Black Europe Summer School

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 …

Janine

Born in Suriname, raised in the Netherlands, I have always been surrounded and raised by strong women.

In 2009 I opened the first natural hair salon in the centre of Amsterdam, offering several treatments to natural haired ladies. Soon enough parents with  adopted children with afro-  and curly  hair as well as parents with mixed raced children found us.  In that same year I launched my first natural  hair care  line. — JANINE VAN THROO Read her fabulous story …

International Natural Hair Day – Amsterdam

Wearing curls and afrohair in its natural state is booming. More and more people are turning their backs on relaxers and proudly wear their hair natural. In 2012 the American vlogger Adeaa Rogers founded International Natural Hair Meetup Day (INHMD). A day when wearing natural hair is celebrated worldwide. This year, International Natural Hair Meetup …

Black Magic Woman Festival in Amsterdam

November 12-15, 2009 Het Black Magic Woman Festival 2009 is er een van vernieuwing en verrassingen. Met een basis bedrag uit het Amsterdamse Kunstenplan kan het Festival de komende jaren goed neergezet worden. Onze dank is groot aan de wethouder die de Magic van Black Artistic Women onderkent, Carolien Gehrels. Met een nieuw gebouw kan …

Elvira Sweet, Mayor of Southeast Amsterdam

Elvira Sweet is the Mayor of Southeast Amsterdam. Elvira Sweet was born in Amsterdam in 1957. She is the Mayor of the Bijlmer Borrough in Amsterdam. Elvira Sweet majored in Education and she was the manager of Home Welfare Foundation. As a member of the Amsterdam’s City Council (1998 – 2002) Elvira Sweet was part …