Taxi Sister among the 3 films showing at the next CineAfrica film breakfast in Stockholm

    Movie Breakfast in Stockholm on Aug. 25 in cooperation with the Polar Music Prize CinemAfrica and the Polar Music Prize celebrates this year’s Polar Prize winner Youssou N’Dour and serves up an inspiring morning with breakfast and three films with a focus on Senegal. Return to Gorée is the main feature, a musical …

Sweden is like living in Russia.

In a new series of articles, black women living in Europe share their views from the inside. In our first article, Cecilia Gärding explains why she is dedicated to fighting against racism in Sweden.  I come home from my vacation in the north of Sweden and go back to work as the project-director for ”The …

Another reason to be disappointed about Stockholm – Blackface strangeness in Pride Parade

What the hell is this?                             Cecilia Gärding, a dynamic young and beautiful Zulu, British and Swedish woman bought to light for me the above pic snapped during last weekend’s Stockholm Gay Pride Parade. What the hell? I do know that participants …

White actress hired to play Josephine Baker. Why? Good question.

Source: UrbanLife.se On Thursday 1st August, Berns (a famous event venue in Stockholm) celebrated it’s 150 years anniversary, and has been visited by many famous people over the years. One of them is the incredible dancer/actress Joséphine Baker.

 However, in the search to find a actress to represent her Annika Frisch, project manager at Berns, …

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Who says birthdays only come once a year?

Sommartiden hey hey! And the summer just keeps getting better and better. We hadn’t seen my Swede’s godmother and family since last July and they live just over the bridge from us in Lidingö. Don’t get me wrong. We tried but folks are busy. And would you believe they pulled out the champagne in July …

Irene Ekelund in Sweden is the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics – Girls’ 200 metres

            Irene Ekelund is a Swedish track and field sprint athlete, who competes for Kils AIK. She currently holds the Swedish indoor record in 200 metres. At the Swedish National Indoor Championships in Norrköping 2013, Ekelund won gold medals in the distances 60 metres and 200 metres. Her international debut …

Swedish summer—–so far, so good. Nice things happen in Sweden.

It’s not a Swedish summer to me without Daphne’s annual 4th of July party in Halmstad. Tons of American flavor mixed in with international cuisine and people. Only Daphne could pull this all together. Next indication it is Swedish summer is after beach in the solgården at Hotel Tylösand. And a day on the water …

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – The Valborg night bonfire that wasn’t

We had traditional Varlborg night food of salmon (surprise), potatoes (surprise) and asparagus (family tradition). This was to be my first Valborg night celebration. I can’t remember where I usually am on 30 April, but this 30 April I was on a west coast beach ready to experience another Swedish tradition. And I wasn’t alone. …

Clairely Upcycled Jewellery by Claire Requa wins the noteable Silver A’ Design Award at Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition

A’ Award and Competitions are proud to inform that the project Clairely Upcycled Jewellery by Claire Requa has been acknowledged with the noteable Silver A’ Design Award at Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition elected as the winner by the esteemed arbiters of the A’ Design Awards & Competitions among thousands of participants. Insights on …

Camilla Henemark and Army of Lovers strike out at Melodifestivalen

This week we watched ‘Hotel Rawanda’ instead of Melodifestival this week. But we were able to catch the voting to see who made it to the final and second chance rounds. We forgot Army of Lovers was competing. My Swede said they were good, before. Hmmmm. Well Army of Lovers is a Swedish dance music …

Camilla Henemark is a Swedish singer, actress, political spokesperson and former fashion model.

Source: Ask.com Biography Henemark was born in Stockholm, to a Nigerian father and a Swedish mother. She started her modeling career in her teens and later had her own modeling agency. Henemark started her career in music in 1985 by joining Alexander Bard in his Barbie project as Katanga. That project morphed into the group Army of Lovers, and soon …

Irene Ekelund – Burning up the track for Sweden

Irene Ekelund is a Swedish track and field sprint athlete, who competes for Kils AIK. She currently holds the Swedish indoor record in 200 metres. At the Swedish National Indoor Championships in Norrköping 2013, Ekelund won gold medals in the distances 60 metres and 200 metres. Her international debut took place in the indoor-international between Sweden, Finland and Norway in Växjö, Sweden at January 20, 2013.

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Fiesta Friday

When a group of cool ladies get together we can’t help but have fun, right? Add a potluck with a Mexican theme and it was caliente. We even had a mascot (pictured above). Everything, with the exception of the La Neta tortillas, was home made and absolutely delicious. Don’t forget the sangria, margarita’s, Kaluha and …

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Melodifestivalen part 1 with friends

It’s that time of year when me and my Swede are hooked on SVT1 on Saturday evenings to watch Melodifestivalen see who will represent Sweden in Eurovision. For us it was funny right from the start: And we all thought Mary would at least go to the second chance round: But she didn’t. Even still …

Mary N’Diaye got robbed, or in other words, why didn’t she make it past round 1 in Melodifestivalen?

So siked I was to cheer Mary on in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish Song Contest in the lead up to Eurovision. Here’s her performance in round 1: She didn’t receive enough votes to go directly to the final or the second chance round. The name of the song translates into cuddle and is used by kids …

Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

I’ll admit that when I first moved to Europe I thought the EuroVision Song Contest was a bit strange. I didn’t understand the voting or why Israel was a competing country. While I still don’t understand the voting nor took the time to learn why Israel competes here (who cares, really) I look forward to …

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – New Year Reception for expats

I love being an expat in Sweden. I’m in the American Club, the American Women’s Club, the International Women’s Club and Democrats Abroad. And then there is Internations and XING. So dare I join another expat group? Well I can at least attend one of their events and see what I’m missing. So I went …

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – ladies dinner at an extraordinary steak house

I’m looking forward to spending more time with friends this year and cultivating my relationships. I’ve been putting people together for the last year or two through dinners out and like anything else it takes some trial and error to find out what and who works best together. To start the year off the December …

Lola Akinmade Åkerström wins the IFWTWA 2012 Professional Journalism Scholarship Award

Source: IFWTWA International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association sponsors an annual writing contest for the best writer in the Professional Journalism category among the non-member community. The writing subjects must be travel, food or wine. Lola Akinmade Åkerström, of Stockholm, Sweden, won the IFWTWA 2012 Professional Journalism Scholarship Award for her story “Slow Food …

Mariam Osman Sherifay – Powerful Woman

Mariam Osman Sherifay Sherifay was a member of the Swedish parliament between 2002–2003, as a replacement for the Council of State, Björn von Sydow. She was a member of the Housing commitee (Bostadsutskottet) and Committee on Foreign Affairs and the European Union Committee among several other appointments. In 2009 she was awarded the Swedish Martin …