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 …

Notes from a Barack volunteer in New Hampshire

Notes from a Barack volunteer in New Hampshire

No, it wasn’t the result we wanted, and, no, it wasn’t the nicest feeling, especially for the campain workers and volunteers here that have been working full out since early last spring (though we/they did deliver Peterborough which was 45% for Barack). For all the pundit and poll nonsense, we’ve seen what we’ve always known, …

Black Expat Magazine

Black Expat Magazine

According to Websters:ExpatriateMain Entry: 1ex??pa??tri??ate Pronunciation: \ek-??sp??-tr??-????t\ Function: verb Inflected Form(s): ex??pa??tri??at??ed; ex??pa??tri??at??ing Etymology: Medieval Latin expatriatus, past participle of expatriare to leave one’s own country, from Latin ex- + patria native country, from feminine of patrius of a father, from patr-, pater father ??? more at father Date: 1768 According to us:Black ExpatriateMain Entry: …

Remember my dream? If you’re an American abroad, don’t sleep, VOTE!*

Remember my dream? If you’re an American abroad, don’t sleep, VOTE!*

My dream? Yes the one of a Black President in the US of A. Following Barack Obama’s victory in the Iowa Caucus, I knew that he would be attacked as a means to draw votes away from him in the New Hampshire primary. In fact I’ve been wondering what Billary was concocting: Edwards is taking …

International Richard Wright Centennial Conference

International Richard Wright Centennial Conference

The American University of Paris announces the International Richard Wright Centennial Conference. It will be held 19-21 June 2008 at The American University of Paris and at the Mus??e des ann??es trente (Museum of the Nineteen Thirties), in Boulogne-Billancourt. The Conference will encourage broad international and interdisciplinary explorations of Wright’s life and writing, with a …