UK Black History Month
black UK, Black Wales

BLM UK-‘We were taken advantage of. That is what hurt’

From the BBC When Neville Howard arrived in the UK as part of the Windrush generation in 1947 it was a different world. The 92-year-old – well-known around Cardiff for his singing – remembered reading “no blacks, no Irish” signs and how he “just had to learn to live with” racism. Mr Howard said: “All …

UK Black History Month
black UK

BHM UK: The digital activism boosting Black Lives Matter

From the BBC If you didn’t think you could use a dating app or a video game to protest against racial injustice, think again. With many cities still under lockdown measures, people are finding innovative online ways to demonstrate solidarity or collect donations in support of Black Lives Matter. It’s more than just posting a …

UK Black History Month
black UK, Black Wales

BHM UK – Black History month: ‘As a black female, it’s important I can be seen’

From the BBC As the start of October marks the beginning of Black History Month across the UK, three trailblazers from Wales’ black community say more needs to be done to address issues of inequality at the top of their industries. TV producer Liana Stewart, Swansea’s first female black councillor Yvonne Jardin and artist and …

UK Black History Month
African Diaspora, black UK

How the advertising industry can help empower racial equality

Written by Nishma Robb Athird of us come from working class backgrounds, but only 10% break into what’s considered elite careers1. When we talk about equality in the U.K., we need to talk about income equality. I’ve seen a lot of change for good during my 25 years in advertising and media. But as a …

African Diaspora

UNESCO & Idries Shah Foundation “World Tales” Short Story Competition

Sir/Madam, We are pleased to inform you that UNESCO, the Idries Shah Foundation and the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities of UNESCO (ICCAR) invite 12-18 year olds all around the world to enter the World Tales Short Story Competition and write a short story about the challenges of tomorrow. Please find here all relevant information on UNESCO’s website and here. The theme of this 2020 First Edition …

African Diaspora, black UK

Global African History And Decolonising And Identity Language Forum Offered Via Zoom For Those Interested In Improving Their Knowledge In A Post-George Floyd World

A group of community projects, led by BTWSC/African History Revisited and BBM/BMC ( Music Congress), is delivering weekly accessible global African history programmes, starting from tonight. It is also providing a forum for exploring decolonising and African identity language, as part of supporting the wake up call from the death of George Floyd and other …

Photo: NK Gala 2020
black Scandinavia, black Sweden

Selam Fessahaye – Fashion Through African Eyes from Sweden

Maybe you aren’t familiar with Swedish fashion designers and stylists, but when Beyonce wears one of your dresses in her ground-breaking Black is King visual album, everyone notices. For example, this story from FORM: The Magazine for Nordic Architecture and Design – Beyoncé wears a dress by Swedish designer Selam Fessahaye Last week, Beyoncé released …

black germany

Meet LotusFlowerBomb in Germany

I’m a model, artist, entrepreneur, and filmmaker, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. My Body of work is about Art, Photography, Documentaries, Modeling, Business, Networking, positive media presentation, and representation of dark skin African girls and women. Join me through my Afropolitan journey as an entrepreneur, model, photographer, videographer, and artist, meet other creative stakeholders. …

Black Women in Europe

EU and OECD member states responses to managing residence permits and migrant unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic

This publication explores the effects of COVID-19 on third-country nationals and the measures taken by states to manage residence permit and unemployment among migrant communities. It is the first of a series of Informs launched by the European Migration Network (EMN) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the impact of COVID-19 in different areas …
African Diaspora

The International Festival of African Diaspora Films (FIFDA) presents its 10th edition

The 10th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival – Paris (FIFDA) will take place virtually from September 4 to 6, 2020. FIFDA 2020 presents 19 films – including eight Europe premieres – from Uganda, Rwanda, United Kingdom, Morocco, Nigeria, Haiti, Cuba, Canada, Cameroon, Belgium, United States, France, Brazil, Congo, French Guiana, Hungary, Germany, Suriname, and …

African Diaspora

Virtual panel on Multi-generational Voices in Delivering the SDGs in the New Normal

‘Multi-generational Voices in Delivering the SDGs in the New Normal’ is scheduled to unpack the numerous challenges presented to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). No doubt the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed not only the cumulative impact on governmental policies and plans of actions or its lack thereof on an already fragile population thus …

Dem Convention 2020
2020 US Presidential Election

Adrianne George elected to represent Democrats Abroad at the 2020 Democratic Convention

10 August 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Adrianne George elected to represent Democrats Abroad at the 2020 Democratic “Convention Across America”  Sweden: Adrianne George was elected to become a member of the Democrats Abroad delegation in her role as a 2016-2020 Democratic National Committee (DNC) Member at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where she will take …

British Vogue
African Diaspora, black UK

The British Vogue Issue to Buy

Marcus Rashford & Our Power Lister Adwoa Aboah Lead An Inspiring Army Of Activists On Vogue’s September Cover Source: British Vogue This month, all international Vogues, of which there are currently an impressive 26, are uniting to dedicate their September covers (and more, but I’ll get to that shortly) to one shared theme: hope. I knew instantly and …

Black Cultural Archives
afro europeans, black london, black UK

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 Women in Europe

Buy Diamonds Wisely: How to Make the Right Choice?

Buy Diamonds Wisely: How to Make the Right Choice? Diamonds symbolize the high status of the owner. Moreover, they are a reliable investment, as well as the frankest expression of feelings. The acquisition of this gemstone requires not only funds and experience, but also time. Our shop will help you optimize the search process and…