BlackWomen Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 8- Tatiana in Flux

Hi! I’m Tatiana Richards Hanebutte. I live a flux life: I’m an Alabama native turned American expat in Germany. Last year, I left a full time job to become a (temporary) stay-at-home mom. And that job I left? I managed social media communications for a chamber of commerce and a city magazine. Journalism plus social media; that’s about as flux as it gets. I guess …

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2012

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2012 festival online presentation   May 2-6, 2012 RATHAUS SCHÖNEBERG (City Hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Saal, Kinosaal (cinema), Bibliothek (library) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1 10825 Berlin, Germany A COMPLEXION CHANGE – Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy “View to the Future – The Flag still flies” in cooperation with / in Kooperation mit der Commissioner for Integration, …

Francisca Urio, singer, television presenter, and child advocate in Germany

Source: Wikipedia Francisca Urio is a German singer-songwriter and radio presenter of Afro-German heritage who lives in Berlin. She was born in Meiningen, a town in southern Thuringia but grew up in Berlin as the only child of her German mother Monica and her father Geoffrey from Tanzania, both architects who met while studying in …

Cassandra Steen, singing and winning awards in Germany

Hat tip: Euromight Source: Wikipedia Cassandra Steen is a German singer, songwriter and voice actress, who rose to fame as the lead singer of the trio Glashaus. After a series of commercially successful releases with the group, Steen released her solo debut album Seele mit Herz in 2003. After her departure from Glashaus and a …

Mo Asumang – documentary film maker, actress and TV moderator

Hat tip: Euromight About Mo (taken from her website): Mo is an acclaimed filmmaker, actress and moderator, well known in Germany due to her brave documentary movies and TV moderation. Recently she has gained International exposure being featured in Roman Polanski’s movie “The Ghostwriter” playing Condoleezza Rice, she was featured in an article by “USA …

Janice Harrington, renowned singer of Jazz, Blues and Gospel, producer and actress resides in Lüneburg, Germany

Janice Harrington, renowned singer of Jazz, Blues and Gospel, producer and actress. She resides in the quaint city of Lüneburg, Germany, with her German husband, the talented trombone player and piano-builder Werner Guertler. Ms. Harrington’s international career began in 1969 with tours for the USO to South East Asia, where she entertained USA military personnel …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Germany 3 – Kabai33

Kabai33 Yamile Yemoonyah is an artist blogger and creative entrepreneur on her way to a sustainable lifestyle. On Kabai33 she shares tips, tools and resources to help start & grow your own creative web biz. She was born in Colombia to her birth-mother of the indigenous Embera people and to my unknown African-Colombian birth-father. When …

When “art” is offensive: Solostücke und satirische Schönheitskonkurrenz

I shared this on the AfroSpear Think Tank Blog yesterday: \ Jenny Beyer, Christoph Leuenberger und Anja Müller (v. l.) schlüpften in “fremde Haut”, um im Trio gemeinsam die Einzel-Choreografien für ihre Soli “I I I” zu erarbeiten. Foto: Kampnagel The photo above is from a theater production in Hamburg. Click through to read or …

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2010 – Opening Party – Sa 30.01. – Café Schöne Aussichten

From the BLACK HISTORY MONTH – Hamburg 2010 team: Hello everyone, BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2010 is about to start this Saturday 30.01. – 22.00 h with a grand OPENING PARTY ! We have a big program of more than 25 single events during the next weeks. Live music, lectures, poetry, films, youth program and more. …

HOPE – Obama musical story – celebrates its world premiere in Frankfurt/Main on 17 January 2010!

The event organizer MOVE GmbH promises a double world premiere: at the premiere of “HOPE – the Obama Musical Story” on Sunday, 17 January at 8:00 pm, the audience will rhythmically participate on specially developed percussion chairs – for the first time ever worldwide. The production is realized in German and English. Visit the official …

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. …

Jessica Martina Wahls – German pop singer, Songwriter and Television Host

Source Jessica Martina Wahls is a German pop singer, songwriter and television host, who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful all-female pop band No Angels, the “biggest-selling German girlband to date,” according to the German media. Wahls is the only child born to an African-American father, James, and a …

Berlin Renames a Street with a Colonial Past After May Ayim

Hat tip: Afro European A Berlin street is renamed after the internationally renowned Afro-German poetess, educationist and inhabitant of Kreuzberg, May Ayim (1960-1996). Amazon.de Widgets Ayim fought against ongoing racism in Germany and was active in the women’s movement and she continously highlighted Germany’s forgotten colonial past. “This renaming also challenges people to deal with …

Juliana de Aquino, German Resident, a Victim of the Air France Flight 447 disaster

Hat tip: Afro Europe The blog Afro Brazil America reported that the Brazilian musical singer Juliana de Aquino is one of victems of the flight 447 Air France disaster. Since 2003 she lived in Germany, where she had a succesful music career Juliana de Aquino started her musical education at the age of 4. She …

Arabella Kiesbauer, Austrian Talk Show Host

Arabella Kiesbauer is a talk show host well-known in Germany for her daily show “Arabella”, which was awarded the Bavarian Television Prize in 1994. She has also appeared in the feature film “Das Superweib” (1996) and in the popular German television series, “Kommissar Rex” (2004). On June 9th 1995, the daughter of a German mother …

Titilayo Rachel Adedokun – Opera, Jazz and Musicals Performer in Germany

Soprano Titilayo Rachel Adedokun received a bachelor and a master of music in voice from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a bachelor of arts in English from Judson College in Marion, Alabama, USA. She was a 1996/97 recipient of The Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to Milan, Italy, where she lived for five …

Young Scholar’s Network-Black Diaspora and Germany-Call for Submission of Research Proposals

Call for Interest and for Submission of Research Proposals Young Scholar’s Network – Black Diaspora and Germany In recent years, scholarly work on Germany’s colonial past and its continuing consequences has stressed the relevance of notions of Blackness and whiteness to German national identity formation. Afro German feminists conducted pioneering work in exploring the various …

Cassandra Steen – Soul Singer in Germany

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmaLbPiYcB0[/youtube] Cassandra Steen was born in Ostfildern-Ruit near Stuttgart, Germany in 1980. At the age of 17 the singer gained first prominence when she was featured on the song “Wenn der Vorhang fällt” off of the 1997 album Quadratur des Kreises by Freundeskreis, with whom she toured through Germany, Austria and Switzerland for a few …

Young, Black European Entrpreneur?

Management Seminar: 3 – 4 April, 2009 “Entrepreneurship: Youth Banking and Financial Services” 3 – 4 April, 2009 Bonn – Germany Access to responsible credit for young entrepreneurs is essential for start-up companies and for the economies. Credit is necessary for start-up companies to smoothen out fluctuations in income, manage increases in expenditure, and to …

Sorina Nwachukwu

Sorina Nwachukwu of Eschweiler, Germany, was a four-time German Junior National Team member with the 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter relays, while attending Stadt Gymnasium. Nwachukwu ran on Germany’s 4×400-meter relay team that placed sixth at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, China and fourth at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy. In 2007, …