World No. 1 Chaunté Lowe shows true sportswomanship in Sweden

World No. 1 Chaunté Lowe shows true sportswomanship in Sweden

Green defeats Lowe in Sollentuna …among those defeated was current World No. 1 Chaunté Lowe who just six days ago cleared 2.05m at the US Championships in Des Moines. The American admitted to feeling a little bit flat after travelling to Europe but was quick to praise the winning performance. Lowe was also the very …

Chaunte Lowe will try to take Kajsa’s record in Sweden

Chaunte Lowe will try to take Kajsa’s record in Sweden

Source: SVT 25-year-old American woman Chaunté Lowe has jumped higher than any other woman in the world this year. “Know that I have more to give” Tomorrow, in the GP race in Sollentuna, Lowe is aiming to take Kajsa Bergqvist’s stadium record. “I have never missed here, and Kajsa was phenomenal. If she cleared 2.04 …

Wendy Rådström is a TV journalist and producer in Sweden

Wendy Rådström is a TV journalist and producer in Sweden

Wendy Rådström is a Swedish journalist and television presenter. She has worked as a reporter and producer for Fråga Olle (see the clip from a documentary on the sex industry below), a reporter for the Nobel Banquet in 2007, program manager for Lattjo Lajban on TV4 and on several programs in TV400.

Lorén Talhaoui is a singer, TV personality and inspiration behind a jewelry collection in Sweden

Lorén Talhaoui is a singer, TV personality and inspiration behind a jewelry collection in Sweden

Lorine “Lorén” Zineb Talhaoui is a TV reality show participant, singer and producer. She appeared in Sweden’s Idol 2004 , where she finished in 4th place. In 2005 she released her single “The Snake” with the group Rob’n’Raz. She is a presenter on TV channel TV400 She also has her own jewelry collection.

Lucette Rådström is a TV journalist and presenter in Sweden

Lucette Rådström is a TV journalist and presenter in Sweden

Mary Lucette Rådström is a Swedish journalist and TV program presenter and has worked for Swedish TV 4 since 1998. She is originally from Brazil. She previously worked on ZTV as the host for the program Efter plugget between 1997 and 1998. On New Year’s Eve 1998 and 2005 she was one of two hosts …

Dyana Gaye’s films is part of CinemAfrica movie breakfast 28 / 3, and Norway’s first African Film Festival

Dyana Gaye’s films is part of CinemAfrica movie breakfast 28 / 3, and Norway’s first African Film Festival

Sunday, March 28th at 10:45 (movie playback starts 11:00) to 14:00 Bio Rio, Hornstull Beach 3, Subway Hornstull St. Louis Blues Directed by Dyana Gaye Senegal (2009), 48 min Language: French, Wolof, English subtitles In a dusty parking lot in Dakar waiting six passengers and a tired driver impatiently for a seventh show up, so …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 6: Cecilia Åslund and TowandaaDesign

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 6: Cecilia Åslund and TowandaaDesign

Get a preview of Cecilia’s jewelry. About Cecilia Mitt namn är Cecilia Åslund och jag började tillverka smycken som en hobby för knappt 1 år sedan. Fann att jag äntligen hade lite tid över till att skaffa mig en hobby och en vänninas dotter inspirerade mig med smycken som jag fick av henne i present. …

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 …

Diva Cruz – Professional percussionist  and DJ in Sweden

Diva Cruz – Professional percussionist and DJ in Sweden

Diva Cruz Bio taken from: http://www.divacruz.com/ Since she is a professional percussionist, Diva Cruz uses percussion while spinning records. She has been playing drums since she was little, first in children’s orchestras and later as a percussionist in various salsa bands in Colombia, where she grew up. Look for Cruz performing with Rigo in the “second …

What’s Culture Got To Do With It?

What’s Culture Got To Do With It?

“WHAT’S CULTURE GOT TO DO WITH IT?” Conference 15-18 June 2009 Uppsala, Sweden AIMS The main aim of the conference is to discuss what role the study of culture – here creative cultural expressions – plays and could play in understanding change in contemporary Africa. The title of the conference should read as: What’s culture …