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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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USA: “… why are we having these people from shithole countries …” like Africa & Haiti? – Trump to Lawmakers

January 11, 2018

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  “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday. The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to […]

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Alleged “Nigerian prince” email scammer in Louisiana – USA Today/Charles Ventura

December 30, 2017

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© Slidell Police Department Michael Neu was arrested on wire fraud and money laundering charges.   A Louisiana man was arrested in connection with the “Nigerian prince” scheme that has scammed people out of thousands of dollars, police announced on Thursday. READ THE STORY: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-arrest-alleged-nigerian-prince-email-scammer-in-louisiana/ar-BBHvlQd?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017. 10:44 P.M. [GMT]

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How two African-American brothers went from a shack via a cash-strapped school to Harvard & Stanford – bbc.co.uk

December 29, 2017

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  This cash-strapped school sends kids to Harvard http://www.bbc.co.uk How two Louisiana brothers went from a shack to America’s top universities.   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017. 7:26 A.M. [GMT]  

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“Thousands of Haiti immigrants all have AIDS … Nigerians would never return to ‘huts’ once they saw America” – Donald Trump

December 23, 2017

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    ON TWITTER: Maggie Haberman‏Verified account @maggieNYT  “In Oval Office meeting, POTUS groused that thousands of immigrants from Haiti all have AIDS and that those from Nigeria would never return to “huts” once they saw America.” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2017. 6:20 P.M. [GMT]

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Little girls and an airport worker have a dance-off, and the video makes people smile: Kansas City.com/Lisa Gutierrez

December 19, 2017

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Little girls and an airport worker have a dance-off, and the video makes people smile Joe Vaughn of Moore, Okla., has just discovered that he wasn’t the only one who smiled when he watched his two little girls dancing with an airport employee in Dallas.   lgutierrez@kcstar.com DECEMBER 18, 2017 

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USA: Doug Jones May Have Won, But White Women Lost in Alabama – vogue.com/Michelle Ruiz

December 14, 2017

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It’s time to give the black women and minorities who elevated Jones their due—from considering their economic and social interests and the education and safety of their children to examining the laws on the books (not just in Alabama but nationwide) meant to suppress their votes. It’s time they are given the influence they deserve—the […]

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