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Speak Up is all about making knowledge accesible for everybody, especially the youth. All of us are Community Builders (CB’s) in our own way. It’s important to inform ourselves and exchange our wisdom with each other. Below you can find sources that we think are worth it supporting and are all about uplifting our communities.

 FASHION

Amsterdam’s craziest online funky fashion store & styling services focused on change, diversity and inclusion.
AFRICA BEAUTY COUTURE
Handmade African Couture who’s directly involved with the local people from Burkina Faso.
BOBO COUTURE
Bobo Couture is a young company that brings African fashion to Europe and works with designers and tailors from Mali, Togo and Kenya.
BROKE RICH
Broke Rich is a streetwear brand from Amsterdam with affordable streetwear for anyone looking for their own identity and style.
DAILY PAPER
Fueled by the rich heritage of African culture wrapped in contemporary designs, Daily Paper is one of the fastest growing fashion brands out of Europe.
KITCHEN FOR FASHION
A Fashion Workplace in Amsterdam-Southeast for all ages.
L'ORIGINE
L’Origine represents a a global development of Afro Diaspora Culture: Urban Afroism.
LABEL-SOCKS
Qualitative socks influenced by Ghanaian culture.
NINETYFOUR
The strong character of the global street and city life inspires Ninetyfour.
NERIE M
Tailor-made Clothing.
NomiByNaomi
Tailor-made Clothing, fashion workshops and interior designs.
PATTA
Streetwear out of love and necessity rather than profit and novelty.
THE NEW ORIGINALS
Makes performance clothing for creatives.
 

 PERSONAL GROWTH

BIJLMER BOOK STORE
An Africentered Bookstore in Amsterdam-Southeast.
BIJLMER PARKTHEATER
A professional theatre, with intercultural programming, cultural education, community art and talent development.
COLOURED GOODIES
The first Black Doll Giftshop in the Netherlands.
DE INSTANT PEDAGOOG
Anything about raising children, changing the mindset and behaviour of ourselves and our children. Tools, roadmaps and knowledge easily to implement.
EDUCULTURE
Amsterdam’s inclusive bookstore.
GOING SOCIAL
Going Social translates policy terms into creative concepts in the neighbourhood in a way that entrepreneurs and residents are being supported by professionals.
LES VAN LES
A heart to heart Trainer, Coach and Psychologist.
LIFE SKILLS ACADEMY
Especially for children of Amsterdam-Southeast aimed at developing Life Skills.
OSCAM
The museological platform for art, fashion, design, craftsmanship and development in Amsterdam.
PASSIE VOOR JE TOEKOMST
Sustainably inspiring and motivating young people, by setting and pursuing their goals based on their passion.
STICHTING STUDENTS MOVING FORWARD
In their workshops, masterclasses and training camps they offer the tools that young people need to discover and achieve goals in work, study and private, based on self-confidence.
NUC MENTORPROJECT
The mentorproject of New Urban Collective is aimed at primary school children to develop their skills and improve their capacities for their entree and CITO-test.
 
 

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 PLATFORMS & MOVEMENTS

AFRISPECTIVES
Afrispectives’ is a platform for storytellers of African and Afro-Carribean descent in the Netherlands and abroad.
AFROLOSJES
More than a party, it’s a movement.
AFRO MAGAZINE
This magazine represents the Afri-diaspora and brings us the news that we need to read.
ALKEBULAN
A multidisciplinary network organization in which creatives, with both an African (ancestry) and Western background, have joined forces to deepen and research their African heritage.
AS TOLD BY NIENIE
A platform for stories with different topics.
BARTENDAZ NL
A social movement focused on a holistic lifestyle.
BIJLMERenZO
BIJLMERenZO is an informative youth website for and by young people in Amsterdam-Southeast. An initiative of Going Social.
BLACK GIRL BE SAFE
A safe space for Black Women to feel loved, free and represented.
BLAKA
Education in the broadest way from an Afri-centered perspective.
BlaQuest
BlaQuest is the gamenight about Black pop culture, history and the Future of Afri-Europeans.
BLOEI & GROEI
Green oases where women blossom. City gardens that serve as healing, food and community garden in neighborhoods where they are most needed.
BOHIMIO
A platform focused on the Caribbean, especially Curacao, with talkshows and information shared in Papiamentu.
CARIBBEAN ANCESTRY CLUB
Community events to unite & amplify voices of Afro-indigenous Caribbean people.
FOR ALL QUEENS
Raises the flag of the often imitated never duplicated non sider.
IAMSELLF
Inspires through reflections of her own.
IZI SOLUTIONS
A social innovation agency that offers solutions for racial and social equality.
KOBOE PLANET
Leading Urban Afroism Culture.
MAMI WATA
Women empowerment in its highest form.
MANY KIDS MORE TRAVELS
A very handy blog with tips and stories of traveling with children.
MEER KLEUR IN DE MEDIA
A platform for Dutch experts of Colour with the focus on a better representation in the media.
MELANINFINITY MAGAZINE
An online platform for the Afro-Dutch woman who is interested in self-development, culture, lifestyle and entertainment.
NEDERLAND WORDT BETER
Focuses on a future without racism and exclusion.
NO FILTER MOMS
A safe space for all (becoming) moms who identify with the African Diaspora where personal experiences are being shared without a filter. No taboos, no norm, no stigmas.
PON DI PRIDE
A safe space for the BIPOC LGBTQAI+ community. ‘A place where we whine for freedom and Palance against the system.’
PROSPECT ELEVEN
A breeding ground where young entrepreneurs can prepare for all opportunities that will come in and around Amsterdam (in particular Southeast).
SELFLOVE JOURNEY
During the Selflove Journey you will be guided to the love within yourself and you will discover how important it is to really know yourself.
SERENITHEORY
Offers creative writing services, masterclasses and workshops to change your story.
SIR DUKE
A necessary theater collective.
SISTER CIRCLE
A platform for womxn with different backgrounds to connect and grow.
SLATE: BLACK. ARTS. WORLD
A transnational project that promotes the visibility and mobility of black artists and professionals in Europe.
STIMOFO
Opens the doors of many Afri-Surinamese households in an animated way through the Sranan Tongo language, to stimulate generations to claim their language.
STUDIO SHE
Building high-end intentional brands that secure the bag for women/LGBTQI+ of color-owned businesses.
THE BLACK ARCHIVES
A historical archive where people can go for inspiring conversations, substantive activities and books from Black and other perspectives. TBA is supported by the New Urban Collective organization.
THE NEXT ALLIANCE
A platform for entrepreneurs based in Amsterdam-Southeast.
THIS GIRL CAN COOK
Shares the most creative and delicious recipes. Next to that you can find all the hotspots that you need in life.
UNTOLD EMPOWERMENT
Offers theatre, dance, workshops, masterclasses, history lessons all focused on the Afri-diaspora. Every year they organize the African Performance Arts Festival and the Black Heritage Festival.
VoteForwardNL
A campaign to increase the number of Afro-Dutch voters and to get more Afro-NL politicians into the government.
WELKE SPOREN HOREN WE
A movement and online program that exposes colonial traces in music(videos) and mainstream media.
YE BO GAME
A gamenight with lots of fun! Ye Bo Game means: ‘we play the game’ in Twi.
YOUNG / The Agency
Creative Agency for young talents.
YVE Ent.
A counter-wireless film and video production company that translates ideas and concepts to speaking images.
ZEIKERDS VAN DE KLAS
Producers of educational programs with the focus on art and sustainability.
ZWART ONDER ORANJE
Shines a light on the personal stories of the descendants of people of (former) Dutch colonies from East to West.
ZWARTE PIET NIET
A ‘feast’ without the racist black faced caricature.
ZWARTE VROUWEN* IN DE MEDIA
A platform where knowledge and experiences are being shared by Black Womxn from the media.
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