1 Juli herdenken we de afschaffing op 1 Juli 1863 van de Nederlandse slavernij, de Trans-Atlantische slavenhandel en kolonialisme.

1 Juli herdenken we de afschaffing op 1 Juli 1863 van de Nederlandse slavernij, de Trans-Atlantische slavenhandel en kolonialisme. We erkennen het leed van Afrikaanse voorouders en....We vieren de vastberaden veerkracht, levenslust, wijsheid en creativiteit waarmee wij nu invulling geven aan het leven.

Miss Africa Netherlands 2015-2016 Sponsorship/Partnership

Registration for the 3rd Edition (2015-2016) of the Miss Africa Netherlands Pageant is almost closing. As a result, Sponsorship/Partnership opportunities are now open.

We are contacting You from the Miss Africa Netherlands in Amsterdam, a non-profit, apolitical and non-religious organisation with the objective to empower women of African descent residing in the Netherlands, promote African Beauty and culture in its diversity. We celebrate strong, talented and committed women with beauty and brains (beauty from inside out) who are determined to bring change to their communities.

Among many of our activities, we organize the Miss Africa Netherlands Pageant; a pageant aimed at empowering the girl child, showcasing and promoting African cultures/tradition in diversity, instill the spirit of giving back, community leadership and ambassadorial spirit, encourage leadership skills, promote advocacy, poise, charisma and provide a unique platform for personal/self development and networking opportunities just to mention but a few.

So far, we are delighted to have received registrations from 24 contestants from 17 countries. The diversity of the registration is a strong testament of the enthusiasm displayed by contestants to be involved in an event which provides a better understanding of Africa in miniature, its culture, beauty and talents. Only one contestant will emerge as a finalist per country.

It would be an honor for us, and for the Contestants, if You would be willing to participate as a Sponsor/Partner in the upcoming 3rd edition of Miss Africa Netherlands. We have listed some of the benefits for sponsorship on our website.

We intend to have the 3rd Edition of the Miss Africa Netherlands Pageant (“Miss Africa Netherlands 2015-2016) sometime in November 2015 in Amsterdam at a venue to be confirmed with a summary of activities.

We also welcome the possibility for products for our gift bags for the contestants. Funds for this event will be directed towards necessary expenditures to give the occasion the grandeur it deserves.

It should be recalled that, by supporting the role models of today, we strengthen our collective tomorrow. As a sponsor/partner, you would contribute to a hopeful future of Africa by helping one individual identify, develop and refine personal attributes such as self-esteem, public speaking ability, self confidence just to mention but a few; qualities that would assist her throughout her life and the lives of others.

Miss Africa Netherlands also reaffirms its objectives in empowering the girl child, increasing access to education, increase access to healthcare, health education and fighting diseases, advocating for women and children’s rights, encourage women’s initiatives in the Netherlands as well as Africa: Miss Africa Netherlands celebrates strong and committed women.

We also reaffirm our commitment to the positive growth of women by stressing the importance of Modesty, Education, Communication, poise and social development skills. Our Pride in organizing this pageant is designed to inspire leadership qualities, promote commitment to community, encourage academic excellence, and reinforce high ethical standards and above all, to empower young girls.

In addition to its fostering role in positive youth development, Miss Africa Netherlands also encourages its young winners to become active participants in effective charitable and community events by embracing the spirit of “giving back” to their local communities. We also stress the importance of education for women. To that end, we will be awarding the titleholders Educational Scholarships and Sponsored gifts & prizes to further this endeavor.

With over 7000 visitors on our website the last few days, we are convinced we have an ideal opportunity for organizations/individuals to promote their businesses. We would very much like to discuss these possibilities with you further and would be most grateful if you could contact us at your earliest convenience. I will also follow up in the course of the coming days, to see if you have any questions or require additional information.

In the interim, feel free to visit our website at www.missafricanetherlands.com
The Miss Africa Netherlands 2015-2016 Team

Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project


Spanish-born Equatorial Guinean Bisila Bokoko is the founder and chairperson of The Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project (BBALP), non-profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy among the African people. She has focused her efforts on organizing people and resources to build modern libraries in Africa.

Visit her website: www.bbalp.org

Interview on Africa Trending with Bisila Bokoko March 20 2015

More about Bisil Bokoko's Literacy Project:
Facebook: CLICK HERE
Website: www.bbalp.org

Miss Africa Netherlands Pageant: Become a Sponsor/Partner, make a difference!

The 3rd Edition (2015-2016) of the Miss Africa Netherlands Pageant will be announced soon. As a result, Sponsorship/Partnership opportunities are now open as well as possibilities to join the team.
We are thereby calling on individuals, groups/organizations who may be interested to make use of such an opportunity. Are you or do you know someone who might be willing to become a sponsor and or someone interested to join the team? Please let us know. Now is the time.
We are accepting sponsorship/partnership in various forms including but not limited to cash, volunteering, coaching, consulting, gifts, prizes, Photography, Videos, Make-Up, Performance, Promotion, Location, catering, services, hair, transportation, just to mention but a few. 
We are therefore respectfully inviting you to become an active and visible actor in the 3rd edition of Miss Africa Netherlands.
We have listed some of the benefits of becoming a sponsor on our website at the following link for your attention: www.missafricanetherlands.com/sponsors.
At your request, we are most willing to send more information regarding sponsorship/partnership.

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2014 – A List of Our Own©

OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND/ The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its 5th Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2014 that pays tribute to 5 women in the categories of Advocacy, Culture, Lifestyle, Politics, and Sports.
This marks the fifth year in a row that the Black Women in Europe™: Power List shines a spotlight on incredible women”, George beams. “I feel proud to be a woman and thankful for the opportunity to share this list”.
In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. The 2014 list is scaled down to five to celebrate the fifth year of the list, the only one of its kind that celebrates the achievement of black women in Europe.
The list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential. The list does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women who, in some cases are well known and in others, are up and coming stars.
The 2014 List editor is     Adrianne George. The logo and slide show were designed by Mark Derek McCullough of Cuedos Design.
View the complete list:
Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2014 – A List of Our Own©  – http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com/black-women-in-europe-power-list-2014-a-list-of-our-own/
View the list on video:  http://bit.ly/2014PLYouTube
View the list on Slideshare: http://bit.ly/2014PLSlideShare
View the list on Sribd: http://bit.ly/2014PLScribd
Black Women in Europe™ Blog
Black Women in Europe™ Blog is an award-winning blog founded in 2006 by Adrianne George. It celebrates the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary black women living in Europe. To learn more about the Black Women in Europe™ Blog visit us at: http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com.


Justina Mutale launches Report on “PATHWAYS TO POWER: CREATING SUSTAINABLE CHANGE FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS” as part of the“BECAUSE I AM A GIRL: The State of the World’s Girls” series by Plan International Ireland in preparation of the United Nations INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL. The Report was launched in Dublin in the presence of the Irish Government Minister for Overseas Development and the CEO of Plan International Ireland.

Read the full story here



Reel Sisters Partners w/ Centric for 17th Annual Film Festival (And We're a Media Sponsor)! October 25 - 26, 2014

We're excited to share this wonderful news about the Reels Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series. Carolyn Butts and the team at African Voices have officially announced not only the 17th annual film festival but a new partnership as well. Read on and stay tuned! We have even more great news to share in the coming... days about this festival. And oh! We return as a proud media sponsor, too :-)

Very Honored,
April R. Silver

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series Welcomes Centric as Key Sponsor & Partner
September 30, 2014 (Brooklyn, NY) — Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is proud to announce a partnership with Centric, a BET Network, to support scholarships for our award-winning filmmakers and help the festival present 30 films produced, directed and written by women of color across the globe. Reel Sisters will be held from October 25 to 26 at LIU Brooklyn with an awards ceremony on Sunday evening where cash awards will be given to six women for outstanding films that celebrate family bonds and challenge stereotypes. For information Reel Sisters visit www.reelsisters.org.
As a key sponsor for Reel Sisters’ 17th Annual Film Festival, Centric will offer exclusive coverage of the festival on its website, CentricTV.com, including filmmaker interviews. Reel Sisters will screen such inspirational films as Hands to Sky, Catch Them & They’re Yours, a film about a man with autism fighting to raise his younger brother after his mom’s death to TheSummer of Gods, a short film on a young girl embracing her spiritual heritage when she is visited by the Orishas (African Gods) in a Brazilian village.
“We are honored to partner with Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series and provide scholarships for women of color in film,” said Depelsha McGruder, Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Centric. “As the network for Black women, we look forward to building and growing relationships with organizations that cater to and reflect our audience.”
Founded in 1997 by African Voices magazine and LIU Brooklyn, Reel Sisters is the first Brooklyn-based festival devoted to women of color filmmakers. The festival has enriched the city with more than 500 films by women of African, Caribbean, Latino, Asian, Indian, and Native American descent and awarded over $7,000 in scholarships to women filmmakers.
Reel Sisters is honored to have Centric, The First Network Designed for Black Women, provide a platform for us to share and celebrate our stories,” said Carolyn A. Butts, founder of Reel Sisters. “We’re thrilled to live in a time where our daughters can turn on the TV each night and enjoy images that affirm their beauty and brilliance. Our goal is aligned with Centric’s trailblazing efforts to ensure that doors for Black women in film and television continue to open.”
Reel Sisters is supported, in part, by New York City Councilmember Jumaane Williams, 45 C.D.; New York City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, 35 C.D.; the National Endowment for the Arts (Art Works); the New York State Council on the Arts; Centric; Brooklyn Arts Council; LIU Brooklyn and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Media sponsors include AKILA WORKSONGS, Imagination Cinema Foundation, CINEMATIQ Magazine, SYM-Magazine and The Network Journal.
On Sunday, October 26 at 6 pm, Centric will join Reel Sisters in presenting awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography Best Short, Best Experimental and the Reel Sisters Spirit Award. The awards ceremony will be held at LIU’s Kumble Theater in Brooklyn, NY.
For schedule visit www.reelsisters.org.
»» SPECIAL PROMOTION: In honor of the new Centric partnership, Reel Sisters is offering a special promotion for the awards ceremony. Regularly, tickets are $35. With the promo code BETBREAK14, tickets are $25. This offer is good until 10/8/14. Click here for all details.

is a Proud Media Sponsor (again!) of the
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series.
Join Reel Sisters and Centric in Brooklyn, October 25 - 26, 2014.

The Summer of Gods


The moment you all have been waiting for is here. The Film is ready for purchase! We worked really hard to make a DVD featuring our gracious film, a special introduction by myself titled My Inspiration and an entertaining look at Making the Summer of Gods in three parts: Uniting the Forces, Capturing the Vision, and The Magic of Post. All these materials can also be found in digital download format. We created a page on the digital platform VHX with versions of the film for Portuguese, English, French and Spanish speakers. Now it is your turn to enjoy one of the first films celebrating our precious African Gods / Orishas. Go to: www.thesummerofgods.com

Chegou o momento que todos você esperavam. O filme está pronto para compra. E temos um pacote de extras com clipes bem interessantes. Como estamos enviando o filme dos Estados Unidos, a melhor forma de adquirir o filme no Brasil é fazendo o download digital. Nós estamos usando a plataforma chamada VHX onde você pode assistir o filme instantaneamente em alta resolução bem como baixar todo pacote para assistir no momento que preferir.
Disponível no nosso site: www.thesummerofgods.com/filme