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The Rohingya Exodus: A son shows what true love & shared humanity mean – Facebook

September 30, 2017

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Although the image here from the Rohingya Refugees’ Biblical-proportion horror may not really need any caption to be understood, the intro to a picture-as-essay by Remi, a blog regular who shared it, and the copy written by Mr. Salli who posted it are both very much on the mark. This heartening image that is definitely […]

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Fans the world over share Serena’s [& Ohanian’s] joy of new baby – Tola Adenle

September 5, 2017

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Delta seems ready when Serena’s baby is, and oh wow, what better Gate to await Ohanian’s precious little girl!       Delta seems ready when Serena’s baby is … at – where else – Gate 23! DELTA on Twitter   Various sports have been a big part of this blog from the beginning, and […]

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Barely potty-trained Sophia Brenner gives lesson in racial harmony to saleswoman who “wondered why she wanted a doll that didn’t look like her”

April 5, 2017

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 Little Girl Has Perfect Answer for Woman Who Wondered Why She Wanted a Doll That Didn’t Look Like Her Jihan Forbes Mon, Apr 3 2017 Sophia Benner, a little girl enjoying her new doll. (Photo: Facebook) She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her […]

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Barrack and Michelle get together for lunch with U2’s Bono & NYC goes ga-ga – Tola Adenle

March 13, 2017

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The Obamas Give Us a Lesson in Power Couple Dressing – Marjon Carlos for vogue.com Were Michelle and Barack Obama conspiring to save the world today as they sat down for a power lunch with Bono? Who’s to say…But what we do know is that the former first couple looked like they meant business as they […]

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Africa’s squandered & looted billions, especially Nigeria’s, all point to the Mansa Musa in African Leaders – Fayth Daramola

January 2, 2017

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The only universities in Africa to feature in the WORLD’S TOP 500 institutions are all in South Africa, vestige of former home of apartheid … Recently, the Angolan government spent $35 million to mark President José Eduardo dos Santos’s 72nd birthday … Nigeria is not far behind in the creation and worship of strong-arm  leaders because I […]

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No, But Really, All the Nigerian It Girls Are Wearing Lisa Folawiyo – Marjon Carlos/vogue.com

October 31, 2016

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In its new thrust, VOGUE continues to reflect its “international” moniker with its wider coverage of African stories, including – and especially – African designers . To be more specific, Nigeria has gotten quite a lot of attention lately, with Chimamanda’s Ted Talk’s feminism phrase showing on catwalk during the recent New York Fashion Show […]

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2016 US Elections (14): “…  loss of social & economic advantages of being white” drove “White Underclass” to Trump’s feel-good/hate-filled political rhetoric

August 7, 2016

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 ‘White Trash’ — The Original Underclass    msn.com/co-published with the Atlantic/By Alec McGillis Sometime during the past few years, the country started talking differently about white Americans of modest means.Early in the Obama era, the ennobling language of campaign pundits prevailed. There was much discussion of “white working-class voters,” with whom the Democrats, and especially […]

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USA: Neighbors’ calls to phone helplines show Antoinette Brown begged ‘somebody help me’ while pack of dogs devoured her – yahoonews.com

June 8, 2016

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  Antoinette Brown (KXAS-TV) http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2016/06/911-calls-antoinette-brown-begged-somebody-help-me-while-pack-of-dogs-devoured-her.html/   WEDNESDAY, JUNE 08, 2016. 9:45 a.m. [GMT]

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Yorubas must produce what they love to eat or starve(2): My mother used to grow a lot of produce around the house – A blog visitor

May 24, 2016

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I sent this [the inhabitat.com story] to some young  relatives after they complained to me early this month. I reminded them that mama used to grow around the house (and all her neighbors used to come begging for!) vegetables, plantains, iṣu, cocoyam. cassava, ọ̀gẹ̀dẹ̀, corn, ìṣapá, avocado, iṣin, mangoes, cashew, (the last 4 trees are […]

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Yorubas must produce their food or starve(1): “This family produces 6,000 pounds of food per year on 4,000 square feet of land” – inhabitat.com/Colin Payne

May 24, 2016

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It sounds unreal but after feasting your eyes on the picture, check out the story sent to me by a blog reader as part of her response to Monday’s first post: the Atiku/Dangote story that concluded with a dire warning to Yorubas to produce what they love to eat or go the way of the […]

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