In the light of the fact that the next 2010 FIFA World Cup is taking place for the first time on African soil in South Africa, the African continent, its people and its diaspora have temporarily moved into spotlight. The internetplattform Afrikanet.info and AFRA- International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives are seizing this opportunity to shed light on the current situation of black people living in Austria. This report draws upon the experiences made by black communities over the past 10 years and depicts their diversified commitment in the social, economic, cultural, media-based and political sphere. Black communities are a dynamic part of the Austrian society. However, these communities are also strongly affected by racism. The leitmotif recurring throughout the length of this report is very clear: ongoing anti-black racism.

This report can be summarised into the following five central issues: Read Full Article…