Young Motswana Entrepreneur Shines in Sweden

Young Motswana Entrepreneur Shines in Sweden

Hat tip to Time Out TIME OUT caught up with Ayesha Bontle Quraishi, a Botswana born entertainment entrepreneur who now resides in Sweden Interview By: Thabiso Maretlwaneng on her recent visit to the country of her birth as part of a Swedish Embassy initiative. Aisha is poster the poster child for ambition. Not content with …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Sweden – Scandinavian Insider

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Sweden – Scandinavian Insider

Collette Logan-Andersen publishes the Scandinavian Insider magazine: The Scandinavian Insider, formerly South of Sweden, is Sweden???s leading English language magazine on lifestyle & business for the growing international community. Published quarterly, the Insider elegantly mixes business with pleasure to give readers a complete package of real life in Sweden. From entertainment to news, business to …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Norway 2 – Nigerian Woman n Norway

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Norway 2 – Nigerian Woman n Norway

I don’t know much about this sister from Norway except that I love her blog. It’s called Nigerian Woman in Norway and it’s a combination of fluff and substance. Previous entries in the series:DenmarkEnglandSwitzerlandSlovenijaFranceGermanyItalyEngland 2NorwayCzech RepublicFrance 2

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Norway – Whitney’s Big Adventure

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Norway – Whitney’s Big Adventure

Whitney is currently living in Norway and authors the Whitney’s Big Adventure blog. She’s got a great job and a good life. Here’s a bit about her: Now for your edification, a little about me. I am a refined, independent girl currently EMPLOYED and working hard to learn a new language (my third) and maintain …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Denmark – Black Girl on Mars

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Denmark – Black Girl on Mars

There are some great blogs by Black Women in Europe out there so I decided to start a series highlighting them. I am launching the series by highlighting the Blackgirl on Mars blog. Lesley is from the US/Caribbean and resides in Copenhagen. She’s an excellent writer and poet. Here is a brief description of her …

From Sweden to Brussels to Denver?

From Sweden to Brussels to Denver?

I am heading to the Democrats Abroad (DA) Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Caucus today in Brussels. Among other issues 4 Obama delegates will be chosen who will attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August. Additional delegtes will be chosen at other DA caucuses. The Obama campaign has approved my application to …

Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen

Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen

photographer Guri Dahl Norway’s Minister of Children and Equality Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen is a Norwegian politician belonging to the Norwegian Labour Party. She was appointed minister of Children and Equality Affairs in the second cabinet Stoltenberg at October 18, 2007. She is the first minority member of the Norwegian Cabinet. Ramin-Osmundsen came to Norway in 1991, …

Brief Look At Swedish Pop Group Afro-Dite

Brief Look At Swedish Pop Group Afro-Dite

F??rglada, meriterade och folkk??ra tog vi dem i v??ra hj??rtan. Colorful, well known and loved by their audience we took them to our hearts. If??rda glittriga kl??nningar vann denna glamour??sa grupp Melodifestivalen 2002 med “Never Let It Go”, den f??rsta engelskspr??kiga vinnaren i den svenska finalen. Kl??derna kom att skapa ett nytt ord p?? de …

Mattiwilda Dobbs: Legendary Opera Singer and my friend Florie’s aunt

Mattiwilda Dobbs: Legendary Opera Singer and my friend Florie’s aunt

My long lost friend Florie told me that her aunt is an opera singer, but I could never remember her name. Just a while ago my friend Angela shared an article with me about the first graduating class of 10 black women to from Harvard Law School, of which she was one. In that article …

Gloria Ray Karlmark-Little Rock 9 trailblazer-Swedish resident-Meet her on the 13th in Stockholm

Gloria Ray Karlmark-Little Rock 9 trailblazer-Swedish resident-Meet her on the 13th in Stockholm

Lucia Day Luncheon – December 13, 2007 with Emily Samson Tepe 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Stockholm Grand Hotel, Hall of Mirrors Special Guest – Gloria Ray Karlmark Just before Christmas, Lucia comes to light up the long Swedish winter nights. Enjoy this bright and beautiful Lucia Day celebration in the elegant setting of the Grand Hotel???s …

A Look At Daphne Sandberg – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

A Look At Daphne Sandberg – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Daphne Sandberg facilitated the “Preparing for the Way Forward-The Importance of Networking” workshop, and moderated the question and answer session following the “European Black Womens’ Perspectives: Claiming a space for Gender and Identity through Empowerment” panel presentation at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. Daphne sits on the Executive Board of the Swedish …

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 2 – Daphne Wilding – Marie-Raphaelle

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 2 – Daphne Wilding – Marie-Raphaelle

Daphne is designing and making delicate, beautiful handmade jewelry in southern Sweden. I picked up a pair of earrings and a necklace from her in the early days of her business to wear to a formal dance. I’m looking forward to adding to my collection. Painting by Evangelina Diego Daphne says: From my mother I …

The African Prescence In Norway: 1600 TO 2000 C.E.

The African Prescence In Norway: 1600 TO 2000 C.E.

My friend Shola in Stockolm sent me this information about a fascinating project in Norway: The project Africans in Norway is a historical project, which aims to document and present the history of the African presence in Norway during the period from 1600 to present. The project was initiated in response to the need to …

More about Nyamko Sabuni

More about Nyamko Sabuni

In a tall, blond government, a small black woman like Nyamko Sabuni was always going to stand out. It is, though, the former refugees outspoken views that have demanded attention in her adopted Sweden, where she wants a ban on the veil for under-15s and compulsory gynaecological checks for all schoolgirls to protect against genital …

Nyamko Ana Sabuni – First Black Minister in Sweden

Nyamko Ana Sabuni – First Black Minister in Sweden

Nyamko Ana Sabuni (born 31 March 1969) is the Swedish Minister for Integration and Gender Equality. A member of the Liberal People’s Party, Sabuni has been a member of the Riksdag (Parliament) since 2002 and a member of the party board since 2004. As an opposition politician, Sabuni proposed banning the veil for girls under …