Pure Keratin Therapy Mask – Restores visibly damaged without slack to make. Hair Ideal for smooth and shiny hair. Click on the product photo above for more information. And just who is the brains behind this hair business? The beautiful Janine in the Netherlands.
Click on Janine’s photo above to learn her hair story and the inspiration behind her company. If you don’t read Dutch you’ll need to use an online translator, but since a picture is worth a thousand words, be sure to look at her photos that document her hair journey.
According to folklore, Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands via steamship every November, rides into town on his horse, and is assisted by his helper Zwarte Piet, which literally translates to “Black Peter.”
Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary is a film about the blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet, a Dutch folklore character associated with the celebration of Sinterklaas. According to folklore, Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands via steamship every November, rides into town on his horse, and is assisted by his helper Zwarte Piet, which literally translates to “Black Peter.”
Documentary project by
Shantrelle P. Lewis
A 2012-13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow, Shantrelle P. Lewis is Brooklyn-based curator and a New Orleans native who returned home to assist in the city’s post-Katrina revitalization efforts after a 12-year stint on the east coast. Having received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in African American Studies from Howard and Temple Universities, respectively, her extensive travels throughout Africa, Europe, the United States, South America, and the Caribbean has allowed Shantrelle to experience and witness the manifestation of the African Diasporan aesthetic firsthand. As a curator, Ms. Lewis uses exhibition to respond critically to socio-political and cosmological phenomena through an African-centered lens. Since 2011, Shantrelle has been engaged in research in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean for a 2015 exhibition at Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI).
On 12 December 2011, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia was elected by consensus Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court by the Assembly of States Parties. Mrs. Bensouda was sworn in on 15 June 2012.
Mrs. Bensouda had previously held the position of ICC Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions), having been elected with an overwhelming majority by the Assembly of States Parties on 8 August 2004 and serving as such until May 2012.
Prior to her work at the International Criminal Court, Mrs. Bensouda worked as Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, rising to the position of Senior Legal Advisor and Head of The Legal Advisory Unit.
Before joining the ICTR, she was General Manager of a leading commercial bank in The Gambia. Between 1987 and 2000, she was successively Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General and Legal Secretary of the Republic, and Attorney General and Minister of Justice, in which capacity she served as Chief Legal Advisor to the President and Cabinet of The Republic of The Gambia.
Mrs. Bensouda also took part in negotiations on the treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Parliament and the ECOWAS Tribunal. She has served as delegate to United Nations conferences on crime prevention, the Organization of African Unity’s Ministerial Meetings on Human Rights, and as delegate of The Gambia to the meetings of the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court.
Mrs. Bensouda holds a masters degree in International Maritime Law and Law of The Sea and as such is the first international maritime law expert of The Gambia.
Meet Marilva Berrenstein: The woman behind the Tia’s Mimosa Handmade Products Brand
I just did the big chop after relaxing my hair and wanted to take care for my natural tresses. I started my business as a young student that could not afford all the products that were imported from the United States. So..I started to experiment myself. Eventually I collected my courage to start my own company in offering natural products to naturalistas.
It is a lot of hard work and many lessons were learned the hard way. Nevertheless, it makes the journey very interesting, to say the least .
Next to providing products I also give and organize workshops to share and gather information on natural hair care. I hear many stories of mostly women that take that step and go on journey with their hair and friends, family workplace.
I hope my presence can be a point of not only business but also reference for you all. For any questions, remark and ideas, do not hestitate to contact me.
Tia’s Mimosa Handmade Products will organize a “Meet & Greet” on the 27th of May.
You are all invited to join in and get acquainted with the Mimosa products for curly, coily hair and skin.
There will be special prices, samples, a product demonstration and of course a great gathering of people. All people that join in will receive a Mimosa Goodie Bag.
Do you want to start to stock your jar of Mimosa Cream? Collect a sample. NoLIMIT in Amsterdam ZO.
The tickets can be ordered and paid in advance. Only a paid reservation of a ticket will guarantee you an entrance on that day. Due to a limited number of seats it is advised to order your tickets in advance.