Our (Queer) Caribbean

Booking is now open for the symposium ‘Our (Queer) Caribbean’ co-organised by Prof. Thomas Glave, Race in the Americas (RITA), and the Centre for Integrated Caribbean Research. The event will take place on Friday 26th October 2018, at Senate House, University of London. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Alison Donnell and there …

Slay in your Lane

How to succeed at school & work in the UK while black

#BlackGirlMagic is real. We know that. It always has been. And it has never been easy to wield, claim, own or work that magic even though we make it look easy when we do. No one is more familiar with the proverbial and very real glass ceiling when it comes to careers. Two sisters, Yomi …

Chocolate + Leather

Chocolate + Leather

We offer custom designed shopping and food itineraries in Paris, London & NYC. Contact us to shop & eat like a local in the world’s most fashionable cities. Your Style. Our Design. Step 1 – Questionnaire Share your style, tastes, budget and preferences in a detailed questionnaire We’ll study it closely to understand your needs and priorities Step 2 …

Angela Maynard is the founder of Botany independent plant and lifestyle store in Hackney

Angela Maynard is the founder of Botany independent plant and lifestyle store in Hackney

Botany was founded in 2014 by Angela Maynard, after a 12-year career in Product Development for various British brands. Botany is an independent plant & lifestyle store situated on Chatsworth Road in the heart of Hackney’s creative community. Her shop’s ethos: We believe that good, useful, ethical design and considered surroundings make for a beautiful …

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2017 Instagram contest & Annual Show

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2017 Instagram contest & Annual Show

  AFRO HAIR & BEAUTY LIVE LAUNCHES #AFROHAIRSHOWCOMP INSTAGRAM HAIRSTYLIST COMPETITION Calling all hairstylists promoting your work on Instagram! Are you #AHBL’S next top hairstylist? Do you have what it takes to be Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE’s Instagram Hair Stylist 2017? Get your photographs ready for the launch of #AFROHAIRSHOWCOMP our brand new Instagram …

International Women’s Day – We celebrate us everyday here

International Women’s Day – We celebrate us everyday here

Source: Facebook’s She Means Business   Championing girls through hair care “Every day, I think about how I can improve or contribute to the world and make life more exciting, enjoyable and fulfilling—not only for myself but for the women and girls around me.” Since around the age of 4, Jamelia Donaldson has had a …

Ronke Lawal

Ronke Lawal: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Ronke Lawal, PR Guru: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I chose Ronke Lawal to be a Black Women in Europe Blog 10th Anniversary Shero because she is a dynamo. She’s had her own business for 12 years and that is a huge accomplishment in the crowded and competitive …

Ingrid Pollard’s work on display at Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Ingrid Pollard’s work on display at Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Source: V&A Museum Ingrid Pollard Ingrid Pollard was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1953 and moved to England when she was four years old. Since then she has lived in London working as a photographer, printer, media artist and researcher. She is a graduate of the London College of Printing and Derby University. In the …

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Source Marianne Ragipcien Jean-Baptiste is a British actress, singer-songwriter, composer and director, best known for her roles as Hortense Cumberbatch in Secrets & Lies (1996), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and as Vivian Johnson on the American television series Without a Trace. Jean-Baptiste was born in London …

London event – 2inspire Network Ladies Day

London event – 2inspire Network Ladies Day

The 2inspire Network Ladies Day is back! “Brick To Brick We Stand Firm Together Building Walls To Inspire Others” – Zara-Shola Odeniyi @cocoacabin This is a *free event where women run businesses, particularly creative businesses such as artists, fashion designers etc will exhibit their products and services. It is the ultimate one-stop shop with a shopping …

Reggae Film, Music & Fun – British Black Music/BMC in association with Flash Musicals

Reggae Film, Music & Fun – British Black Music/BMC in association with Flash Musicals

A family-friendly event consisting of the first screening of  ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae’, a guerilla documentary started by Kwaku in 2012 to mark JA@50 with contributions from numerous artists, producers, activists, fans, etc; and Gus Berger’s ‘Duke Vin And The Birth Of Ska’, which aims to tell the story of what happened …

Early-bird deal for Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference Ends Saturday April 12

Early-bird deal for Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference Ends Saturday April 12

Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference Thursday May 8 2014, 6-9pm The Abbey Centre,
34 Great Smith Street, Westminster London SW1P 3BU For background, and booking attendance, stall, literature display space or advertise in Conference brochure/bookazine: www.LookHowFar.eventbrite.com This is to invite you and remind you that the early-bird deal to …

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 …

7th Annual Summer School on BLACK EUROPE
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

Hat tip: Shaheera Asante-De Waele 16–20 October 2013 Somerset House Strand WC2R1LA London United Kingdom Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15) West Wing Galleries, West Wing £12, concessions (students & under 10s) £5 + booking fees Week Ticket £25 + booking fees Book tickets from this link. Taking its name from the 54 countries on the …

Candace Allen discusses her novel Valaida on BBC Radio

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 …