Celebrate Obama’s 1st Year in Office With a Baracko Coin

An African American expat in Greece designed the Baracko coin to celebrate Obama’s historic US Presidential victory. Now you can celebrate his first year in office with your own Baracko coin. Black Women in Europe website visitors and social network members get a 10% discount. Get your limited edition today. Here is me in my …

Coverage of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo

From the very first moment of his presidency, President Obama has been trying to create a more cooperative climate which can help reverse the present trend. He has already “lowered the temperature in the world”, in the words of former Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu. —Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Oslo, 10 …

African Identities in the Age of Obama

CALL FOR PROPOSALS First African and African American Studies Conference “African Identities in the Age of Obama” October 8-10, 2009 Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2009 George Mason University George Johnson Center Conference Chair: Wendi N. Manuel-Scott, wmanuels@gmu.edu On 20 January 2009, the first African-American citizen, Barack Hussein Obama, was sworn in as the President of …

Ann Martin-Papazoglou, a Black Expat in Greece created the Baracko Coin

No one understood the power of the coin for getting a political message across like the Ancient Greeks. Their coinage was circulated throughout the ancient world to honor everything from victories, events, and patron deities, to nature. Also, it was the perfect way to let it be known “who did what and where”. The coin’s …

We Are One – Celebrating the Presidency of Barack Obama

OK, I am back in Stockholm and ready to share my Inauguration experience with you. I was fortunate enough to get tickets for the We Are One concert at the Lincoln Memorial on 18 January 2008. Half a million people like me turned out for the concert to watch celebrities from all walks of life …

Race and the US Presidential Election – an expat in London

Candace Allen, Kenan Malik David Roediger will discuss Race and the US Presidential election on Tuesday 23 September 2008, 7.45pm at the Southbank Centre in London. Barack Obama’s presidential nomination has put race on the US political agenda like never before. Candace Allen and David Roediger discuss the rise of Obama and racial politics both …

Americans Living Abroad Can Contribute to the Obama Campaign

One of the remarkable things about Obama’s campaign has been his engagement with people across demographics and the enthusiasm felt for him by Americans living abroad. Until recently it was not possible for Americans living abroad to contibute to the Obama campaign without a US address. Well, we asked for it and we got it! …