Kwanza

Kwanza Musi dos Santos explores race and citizenship in Italy

Kwanza Musi dos Santos of @TerminiTv in #Italy is one of five winners of the @MediaAgainstHate video contest. @bwie pic.twitter.com/eG5Nv0CUkq — Alison McKenzie (@bethelmckenzie) March 5, 2018 Watch another of her videos here or on the image above. “Thank you, jus sanguinis! Michael Rossi, ‘Italian.’ Born in Harlem to an American family, acquired his citizenship …

BlackGirlTravel.com

Will The Real Fleacé Weaver Please Stand Up

New Bravo Show Appears to Borrow Heavily from BlackGirlTravel.com’s Concept ‘To Rome for Love’ looks a lot like the life work of BlackGirltravel.com founder Fleacé Weaver ROME—For BlackGirlTravel.com Founder Fleacé Weaver, all roads do indeed lead to the Eternal City. It’s why back in 2006 she launched BlackGirlTravel.com with Bella Italia, the travel club’s signature …

Adm. Michelle Howard 1st African-American woman takes command of joint unit in Naples

Adm. Michelle Howard 1st African-American woman takes command of joint unit in Naples

Source: Stipes.com Adm. Michelle Howard took the reins of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and NATO Allied Force Joint Command here on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and African-American to assume command of the joint billet. The four-star Navy command covers maritime operations in Europe and most of Africa. The NATO command, one of two operational …

Andrea Adams

Andrea Adams: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Andrea Adams, Traveller: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I chose Andrea Adams to be a Black Women in Europe Blog 10th Anniversary Shero because she makes traveling look good. She exemplifies one of the best reasons there is to travel: to immerse ones self in the local culture …

2015 Black Portraiture{s} II Conference: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories -28 thru 31 May in Florence

2015 Black Portraiture{s} II Conference: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories -28 thru 31 May in Florence

The conference and exhibition will offer comparative perspectives on the historical and contemporary role played by photography, art, film, literature, and music in referencing the image of the black body in the West. It will be held in Florence, Italy, in May 28-31, 2015—as a sequel to five conferences held over the past six years. …

A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

With roots stemming back to 2007 with The Vienna Declaration the Black European Women’s Council (BEWC) is set to revive itself. The first step was a face-to-face meeting with some of the board members representing Austria, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In addition to discussing the future of the BEWC we had the honor …

Cecilie Kyenge, Member of European Parliament, Italy

Cecilie Kyenge, Member of European Parliament, Italy

In 2013 Cecile Kyenge was named to the Black Women in Europe Power List after her appointment to Minister of Integration in Italy. During that time she endured abuse from her colleagues. Cécile Kyenge Kashetu is a Congolese-born Italian politician and ophthalmologist. She is the Minister for Integration in the current Italian government. She has …

Powerful woman – Cécile Kyenge Kashetu, Italy

Powerful woman – Cécile Kyenge Kashetu, Italy

Politics Minister for Integration Cécile Kyenge Kashetu is a Congolese-born Italian politician and ophthalmologist. She is the Minister for Integration in the current Italian government. She has founded an intercultural Association (DAWA) to promote mutual awareness, integration and cooperation between Italy and Africa, particularly in her country of birth, the Democratic Republic of Congo. She …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – 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. This year we name 8 women the following categories: Design, Leadership, Politics, Social Activism, and Socialite. This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire …

7th Annual Summer School on BLACK EUROPE
Cécile Kyenge Kashetu continues to be harrassed in Italy

Cécile Kyenge Kashetu continues to be harrassed in Italy

Source: nbcnews.com From a report by By Steve Scherer, Reuters. Italy’s far-right Forza Nuova party left three mannequins covered in fake blood at the front door of an administrative office in Rome on Wednesday in the latest attack on Italy’s first black minister. Forza Nuova posted pictures of the mannequins on its Facebook page, along with …

Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin’s interview, a model that defines herself black in the attitude

Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin’s interview, a model that defines herself black in the attitude

Hat tip: Euromight Source: Italian Vogue She is unique in her genre, or better her genes are unique: this is the story of Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin, the black model who has turned her peculiarity into her strongest point. There are no different types of beauty. Beauty is beauty, that’s all. states Chrystèle who, although …

An Italian senator has been pressured into apologising after he said the country’s first black cabinet minister reminded him of an orangutan.

An Italian senator has been pressured into apologising after he said the country’s first black cabinet minister reminded him of an orangutan.

Source: BBC.co.uk Roberto Calderoli, from the anti-immigration Northern League, told a rally that the success of Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge encouraged “illegal immigrants” to come to Italy. Ms Kyenge is an Italian citizen born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the latest in a series of rows over racism in Italy. “I love …

Firth is the first black model to be cast by Prada for almost two decades.

Firth is the first black model to be cast by Prada for almost two decades.

Hat tip: Gena Pearson Source: Guardian.co.uk The presence of Firth, who was born in Kenya and grew up in the UK, in this campaign is undeniably symbolic, but it is also a massive endorsement for her. Doe-eyed and with delicate features, Firth started modelling two years ago and has previously appeared on the Asos website …