She’s Swedish-American: Swedish Model Chanelle Törnqvist Is Your New Hair Crush

Source: Vogue.com Photo: Courtesy of Chanelle Coleman Törnqvist / @chanellemademoiselle With her caramel freckles and cloud of coiled brunette curls, model Chanelle Coleman Törnqvist stands out from the crowd of blonde-and-blue-eyed beauties at Fashion Week Stockholm. And not just because of her soft and sultry look. The 25-year-old Swedish-American is a model, blogger, and assistant fashion buyer …

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Lola Akinmade Åkerström’s bird’s-eye view of Stockholm

An urbanist’s guide to Stockholm: ‘Find your own secret space and own it’ My name is Lola Akinmade Åkerström. I was born in Nigeria, studied and worked in the United States, and moved to Stockholm for love many moons ago after giving up my life as a system architect working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). …

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – My first Tjejmilen

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – My first Tjejmilen

On the 30th Anniversary of the Tjejmilen, I decided to participate. It is the biggest sporting event for women in Sweden. I signed up in the walking category so we were the last two groups to start the race. This was the category for women with baby strollers, walking sticks, and newbies like me. I …

Kendra Williams-Valentine and the European Business Plan of the Year – Very tasty

Kendra Williams-Valentine and the European Business Plan of the Year – Very tasty

Source: Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship SSES at European Business Plan of the Year Kendra getting up close and personal with the local butter at the Borough Market. SSES was represented on June 7-9 at the London Business School by Kendra Williams-Valentine. Her business idea for flavoured cultured sweet cream butter, tentatively called ‘Better Butter’ left …

The Maisha (Swedish African) Inspirer of the Year Award went to Caroline Cowan

The Maisha (Swedish African) Inspirer of the Year Award went to Caroline Cowan

Caroline Cowan is the Inspirer Award winner! If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a moving picture worth? More so how much is it worth for a woman of colour? The award for Inspirer of the Year goes to a successful scriptwriter and director, whose stories for both the big screen …

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Artist of the Year is Jaqee

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Artist of the Year is Jaqee

Jaqee is a singer songwriter, whose songs are both personal and political. Who dares to defy, where dozens comply. She is both charismatic and courageous, inspirational and infectious. She is a two time Swedish Grammy nominee; a member of Nationalteaterns Rockorkester, and in the span of 5 years, has recorded and released four albums covering …

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Entrepreneur of the Year is Awa Ndao

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Entrepreneur of the Year is Awa Ndao

The award for Entrepreneur of the Year went to Awa Ndao who has shown great resilience in the face of adversity and overcome a destructive and oppressive marriage to create a thriving business, centered around, extensions, braids, plaits, dreadlocks and cornrows. It is a business she has run successfully for six years. Her success has …

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Woman of the Year is Professor Hannah Akuffo

The 2010 Maisha (Swedish-African) Woman of the Year is Professor Hannah Akuffo

The Woman of the Year was awarded to Professor Hannah Akuffo, who was recognized for her extensive efforts in the field of research, in the immunology of leprosy and the mechanisms of resistance to the infections caused by the parasite leishmania. Her contributions in this field include showing the importance of natural immunity to leishmaniasis …

The Hannah Akuffo Group at Karolinska Institute in Sweden – Hannah is a nominee for the African-Swedish Woman of the Year

The Hannah Akuffo Group at Karolinska Institute in Sweden – Hannah is a nominee for the African-Swedish Woman of the Year

UPDATE: PROFESSOR AKUFFO WON! The research area of my group is directed at a closer understanding of parasites in influencing the human host immune response. Specifically we have studied the participation of Natural Killer (NK) cells in Leishmania infection, the pathogenesis of ulcer formation during cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and the contribution of helminth infection in …

Maria LLerena is the Queen of Salsa in Sweden and a nominee for African-Swedish Woman of the Year

Maria LLerena is the Queen of Salsa in Sweden and a nominee for African-Swedish Woman of the Year

Caramba is run by Maria Llerena. Maria has in her entire life engaged in Afro-Caribbean music, songs and rhythms from her homeland Cuba. Maria has toured internationally in many countries and has performed with many famous artists including Edmondo Ros Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, and Josephine Baker. Maria became famous in Sweden when she appeared …

Awa N’dao is a nominee for Swedish-African Woman of the Year

Awa N’dao is a nominee for Swedish-African Woman of the Year

The name African Magic Salong is named for the amazing continent where the owner Awa was born and to raise awareness about Africa as a continent, the word Magic mirrors what we think we do every day. We create works of art that should feel “magical” and special. The art of doing wonders with your …

If you’re a professional sister in Stockholm, I hope you’ll come to the XING Stockholm networking event in month

If you’re a professional sister in Stockholm, I hope you’ll come to the XING Stockholm networking event in month

Hejsan! You are invited to network offline with XING Stockholm group members. Bring your business or calling cards to give to any new contacts you make. If you would like to make a short, non-sales presentation about the products or services your provide let me know: adrianne@agcommunicationsgroup.com. XING Stockholm Group After Work When: 2 March …

CinemAfrica Film Festival 24-28 February 2010 in Stockholm

CinemAfrica Film Festival 24-28 February 2010 in Stockholm

CinemAfrica Film Festival 24-28 February 2010! Soon it’s time again! CinemAfrica Film Festival opens in Stockholm, 24-28 February. Today begins ticket sales! Super-fresh program is available from the festival cinema Sture, Zita, Bio Rio and Klarabiografen of Culture. CinemAfrica Film Festival offers the best and latest films from the African continent and Diaspora. The 2010 …

Photo exhibition in Stockholm Ghetto Fresh Fashionistas från Soweto,South Africa

Photo exhibition in Stockholm Ghetto Fresh Fashionistas från Soweto,South Africa

Stocktown and The Royal Dramatic Theater presents an exclusive photo exhibiton by Johannesburg based photographer Chris Saunders. Smarteez is a unique, fresh and colorful style phenomenon born out of the streets of Soweto and often compared to Tokyo´s Harajuku Girls. Free entrance: Dramaten Lejonkulan foajé Time: Friday 20 Nov starts at 20.30 What more: film, …

You don’t have to come to Stockholm; survey reminder; and be an early bird

You don’t have to come to Stockholm; survey reminder; and be an early bird

Hejsan from Stockholm! 1. The Black Women in Europe™ blog will provide live coverage from the 3rd Annual European Union Equality Summit on 16 and 17 November starting at 9:00 am. To tune in and participate from your computer you can view it on the homepage of the Black Women in Europe™ social network, or …

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 7 – Sabina Edin Lowe turns make up into art

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 7 – Sabina Edin Lowe turns make up into art

I am truly blessed with my choice of career because I pride myself on making people smile and feeling good about themselves. As an artist I see make-up as a form of fine art. Whether I work on a model for a photo shoot, stressed out models on the runway or nervous brides to be, …

Bokrelease för “Afrosvensk i Det Nya Sverige” – Book release party for AfroSwedes in the New Sweden

Bokrelease för “Afrosvensk i Det Nya Sverige” – Book release party for AfroSwedes in the New Sweden

Den viktigaste boken i år! Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Location: Folkoperan Street: Hornsgatan 72 City/Town: Stockholm, Sweden Email: cecilia.garding(at)afrosvenskarna.se Description”Afrosvensk i det nya Sverige” är en ny gymnasiebok som kan användas i både Svenska, Samhällskunskap och Historia. Boken behandlar Afrika och Europas gemensamma historia samt beskriver hur det är att …

Join UrbanLife.se for Putumayo Nights & Faunafest in Stockholm on 2 October

Join UrbanLife.se for Putumayo Nights & Faunafest in Stockholm on 2 October

Come party with Putumayo, the record label that has given you great world music compilations for 15 years. UrbanLife.se, the site for black culture in Sweden, will be your host. Get more information about tickets! Urbanlife presenterar: Putumayo Nights & Faunafest Urbanlife bjuder i samarbete med Putumayo in till en festkväll arrangerad av Faunafest, en …

Professional Sisters in Stockholm:  XING Stockholm Networking Event

Professional Sisters in Stockholm: XING Stockholm Networking Event

You are invited to come and network with your peers and members of the official XING Stockholm Group In Real Life: https://www.xing.com/events/320148/description When: 14 April, 17.30-19.30 Where: Scandic Malmen, Götgatan 49–51, 102 66, Stockholm, Sweden Bring your business cards, a good attitude and at least one business question you would like answered. As the list …