Black Women in Europe

So now, ladies and gentlemen, live from Somalia and the Netherlands! Give it up for new-to-Washington Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Muslim heretic, self-proclaimed “Infidel,” whose memoir by that name is at No. 7 on the New York Times bestseller list! She was elected to the Dutch parliament, but resigned in a scandal that brought down the …

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Exclusive Daniels Counter contribution – 1st Black Female Performer of post war Germany to release autobiography

Leila Negra / Marie Nejar 1952: 1st Black German Female Performer Marie Nejar who was known as “Leila Negra,” was perhaps the first post war African-German to follow the footsteps of Josephine Baker, as a “media spectacle.” She was born in 1930 in Germany and survived through luck and help by some well meaning persons …

Black Women in Europe

Films With Black Stars Seek to Break International Barriers

???The international marketplace is still fairly racist,??? said James Ulmer, proprietor of the Ulmer Scale, which compiles input from about 100 international film professionals in a periodic rating of stars??? ???bankability.??? In Mr. Ulmer???s rating, Will Smith, the highest-ranked black star, placed No. 12 over all last year, behind Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey …

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Taking Care of Business In Germany Part 2 – KS Models

Discover two more sister in Germany who are taking care of business in the arts and modeling industries: Redsands is the sole responsibility of Ebele Okoye. Professionally trained with more than 15 years of experience in the diverse field of Fine and Media Arts. I attach a lot of importance to the originality and individualization …

Taking care of business

Taking Care of Business in Germany-Communikey-Hillary Cole Fitness

These sisters are taking care of business in Germany. Each entrepreneur is utilizing their skills and talents to provide highly sought after services to the German and international community. Take a look: comunikey is a language service provider located in the picturesque little town of Edenkoben in the “Tuscany of Germany” directly on the German …

Black Women in Europe

1st Black Model to Appear in a Fashion Magazine

Yo, AdrienneBy SALA ELISE PATTERSON: It happens all the time. A beautiful young woman decides she wants to become a model and asks a photographer friend to take some head shots. Seventy years ago this ordinary series of events took an unlikely turn. That was because the beautiful woman was black; the photographer was her …

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These sisters are taking care of business in The Netherlands. They are building communities, serving our community, restoring calm to busy exeuctives and travelers, and using their artistic talent to express our community. Take a look: The Afro European Sisters Network (AESN) is a site that focuses on networking black women in and outside of …

Black Women in Europe

Whitaker, Hudson Win Big On Oscar Night

Two big dreams were fulfilled last night when Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson won Oscars at the 79th Annual Academy Awards. Whitaker took home Best Actor for his exceptional work in The Last King of Scotland and Hudson was honored as Best Supporting Actress for her breakout performance in Dreamgirls. Both actors had swept up …

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These sisters are taking care of business in the United Kingdom. They are creating beautiful jewelry, selling wonderful products for the soul, providing dating services, planning fabulous events. Visit Nakai here. If you believe that precious time spent pampering yourself is time well spent, you have come to the right place. A place where just …

Black Women in Europe

Hair Weaves Tangle Self-Image for Black Women by Malena Amusa

This past winter, I noticed something very unsettling while I was visiting my family in St. Louis. Almost all the black women I encountered were sporting lavishly long hair weaves, fake locks that can add length and volume after being sewed or glued to the scalp. Weaves come in straight, curly and kinky textures. But …

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Survey: Blacks in France Say They Face Racial Discrimination

More than half of blacks living in France say they face racial discrimination, according to the first-ever survey on the country’s black population. The findings are troubling for a country that has long prided itself on its human rights record, and its ostensibly color-blind integration model. According to a survey conducted by the TNS-Sofres polling …

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Black Africans in Renaissance Europe

Publisher Comments: This highly original book opens up the almost entirely neglected area of the black African presence in Western Europe during the Renaissance. Covering history, literature, art history and anthropology, it investigates a whole range of black African experience and representation across Renaissance Europe, from various types of slavery to black musicians and dancers, …

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Guillaume Guillon Lethiere – Black French painter

In 1980, an unsigned painting acquired by the Rhode Island School of Design a few years earlier, was identified as the work of the once-popular French artist, Guillaume Guillon Lethiere who was born in 1760. Although such attributions are rarely newsworthy, what should have made this one more interesting to us as Americans than even …