Black Women in Europe™ Social Network Black Holland Group 2011 V-Day Give-Away

“Be Your Best Valentine and Love Yourself” Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Whether you give a gift to your sweetheart on this holiday or not, I do hope that you are making sure to love yourself each and every day. Maybe you show your love for yourself by making healthy choices, or saying “no” instead …

From Rotterdam to the international stage, Pam Feathers sings with soul.

Hat tip: Euromight SOP artist and singer-songwriter Pam Feather (1986, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) is known for her signature sound, catchy songs and energetic performances with or without her guitar. At a very young age she already knew how to entertain a crowd with her sparkling personality and music. Influenced by the great such as Aretha …

Summer School on Black Europe – I’ve got to take this course!

Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations June 12th-30th, 2011 Download Application For additional information over this course, please contact Amy Abdou a.abdou@ninsee.nl or amyabdou@gmail.com Course Description The Summer School on Black Europe is an intensive three week course offered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The course is a collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam …

Powerful woman – Joan Ferrier – Activist in the Netherlands

Joan Ferrier – Activist The Netherlands Joan worked at the Social Welfare Studies Centre ‘The Orphanage’, where she eventually was coordinator of two homes for Moroccan children. In addition, she teaches cross-cultural pedagogy and research assistant at the University of Amsterdam. Then in 1997 four women’s empowerment organizations merged decided, by January 1, 1998 Ferrier …

Being black and living abroad – Carolyn Vines talks about her new book on Uncaged Birds

Listen to Carolyn speak about her new book on Uncaged Birds. She speaks about what triggered her decision to move to Europe, as well as the both internal and external hurdles she had to take to make that decision. She also talks candidly about her experiences as a Black American abroad and how she gained …

Elaine Campbell is designing for renaissance women in the Netherlands

About Elaine: As a former fashion model and actress, and now as a fashion designer, my inspirations are many. My fashion designs are like poetry in print and motion. This could be credited to my ability to live cross-culturally. I consider myself a world citizen, I am part of many cultures and societies. Yet I …

Taking Care of Business in the Netherlands 8– Gisele – She Sells

She Sells In this European based shop you can find everything to care for colored skintones and natural hair. Especially black hair and dreadlocks. We have many books and instructional dvd’s with hairstyles for both adults and children. We sell exclusive hair and body jewellery adorned with beautiful natural or silver cowrie shells. Last but …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – the Netherlands– black and (A)broad

black and (A)broad black and (A)broad: traveling beyond the limitations of identity author Carolyn Vines is an American expatriate living in the Netherlands. Her inspiration is her multicultural family. Her passion is language, and she speaks Spanish and Dutch fluently. Carolyn is an author, editor and award-winning blogger. Her work has been published in local …

Taking Care of Business in the Netherlands 6– Valerie Van de Kaa – ViVi Cosmetics

Valerie Van de Kaa is the force behind ViVi Cosmetics: Designer’s Cosmetics for the darker Skin Finding the perfect colors to match your skin is not an issue anymore! As accredited BLACK skin care therapists and make-up artists We design cosmetics for the AFRO COSMOPOLITAN SKIN: CLASSY – TRENDY – SOPHISTICATED Shop today.

Taking Care of Business in the Netherlands 5– Rebecca Mbay – Afro Salon

De kapper “Afrosalon” in Maastricht levert kwaliteit op het gebied van haarverzorging voor straight en kroes haar. We zijn niet alleen gespecialiseerd in de technieken hairextensions, ontkroesen, weaven en dreadlocks maar je kunt zeker ook je haar bij ons laten verven of in model latenknippen. Kom langs of maak een afspraak. Daarnaast hebben we een …

Taking Care of Business in the Netherlands Part 4– Jemitra Hairston – The Green Doorway

Jemitra Hairston is the Creative Director of the Green Doorway. She has almost a decade of experience as a lifestyle coach, massage therapist, whole foods cook, public speaker, and yoga instructor. Jemitra holds a Masters Degree in Health Promotion from Marymount University, is a certified Thai yoga massage therapist (Touch of Asia), and a certified …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – the Netherlands 4 – Natural Sisters

Natural Sisters This blog is about my journey to create long healthy black hair. If you in a challenge yourself please let’s help each other. In this blog we can trade tips on hair care products, protective hairstyles, fashion and beauty products. Link to Natural Sisters

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – the Netherlands 3 – Becoming A Doctor

Becoming A Doctor: I remember when I came to Hungary to start medical school, one of my dad’s parting words were “try to keep a diary, and fill in as much as you can, it’s very important”. A Friend of mine also once told me “learn to always write down your stories/experiences, even if it …

Holland event – Awaken The Goddess Within

In collaboration with Mariposa Import and Màrshé Breda, the Afro European Sisters Network and Women of the African Diaspora organize the workshop Awaken the Goddess Within. Awakening the Goddess Within is an invitation to awaken your feminine source of power. It is about nourishing a woman from the roots of her being and empowering her …

Black Magic Woman Festival in Amsterdam

November 12-15, 2009 Het Black Magic Woman Festival 2009 is er een van vernieuwing en verrassingen. Met een basis bedrag uit het Amsterdamse Kunstenplan kan het Festival de komende jaren goed neergezet worden. Onze dank is groot aan de wethouder die de Magic van Black Artistic Women onderkent, Carolien Gehrels. Met een nieuw gebouw kan …

Black Business Women in the Netherlands (ZZVN) Annual Awards Gala

On January the 12th 2004 the business club Black Business Women in the Netherlands (ZZVN), was established to give the entrepreneurship of black women a new impulse. The establishment had a reliable preparation, because of the continually increasing demand of entrepreneur to a congenial platform The ZZVN is already active for more than 9 years …

Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the Step Forward

Hat tip: Zola Mumford Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the Step Forward. December 17-19, 2009, Leiden University, The Netherlands The conference theme relates to the issue how to deal with oral genres in a world where new technologies have become available not only for the researchers, but also for the local …

CFP: Africa Thesis Award 2009 (deadline: 16 June 2009)

Hat tip: Zola Mumford Africa Thesis Award 2009 Deadline: 16 June 2009 The African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands, has an annual award for the best Masters thesis on Sub-Saharan Africa by a student at a university in the Netherlands or in Africa. Any final-year student who has completed his/her Masters thesis with distinction (80% …