Black Cultural Archives

Arike Oke, Black Cultural Archive’s Managing Director

In 2019, Arike Oke joined Black Cultural Archives as Managing Director. Listen to this clip of her on BBC Radio explaining why the charity is so important. Read this interview with her for her vision for Black Cultural Archives. On Wednesday 20 May 2020, BCA Managing Director, Arike Oke, shared a preview of BCA’s new …

Black Europe Summer School

Black Europe Summer School 2020 – COVID-19 Update

Please visit the Black Europe Summer School website for a message from BESS Director Kwame Nimako regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 program: 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE 10 April 2020​ I write to update you on our plans to ensure that BESS will take place this summer, in light of the shutdown around the CORVID-19 in …

EU Regions

Work side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week

OPPORTUNITY ALERT: Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region. What do we offer? Trainings on journalism and EU regional policy The chance to receive mentorship from established journalists from your country Working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU …

Black Europe Summer School 2020 – EXTENDED DEADLINE

Extended deadline! Black Europe Summer School 2020 13th Annual Program June 21 – July 3, 2020 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Now in its 13th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of European …

Afropololitan

BOZAR : 4th edition of the Afropolitan Festival, 28.02-1.03.2020

AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL HEROES AND HEROINES. For its fourth edition, the AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL invites artists and the public to celebrate their heroines and heroes. Musicians as Fela Kuti and Miriam Makeba have marked and continue to inspire generations of artists and activists of all ages and backgrounds. Just like the author Toni Morrison, who died in …

March 1st deadline: Black Feminism Summer School

Do not miss the 2020 DECOLONIAL BLACK FEMINISM SUMMER SCHOOL. This year we have confirmed the participation of ANGELA DAVIS, OYERONKE OYEWUMI, GINA DENT, KARINA OCHOA, ANGELA FIGUEREIDO, AND OTHERS. The summer school is held in BAHIA, BRAZIL (all courses in English) from Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21, 2020. DEADLINE OF APPLICATIONS IS …

Hello Hair & Beauty Lovers!

We’re back! Europe’s biggest and best exhibition for people of colour is back. Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2019 is happening live and direct on 26th & 27th May 2019 at the Business Design Centre 52 Upper Street Islington London N1 0QH. Tickets : Adults and children over 5 : Advance tickets £13  / £15 on the …

SYMPOSIUM: RACE, POWER & CULTURE, A CRITICAL LOOK AT BELGIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

  22-24 May 2019What about diversity in Belgian cultural institutions? Over the course of three evenings, the symposium ‘Race, power and culture’ examines the racial power dynamics in the cultural sector and aims to initiate a dialogue. Artists and activists will talk about their experiences. Academics talk about their specific research. Between the keynotes and …

2018 Power List

Black Women in Europe: Power List 2018 – A List of Our Own©

Our 9th list. The 2018 awardees are in the following categories: Activism, Education, Entrepreneurship, Media, Politics, Society and Writing. Biorgraphical and more informatoin about the awardees will be published soon. For now feel free to share the YouTube video above and the Slideshare presentation.

Our List of Winners in the 2018 European Athletics Championships

        European Champion. Still missing the words…. #happyness #thankful #victory #luckyme #fly A post shared by Malaika Mihambo (@mali.mihambo) on Aug 11, 2018 at 2:54pm PDT   🥉 After one of the most memorable long jump competitions in living memory, @SharaProctor emerged from the Olympiastadion in Berlin with a bronze medal to …

Black Europe Summer School

Black Europe Summer School: time to think about attending next summer

The Black Europe Summer School is a two-week intensive course held each summer in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The course explores the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora and other people of color in Europe. Participants learn about the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of colonial legacies on policies, social organizations, and legislation …

It is shocking to see that so little has been done to tackle persistent and widespread racial discrimination in employment across Europe.

No progress in curbing racial discrimination in the European labour market – in particular for women of colour Brussels, 21 March 2018 – Despite anti-discrimination laws, ethnic and religious minorities and migrants continue to face racial discrimination when looking for a job and in the workplace, according to a new report by the European Network …

Decolonizing the Mind – 20 Questions and Answers

News from Power Lister Jennifer Tosch: Congratulations Prof Stephen Small, my UC Berkeley and BHAT Int’l board member! We are thrilled to share this new book with all of you! Producing new knowledge helps to advance the field and definitely helps to inform our tour narratives! The Decolonizing the Mind book is available online.

Sharing: European map of Implicit Racial Bias

European map of Implicit Racial Bias  Source: Mind Hacks This map shows how easily White Europeans in Europe associate black faces with negative ideas. Each country’s colour reflects the average Implicit Association Test (IAT) score for that country using data from Harvard’s Project Implicit. Overall we have scores for 288,076 White Europeans, collected between 2002 …

France’s César Awards Nominations – 4 films from the Diaspora

Source: ShawdowandAct.com “Divines” tells the story of Dounia, a tough but naive teenager living in the ‘hood, who sees getting rich or dying trying as her most viable option to get out, from French filmmaker of Moroccan descent Houda Benyamina. Omar Sy stars in “Chocolat,” which is based on the life of Rafael Padilla – …

AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017 Brussels 3-5 February

Omar Victor Diop, Pedro Camejo, 2015, Série Diaspora © Omar Victor Diop, Courtesy Galerie MAGNINA, Paris The Afropolitan Festival is three days of exceptional programming dedicated to Afropolitan art, creativity and state of mind, presented by BOZAR and its partners, with honorary guest artists Fredy Massamba, the great voice of Afro-soul, and Tatiana Silva, television …

Candice McKenzie

DJ Candice McKenzie: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

DJ Candice McKenzie: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I picked Candice to be a Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary Shero for many reasons but mainly for her positive energy that I find completely infectious! I first blogged about Candice in March 2009 when I learned about …

BWIE 10th Anniversary

Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10 Year Anniversary

Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10 Year Anniversary Wow, I can’t believe we have our 10 year anniversary in 2016. Sounds cliche but I remember launching the blog as if it were yesterday. But 1,827 posts, 15 awards, and 3 international speaking engagements later it truly does add up to 10 years of passion.   Logo …

Rita Bosaho 1st black woman in Spanish Parliament

Source: The Guardian Podemos’ Rita Bosaho becomes Spain’s first female black MP As Spanish politicians gear up for what could be weeks of political wrangling, the unprecedented election result has ushered in another first for the country, with Podemos’ Rita Bosaho becoming the first black person to win a seat in Spain’s parliament. “It’s about …