Janine
African Diaspora, Black Netherlands

Born in Suriname, raised in the Netherlands, I have always been surrounded and raised by strong women.

In 2009 I opened the first natural hair salon in the centre of Amsterdam, offering several treatments to natural haired ladies. Soon enough parents with  adopted children with afro-  and curly  hair as well as parents with mixed raced children found us.  In that same year I launched my first natural  hair care  line. — JANINE VAN THROO Read her fabulous story …

Kristin Lewis
black austria

Kristin Lewis Opera Singer Benefit Concert

  Biography from Kristin Lewis’ website. Kristin Lewis, a lyrico-spinto soprano, has graced the stages of many of the world’s leading opera houses. Noted for her wellfocused, majestic sound, rich in overtones and possessing a rare blend of piano culture and flourishing emphasis, she has been directed by among the most illustrious conductors. A native of …

African Diaspora, afro europeans

Our List of Winners in the 2018 European Athletics Championships

        European Champion. Still missing the words…. #happyness #thankful #victory #luckyme #fly A post shared by Malaika Mihambo (@mali.mihambo) on Aug 11, 2018 at 2:54pm PDT   🥉 After one of the most memorable long jump competitions in living memory, @SharaProctor emerged from the Olympiastadion in Berlin with a bronze medal to …

black Scandinavia, black Sweden

Christine Osazuwa arrived in Stockholm in July 2017

Source: Invest in Stockholm “I knew what most Americans know about Sweden, that it’s very liberal and there are a lot of opportunities,” Christine tells The Local. Following the US election, Christine and her husband packed their bags and figuratively set sail for Stockholm, seeking a city more in line with their political beliefs. For …

black belgium, black france

Amandine Gay and others Speak Up about La Vérité

Amandine Gay’s documentary “Ouvrir la Voix” confronts a political and historical paradox: the illusion of color blindness that’s central to the French national self-image. OUVRIR LA VOIX/Speak Up is a feature-length documentary on black female Afro-descendants in French-speaking Europe (France and Belgium). This film project was born from my desire to occupy the public space …

Tiphanie Jamison
black Holland, Black Netherlands

I laugh a lot because I am a dork and a legend in my own shower. 

Because we can save ourselves, I want you to meet Tiphanie. The Natives (the Natives are my 4 babies 8 and under Twins +1+1) are sleeping or at least pretending to be… so I have a few minutes before the youngest among them summons for his middle of the night libation. LOL Hey there from …

Nita Wiggins
black france, Black Paris

I’m in love with Nita Wiggins!

Nita Wiggins’ Amazing Parisian Life Biographical source: NitaWiggins.com Nita Wiggins is a twenty-year broadcast journalism veteran of American television, in both the sports and news realms. Since 2009 she has been a journalism trainer at the reputed L’Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris (Paris, France), where she teaches American Principles and Practices of Journalism (and …

Black Women in Europe

Contribute to the 7th Biennial Afroeuropeans Network Conference: “Black In/Visibilities Contested”

The organizing committee of the 7th Biennial Network Conference which will take place from 4 to 6 July 2019 in Lisbon is currently seeking for panel contributions on several topics to be covered during the event. They should address one of the following themes: Black Europe at its intersections Panels should reflect the various axes …

Black Europe Summer School
African Diaspora, afro europeans, black amsterdam, Black Europe

Black Europe Summer School: time to think about attending next summer

The Black Europe Summer School is a two-week intensive course held each summer in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The course explores the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora and other people of color in Europe. Participants learn about the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of colonial legacies on policies, social organizations, and legislation …

African Diaspora

Europe Falling Behind on Trafficking Victim Identification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE || July 3, 2018   Contact: Stacy Hope Phone: +1 (202) 225-1901 Stacy.Hope@mail.house.gov www.csce.gov www.facebook.com/helsinkicommission www.twitter.com/helsinkicomm   ANNUAL TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT: EUROPE FALLING BEHIND ON TRAFFICKING VICTIM IDENTIFICATION  WASHINGTON—Last week, the U.S. Department of State released the 18th annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which tracks the progress of 189 countries toward meeting minimum …

Slay in your Lane
black England, black london, black UK

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 …

Black Lives Matter
African Diaspora

Black Lives Matter Berlin – Protest 2018

On Friday, June 29, starting at 5:00 pm, the Black Lives Matter Protest will take place for the third time in a row. Black Lives Matter Berlin – Protest 2018 Friday, June 29 at 6 PM – 10 PM UTC+02 Mohrenstraße, 10117 Berlin, Deutschland The protest march marks the peak of a one-month event program, the BLM Month. Once …

Mellody Hobson
Black Women in Europe

Mellody Hobson: Disrupt Money

*Note: $100 offer available at the bottom of this post. Mellody Hobson will become the new vice chair of Starbucks later this month. “Throughout her career, Hobson has made financial literacy and community outreach a priority.” We’re lucky to have her as an investor in Ellevest, Inc., too. Congrats, Mellody! #ad “I want you to meet …

black England, black UK

[raceresist] Race and Resistance – Week 7

Dear all, With Trinity Term coming to an end, the Race and Resistance team is looking to close out the year with an informal meeting to discuss our plans, events, and team for the upcoming year. Come along to the seminar room on the top floor of TORCH on Friday 8 June from 12.45-2 to chat with us about what you would like to see happen …

black Scandinavia, black Sweden

Taking care of business – Sweden-Part 9: African Queen

I found this sister on Facebook and LOVE what she is doing in fashion. AND I’m so lucky because she is here in Sweden like me so I will try and meet her and hug her and thank her for bringing African fashion to Sweden and the world via her AfricanQueen.se website. BACKGROUND Ever since …

Black Women in Europe

Dating in Black and White: A Guide for Black Women

Interracial relationships are becoming quite common these days. Some people are getting used to it and have started thinking beyond skin color and race. Interracial dating is no longer taboo. There are many special websites that support interracial relationships and if you are a black woman looking for white men for romantic relationships then you …

microagressions
Black Women in Europe

Tell me about the microagressions you experience.

It. Is. Not. In. Your. Head. Wonderful Black women in Europe. It took me researching and writing a chapter in a book about Black Feminism in Europe to realize how many microaggressions I have experienced and continue to experience. Standard definition: microaggression [mʌɪkrəʊəˈɡrɛʃ(ə)n] NOUN microaggressions (plural noun) · micro-aggression (noun) · micro-aggressions (plural noun) a …

Doria Ragland
black England, black UK

Doria Ragland beams alongside her daughter Meghan Markle

Game changer. Mother of the Bride with the Bride. It can’t be easy when all eyes are on you. Doria Ragland, mother in law to Britain’s Prince Harry, simply glowed. The American actress Meghan Markle is arguably not the first woman of African descent to marry into Britain’s royal family but she is the first …