Taking care of business

For too long, our society and institutions have kept women at a disadvantage with regard to money.

Let’s Disrupt Money from Ellevest #ad Our society and institutions have long put us at a disadvantage with regards to money, leaving us at less than full equality: It will be 38 years until the wage gap closes for white women, 106 years for black women, and 230 years for Latina women. Women are 80% more likely than …

Angela Davis
black amsterdam

Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis

Angela Davis to Visit Amsterdam! Save the Dates: May 12 – 17 Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis and her long-time collaborator, Prof Gina Dent, will be a week-long program taking place from 12-17 May at various arts, cultural, educational and heritage institutions, and community centers in Amsterdam. We’re …

Return to your roots
black England, black UK


This is a two day cultural festival for those loving all things natural. A weekend of celebration, embracing Natural Hair, Beauty, Health & Wellness. Day 1 – Saturday 5th – Natural Hair and Beauty Day 2 – Sunday 6th – Health and Wellness A family occasion full of positive vibes and high energy. If you missed …

African Diaspora, afro europeans

It is shocking to see that so little has been done to tackle persistent and widespread racial discrimination in employment across Europe.

No progress in curbing racial discrimination in the European labour market – in particular for women of colour Brussels, 21 March 2018 – Despite anti-discrimination laws, ethnic and religious minorities and migrants continue to face racial discrimination when looking for a job and in the workplace, according to a new report by the European Network …

Black Women in Europe

EU countries, Norway and Switzerland received nearly 1 million first-time asylum applications from sub-Saharan Africans between 2010 and 2011

Source: Pew Research Center At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010 Sub-Saharan migration to the United States also growing BY PHILLIP CONNOR Migrants rescued off the coast of Libya wait to disembark from the supply vessel OOC Panther in the Sicilian port of Messina, Italy, in April 2017. (Sipa via AP) International …

black Italy

Kwanza Musi dos Santos explores race and citizenship in Italy

Kwanza Musi dos Santos of @TerminiTv in #Italy is one of five winners of the @MediaAgainstHate video contest. @bwie pic.twitter.com/eG5Nv0CUkq — Alison McKenzie (@bethelmckenzie) March 5, 2018 Watch another of her videos here or on the image above. “Thank you, jus sanguinis! Michael Rossi, ‘Italian.’ Born in Harlem to an American family, acquired his citizenship …

Jaqueline Woodson
African Diaspora, black Sweden

Jacqueline Woodson wins the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Note: While this post is not about a black woman living or working in Europe, Jaqueline Woodson won a prize named for Sweden’s most beloved children’s author. To me that is noteworthy. Jacqueline Woodson wins the world’s largest prize for children’s literature, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award This is awesome! This is HUGE! I’m awake …

unusual travel
Black Women in Europe

Unexpected countries every black woman should visit

Somewhat off the beaten path Despite technology improving and standards of living increasing over the years, certain socio-political divides have worsened with various tensions between ethnic backgrounds getting worse, particularly in America. Moving away from all that, however it can be good to focus on the positive, with Europe across the board being a much …

African Diaspora, Black Women in Europe

Set up your budget and stick with it – Kick Butt with your Finances in 2018

New Year’s Money Guide Part 2 Create a free investment plan with Ellevest* that crunches the numbers based on the realities of gender-based pay. Set up your budget and stick with it Setting up a budget can feel as painful as a visit to the dentist, but here’s a simple rule to make it easy. Look at your …

Gollywogs again
Black Women in Europe

Who wants to bring back the Gollywog? Apparently lots of people.

Lots of people want their Gollywogs back in a big way including a (Spoiler alert) former Labour Party official. Hat tip: @BlackGermans Source: Metro A senior Labour councillor has given her support to a campaign to ‘Bring Back the Golliwog’. Lynn Sterry, chair of the Standards Committee at Forest of Dean district council, shared a …

May Ayim
black germany

May Ayim – Black poet fighting racism in Germany celebrated by Google

Afro-German May Ayim – Fighter against racism Hat Tip: @AfroGermans – Source: Speigel.de Brigitte Sylvia Gertrud Opitz was born in Hamburg in May 1960, her father was from Ghana , her mother was German. May Ayim was her stage name. She grew up in Münster with a foster family, she studied pedagogy in Regensburg, from the mid-eighties she lived …

Black Women in Europe

Should you drink or apply your coffee for a skin benefit?

Caffeine In Skincare: Should You Believe The Buzz? The love story between Britain and its tea is a tale nearly as old as time itself, but recent trends show that coffee lovers are well on the rise. Studies and surveys show that England’s coffee industry pushed 3 billion in sales last year alone, but drinking …

African Diaspora, afro europeans, black amsterdam, black Holland

Decolonizing the Mind – 20 Questions and Answers

News from Power Lister Jennifer Tosch: Congratulations Prof Stephen Small, my UC Berkeley and BHAT Int’l board member! We are thrilled to share this new book with all of you! Producing new knowledge helps to advance the field and definitely helps to inform our tour narratives! The Decolonizing the Mind book is available online.

Thank you
African Diaspora, Black Women in Europe

Her Thank You Restored My Faith in Strangers

Most of my European life has been spent helping others. In no small part because I founded JobsinStockholm.com in 2006. The very purpose of this job board was to help desperate people. I was one of those desperate people, so I knew how they felt. They found themselves in Sweden with English and their native …

Black Women in Europe

Black History Matters! Thanks for asking Metro Sverige

Adrianne George, our Founder, talking ever so briefly to Metro Sverige about Black History Month. She is very grateful her colleagues Sigma Dolins and Alexander Lange – Vice Chair and Chair, respectively of Democrats Abroad Sweden sent them her way. Here is the full interview from which the article above was written:   MS: How come …

African Diaspora, black England, black UK

3 day International Conference-African-Atlantic Futures

Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures – 31 Aug – 2 Sept 2018 University of Leeds, United Kingdom Three-day International Conference At a time when new dynamics are emerging around the issues of justice (transitional, reparative, etc.), mourning and commemoration in Africa and its diaspora, the conference “Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures” seeks to consider the current historical conjuncture …

black Scandinavia, black Sweden

She’s Swedish-American: Swedish Model Chanelle Törnqvist Is Your New Hair Crush

Source: Vogue.com Photo: Courtesy of Chanelle Coleman Törnqvist / @chanellemademoiselle With her caramel freckles and cloud of coiled brunette curls, model Chanelle Coleman Törnqvist stands out from the crowd of blonde-and-blue-eyed beauties at Fashion Week Stockholm. And not just because of her soft and sultry look. The 25-year-old Swedish-American is a model, blogger, and assistant fashion buyer …

African Diaspora, black Spain

Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons

School’s in for the summer DECOLONIZING KNOWLEDGE AND POWER: POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, DECOLONIAL HORIZONS BARCELONA, SPAIN – JULY 2-12, 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 5, 2018 The International Summer School, “Decolonizing Knowledge and Power,” is an undertaking that aims at enlarging the scope of the conversation (analysis and investigation) of the hidden agenda of modernity (that is, coloniality) in …

Black Women in Europe

3 Things To Kick Off Kicking Butt with Your Finances in 2018 – Ellevest

New Year’s Money Guide Part 1 Create a free investment plan with Ellevest* that crunches the numbers based on the realities of gender-based pay. “There’s no instant formula to greatness here, no “simple steps,” because that’s just not how life works, right? But from my years of experience working on Wall Street, here’s my advice to help …

African Diaspora, black Italy

Will The Real Fleacé Weaver Please Stand Up

New Bravo Show Appears to Borrow Heavily from BlackGirlTravel.com’s Concept ‘To Rome for Love’ looks a lot like the life work of BlackGirltravel.com founder Fleacé Weaver ROME—For BlackGirlTravel.com Founder Fleacé Weaver, all roads do indeed lead to the Eternal City. It’s why back in 2006 she launched BlackGirlTravel.com with Bella Italia, the travel club’s signature …