Meet Remi Duyile, the Nigerian-born Former Vice President Of Bank Of America

Remi Duyile is a Nigerian-born former Vice President of Bank of America. She is one the most influential figures in the world of international finance, as well as being a serving commissioner in the state of Maryland. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Image Consulting Group. She was recently featured on the May/June 2020 issue of PLEASURES MAGAZINE

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What it’s like to be an African in the US

By Larry Madowo | BBC

As protests rock the US following the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody, Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo writes about the racism he has experienced in the country.

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Another Kenyan succumbs to Covid-19 complications in Minneapolis, Minnesota

By Collins K’ebwato | KDRTV

A Kenyan American Mr. Richard Mumia Shimaka died last week in the US due to Covid-19 complications, raising the number of Kenyans who have died in the Diaspora through symptoms related to the deadly Corona Virus in the USA.

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Full George Floyd Autopsy Report Released, Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19

By CBS Minnesota

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has released their full and final autopsy report on the death of George Floyd, noting that he had tested positive for COVID-19, but it was not a contributing factor in his death. The office’s final diagnoses states Floyd “became unresponsive while being restrained by law enforcement officers; he received emergency medical care in the field and subsequently in the Hennepin HealthCare (HHC) Emergency Department, but could not be resuscitated.”

Respected pathologists like Dr. Bennett Umalu had raised concerns about the findings of a preliminary report.

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Nmamdi Moweta: Meet the Host of Radio Afrodicia in Los Angeles

By Radio Afrodicia

Nnamdi Moweta is the host of Radio Afrodicia, a weekly on-air radio program dedicated to promoting African and African-influenced music. Originally from Nigeria, Moweta came to the US over twenty years ago. After studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, he quickly established himself as an influential DJ, music supervisor, consultant, manager, and promoter.

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George Floyd’s killing touches a nerve with Africans who know police brutality at home and abroad

By Yomi Kazeem | QUARTZ

When a high ranking official condemns state brutality against citizens in an interaction between African countries and the United States, Africa is typically on the receiving end. This week, the tide turned as the African Union (AU) issued a strongly worded statement condemning the killing of George Floyd, the African American killed by Minneapolis police officers.

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Watch: Chika Oriuwa, the Nigerian-Canadian valedictorian for U of T’s medical school, give her address

By Chika Oriuwa | MACLEANS

Nigerian-Canadian Chika Oriuwa graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto on June 2, 2020. This is her valedictory address.

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Nigerian-Canadian, Chika Oriuwa, named valedictorian of University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine

By Talia Ricci | CBC News

Nigerian-Canadian Chika Stacy Oriuwa has wanted to be a doctor since she was a small child. When she started medical school at the University of Toronto four years ago, she was the only black person in a class of 259 students. On Tuesday, June 2nd, she graduates as valedictorian. In doing so, she becomes just the second black woman valedictorian and the first woman in 14 years to receive the honour.

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‘Soon he’ll be seen as threatening, not cute’: What it’s like to raise my black son in America

By Ifrah Udgoon | Mail & Guardian

As a Somali immigrant to America, I am expected to be grateful to be here. But have I sold my soul to the devil? Black mothers have much to fear when it comes to their children. American soil is saturated with the blood of black people: slavery, Jim Crow, mass incarceration and the war on drugs, and police brutality have ensured that black people know pain and loss intimately.

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Nigerian reggae star, Majek Fashek, dies in his sleep in New York

By Emma Kelly | METRO

Nigerian reggae star Majek Fashek has died aged 57, his manager has confirmed. The musician died in his sleep in New York after being ill for some time. His cause of death is not clear.

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