Wouter Van Bellingen is a Flemish politician for the political party Spirit. He drew media attention in February 2007 when three couples cancelled their wedding ceremony because they didn't want to be wed by a black registrar. Click on image for more.
Kathleen Ferrier is a black Dutch Surinamese woman and Member of Parliament for the Christian Democrats (CDA) in the Netherlands. She is also the daughter of the late first president of Suriname. Click on image for more.
Zahra Abdulla is currently serving her 4th term as a member of Helsinki City Council. Born in Somalia, Abdulla also came close to winning a seat in the Finnish Parliament in 2007. Click on image for more.
The Burundi-born minister for Integration and Gender Equality, Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality was elected to the Swedish parliament in 2002. Nyamko Sabuni is a member of the Liberal People's Party. Click on image for more.
Inspired by the U.S. president, Joaquim Crima, an immigrant from Guinea-Bissau, drew international attention for his unsuccessful bid for a seat in a local Russian legislature. Click image for more.