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
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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 …

Today – Request your absentee ballot
African Diaspora

Today – Request your absentee ballot

Request your ballot today and start the year off well as we head towards winning back the Senate and House. https://www.votefromabroad.org/vote/home.htm Remember – Americans abroad CAN vote in midterm elections. US Senate and Representative elections are Federal elections that every American abroad voter is entitled to vote in. Americans abroad CAN make a difference in …

2017 Power List
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Dr. Erma Manoncourt France-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Dr. Erma Manoncourt Dr. Erma Manoncourt is a public health specialist in behavior and social change and the Founder and President of M&D Consulting Inc (Paris, France). A retired UN official, she has worked over 30 years in international development, providing technical assistance in management/leadership, strategic planning, training and facilitation skills, communication for …

2017 Power List
Black Women in Europe

Dr. Tokie Laotan-Brown-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Dr. Tokie Laotan-Brown She is an indigenous Architectural Technologist, this means she works and researches indigenous architectural sites, redevelops them and helps with economical status of these sites by nominating them for world heritage funds. She also is a member of icomos-Ifla representing Nigeria on International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes She …

2017 Power List
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Aysha Jones-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Aysha Jones Aysha Jones is an award winning social activist turnt entrepreneur becoming a fashion, beauty and media maven. Based in Stockholm, Sweden with origins from The Gambia, West Africa working with international brands and clients.She’s the founder of many groundbreaking platforms such as The LeNoir agency, Creative week (former Africa fashion …