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


Affiong goes to Europe: Africa Web TV


Affiong goes to Europe shows the adventures of Aunt Affy (Anita Hogan), an extroverted Calabar woman who is on a visit to her younger cousin Udoh in Holland.

In Holland she is confronted with a totally different way of life than she is used to in her village in Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria.

How Affy confronts these culture clashes make for some hilarious and comedic highlights.

For more information check out: http://drama.africawebtv.nl/

'Zwarte piet is een racistische karikatuur van de zwarte mens'

(Danitzah Jacobs)

Mijn bijdrage aan het nationaal dialoog. De reacties hierop zijn al veelzeggend.

" Dat de meerderheid van Nederland voor het behoud van zwarte piet is, deert Jacobs niet. De angst om buitengesloten te worden heeft ze van zich afgeworpen. “Verandering begint altijd met één persoon die moed toont en tegen de status quo ingaat. Het zijn deze eenlingen die ervoor zorgen dat de mensheid zich blijft ontwikkelen. Nelson Mandela, Aletta Jacobs, Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Harry Tomas, Tula, Quinsy Gario, Martin Luther King. Als zij hadden gewacht op de meerderheid dan waren we als mensheid niet waar we nu zijn. Er is nog veel te doen!”

Lees artikel: KLIK HIER


London’s Barbican gallery shuts down Exhibit B installation after protests, accusations of racism

Recently, the Barbican, an arts space in London, cancelled an art installation show called “Exhibit B” because they worried about the safety of the actors in it.

The night of the show’s opening, protesters blockaded the entrance to the Vaults, where the installation was being staged. The mostly black crowd accused the Barbican and “Exhibit B’s” creator, Brett Bailey, of racism. The protesters were loud, but peaceful. According to the Guardian, no arrests were made.

The protesters were bothered by the extreme realism of “Exhibit B,” which recreates the human zoos used in the 19th and early 20th centuries to parade enslaved Africans throughout Europe. Their concerns were reminiscent of objections to Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained.

Django was marked by depraved, blood-thirsty violence — obviously fake, and obviously done for titillation, but disturbing all the same.

When describing the opening scene of Django, author Roxane Gay wrote: “Braids of scar reach from their shoulders to their lower backs, revealing the director’s fetish for the broken bodies of slaves; as if only through such explicit visual evidence can a viewer understand the horrors of human bondage. Things only grow darker from there.”


Source: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/10/01/londons-barbican-gallery-shuts-down-exhibit-b-installation-after-protests-accusations-of-racism/

The 11th edition of the Afrovibes festival will take place from 8 untill 11 October 2014 in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.

The 11th edition of the Afrovibes festival will take place from 8 untill 11 October 2014 in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.

This year, the festival has as its theme 'New Heroes and Icons'. Who are the heroes of yesteryear and who are our new heroes? Pioneers as well as established talent in theatre, dance, design and music from South Africa, Mozambique and the Netherlands show us a variety of contemporary urban dance, theatre and music productions during the festival.

Expect fresh and sizzling theatre from our favorite continent. As well as new artists too watch; DJ's and bands, nightlife, debate, after talks and exhibitions. Come and 'Experience young urban Africa'.

Highlights of the festival:

"Biko's Quest" - A dance performance by the dance company Jazzart from Cape Town. Inspired by the photo exhibition The Quest for a True Humanity of the Steve Biko Foundation. This production paints a portrait of the life and death of Steve Biko and takes the audience on a thought-provoking and emotional journey through dance, theater and storytelling.

"Uncles & Angels" - A breathtaking interaction between dance and live video images of a cultural ceremony around virginity in South Africa. "Nelisiwe Xaba grabs your first embarrassed laugh and freezes it on your face in this brilliant study on virginity" Artlink.co.za

"The Revivalists" - Eight young artists from the Netherlands, England and South Africa sample extracts from well-known classic theatre texts The Bacchae, Othello, Mary Stuart, The Cherry Orchard and An Enemy of the People to explore the right to claim one's own identity."Who am I?" "Who do you think I am?"

Rainbow Scars - A new play of South Africa's playwright Mike van Graan about the complexity of multicultural relations in contemporary South Africa. Told with humor and tension. "Mike van Graan remains one of the country's most brilliantly incisive playwrights with an ability to capture the essence of the South African psyche. ..." - Artlink South Africa

Check out the entire program here: bit.ly/1p9Z0lF

ZAMI: Leadership, Gender & Diversity op 9 oktober 2014

Stichting ZAMI nodigt u van harte uit voor een netwerkevent op donderdag 9 oktober. Op deze boeiende middag kunt u inspirerende vrouwelijke leiders verwachten die hun visie geven op leiderschap en diversiteit.

Er is een fantastische talkshow o.l.v. mw. Guity Mohebbi met topvrouwen zoals Raja Felgata, Twie Tjoa, Nancy Jouwe, Nathalie Sichtman en Marian Spier.Kom speeddaten met vrouwelijke leiders en krijg tips & trucs hoe jouw leiderschap te ontwikkelen.Daarnaast kun je je ook nog laten inspireren en motiveren door Ruth Sinkeler, schrijfster van het nieuwe boek Sexy Leiderschap.

Er is een super optreden van de nieuwe sensatie, Astèr Fekre, die de sterren van de hemel zingt en nog veel meer.  


13.30 uur : Inloop & ontvangst

14.00 uur : Welkomstwoord door mw. Vanessa Limon, voorzitter ZAMI

: Officiële openingsspeech door mw. Astrid Elburg

14.25 uur : Talkshow over de Essentie van Gekleurd Vrouwelijk Leiderschap o.l.v. mw. Guity Mohebbi

15.45 uur : Pauze in het Atrium incl entertainment van superster Aster Fekre

16.15 uur : Start workshops in het VEC
Start speeddating & caleidoscoop netwerkspel in het CEC

16.45 uur : Plenair + terugkoppeling workshops

17.15 uur : Afsluitingsspeech door mw. Fatima Elatik

17.30 uur : Borrel

18.00 uur : Afsluiting

Datum: Donderdag 09 oktober 2014

Tijd: 14.00 uur (inloop 13.30 uur)

Toegang: €7,50 (via eventbrite.nl)

Adres: SouthEast Amsterdam(voormalig CEC-gebouw)

bijlmerdreef 1289


Aanmelden via: info@zami.nl

Afrobizgermany interviews Adetoun Kueppers Adebisi at AUADS conference Berlin

Founding Board Vice-President Adetoun Kueppers-Adebisi of African Union African Diaspora Germany (Gruendungs-Vorstand) - 

Is interviewed by Afrobiz Germany at African Union African Diaspora 6th Region Germany Meeting at the South African Embassy in Berlin 2014
Afrobizgermany interviews Adetoun Kueppers Adebisi at AUADS conference Berlin WATCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bChH_75_BIQ



Baroness Verma will be the Host and Chairperson of our Conference with United Nations Envoy and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be held at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.
Baroness Verma is a member of the House of Lords and businesswoman. She is the UK’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of S...tate for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). As Under Secretary of State, Baroness Verma is responsible for the business of the Department of Energy & Climate Change in the House of Lords. Other responsibilities include departmental performance and delivery; efficiency; lean regulation; managing liabilities, including coal health and the Concessionary Fuel Scheme; transparency; managing the nuclear legacy; Geological Disposal Facility; civil nuclear security; smart meters; nuclear safety and regulation and nuclear non-proliferation. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC, Baroness Verma was Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills. In 2006 she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. 
Baroness Verma was Opposition Whip from 2006 to 2010 and then Government Whip following the 2010 general election. Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she changed her business to the service sector. Policies in Baroness Verma’s Department include managing the use and disposal of radioactive and nuclear substances and waste; helping households to cut their energy bills; Countering weapons proliferation; Using evidence and analysis t inform energy and climate change policies; Maintaining UK energy; and Providing regulation and licensing of energy industries and infrastructure.
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Dr Titilola Banjoko will be a Panel Speaker at our Conference with United Nations Envoy to Africa and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be hosted by The Rt. Hon. Baroness Velma at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.
Dr Banjoko pioneered the formation of AfricaRecruit and FindaJobinAfrica.com – a progr...amme designed to build human capital and skills capacity in Africa by strengthening the human resource framework on the continent, mobilising skills inside and outside Africa to address policy gaps and skills shortages impacting Africa's development. AfricaRecruit also seeks to mobilise the African Diaspora to investment in Africa. Dr Banjoko has over 14 years’ experience working with various African networks and key stakeholders and is highly regarded as a Diaspora expert. She has contributed to a number of global policy initiatives aimed at addressing Africa’s development by engaging with organisations such as the World Health Organisation, African Union, NEPAD, NEPAD Business Council, Commonwealth Secretariat to name a few.
As a healthcare manager with a clinical background, Dr Banjoko is a member of the NHS International group and serves on the Council of the Royal African Society, Africa-UK Diaspora Programme; and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative and serves on its Executive Board. She has previously served on the Migrant Advisory Board of The European Commission Joint Migration and Development Initiative; Department for International Development (DFID) Global Poverty Advisory Board; World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Worker Global Policy Advisory Council; selection panel of the International Health Links Funding Scheme run by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET); and Executive Board Commonwealth Business Women's Network. Dr Banjoko has won a number of awards including the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners Award, Black Business Awards and Best of Nigeria 2004. She was named by the United Kingdom Independent Newspaper as one of the Pride of a continent: "Africa's gifts to the world."
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Kom jij ook naar het #EZVN14 gala @Beurs_WTC op 11 oktober?

Uitnodiging EZVN Awards Gala 2014
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Uitnodiging EZVN Gala 2014

Maritza Russel

Welke ondernemer in Nederland kwalificeert zich voor de ondernemersprijs Etnische Zaken Vrouw Nederland 2014? En welke etnische vrouwelijke topmanager in Nederland onderscheidt zich als Etnische Vrouwelijke Manager Nederland 2014? En
last but not least wie wint de Aanmoedigingsprijs voor talentvolle jonge onderneemster 2014?

Bent u ook benieuwd wie deze titels het komend jaar mogen dragen? Dan mag u de verkiezingsavond van de Businessclub Etnische Zaken Vrouwen Nederland (EZVN) niet missen. Op 11 oktober 2014 vieren wij voor de tiende keer het Awards Gala, waarbij we in een spannende finale de genomineerden voor de titels voorstellen en de winnaressen bekendmaken. De avond wordt gepresenteerd door niemand minder dan de Surinaams Nederlandse stand up-comedian en cabaretier Jörgen Raymann.

Gaarne begroeten wij u als deelnemer aan dit unieke black- tie Gala. De toegangskaarten voor het Awards Gala kosten € 175,- per persoon. Voor deelnemers, aangesloten bij het netwerk van de businessclub EZVN, is de toegangsprijs € 150,- per persoon. Ook hebben wij de mogelijkheid tot Sponsor VIP - arrangementen voor 10 personen. O.a. bedoeld voor degenen die de EZVN een warm hart toedragen en met hun eigen gasten aan tafel wensen te zitten. De sponsorarrangementen zijn er vanaf € 2.500,-.

Naast een avondvullend programma, vol entertainment met topartiesten en een uitgebreid diner, in de exclusieve ambiance van het World Trade Center, te Rotterdam, heeft u gedurende de hele avond volop gelegenheid om te netwerken en contacten te leggen met vele bekende aanwezigen uit o.a. Amerika, Engeland en Frankrijk. De verkiezing wordt jaarlijks zowel door vele bekende personen uit de politiek als door diverse ambassadeurs bezocht. De top van het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven, die diversiteit binnen hun onderneming hoog op de prioriteitenlijst heeft staan, is uiteraard ook vertegenwoordigd.

Het aantal kaarten is beperkt en de aanmeldingen stromen nu al binnen, dus reserveer tijdig uw plaatsen via het aanmeldingsformulier op onze website of bel voor meer informatie naar telefoonnummer: 010-2857582. Bezoek ook onze website voor meer informatie.

Beleef alle verhalen en voorbereidingen mee via Twitter @EZVN en #EZVN14.

Graag verwelkomen wij u op 11 oktober 2014.

Met de meeste hoogachting,
namens het bestuur van de EZVN,
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Jacqueline Onalo is one of the convenors of our Conference with United Nations Envoy to Africa and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be hosted by The Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.

Jacqueline is a human rights and immigration lawyer at R.Spio & Company Solicitors. She is both a barrister and solicitor of England and Wales. She has recently been admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. In the UK, Jacqueline has been involved in consultation with the Home Office with regards to proposed changes in legislation, policy and procedure in asylum, immigration and human rights.She devises and delivers training to legal practitioners and legal update seminars to community groups through various churches and Citizens for London (TELCO). She contributes to an immigration radio show on Pan Afrique FM and regularly appears on BenTV promoting the “Africans against Corruption” online campaign. Jacqueline is one of the pioneers of the Diaspora Development Associates (DDA) whose pilot scheme through African Community Development Foundation led to the establishment of African Diaspora Volunteering. She is a trustee of Community Development Initiatives (CDI), a charity that operates in Kenya and the UK. CDI’s fundraising efforts have contributed to various projects centered on poverty alleviation, promotion of education, performing arts, micro finance and micro enterprise. She has recently been appointed as trustee of Young Christian Workers who campaign. Jacqueline is a member of the “POWER 14” a consortium of Diaspora Women Leaders and one of the top 100 Diaspora ChangeMakers selected for their phenomenal leadership qualities and achievements in community development by the Royal Society of Arts and Comic Relief.

To attend the Conference and get the full story register here: http://diasporawomensconference.wordpress.com/registration/

Source: Justina Mutale



Deborah Owhin is one of the convenors of our Conference with United Nations Envoy to Africa and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be hosted by The Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.

Deborah is a gender equality specialist and Founder of Made Equal, whose vision is to engage, educate and empower people in their 20s and 30s in the campaign to eradicate gender inequality. Made Equal was selected as a NGO partner at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict hosted by United Nations Envoy and Hollywood Actress, Angelina Jolie with former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague. Deborah was also a delegate at the Global Girls Summit hosted by Rt. Hon Justine Greening UK Secretary of State for International Development. She is a member of the “POWER 14” a consortium of Diaspora Women Leaders and one of the top 100 Diaspora ChangeMakers. Deborah is also a member of the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations and was selected in the top 100 UK Public Service Scholars by FutureGov and Westminster Hub. An “Associate” of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative, Deborah has participated in an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Nigeria and Human Trafficking. She graduated with a first class degree in Psychology from Spelman College, Atlanta USA, where she started the first “Women of Colour Student Leadership Conference” and was awarded the Global Leader Award, as well as the title of ‘The Visionary’. Deborah is a civil society delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York, where she hosted the first Young Professionals Networking event in partnership with the Young Professionals of the Metro New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women to connect and develop new ideas. Deborah serves on the Board of Restored and has been interviewed by a number of media organisations including London Live and Sky News and her perspectives have been published, through articles, quotes and press releases, in newspapers both in the UK and abroad.

To attend the Conference and get the full story register here: http://diasporawomensconference.wordpress.com/registration/

Source: Justina Mutale

BlackGirlTravel.com's Bella Italia 2014 tour


We'rrrrrre BACK!!!! Italy did not know what hit it when 47 beautiful and exciting Black women from all over the United States landed for 10 days of NON-STOP FUN on BlackGirlTravel.com's Bella Italia 2014 tour. There was so much going on that we only averaged 3 hours of sleep per-night the first 4 days because that is how we do at BGT (BlackGirlTravel.com). Check out the video below and see what all the talk is about and why you should. join our family. See you in 2015! Remember to book early. Our tours sell out fast. No Hype!

Black Women... Beautiful! This is Who you Are.
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We Are Family ... I Got All My Sistas With Me

Hightlights From Our 2014 Tour

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This is How We Roll in Rome, 47 Strong.
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Emanuela of the
Italian Government Tourism Board at
the Bella Italia Rush Party in Los Angeles

2009 Bellas in Rome

2010 Bellas in Naples

2011 Bellas & the NOI Boys in Rome

2012 Bellas in Rome

2011 Bellas & the NOI Boys in Rome

2012 Bellas in Rome

2013 Bellas in Rome

2014 Bellas in Rome