TEDx Stockholm
Black Women in Europe

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 …

Black Women in Europe

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 …

Black Women in Europe

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 …

Barbara Mensah
black denmark, black Scandinavia

Barbara Mensah Beauty Studio & Shea Butter

Barbara Mensah was born in England, London and relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2017. She has been a professional International Makeup Artist for 11 years and a professional Lash Stylist for 3 years. After moving to Copenhagen, Denmark, Barbara became the owner of Barbara Mensah Beauty Studio. Her  stylish, cosy and chic studio provides a …

black Scandinavia, black Sweden

February 2020 in Marsta – Come Learn about Peagie’s Sierra Leone

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 …

The Most Powerful Black Women in Europe List
Black Women in Europe

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 …

Oxford University
black England, black UK

Black History Events at Oxford University

Black History Month: A panel discussion When: Tuesday 22 October 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pmWhere: Haldane Room, Wolfson College, Linton Road, OX2 6UD About: The month of October is celebrated as the Black History Month in the UK. The Black History Month is intended to celebrate, publicise, and reflect upon the contributions and achievements of the …

Oxford University
black UK

‘Towards a Wider Life’: Norman Manley in Britain and Jamaica

Jesus College, the History Faculty & the School of Geography and the Environment cordially invite you to an event celebrating the presence of Norman Manley at Jesus College. Enjoy an afternoon of talks plus a theatrical performance by Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Collective. 3pm: Introduction – Patricia Clavin (History) and Patricia Daley (Geography)3.05pm: PanelManley …

Black History Month
black England, black UK

BBM Alert: History Of Black History Month In UK & Wandsworth’s Connection To Be Revealed On Wednesday

Now that Wandworth is back to marking Black History Month (BHM) in October, if you’ve ever wondered how Black History Month was introduced into Britain, then you should attend ‘The History Of Black History Month In Britain’ presentation at Battersea Library on Wednesday evening. The presenter, history consultant Kwaku, also promises to reveal a little-known fact about a Wandsworth connection with …

Black Europe Summer School
Black Women in Europe

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 …

Mental illness and women
Self Love

Why Women Are More Susceptible to Mental Illnesses

Approximately one out of five women in the United States are affected by a mental health disorder such as an eating disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression. And women are more commonly diagnosed with a mental health disorder than men. In fact, women are twice as likely to suffer from depression, PTSD, and …

Black History Month
black England, black UK

Celebrate with Oxford African Caribbean Conversation (OACC): African-History Month

Oxford African Caribbean Conversation (OACC) will meet during October’s African-History Month at East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, which is located off Cowley Road.                     The first meeting will be on Monday 7th October at 6-8pm.                                                           From 6-7pm  I will share the many correspondence OACC has received and discuss our campaign to end Police-related violence which …

Leila Ali Elmi
black Scandinavia, black Sweden

Elmi is the first Swedish MP to wear a hijab and the first of Somali descent.

Source: Al Jazeera Leila Ali Elmi’s earliest memories of Sweden are as a two-year-old who fled civil war in Somalia with her family. She remembers her favourite pair of yellow trousers and moments of her childhood spent in the school playground.   “I had that fairy-tale mentality. I didn’t see colour, I didn’t see class differences,” she said, …

Sisterhood Agenda 20 Years
African Diaspora, Black Women in Europe

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 …

Black Women in Europe

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 …