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Blacks Overseas Excited About Obama's Candidacy

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Blacks Overseas Excited About Obama's Candidacy

Election 2008

Blacks Overseas Excited About Obama's Candidacy

Blacks Overseas Excited About Obama's Candidacy

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Barack Obama's run for the White House has inspired millions of African Americans.

But how do blacks living in Europe see his candidacy?

For insight, Farai Chideya speaks with Diane Abbott, Britain's first black female Member of Parliament.

Then, we hear from singer and educator Lillian Boutte, an American expatriate now living in Germany.