The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its 11th Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2020 – A List of Our Own©. This 11th year we feature 9 women, and give special recognition to an additional 11 who provided 14 workshops and performances in our Let’s Do Us! Series to mitigate pandemic lockdown anxiety. The awardees are in the following categories: Activism, Arts, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Media, and STEM.
Venus Oghweh sought to take action at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement this summer, not only to show solidarity to U.S. organizers but to amplify knowledge of the rampant racism in the U.K. For example, the case of Belly Mujinga, a Black woman and railway worker at Victoria Station, who just months ago was spat on and coughed at by a 57-year-old man who claimed he was COVID-19-positive. Days later, Mujinga died of COVID-19, though the incident was ultimately ruled unrelated. Read more here.