Margaret Kadi’s Project Sierre Leone straight out of London

I have started a venture called ‘Project Sierra Leone‘ and it is all about empowering the women of Sierra Leone. I was born in Sierra Leone but have been living in the UK for the last 17 years. I recently went back for a visit after all this time and was blinded by the colours …

Alesha Dixon is a singer and philanthropist in Britain

Source: Alesha’s website n 2000, the female vocal group (with members Alesha Dixon, Su-Elise Nash, Zena McNally and Sabrina Washington) known as Mis-teeq took Britain by storm with their debut single, “Why?” The single was originally an R&B-style tune, but with the aid of garage exponent Matt “Jam” Lamont, a remix was born which became …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Building your business around your purpose

From England Over the previous weeks I have spoken about creating products that will make you money based on what you know – but the one thing I have found is that when I create products based on just making money they usually end up being products that make money for a while and then …

When it rains it pours: And the honors keep on coming for B.W.I.E™ Power Lister Samata Angel

                I shared the fabulous news that Samata won the 2011 Red Carpet Green Dress Award and was flown to LA to present her dress before the Oscar Awards. Samata is also on the Red list of Hot women under 30.               …

Mary Seacole Statue Appeal and special event at the National Portrait Gallery in London

When Mary Seacole nursed the sick and wounded on the front line in the Crimea she did not ask for, or expect any reward. She did it for the British troops, who she loved and admired. They responded in equal generosity to the person they called “Mother Seacole”. Mary Seacole was not a person to …

Carlene Firmin, Barnardo’s director and founder of Girls Against Gangs to receive MBE aged 27

Hat tip: Euromight Source: The Guardian In 2010 she founded the Girls Against Gangs (GAG) project, supporting women affected by gang violence to become empowered to act as local advisors on gender and youth violence. Read the Guardian article.

2010 Black Women in Europe™ Power Lister, Samata Angel, wins green Hollywood Oscar competition

British fashion entrepreneur Samata Angel has won the Red Carpet Green Dress competition. Launched by one of Hollywood’s greener couples, Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron (director of blockbusters such as Avatar and Titanic) who are well known for their commitment to helping the environment, the Red Carpet Green Dress competition set the task of …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Develop a passive income stream using the internet and membership sites

Diane Corriette from England Last week I talked about**** creating and selling information products **** online well there is another way that can help you develop a passive income stream using the internet and that is with a membership site. There are all types of different memberships currently being run online: • You can send …

For the first time in history, the city of London will host an event that will showcase fashion which is inspired from Africa, and B.W.I.E™ is a proud media partner.

AFRICA FASHION WEEK DEBUTS IN LONDON OVER 60 DESIGNERS FROM ALL OVER THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA, TO DISPLAY THEIR ORIGINAL AFRICAN FABRICS AND DESIGNS IN LONDON IN AUGUST 2011 (PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 15TH 2011) For the first time in history, the city of London will host an event that will showcase fashion which is inspired …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Develop a passive income stream using the internet and information products

Diane Corriette from England One of the most difficult parts of being online for most business professionals is knowing exactly how they can use the internet to bring in additional profits to their business. One of the proven ways I often recommend comes from writing information products. Have you ever bought an ebook or an …

Janet M Banks is baking her way to sweet success

Hat tip: Precious Online THE ART OF CAKE by Janet Mohapi-Banks Award-winning luxury wedding cake designer Janet Mohapi-Banks creates wedding cakes from the simply elegant to breath-taking centre-pieces. All wedding cakes and celebration cakes are handmade using the finest ingredients available before being adorned with exquisitely hand crafted sugar models and decorations. We are as …

Noella Coursaris connects the world through modelling and running a charity for children in the Congo

Source: CNN Connect the World Noella Coursaris Musunka’s story is, by any standards, remarkable. Born in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she lost her Greek father Georges at the age of five. Her Congolese mother, lacking the resources to raise her, sent Noella to live with relatives in Europe. After getting a …

Buyers and Investors Mission to Jamaica between Monday 24th January and Friday 28th January 2011

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation, JAMPRO, the investment and export/trade facilitation agency of the Government of Jamaica, is pleased to invite your participation in a highly specialized and targeted Buyers and Investors Mission to Jamaica between Monday 24th January and Friday 28th January 2011. The 2009 FDI Report rates Jamaica as No. 2 for having the …

Diana Evans, award-winning writer and journalist

Hat tip: Euromight Source: Diana Evans Diana Evans was born in London and spent part of her childhood in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied Media Studies at the University of Sussex and was a dancer in the Brighton-based troupe Mashango before becoming a journalist and author. She has written features and criticism for Marie Claire, the …

Powerful woman – Yana Johnson – Entrepreneur in England

Yana Johnson – Entrepreneur England Yana Johnson started Yana Cosmetics on 2002 to provide makeup & beauty treatments for very light to very dark skin. Yana was awarded a Member of the British Emprise in 2009 for services to the Cosmetics Industry, and winner of Black Enterprise, European Federation of Black Women Business Owners, Mahogany …

Mary Jane Seacole and her dedicated nursing career

A portrait of Mary Seacole in oils, c. 1869, by the obscure London artist Albert Charles Challen Hat tip: Paula Dozier Black women in Europe who are interested in nursing are invited to join Paula’s Spirit of Seacole group on the Black Women in Europe Social Network. Source: Wikipedia Mary Jane Seacole (1805 – 14 …

Taking care of business in the UK part 11– Dounne Alexander – Gramma’s

The inspiration behind this unique, ethical & exciting enterprise is pioneering businesswoman – Dounne Alexander MBE (61), whose Afro-Caribbean ancestry respected, embraced and looked to ‘natural foods, traditional folklore herbalisim, spirituality & self-healing’ to maintain life long health. In 1987, Dounne decided to follow in their footsteps and created GRAMMA’S to specialize in manufacturing premium …

Cecilia Anim has been elected deputy president of the Royal College of Nursing

Hat tip: Paula Dozier Source: Nursing Times Ms Anim trained as a midwife in Ghana and came to the UK in the 1970s. She is currently employed as a clinical nurse specialist in contraception and sexual and reproductive health at the Margaret Pyke centre in London. She has been an active RCN steward for 15 …

Taking Care of Business in the UK Part 10– Dana Celeste Robinson – Knox Robinson Publishing

Dana Celeste Robinson is a University of London PhD candidate, owner of Your Editor and Knox Robinson Publishing. Knox Robinson Publishing is an independent publishing house committed to the production of scholarly history books, specialist history monographs and historical fiction. We are currently seeking completed manuscripts from new and established writers. We are particularly interested …