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.
Amsterdam’s craziest online funky fashion store & styling services focused on change, diversity and inclusion.
Handmade African Couture who’s directly involved with the local people from Burkina Faso.
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 is a streetwear brand from Amsterdam with affordable streetwear for anyone looking for their own identity and style.
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.
A professional theatre, with intercultural programming, cultural education, community art and talent development.
Anything about raising children, changing the mindset and behaviour of ourselves and our children. Tools, roadmaps and knowledge easily to implement.
Going Social translates policy terms into creative concepts in the neighbourhood in a way that entrepreneurs and residents are being supported by professionals.
The museological platform for art, fashion, design, craftsmanship and development in Amsterdam.
Sustainably inspiring and motivating young people, by setting and pursuing their goals based on their passion.
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.
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Afrispectives’ is a platform for storytellers of African and Afro-Carribean descent in the Netherlands and abroad.
This magazine represents the Afri-diaspora and brings us the news that we need to read.
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.
BIJLMERenZO is an informative youth website for and by young people in Amsterdam-Southeast. An initiative of Going Social.
BlaQuest is the gamenight about Black pop culture, history and the Future of Afri-Europeans.
Green oases where women blossom. City gardens that serve as healing, food and community garden in neighborhoods where they are most needed.
A platform focused on the Caribbean, especially Curacao, with talkshows and information shared in Papiamentu.
Community events to unite & amplify voices of Afro-indigenous Caribbean people.
A platform for Dutch experts of Colour with the focus on a better representation in the media.
An online platform for the Afro-Dutch woman who is interested in self-development, culture, lifestyle and entertainment.
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.
A safe space for the BIPOC LGBTQAI+ community. ‘A place where we whine for freedom and Palance against the system.’
A breeding ground where young entrepreneurs can prepare for all opportunities that will come in and around Amsterdam (in particular Southeast).
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.
Opens the doors of many Afri-Surinamese households in an animated way through the Sranan Tongo language, to stimulate generations to claim their language.
Building high-end intentional brands that secure the bag for women/LGBTQI+ of color-owned businesses.
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.
Shares the most creative and delicious recipes. Next to that you can find all the hotspots that you need in life.
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.
A campaign to increase the number of Afro-Dutch voters and to get more Afro-NL politicians into the government.
A movement and online program that exposes colonial traces in music(videos) and mainstream media.
A counter-wireless film and video production company that translates ideas and concepts to speaking images.
Shines a light on the personal stories of the descendants of people of (former) Dutch colonies from East to West.