Ellevest
Women & Money

Make Money Monday: Should I Invest My Bonus Right Away or Over Time?

Create a free investment plan with Ellevest* that crunches the numbers based on the realities of gender-based pay. If you get a bonus at work, congratulations! How cool! If not, pass then on to someone who does and go sulk in the corner with me, lol. So you get a bonus and you might be wondering about …

Brexit racism
black England, black london, black Scotland, black UK

Ethnic minorities in Britain are facing rising and increasingly overt racism in the wake of the Brexit.

Racism rising since Brexit vote, nationwide study reveals Source: The Guardian Survey shows 71% of people from ethnic minorities faced discrimination, up from 58% People from a black background reported the greatest increase in discrimination, with the proportion saying they had been abused or discriminated against rising from 59% in January 2016 to 65% the …

Black Women in Europe, Self Love

Scratch of Sweden: At Stockholm Beauty Week and My Home Test

I discovered Scratch of Sweden, a premiere nail care and color line during Stockholm Beauty Week. I fell in love with the owner, Marie Houston, during her workshop on how to care for your nails. Her passion was palpable and her warmth was genuine. You could tell she loved nails and wanted yours to be …

Ellevest
Women & Money

Make Money Monday: The “Magic” of Compounding, Explained

Create a free investment plan with Ellevest* that crunches the numbers based on the realities of gender-based pay. When is a dollar not worth a dollar? When it’s invested. Historically speaking, a dollar invested today is worth more than a dollar invested later. Here’s why, from Ellevest. NOTE: If you are outside of the US use a …

Ghana
African Diaspora, black Italy

The Ghana Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Source: Sotheby’s The 58th Venice Biennale, curated by Ralph Rugoff, and entitled ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’ opened to visitors on 7 May. National Pavilion of Ghana Artiglierie, ArsenaleThe first ever appearance for Ghana at the Biennale features a pavilion in the historical Artiglierie of the Arsenale designed by David Adjaye, with contributions from …

translation
African Diaspora, Taking care of business, Women & Money

Ever thought about working in translation?

Want to work abroad? Translation may be your way to a new life. Quality language translation is crucial for bridging the communication gap by helping firms reach out to a multivariate audience by talking in a language their clients can understand and relate. Whether it’s a brick and mortar venture or an emerging business venture, …

Ellevest
Black Women in Europe, Women & Money

Make Money Monday: 7 Smart Money Moves to Make in Your 20s

Create a free investment plan with Ellevest* that crunches the numbers based on the realities of gender-based pay. For most of us, our 20s is the decade of #adulting, including with our money. So where do you start? Here’s a roundup of seven steps to take now, from our friends at Ellevest. NOTE: If you live outside of …

African Diaspora, Black Women in Europe

Debunking the Myths of Growing Afro Hair

Hair Care experts take their knowledge from their bases in New York City, USA and Stockholm Sweden to help sisters in Nigeria. Not ones to keep their successful program a secret, Lyota Swainson and Jasmine Gerard share the do’s and don’ts of hair care, growth and proper treatment via a popular radio show following an …

Eurovision 2019
Black Women in Europe

John Lundvik – Too Late For Love – Sweden and – Official Video – Eurovision 2019

Sitting in Stockholm, I’m proud of our entry in tonight’s semi-final One of the background singers in my homegirl from Washington, DC. Go Paris Renita (that is her on his left, stage right)! Do. Your. Thing! Read more about John here.

black germany

Cultural awareness and wellness through dance

CDS Movement Collective encourages cultural awareness and wellness through dance – Afro-Caribbean, Bellydance, Contemporary and more! Workshops are running in Germany in May & June. Look out for Dance & Wellness retreats in Barbados in 2020! Chantal Dos Santos is the Founder & Artistic Director of CDS Movement. Here is a bit about her: She is originally …

African Diaspora, afro europeans, black England, black london, black UK

Hello Hair & Beauty Lovers!

We’re back! Europe’s biggest and best exhibition for people of colour is back. Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2019 is happening live and direct on 26th & 27th May 2019 at the Business Design Centre 52 Upper Street Islington London N1 0QH. Tickets : Adults and children over 5 : Advance tickets £13  / £15 on the …

Royal insult
black England, black UK

A Royal Insult that Goes Too Far – Archie is no monkey

This is bullshit and we know it. Danny Baker of BBC Radio 5 made the ultimate insult to Meghan and Prince Harry by equating their son with a monkey via a Twitter post yesterday. While those who cared are celebrating a new life and a healthy mother, he is tearing down black women and their …

afro europeans, black belgium

SYMPOSIUM: RACE, POWER & CULTURE, A CRITICAL LOOK AT BELGIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

  22-24 May 2019What about diversity in Belgian cultural institutions? Over the course of three evenings, the symposium ‘Race, power and culture’ examines the racial power dynamics in the cultural sector and aims to initiate a dialogue. Artists and activists will talk about their experiences. Academics talk about their specific research. Between the keynotes and …

African Diaspora

New Daughters of Africa

The companion to the classic anthology Daughters of Africa—a major international collection that brings together the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing their contributions to modern literature and international culture. Daughters of Africa “A magnificent starting place for any reader interested in becoming part of the collective …

The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund
African Diaspora, black Scandinavia, black Sweden

The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund 2020 Tour

The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund is a non-governmental organization founded in March 2013 legally registered in Sweden, Sierra Leone and USA with the aim of empowering girls in Sierra Leone through education and also giving teen mums a second chance so they do not drop out completely of the educational system. We have also been show casing Sierra …

Black Women in Europe

Inspiring Entrepreneur Tips from Black Women Who Mean Business

As a black woman in a businessman’s world, we are often advised to get a little dirty and get our claws out. We are warned that it isn’t going to be a smooth ride. But once you arrive, and you must believe you most certainly will, perhaps you will be humble enough to acknowledge that …