Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

In Barbados

Just wanna send some Love to all of my blog readers. Right now Im in Bridgetown, Barbados, The Caribbean. Thats why the blog is a little "slow" right now! But I will be back soon! Stay blessed.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Music of the Day: Kissey Asplund

Today I wanna give a little big-up to Kissey Asplund - straight outta Sweden! :) I love her sound!

Monday, November 8, 2010

UPDATE: New design

2 years of Uplifting the Beauty of the Black Woman, and a good time to change the design of the blog. Something fresh and clean! :)

2 Years of Real Beauty

Yesterday, 7th November, we celebrated 2 years with blackisbeautiful.se - where the real beauty, the african beauty, gets it's fully attention! Hope you enjoyed the first 2 years! :)

Beauty of the Moment

BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT: Karen Koukou, USA/Liberia

Friday, November 5, 2010

Music & Beauty of the Moment: Terry Lynn

She's a talented artist and a beauty. Terry Lynn from Jamaica has been praised all over the world for her irresistible fusion of reggae and electronica with sharp, political lyrics.

Check her out at: www.myspace.com/terrylynnkingstonlogic

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Etana blessing Europe

Tomorrow she's in town! So if you are in Stockholm, Sweden don't miss the most soulful queen of Reggae - Etana! A true beauty. Live on stage at Göta Källare, alongside Gyptian. www.etanathestrongone.com

Beauty of the Moment

BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT: Eazzy, Hiplife artist, Ghana

Friday, October 15, 2010

Music of the Day: Mischu Laikah

Wanna share this artist I just found. Her name is Mischu Laikah and she's from St Maarten in the Caribbean! Love her vibe!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Music of the Day: Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Today I wanna give some big-ups to the south african singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka. This legandry old school singer has got that true vibe. Love it. And she's a true beauty too! :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Etana coming to town!

Finally. Etana is coming to Stockholm, Sweden to preform together with Gyptian! So it you are into the vibeful reggae and wanna see a very talanted artist - don't miss the beautiful Etana. Live on stage October 27th.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Music of the Day: "African Girls"

Just a brand new track from Castro feat. Baby Jet (aka Asamoah Gyan, yes the football player) - "African Girls" :)


Monday, August 2, 2010

Beauty of the Moment

BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT: Juliana Kanyomozi, artist, Uganda

Music of the Day: Desire Luzinda

Just giving so props to the talented Uganda-born singer Desire Luzinda.

African Beauty in Scandinavia

Just wanna send some Big-Ups to Ritz Society that are launching "The African Night Cruise" in Sweden with a lot of african artists from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and West Africa.

Also they are about to start the annual "Miss Africa Crown" beauty contest.

All of it is on Friday 8th of October 2010. Check out the website for more info: www.ritzsociety.com

Im still here!

Been slowly on the blog lately, but Im back and still here! :) So stay tuned!

Beauty of the Moment

BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT: Maya Angelou (in photo a young Maya), poet, director, producer, etc. She's called "America's most visible black female autobiographer"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beautiful couple in todays South Africa

As some of us knows, The World Cup in soccer/football has started in South Africa. And I gotta send a big-up to Matthew Booth in the South african team and his beautiful wife Sonia Bonneventia, former Miss South Africa. And when you look at it in an historic perspective - with the racist apartheid system in South Africa, I think this is a beautiful couple. He from the white upper class in Cape Town and she from the slum of Soweto, Johannesburg.

And apparently there are very very few "famous" interracial relationships in South Africa, even today, 20 years after the fall of apartheid.

As a journalist said "Matthew Booth and Sonia Bonneventia are like Romeo and Juliet, mixed with Disney's Lady and the Tramp"

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beauty of the Moment

BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT: Unknown beauty

Photo Credit: Alain Paris

Beauty of the Moment

BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT: Onyinye Onyejekwe, Nigeria

Are we scared?

I think it's time we break this down - for good! :) And I need your help.
As long as I've got this blog I've got this question from time to time. And to be honest, I can't really answer the question, by myself - so help me fill it in.

As Leonora is asking me:

"My friend told me about your site because she happened to come across it while looking up interracial love and black women, something we have been discussing alot. She found your blog interesting and told me to take a look. It was funny because at first we couldn't believe it...we were both like "wow...white men actually like black women!" I guess we have always figured some do but the question that is yet to be answered is....why is it that in public places a white man will look at a black woman, even smile or say a word or two but they don't go any further. Is it because they are scared of what people may think? Are they uncomfortable approaching a black woman? We simply don't understand it. There is a growing population of black women who are attracted to white men but the problem is they don't know what to do or how to go about it because the white men don't seem to approach them. My friend and i both being a part of that group of women."
  • The the Black women out there, are you feeling the same way? Is this a common feeling? Tell us about your thoughts and experiences.
  • And the White guys out there... is this really true? Are scared? Scared of the beautiful black woman? Are we scared of what people may think?
Let's break this down together. Once and for all! :)

Thanks Leonora & Taf for bringing this question to surface! :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Word of the Day: Nappy

"Hair distinctive to some Africans and Americans of African descent. If taken care of properly, it is very beautiful, thick, and soft. And people actually DO wash natural, nappy hair."
/nappynluvnit (urbandictionary.com)

Related hair sites:

Music of the Day: Princess Thundah

Yeah, right now Im spinning my mind over the riddim from Princess Thundah! :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Music of the Day: Oumou Sangaré

Yeeeeah.. today I wanna give props to the Mali-born beautiful artist Oumou Sangaré.
True african beauty there and I love her vibe! Check out her song "Seya"

Oumou Sangaré at MySpace

Fact: 6.5 % of black women married to white men

This is an interesting article. About the status of interracial marriage in the US. According to census.gov 6.5 percent of black women are in "interracial" marriage with white men. Interesting fact! :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Picture of the Day

PICTURE OF THE DAY: From Cape Coast, Ghana

Additional info:
Accually the Cape Coast in Ghana is a part of the "dark" side of the History of Sweden. Wnen you think of the Slave trade most of us probably see the British Empire, The Netherlands or Spain. But even Sweden was a part of this abhor history, called trans-Atlantic slave trade. And the Cape Coast of Ghana where the swedish Castle. Read more on Wikipedia

Beauty of the Moment

BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT: Unknown beauty, Ghana

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Clearing it out.

Hi all!

Just quickly wanna clear something about my previously topic here. It's been a lot comments there, which I do enjoy to read. :)

My standpoint about the last topic is that this was just a THOUGHT and not necessary what I think. This is a thought I wanted to drop after a conversation between me and my friend. I'm aware that it can be a bit controversy and stereotyped. And my point is not to say it is this way. Just wanted to drop off a topic I think some people out there might have.

I know, for fact, this is not all true. And I know everyone have there own individual preferences and thoughts. So, I am not looking at black women as a "group doing this and thinking that". It's just a question - to go forward! :)

Thanks for all the comments! Really interesting and necessary answers!

See you soon and til than - stay blessed!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A question in my head

Hey y'all! I'm still in NYC - and I love this city! Beautiful place, beautiful people and the vibe is unique!

There is this question stuck in my head and it has in some ways got clearer while being here. I might be wrong, but I gotta drop my thought.
In some ways I think, this is a thought that might be wrong, that most of the black women that like white men, are looking for white guys that are living the "white life". I mean like typical, from the media focused, "white life". I can't really describe it, and probably there is no such thing, but you know what I mean - more in a metaphors way.

Is this thought of mine in any way true? I'm curious to see your answers!

In my hand, I sometime feel like I've got into a "grey zone" - I sometimes get the impression my way of "adepting to the black culture" is seeing as something negative (negative is not really the right word, but...). But I gotta make this clear - im not adepting anything, I'm just being myself. I happen to love a lot of the "black music", i'm probably using a lot of words that some people would relate to the "black culture", I'm probably wearing a special type of clothes, etc etc. But I'm just being me.

But I'm curious to get some feedback, critique, and reflection on my thought! :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

In no where

Sitting out in nowhere. In a small town called Haverhill, outside Boston. Crazy place. Like a town in some movie. Beautiful but scary. And guess what, no black women here. Weird town. Gotta continue!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Problems with the Blog - but will be back soon! Be Patient!

As you might have seen, I'm having problems with my blog. This is due to Blogger.com/blogspot.com's so-called shut-down of FTP support on Blogger. Which made my day terrible, and for a lot of other bloggers with own domain names (like mine - blackisbeautiful.se) So I am about to find out a new way to get this back again and even better!

I hope you all can have parience with this problem. And I WILL be back soon! In middle of May I will be up and running like normal again! Maybe not through 'blogger.com' - I'll see if there is a better one!

But please stay tuned and be patient with me!

THIS BLOG IS GONNA BE BACK SOON - AND STILL UP-LIFTING THE BLACK WOMAN! Cause thats what this is all about - showing some love to the black women around the world!

/Andreas, www.blackisbeautiful.se

Meanwhile you can reach me at: andreas@blackisbeautiful.se

In the first two weeks of May I will be in the States - From Boston, New York, Philly to Washington and Miami! Holla at me if you have tips or anything! :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mary on Stage

I was reading the newspaper this morning, and guess who I saw?! :) Just wanna send a little big-up to Mary Ndiaye - you have seen her before on this blog. Now she is competing in the Metro on Stage - a music talent competition for new artists. And Mary is sure a talented artist. And yeah, it's no secret - she's a true beauty too! :)

Check Mary Ndiaye on Metro on Stage

Picture from todays newspaper!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Big up to Left Eye

This one goes out to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez. Can't beleive it's eight (8) years ago she left this world. So here's a little tribute to the beautiful Lisa.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vogue Italy goes Black

I think this is a very good exemple of giving the true beauty some space in the media. The italian Vogue is celebrating the black women with a new page to their site. Strictly dedicated to the black woman. Check it out at: Vogue Italy

Thanks for the tip, Rosi

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Beauty of the Moment

BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT: Chizor Opara, UK/Nigeria

Erykah - go back to the days

Being the subject of discussion lately, Erykah Badu is still one of the most beautiful women in the soul scene! I'm not gonna go into that debate about her new music video! :D

But I gotta give some big-up to her skills. I can't really say Im a big fan of her latest albums "New Amerykah...". Her way best album is the classic 1997 "Baduizm". I'd rank it top 5 of soul album! Mmm... reminiscing! Erykah, please go back to the old good sound! :)