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Obit: John McCain, [US] Senator for Arizona, passes on at 81 – Tola Adenle

August 26, 2018

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The young McCain, Airforce flight officer, whose father & grandfather were Navy Admirals. Photo taken before his plane was shot down over Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He bore serious wounds not just from the plane crash but from the torture he suffered in the hands of the Vietcongs during five years at the infamous Hanoi […]

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USA: “America’s Top High School Science Students Are the Children of Immigrants”, including one from “shithole” Nigeria

April 2, 2018

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With President Trump’s continued rants and rage against immigrants, here’s an old essay that may interest him and his “base”. Think of what the absence of these brilliant students would mean to U.S. colleges. Even “shithole” Nigeria registers one of the 40 students; his/her both parents are Nigerians just like Japan, Singapore, South Korea and […]

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USA: Àríkẹ́ Ògúnbọ̀wálé’s ‘Hail Mary’ 3-pointer wins NCAA Tournament for Notre Dame

April 2, 2018

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  Read the story through the link below. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/notre-dame-beats-mississippi-state-on-last-second-shot/ar-AAvmgX2?ocid=spartanntp NOTE:  Thanks Bro. for sending this before I got to it. MONDAY, APRIL 02, 2018. 12:06 P.M. [GMT]  

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USA: A single dad walked 11 miles to work daily for 7 months – until his co-workers found out – CNN/Lauren Lee

February 17, 2018

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     Trenton Lewis with his daughter Karmen. Trenton Lewis’ legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months. He didn’t tell anyone. He’s never been one for excuses — especially when it comes to providing […]

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USA: From 1st President through the ages, words of wisdom for Trump to heal the nation in powerful NYT ad – Tom Blair

February 15, 2018

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  Words of wisdom, immortal words of Presidents, statesmen and great men – living and dead – ring out on the matter of the United States in these tumultous times in a paid ad by a private citizen. Though most echo from a very distant past, yet all hit the mark for these times all […]

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Kẹhìndé Wiley, artist behind Obama’s presidential portrait – ajc.com

February 12, 2018

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  Dan Zak ✔@MrDanZak The official portraits. Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley. Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald. 4:41 PM – Feb 12, 2018 19.9K 8,594 people are talking about this   Kẹhìndé Wiley is from Los Angeles. Wiley was born in 1977 in south central Los Angeles to a Nigerian father and African-American mother, but […]

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Winter Olympics: Ṣeun Adigun, PhD., leads Nigeria’s improbable bobsled team in quest of glory – Tola Adenle

February 10, 2018

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The four Nigerian-Americans: the bobsledding trio and Simisade Adeagbo (Skeleton) at the Games’ Opening Ceremony [Google Images] Thirty-one “breakout stars”  from around the world for the Pyeongchang Games are featured in a TIME magazine essay referenced below. A little down the listing are the improbable stories of a couple of young ladies from the African […]

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USA/Africa: Winter Olympics, here we come! Three Diasporan Africans will make history at 2018 Games – Tola Adenle

January 24, 2018

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  US Teenage speed skater, Maamey Biney, strutting her stuff ahead of other US competitors   While there will be a few other Africans during the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Seoul who qualified for the games, 17-year old Ghanaian-American, Maame Biney, may, perhaps, be the only possible medal contender but hei, Africa, a continent that […]

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The cognitive test that Trump passed was neither thorough nor difficult – The Atlantic/James Hamblin

January 17, 2018

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Yipee, President Trump “performed excellently” to score 30 out of 30 in a cognitive test that included the following! – TOLA. “Six points for knowing the date and where you are. Three points for correctly identifying pictures of a lion, camel, and rhinoceros. Three points if you can draw a clock that indicates the time “10 […]

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Why do we let immigrants from ‘holes’ into our country? Because of people like Ngozi Anosike – Washington Post/Sally Jenkins

January 14, 2018

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  Ngozi Anosike as a [Tennessee U] “Lady Volunteer” player and her then coach, late Pat Summit during their team’s ’05 Final Four appearance [The Washington Post]   The Bible teaches that there are no real “shitholes,” of course, that the only things that defile us come from somebody’s mouth. But if that source isn’t […]

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