Tuesday, July 27, 2004

US Poitics: speaking tonight ...

Speaking tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Boston ... two people with a connection to Africa ...

Teresa Heinz Kerry -- John Kerry's wife.
She was born in Mozambique, went to school in South Africa ... and sometimes refers to herself as an "African American". (You gotta love that!) Her full name ... Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry.

Barak Obama -- Illinois State Senator and a candidate for the US Senate.
His dad is Kenyan, his mother American. He was born in Hawaii. (Sadly, he never really knew his father.)