May Ayim

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 …

The Annual ISD-Bundestreffen in Germany

The Annual ISD-Bundestreffen in Germany

ISD photo from a previous year. 06. – 09.08.2009 in Helmarshausen Beim ISD-Bundestreffen trifft sich jedes Jahr die Schwarze Gemeinschaft in Deutschland. Im November 1985 riefen zum ersten Mal Schwarze Frauen und Männer bundesweit zu einem Treffen in Wiesbaden auf, um aus der damals erlebten Isolation in einer weißen Gesellschaft herauszutreten. Viele folgten diesem Aufruf. …

Barack Obama in Berlin: How we in Germany experienced the visit

Barack Obama in Berlin: How we in Germany experienced the visit

Cross posted from Jewels in the Jungle Blog: I witnessed the July 24th Berlin speech by US presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama like millions of people here in Germany and all across Europe experienced it glued to our TV screens viewing our favorite news channel(s) and being mesmerized by what was yes, an outstanding young …