-songwriter. She uses the Yoruba translation Ayọ or Ayo. of her first name Joy. Her debut album Joyful, which was first released in 2006, reached Double-Platinum status in France, Platinum in Germany and Poland, …

BlackWomen Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 9 – Black girl in Berlin

Welcome to BlackgirlinBerlin by Kimberly Butler Who is Kimberly Butler you may ask? Kimberly Butler is a talented author. This dynamic, driven & intelligent young African-American Business & Economics grad originally hailed from a middle class family in a small town in Southern California. Kimberly has overcome many tragedies & setbacks throughout her short life …

“FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?” – Exhibition in Berlin

“FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?” – Exhibition http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC13/html/bic_13_fits_en.htm Production/Direction/Curation Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre “…VISIONS BECOME REALITY…” ” …VISIONEN WERDEN WIRKLICHKEIT…” Photographic Exhibition – Visual Documentation Fotoausstellung – Visuelle Dokumentation July 1 – August 31, 2013 Vernissage, July 1st, 7 pm Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) – Foyer John-F.-Kennedy Platz 10825 Berlin-Schöneberg Admission is without charge. …

Style icon, former model, accessories and jewelry designer, mother and wife: Michelle Elie.

Source: All The Pretty Birds Style icon, former model, accessories and jewelry designer, mother and wife: Michelle Elie. I was born in Port au Prince, Haiti and moved to New York with my family when I was six-year-old. New York was my hometown until I moved to Köln, Germany. I completed all my studies in …

Many Voices to Tell a Story: A Walking Tour of Berlin Jazz – Corina Kwami at TEDxGoodenoughCollege

Hat tip: 360 degrees of diversity Ms Kwami is a jazz, soul and funk performer and aspiring social epidemiologist. After finishing her degree at Georgetown University, Corina worked and performed in Switzerland and Germany. She has also launched an initiative, “Jazz, Swing & Funk Walking Tours Berlin” which provides interactive, historic tours of jazz in …

International African Festival Tübingen, Germany 2013

Africans, be proud of your culture Dear Africans, friends and well-wishers of Africa, Summer is around the corner! It’s time to relax and spend quality time with friends, family and well-wisher at the largest extravaganza African Diaspora festival taking place for the 4th time in Down-town Tübingen from the 8th to the 11th of August 2013 at …

Taking care of business in Germany pt. 11 – Dr Luderitz Natural Products for Curly Hair

Dr. Lüderitz Natural Cosmetics was founded by Dr. rer. nat. Liset Lüderitz. She was born in Cuba, where she completed a degree in chemical engineering. While working in the Research Center for Nutrition and Food Sciences in Havana she was also trained as an aroma specialist and developed aromas for the national food industry. In …

XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany & U.S.A. 2013

XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany & U.S.A. 2013 Production and Direction / Produktion und Leitung: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in cooperation with / in Kooperation mit Gabriele Gün Tank Commissioner for Integration of the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Germany Integrationsbeauftragte des Bezirks Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Deutschland MAY 8-12, 2013 Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 10825 Berlin/Germany …

Get your entry form for the 28th Black International Cinema Berlin festival

XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013 produced & directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre MAY 8-12, 2013 Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 10825 Berlin/Germany Download your Black International Cinema Berlin 2013 application form.

BlackWomen Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 8- Tatiana in Flux

Hi! I’m Tatiana Richards Hanebutte. I live a flux life: I’m an Alabama native turned American expat in Germany. Last year, I left a full time job to become a (temporary) stay-at-home mom. And that job I left? I managed social media communications for a chamber of commerce and a city magazine. Journalism plus social media; that’s about as flux as it gets. I guess …

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2012

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2012 festival online presentation   May 2-6, 2012 RATHAUS SCHÖNEBERG (City Hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Saal, Kinosaal (cinema), Bibliothek (library) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1 10825 Berlin, Germany A COMPLEXION CHANGE – Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy “View to the Future – The Flag still flies” in cooperation with / in Kooperation mit der Commissioner for Integration, …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 7 – Grow African Hair Long

We are sisters Jo & Eva born and raised in Kenya.Most afro haired women grOw up believing our hair type cannot grow as long as Asian or Caucasian,we did too!How terribly wrong we all were!The turning point came when we were taken in by the afro hair ‘revolution’ going on in the USA and some …