Ashmolean

A nice cup of tea? Contemporary art installation

NOTE: The Ashmolean is closed until further notice. Contact them and ask that they extend this exhibit. Learn about the untold stories and hidden narratives of empire, trade and transatlantic slavery through this contemporary art installation inspired by the Ashmolean’s European Ceramics collection. Installation by Enam Gbewonyo and Lois Muddiman in collaboration with BK. Luwo …

Embracing Our Roots

Embracing our Roots, Reclaiming our Power

18 apr 2020 kl. 10:00 – 19 apr 2020 kl. 15:00One Bowl , Borups Allé 205 , 2400 KøbenhavnGet tickets here: https://billetto.dk/e/-billetter-411285/select Amanda Yee, Chef Artist from Berlin + Yema Ferreira, Psychotherapist are holding a two-day workshop intended to reconnect African descent women with themselves and with one another. During these two days, we will engage …

Kristin Lewis is in from Vienna to perform Porgy and Bess with the Atlanta Opera

The Atlanta Opera has been handed the baton in presenting one of opera’s most passionate love stories, George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess! This timeless masterwork will be led by Maestro David Charles Abell, with a stellar cast that includes Kristin Lewis as Bess, Atlanta native Morris Robinson and Musa Ngqungwana alternating the role of Porgy, …

University of Oxford

Nominations are open for the 2020 University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards The awards are an occasion to recognise and celebrate the breadth of initiatives and extraordinary individual commitment to equality and diversity across the University, so please do consider submitting a nomination, and encourage others to do so. The Vice-Chancellor will award trophies in five categories. Anyone can nominate another student or staff …

My Friend Fela

‘My Friend Fela’ Screening + Q&A with director

‘My Friend Fela’ Screening + Q&A With Director Joel Zito Araújo (via Skype) Saturday Feb. 8, 2.00pm @ BFI NFT1. £6.50. BFI‘s African Odysseys programme continues with the screening of ‘My Friend Fela’ followed by a Q&A with director Joel Zito Araújo, hosted by Kunle Olulode, film historian, cultural critic and broadcaster. Expect more special guests to be confirmed. Last year, I …

New Year's Resolutions

Do You Still Make New Year’s Resolutions?

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. To be honest, I don’t remember ever being a big believer in New Year’s Resolutions. But I am goal-oriented. I tend to use birthdays and milestones for behavioral change. As I age, I continually reimagine …

Venus Noire

Reading list/Gift idea: Vénus Noire

Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France (Race in the Atlantic World, 1700–1900 Ser.) Even though there were relatively few people of color in postrevolutionary France, images of and discussions about black women, in particular, appeared repeatedly in a variety of French cultural sectors and social milieus. In Vénus Noire, Robin Mitchell shows how …

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Exclusive Discount for THE UPCOMING SELF LOVE RETREAT | Your Very Own Honeymoon

Invest in your health and well being and attend Shetribe’s Self-Love retreat in Ghana. Your very own honeymoon. NOTE: Members of the two private social network groups on Facebook have access to our exclusive discount code. We have a group for members in Europe and one for sisters globally. If you’re not already with us, …

Anne-Marie Imafidon

She founded Stemettes, and we love Dr Anne-Marie Inafiden

And we’re not the only ones. Here is what others have to say about her. “Great skills. Role model. Fun. Perfect for our audience. They loved her!” Google “Incredibly interesting, engaging and motivating…fitted perfectly into our panel discussion and contributed a lot to the overall discussion!” Oxford University Society Read how fierce she is. Dr …

Power List

Eunice Olumide – Power Woman

Public Figure: UK Model, Actress, DJ, TV Personality Originally born in Edinburgh, Scotland Eunice Olumide is an international supermodel, broadcaster and curator.  In 2017 she was awarded an MBE for her contribution to Arts, Broadcasting and Charity work.   She has  appeared  in world wide campaigns, fashion weeks and editorials such including WAD Paris, ID Magazine, Dazed & Confused, …

Power List

Bernardine Evaristo – Power Woman

Literature: UK Booker Prize Winner ‘As a writer of fictions I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality, most recently in Girl, Woman, Other and Mr Loverman. My Afro-diasporic interests have led me to writing books that connect ancient and modern history with …

Maxette Pirbakas – MEP France MEP (National Rally) Identity and Democracy Group

Maxette Pirbakas replaced Christiane DeLannay-Clara in the party led by Le Pen. She is one of the black women who won elections in Europe this year. I neglected to include her in this post. She is a sugar cane farmer and former trade union leader of the Fédération nationale des syndicats d’exploitants agricoles in Guadeloupe. She is …

TEDx Stockholm

TedX Stockholm’s next speaker is an award-winning author and photographer 🎤 – Lola Akinmade Åkerström.

TedX Stockholm’s next speaker is an award-winning author and photographer 🎤 – Lola Akinmade Åkerström. Lola explores culture through food, tradition, and lifestyle for high profile publications such as National Geographic Traveler, BBC, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, amongst others. Geotraveler Media – Lola Akinmade Åkerström has collaborated with many well-known brands from Mercedes Benz and Dove to Intrepid …

Assita Kanko Member of the European Parliament, Belgium

How did I miss that Power Lister Assita Kanko was elected to the European Parliament when I wrote this post? She is part of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group party. When I first introduced readers to Ms Kanko, she was a political representative for the people in Ixelles, a multi cultural hub in Brussels …

Bernardine Evaristo is the 1st Black Woman to win the Booker Prize, but there’s more.

She shared the prize, the first time this has ever happened with another writer. Read the Guardian story to see why this is controversial. Bernardine has written 8 novels and won the Booker Prize for her novel Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel. She is the first black woman to receive this accolade since the prize …

The Most Powerful Black Women in Europe List

I can’t believe it’s almost time for our 10th A List of Our Own©

This year we will publish our 10th Power List. Is that amazing or what? I say amazing. Amazing that we celebrate us. Amazing that we have so many to celebrate. Amazing that 10 years has passed so quickly. If you know of a black woman in Europe doing amazing, against the odds, inspiring things, let …

Black Europe Summer School

Black Europe Summer School Program 2020

Now accepting applications! Black Europe Summer School 2020 13th Annual Program June 21 – July 3, 2020 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Now in its 13th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of …

Sisterhood Agenda 20 Years

I am humbled and we are honored.

Dear Adrianne, I want to say “Congratulations!” Sisterhood Agenda would like to present you and Black Women in Europe with our new Sisterhood of Greatness Award.  The awards ceremony will take place at our gathering, Celebrating Sisterhood:  25 Years of Service, at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1:00pm-5:00pm.  Will you be able to join us? As a long-standing Sisterhood Agenda global …

Hearing: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in Europe: Race, Rights, and Politics

THE STATE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN EUROPE Race, Rights, and Politics Wednesday, September 11, 201910:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Cannon House Office BuildingRoom 210 Live Webcast: www.youtube.com/HelsinkiCommission Against the backdrop of recent European elections, European political leaders will discuss the state of their democracies and recent efforts to address issues of diversity and inclusion amidst rising …