Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

Crimean war veteran nurse and original lady of the lamp Mary Seacole’s reputation after the Crimean War (1853-1856) rivalled Florence Nightingale’s. Unlike Nightingale, Seacole also had the challenge to have her skills put to proper use in spite of her being black. A born healer and a woman of driving energy, she overcame official indifference …

An African American View on Barack Obama – Leading off with an American in London

An African American View on Barack Obama – Leading off with an American in London

He has promised a better future for all the United States, regardless of race. But has Barack Obama won over black America? In a G2 special feature, author Candace Allen explains how she came to believe in his dream of being the next president. And other African-Americans – from a Hollywood star to a Manhattan …

Democrats Abroad needs one minute of your time (important information on voting in the Global Presidential Primary)

Democrats Abroad needs one minute of your time (important information on voting in the Global Presidential Primary)

Here at Democrats Abroad we have just launched a new database and e-mail system which will help us serve you better ??? including letting us provide internet voting for the Global Presidential Primary from February 5-12, 2008. Our new system allows you to log in with your own password and update your own contact details. …

Protest in Brussels against new EU-Africa trade deals

Protest in Brussels against new EU-Africa trade deals

Some African countries are still against the new set of trade deals proposed by the EU with a march against the so-called European Partnership Agreements taking place in Brussels on Friday (11 January). The previous trade regime with African countries expired on 31 December after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) deemed the preferential trade systems …