Mercedes Frias – Powerful woman

Mercedes Frias – Powerful woman

Mercedes Frias – Italy – Politics – First black member of Parliament Mercedes Lourdes Frias was born in the Dominican Republic. She was the first black person elected to the Italian Parliament in 2006 where she served through April 2008. She was a member of the Commission on Constitutional Affairs and the Parliamentary Committee on …

Andrea Adams – Powerful woman

Andrea Adams – Powerful woman

Andrea Adams – Italy – Media – Co-founder of Travelista TV and creator of The Velvet Circle Ms. Adams is the Cultural Enthusiast and co-founder of Travelista TV, an online travel channel. With her travel partner, she executive produces travel segments in exotic locales and hosts entertainment/red carpet interviews for AOL, BET.com and TVOne online. She …

Italy – African Film Festival by Nigrizia

Italy – African Film Festival by Nigrizia

From “Rassegna” to Festival: the African cinema in Verona Verona has been the first city in Italy to propose a focus on African cinema and, for the first time, it was the municipality of Verona that promoted in 1970 “Il cinema africano” during the 2nd International cinema week at the Cinema Filarmonico. In 1981, Nigrizia, magazine from …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2011 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2011 – A List of Our Own©

2010 List | 2012 List | 2013 List Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2011 – A List of Our Own© In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. The 2011 list names 35 women in 9 categories: Athletics, Entrepreneurship & Business, Law, Lifestyle, …

Fall 2011 Issue of Black Expat is online

Fall 2011 Issue of Black Expat is online

We are one issue away from celebrating our third anniversary. We would like to thank the many readers who have been with us on our wonderful journey and all the authors and contributors who have made the magazine what it is. This issue we will again not dissapoint profiling photographers in Milan, professors in Shanghai, …

Igiaba Scego – winner of the Mondella award for La mia casa è dove sono

Igiaba Scego – winner of the Mondella award for La mia casa è dove sono

Hat tip: Euromight Source: The Black Blog @ vogue.it Igiaba Scego was born in Rome in 1974 to Somali parents. She writes for l’Unità, “Internazionale” and many other magazines that talk about migrations and African cultures, such as “Nigrizia”. Among her books: Pecore nere (Laterza 2005), Oltre Babilonia (Donzelli 2008) and La mia casa è …

Menaye Donkor  – model, entrepreneur, philanthropist and aspiring actress

Menaye Donkor – model, entrepreneur, philanthropist and aspiring actress

Meet Menaye Donokr via her bio and our exclusive interview. Menaye Donkor is a Milan-based model, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She spends her time between Italy, England, USA and Ghana. She is married to footballer Sulley Muntari. Menaye Donkor was born in 1983. She was brought up by her parents in Accra, Ghana, and is the …

Ovo Drenth, born in Zuidlaren, the Netherlands is an Amsterdam-based model (re-post)

Ovo Drenth, born in Zuidlaren, the Netherlands is an Amsterdam-based model (re-post)

We experienced technically difficulties when the post was originally broadcast. Thus the re-post. Hat tip: Euromight By Georgette Koning on Italian Vogue Name Ovo Drenth. Famous for Being a model. Distinctive features Her smile and her glance. Career Of Nigerian origin, she grew up in a village in the Dutch countryside, utterly removed from the …

Taking Care of Business in Italy 2 – Andrea Adams’ The Velvet Circle (re-post)

Taking Care of Business in Italy 2 – Andrea Adams’ The Velvet Circle (re-post)

We experienced technically difficulties when the post was originally broadcast. Thus the re-post. Andrea is a multilingual global traveler, international entrepreneur, executive producer and style aficionado. Beginning her career as a Global Marketing and Sales Executive for Fortune 500 companies, Andrea’s work and travel assignments have taken her to more than 40 countries around the …

Taking Care of Business in Italy 2 – Andrea Adams’ The Velvet Circle

Taking Care of Business in Italy 2 – Andrea Adams’ The Velvet Circle

Andrea is a multilingual global traveler, international entrepreneur, executive producer and style aficionado. Beginning her career as a Global Marketing and Sales Executive for Fortune 500 companies, Andrea’s work and travel assignments have taken her to more than 40 countries around the world. She has lived in Italy, Spain, France, Los Angeles, and New York, …

Saba Anglana, artist, is singing and acting in Italy.

Saba Anglana, artist, is singing and acting in Italy.

Hat tip: Euromight Source: Saba Anglana’s Official Website Saba, singer and songwriter, was born in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, to an Ethiopian mother (born in Somalia) and Italian father. After doing much of her growing up in Italy, Saba studied to become a mosaicist, completing a degree in Art History at the University of Rome …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Italy 3 – My Afro Italian Life

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Italy 3 – My Afro Italian Life

My Afro Italian Life My Afro Italian Life blog is dedicated to the young African-Italians around the world. This blog should be inspirational for everyone. Through this blog you should celebrate L.I.F.E by LOVING your IDENTITY, promoting continental FASHION and ENTERTAINMENT! Ohima is a Young African-Italian woman, brought up in Italy and now living in …

Taking Care of Business in Italy – Josie St. Aimee – The Story Lady

Taking Care of Business in Italy – Josie St. Aimee – The Story Lady

Josie St. Aimee, drama educator, vocalist, playwright, dancer, and founder and diretor of Actingout English workshops, has been involved in the performing arts for over 25 years. She founded the Academy Of Dramatic Arts in Atlanta GA, The Cambpell Dance, Ensemble & Drama Society and The High ground Producton company. She has written and directed …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Italy 2 – The Italian Files

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Italy 2 – The Italian Files

The Italian Files I’m a lover of books, travel and food. A very curious soul. If your curious, too I’m glad you’ve found me. I love/live in Italy and have done for 10 years. Enjoy my observations, opinions and articles (a.k.a the rantings of a mad lady). Now for all you nosey parkers out there, …