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THE STATE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN EUROPE Race, Rights, and Politics

THE STATE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN EUROPE Race, Rights, and PoliticsWednesday, September 11, 201910:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Cannon House Office BuildingRoom 210 Live Webcast: www.youtube.com/HelsinkiCommission Against the backdrop of recent European elections, European political leaders will discuss the state of their democracies and recent efforts to address issues of diversity and inclusion amidst rising prejudice […]

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Conquering Stockholm – Sonja A Andersson

This sister in Stockholm did what the industry thought she couldn’t. She organized the first ever Scandinavian International Fashion Week in Stockholm and the catwalk was the world famous City Hall! KUDOS Sonja A Andersson! When I tried to get into Stockholm Fashion Week my emails were never returned. It was then that I decided […]

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Mini Chibi Dolls By Lola Atobatele

Which One Will You Bring Home? What black child wouldn’t love a black doll in their image? I now I loved my Julia doll growing up. Maybe I had others, but she was my favorite. Forget Barbie, I had Julia! And I put her in my Barbie Country Camper. Lola started making these mini dolls […]

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Scandinavian International Fashion Week – Conceived by Sonja Andersson

The idea Scandinavian International Fashion Week aims to showcase the art of fashion designers from all around the globe. During 3 days, the catwalk is open to innovative designers and brands, who stage their upcoming collections to international press, buyers and influencers. The catwalk also welcomes new talents, as we believe in opportunities and understand […]

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Get Ready For #onefreeplasticday Tomorrow

LET’S UNITE AND MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD Be part of the world’s biggest picture survey and share what you want to see go PLASTIC FREE.  Helping us drive change faster in governments and big business. IT’S SO SIMPLE TO GET INVOLVED. PICK one thing you want to see go plastic free. SNAP! a picture of it on your […]

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MARCH 15-17, 2019 marks MAISON’s INAUGURAL SOUL FOOD ATELIER series

Featuring CHEF JENNIFER BOOKER, the Cordon Bleu Paris Certified chef and author of the “FIELD PEAS TO FOIE GRAS“ cookbook that artfully blends traditional Southern dishes with French techniques, the series includes a champagne and dining experience, cooking class, demo, and Soul Food Pop-Up. ABOUT THE CHEF:  Reality television personality, entrepreneur and cookbook author, Chef Jennifer […]

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History’s Hidden Figures: Seven African-American Trailblazers Who EVERYONE Should Have Heard of

It’s no secret that, throughout time, the black community has been hidden from the pages of the history books. We’ve been relegated to the footnotes, meriting no more than a brief mention amongst all the words written on presidential elections, innovative inventions, and wars that have changed the world around us. But that’s not to […]

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Editor’s note: I went to Lola’s book mingle on Thursday, unwittingly with one of the contributors I connected to the author, and met so many interesting people supporting the book launch. I got my hands on a hardcopy of the book [I have the Kindle verson too] and read it in two days. The book […]

An urbanist’s guide to Stockholm: ‘Find your own secret space and own it’ My name is Lola Akinmade Åkerström. I was born in Nigeria, studied and worked in the United States, and moved to Stockholm for love many moons ago after giving up my life as a system architect working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). […]

Clementine Akuyo Brown has proudly represented the African culture in Sweden since 1977. Together with her fellow countryman the passionate Bedu Annan, she became one of the first teachers of African dance in Sweden. With this year’s [Maisha] theme in mind; a tribute to strong African mothers, and for a lifetime achievement with an inspiring […]

The phrase “Lead by example” comes to mind when one thinks of this Sene-gambian woman. She is the founder of Rock Africk which is an initiative with the objective of spotlighting and celebrating noteworthy African achievement, as well as an outreach to African youth in Africa. She is a 2012 Semi-finalist in TV4’s The Voice, […]

She is the co- founder of the Women of the African Diaspora website and co-editor of BlackExpat.com She is also the founder of JobsInStockholm.com (and JobsinGothenburg.com), and has created a platform to celebrate women of the African diaspora living in Europe with her multiple award winning Black Women In Europe blog. She is enriching both ethnic and […]

This woman is recognized for her great commitment and active participation in working to combat racism in Sweden, through her involvement in several organisations. She has been involved in the African Diaspora movement during many years and participated in debates on integration and diversity issues in Sweden. She is conducting her PhD in Work and […]

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