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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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Chairwoman of New York City Housing Authority Appointee & a New Field Rank in US ARMY – Ekiti in Diaspora

April 8, 2014

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Heartening news for the Homeland   Sola Olatoye, New York City’s new Housing Chairperson     Major Lolu Makinde displays his new rank while his son, JC, looks on.   Major Makinde with his older brother, Engineer Tolu Makinde & his son. Sola Olatoye at swearing in   For more pictures on these son and […]

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Letter from freed slave to former master draws attention – Eric Pfeiffer/The Sideshow

April 3, 2014

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According to my files, I stumbled on this gem on July 25 last year and saved it on my Desktop (although it had been around since 2012) so that I would not miss it.  I planned for it to be shared.  I’ve re-read it countless times waiting for what I felt would be a perfect […]

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“No matter where you’re from, every little child’s dreams are valid” – Lupita Nyong’o

March 4, 2014

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NYONG’O’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THE OSCARS John Shearer/Invision/AP Lupita Nyong’o took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “12 Years A Slave.” The 31-year-old, Yale School of Drama-educated actress thanked “the spirit of Patsey,” her character in Steve McQueen’s slavery drama for helping her performance. Nyong’o, who was born in Mexico and raised in […]

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What hair “issues”? Way to go, Lupita – Tao

March 3, 2014

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Lupita Dear, now you have money, please DO NOT spend it on matching or buying the Caucasian idea of beauty. You are a beautiful African woman,please remain beautiful … mimicry will not get you anywhere except as a bad copy and an inferior type of the Caucasian woman. We love you.   Tao, March 3, […]

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Cyprian Akmanonu jailed 10 years and asked to refund $25 million in Nigerian Health Care fraud ring in America – dallasnews.com

February 21, 2014

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Dallas, USA – area home to huge health care frauds dallasnews.com, By Jim Landers A Sugar Land concert promoter, cellphone store owner and medical equipment supplier named Aghaegbuna “Ike” Odelugo told a congressional committee in 2011 he figured out a way to defraud Medicare in “less than a month.” Cyprian Akamnonu Eddie Osuagwu Hundreds of […]

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9-Year-Old Nigerian is Microsoft’s Youngest IT Certified Engineer AND Big-time health care frauds by Nigerians in Dallas, Texas

February 19, 2014

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Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo Check out the brimtime.com story at: http://africansuntimes.com/2014/02/9-year-old-nigerian-is-microsofts-youngest-it-certified-engineer/ AND THEN, THIS: Dallas area home to huge health care frauds dallasnews.com, By Jim Landers Cyprian Akamnonu Eddie Osuagwu Hundreds of North Texas Nigerian-Americans are caught up in the biggest home health care frauds ever uncovered by U.S. law enforcement. Federal indictments were issued in 2012 […]

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‘Whitenicious is an abomination’: African pop star is accused of selling skin bleach with controversial pigment-altering cream – Margot Peppers

February 9, 2014

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THEN,  YOU SAW HER … NOW, YOU ARE NOT SEEING HER! I’m all for freedom of expression which includes doing what women feel make them becoming … but this “abomination” as critics supposedly have described this pathetic and horrible transformation after DENCIA said “goodbye to pigmentation and spots forever” is a disgrace – to say […]

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Haiti, and the tragedy that Nigeria’s failure represents to people of African descent – Tola Adenle

October 10, 2013

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Originally posted on emotanafricana.com:
Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Nigeria – ALWAYS, and now, Haiti. I know, we can say that these countries were exploited, under-served and even betrayed by their colonial masters, and that sections were given undue advantage over others a la British divide-and-rule in Nigeria.  But tell me, what of the sort…

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