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Tips for expats to cash checks while abroad

Source: Taxes for Expats Ines Zemelman, EA If you are able to use direct deposit, more power to you and this article is not for you. If you are in the US, cashing checks is easy, but if you are residing abroad, it may prove difficult in some cases. While we are not a financial institution, we […]

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The Mamas are representing Sweden in Eurovision

Are there any sisters representing your country? Let me know!

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Vénus Noire: Reading list/Gift idea

Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France (Race in the Atlantic World, 1700–1900 Ser.) Even though there were relatively few people of color in postrevolutionary France, images of and discussions about black women, in particular, appeared repeatedly in a variety of French cultural sectors and social milieus. In Vénus Noire, Robin Mitchell shows how […]

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Lucie B Gives Stockholm Kids Life, and Jump Rope Skills

Lucie B Linder is a champion jumper. Not long jump, but jump rope. She hails from New York City but fell in love in Sweden and is now married and living in Stockholm. For the past 2 years, she has been living and working her dream by teaching school-age kids to jump rope, compete, win, […]

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Black Women in Europe get the Sisterhood of Greatness Award

It truly was an amazing day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC for the Sisterhood Agenda Sisterhood of Greatness Award Ceremony. The ancestors truly were with us in the Oprah Winfrey Theater and I am grateful and proud to have accepted this award for all of the Black […]

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Woza Albert!

By Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon Jesus has come back to earth, and has chosen to do so in South Africa – during the apartheid era. The black population is treated as second class citizens. Jesus, or Morena as he is called, preaches justice and peace – messages that do not go home […]

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U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia Security Message for U.S. Citizens   Russia Day: Demonstrations and Anticipated Traffic Disruptions Throughout Russia   June 12, 2012   The U.S. Embassy has learned of a political opposition rally beginning at PUSHKIN SQUARE at approximately 12:00 noon on Tuesday, June 12.  An estimated 20,000 participants will gather at the Square […]

Nearly 60% of black and African people living in Russia’s capital Moscow have been physically assaulted in racially motivated attacks, says a new study. Africans working or studying in the city live in constant fear of attack, according to the report by the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy. A quarter of 200 people surveyed said they had […]

Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/sns-ap-eu-russias-obama,0,6388513.story MOSCOW — A second candidate of African descent announced he’ll run for head of a rural district in southern Russia, election officials said Monday, making for an unusual slate in a country with deeply ingrained racism. The campaign for head of the Srednyaya Akhtuba (pronounced SREHD’-nyah-yah ahk-TOO’-buh) district already has attracted wide media […]

An African-American exchange student has been stabbed by unknown assailants in a southern Russian city in an attack officials say may have been racially motivated. Read the full story here.

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