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Making a Home for Black History – The New Yorker/Vinson Cunningham

October 9, 2016

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The vision and the challenges behind a new museum on the National Mall The building’s design alludes to Yoruba art, from West Africa, and to the filigree ironwork made by American slaves.  [ILLUSTRATION BY VINCENT MAHÉ] A few years ago, Rex Ellis, the associate director of curatorial affairs for the National Museum of African American […]

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Canada’s multi-cultural Policy & the Black/Caribbean Community – sharenews.com

October 2, 2016

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By Tom Godfrey Many of us would not be here today and the face of Canada would be different if it was not for the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau who introduced our multiculturalism policy almost 45 years ago today. Our official multiculturalism policy that changed the cultural makeup of this country was made into […]

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32 year-old Foyekemi Ikyaator opens her own Emergency Room in America – Kimberly Pointer

May 18, 2016

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  Dr. Foyekẹmi Ikyaator, ER Physician and Medical Director, Life Savers at her Houston, Texas facility   Life Savers Emergency Room was created to meet the medical needs of Houston. They are a stand-alone emergency room, meaning they are not attached to a hospital. Dr. Foye enjoys Emergency Medicine tremendously and at Life Savers ER, […]

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America’s Hair Angst: “WeatherNation Hires Meteorologist Fired for Explaining Black Hair” – Lynette Holloway/theroot.com

July 14, 2014

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America’s Hair Angst, Continues Dear Blogger,  Here’s a story I’d like to share: Rhonda is an African heroine worthy of celebrating for high moral courage, and elevated as role model worthy of emulation while over 200,000,000 African women have succumbed to tress stress, passing money they need for good food and education to false and […]

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An “Americanah” Returns to Lagos (P.I): Reflections on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Book – Kanyinsola Obayan

June 29, 2014

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  After boarding 3 different planes, I am now sitting in George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston awaiting my departure to Lagos, Nigeria. We have been sitting on the plane for almost an hour without moving and the plane is exploding with life with children crying with people talking and walking and smiling and laughing […]

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NIGERIA’S CONFAB: Regional Autonomy gets more attention – Taiwo Akinola & Ezekiel Atewojaye

June 5, 2014

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Ezekiel Atewojaye February 19 near London We Must Have a Choice as People Can we really blame our present Guvnors of SW? Can we compare them with those of LOOBO States of 1979-83? What is the shares of Jakande and co after Hello fellow Nigerians of IdiAgbon Buhari? How were they treated by the military guys of […]

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Yoruba Drums and Drummers – Tola Adenle

June 4, 2014

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Drumming is a vital part of the cultural heritage of the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria.  Generally, whenever there is a big occasion:  weddings, funerals … there must be drummers around.  In big cities like Ibadan, there are always drummers plying their trade on weekends even without having any specific invitation to big occasions.  These drummers […]

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News from the Diaspora: Yasmin Opawoye wins best entry on water and/or wastewater in America’s Prince George’s County – Tola Adenle

May 5, 2014

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     Yasmin is 3rd from the left in photograph   At  a recent Prince George’s County Area Science Fair in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metro area in the USA,  WSSC gave Yasmin Opawoye, daughter of Dr. Lati Opawoye the award for the best entry on water and/or wastewater.  But Yasmin left before the special awards […]

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Why would a 16-year old choose a Historically Black College over Harvard? – The Root

April 28, 2014

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What Happened After a 16-year-old Chose FAMU Over Harvard BREANNA EDWARDS                                                             Ralph Jones, Jr.   This is another heart-warming and very encouraging story in the HBCU over Ivy League choice that paid off big.  Some years ago before the hazing death of a drum major gave FAMU a bad name, a white American […]

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A Symposium: “The Blackman’s challenges and the way out” – A University College Hospital Ibadan Discussion Group

April 26, 2014

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“The Blackman’s challenges and the way out” a Symposium by five University Professors held at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria on April 4, 2014.   INTRODUCTION “Falade’s Symposium” by Tola Adenle I was lucky to have attended a symposium at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on the first Friday of this month […]

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