African Diaspora, Black Women in Europe

I wouldn’t feel safe onboard Ryanair

Leave our mothers and grandmother alone. It is always precarious travelling while black, especially for a woman. Let’s face it. Women are less valued in society or we would earn the same pay as men, proportionately occupy the same leadership positions as men, and not get punished for having children as career women. Another irrefutable …

black England, black UK

Racialisation and Intersectionality: A Facilitated Discussion

Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century Following the BME’s staff network’s Black History Month Lecture ‘Destablising Identities at Home: Racialisation and Intersectionality in a Brexit – Windrush Landscape’ on Tuesday 23 October, this is an opportunity to discuss the issues that were raised. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Victoria …

Black Girl Festival
black England, black UK

Black Girl Festival

We’re so excited to share with you the full programme for this year’s Black Girl Festival 2018! From coding to writing articles, from theatre to history lessons on Black british queer women, there’s something for everyone across both of our venues. pic.twitter.com/xllZISAKd3 — Black Girl Festival (@BlackGirlFest) October 21, 2018 OUr Power Listers Paula and …

Yema Ferreira
Black Women in Europe

My mission is to spiritually liberate black and African people all over the world

My name is Yema Ferreira and I am a healer, psychotherapist and life coach. My mission is to spiritually liberate black and African people all over the world, and to be part of the movement to heal the collective trauma of black people and people of African descent resultant from slavery, colonization and neo-colonialism. Part …

Black Feminism
African Diaspora


DECOLONIAL BLACK FEMINISM Cachoeira, Bahia (Brazil) – July 29 – August 2, 2019 Application Readings2017 DECOLONIAL BLACK FEMINISM Cachoeira, Bahia (Brazil) July 29 – August 2, 2019 Application deadline: February 20, 2019   Affiliated Faculty Members: Kimberle Crenshaw, Ochy Curiel, Angela Davis, Patricia Hill Collins, Gina Dent, Angela Figueiredo Contact: blackfeminism(at)dialogoglobal.com   The international school of …

African Diaspora, black london, black UK

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 …

Black Britain
African Diaspora, black belgium, black UK


19 OCTOBER ’18 & 20 OCTOBER ’18 LOOKING B(L)ACK SYMPOSIUM TRAVELS AS GAZE REVERSAL Bernardine Evaristo © Marlon James of Trinidad BERNARDINE EVARISTO Bernardine Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University and the multiple award-winning author of seven books of fiction and verse fiction that explore the African diaspora, as well as writing short …

Black Sara
African Diaspora, black Scandinavia, black Sweden

A worthy grave of “Black Sara” – 1st black woman in Kalmar, Sweden

Once she was known in Kalmar, Mazhar Makatemele, the first black woman in town, perhaps throughout Småland. She had been captured by slave hunters in South Africa and taken to Sweden. Here she got the name “Black Sara”. “Kafferkvinnan Sara” stands on her tombstone where she is buried at Södra Kyrkogården in Kalmar. Until recently, …

refugee women
African Diaspora

Triple Disadvantage? A first overview of the integration of refugee women

A first overview of the integration of refugee women 45% of refugees in Europe are women, yet little is known on their integration outcomes and the specific challenges they face. This report summarises prior research on the integration of refugee women, both compared with refugee men and other immigrant women. The report also finds that …

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 …