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.

Black Expat Fall 2011

This issue we will again not dissapoint profiling photographers in Milan, professors in Shanghai, and the adventure of Black Missionaries from a century ago.

Dennison Bertram in a stellar article chronicles his physical and spiritual journey as a successful artist and expat in Italy. A must read!

Another Italy expat, Arelene Gibbs, tells us about the life in Rome and the reality (versus fantasy) of expat life in Europe.

Dr. Andrea Stith shows us that brains and beauty are not incompatible and describes her experience as a professor in Shanghai Jiaotong.

Tanya Tait describes her experience living in Nice with her husband and adjusting to beautiful France.

Finally our historical Black in the Day feature describes the work of Black American missionaries in Africa in the 19th and early 20th century.

We are also pleased to announce that we have 5 Luxe City travel guides to give away to 5 Black Expat readers. Get the details here and good luck: http://bit.ly/blackexpatluxe

Thanks again for reading and as always your feedback is welcome!

The Editors – Adrianne (Black Women in Europe), Reggie & Derek


1st Quarter Issue of Black Expat Magazine is Online

Q1 March 2009 :
• Expat Interview: Lesley-Anne Brown – Denmark
• Chuck Johnson – Kickin’ Butt in Japan
• Sokari Ekine – A Nigerian in London
• Back in the Day: Black Emigrants & Expats in early 20th century South Africa
• Re-launch Special 2009 – Camille Acey – Living in Wheelville: Slovenia

See them all here:

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 designer, Ann Martin-Papazoglou, has taken inspiration from the Greek myths and the stunning classical styles of Ancient Greek coins. The Baracko coin shows the bold, beautiful profile of Obama decked out in the lion headdress of the mighty Hercules. On the left, “backing” Obama, is the majestic Greek coin portraying Hercules in his renowned lion-skin cape that has come to symbolize courage, invulnerability, and winning against all odds.


The flip side of the Baracko is emblazoned with: “Barack Obama U.S. Presidential Candidate 2008”. Around the rim is the famous “YES WE CAN!” motto in five languages: English, Spanish, Greek, German and French. This haunting rallying cry has circled the globe and captured the hearts and imagination of a broad spectrum of people on every continent.


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Are you active duty military serving overseas? Don’t forget to vote!

Are you serving your country overseas? Is your family with you? You, your spouse and othe dependents 18 years or older can vote for the next President of the United States.

Ideally you would have already requested your absentee ballot by now, but in case you haven’t just go here today!

And thanks for serving.

Andrea Lee-Black Expat Writer in Italy


Andrea Lee was born in Philadelphia and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University. She is a former staff writer for The New Yorker, and her fiction and nonfiction writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review. She is the author of Russian Journal, the novel Sarah Phillips, and the short story collection Interesting Women. She lives with her husband and two children in Turin, Italy.

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