Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – the Netherlands 4 – Natural Sisters

Natural Sisters This blog is about my journey to create long healthy black hair. If you in a challenge yourself please let’s help each other. In this blog we can trade tips on hair care products, protective hairstyles, fashion and beauty products. Link to Natural Sisters

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – the Netherlands 3 – Becoming A Doctor

Becoming A Doctor: I remember when I came to Hungary to start medical school, one of my dad’s parting words were “try to keep a diary, and fill in as much as you can, it’s very important”. A Friend of mine also once told me “learn to always write down your stories/experiences, even if it …

Another Dutch Novel Reinforces Sexual Sterotypes Of Black Women In Holland

Hat tip: Afro Europe International Blog In the Netherlands an author started a row by publishing a book that is sexual stereotyping black women. The book ‘Alleen maar nette mensen’ (Just fine people) is the debut of Dutch author Robert Vuistjes. Naturally all of the information I’ve seen about this book is in Dutch except …

More about the Black is Beautiful exhibit in Amsterdam

Black is Beautiful. Rubens to Dumas Dates 26 July ??? 26 October 2008 Location The Nieuwe Kerk, Dam, Amsterdam Open Daily from 10 am to 6 pm. In October open on Thursday till 10 p.m. Public Information T: 00. 31. 20 6386909 Website http://www.nieuwekerk.nl/ Admission ??? 10 Groups ??? 15 persons: ??? 8 Children up …

Follow up from the Women of the African Diaspora Conference in Amsterdam

As fate would have it my plane from Gotehnburg, Sweden to Amsterdam was cancelled. We were put on the next flight scheduled for 4 hours later, which turned out to be late. I had resigned myself to the fact that I would miss the beginning and middle of the conference, including my panel discussion, and …

The Black is Beautiful exhibit at Amsterdam’s De Nieuwe

In the summer of 2008 the Nieuwe Kerk will present a journey of discovery though the history of art. For the first time the attractiveness of the black person in the art of the Low Countries will receive attention. Many great masters turn out to have portrayed black people. The fascination with them will be …

Update for the Women of the African Diaspora Conference

This Sunday in Amsterdam an international group of Black Women will hold a conference at the Kwakoe Festival in Amsterdam’ s Bijlmer Park in the VIP tent. Here is the conference program schedule: – 13:30 Welcome – 14:00 Opening remarks by ZAZO – 14:05 Opening remarks by mayor Elvira Sweet – 14:10 Spokenword by Dayenne …