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Message for U.S. Citizens Europe Travel Alert

United States Embassy London Message for U.S. Citizens Europe Travel Alert May 1, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Due North

A new travel book by Lola A. Åkerström About Lola: Having lived on three different continents — Africa, North America, and now Europe — for extended periods of time, Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström is drawn to the complexities and nuances of culture and how they manifest themselves within relationships. She holds a master’s degree in Information […]

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The Black American Expat Tax Return

Source: Taxes for Expats WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: No matter where you reside – you must file. All US citizens and Green Card holders must (if they meet minimum filing thresholds) file an annual tax return reporting their worldwide income.   While all must file – most don’t owe. The good news is that […]

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Black Women in Europe Blog™ Anniversary Book: 10 years in the making

Get your free digital copy for one week and meet our sheroes, Power Listers, readers and members of our social network. And thanks for 10 years of sisterhood.

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A Tribute to Derek McCullough

This year we lost a valuable member of the Black Expat team. Derek McCullough was a creative genius, a perfectionist, and a kind and gentle soul. He embraced his work at Black Expat as an outlet to share his talents and the stories of expats living in every corner of the world.       […]

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Voting in the US from abroad?

Expat voter and your State The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act allows US citizens overseas to vote in the state where they last resided prior to departing the US.  Find out more and how that may impact on your US taxes.

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Vote in the US Global Presidential Primary

I just voted in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary If you are an American living overseas or across borders and want to support the Democratic Party you can vote in the Global Presidential Primary. Find out how here: www.democratsabroad.org/global_presidential_primary

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Expat lives in France – From Paris to You: Celebrating 25 Years in France

I just gave a contribution to Ellen. She is a personal sheroe of mine. I hope you’ll support her too! Merci!

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We made the cut from 8 to 3. Will you vote one more time for the Black Women in Europe™ Blog to win Best International Blog in this year’s Black Weblog Awards? Thank you! ps: You don’t have to vote in every category and scroll all the way down to the end of the page […]

We are proud to announce that our co-editor’s blog, Black Women in Europe, is listed among the previous Black Weblog Award winners for 2007 when we won the Judges and Popular vote. Her blog has been nominated again this year. Here’s what she says about that: Well we’re still here highlighting the lives of the ordinary […]

We are moving from Sweden to England in just a couple of months. When I moved from my hometown in the States to Belgium instead of paying for storage I gave away what I didn’t need or want and stored my most precious things I didn’t want to take with me at my parents’ house. […]

Living abroad can seem glamorous and teaching jobs are an excellent way to explore a new culture. This story is a reminder to make sure you have health insurance at all times. Source: The Korean Herald The family of an American teacher with a rare brain disease is working to take him home so that […]

Let’s stay together and grow. On the closure of the private network for black women in Europe on Ning: I want to be clear that I am only closing the private social network on the Ning platform. I am not giving up on the original purpose of having a social network dedicated to providing sisters […]

By Reginald Smith African American professionals in Addis Ababa, 1942. Kneeling from left to right: Andrew Howard Hester, Edward Eugene Jones, Edgar E. Love. Standing left to right: David Talbot, Thurlow Evan Tibbs, James William Cheeks, the Reverend Mr. Hamilton, John Robinson, Edgar D. Draper Ethiopia is an ancient name, redolent with history, culture, and […]

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