By People’s Gazette
The University of Ottawa has announced scholarships for African students. The Entrance and Excellence scholarship will provide incoming students with a four-year scholarship to cover the partial cost of their university tuition.
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By Theresa Vargas | The Washington Post
There are glass ceilings that force some people to work harder and longer to reach top jobs within their fields. And then there are steel ceilings, ones that are not penetrable, no matter what skills, education or work ethic a person brings. No amount of striving gets a person past those because they are fortified with laws and policies.
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Those are the kind Ewaoluwa Ogundana is telling me about on a recent morning.
American popular culture inhibits a close relationship between African-Americans and the African continent.
By: Ohimai Amaize | Jstor daily
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By Miriam Tose Majome| Newsday
THE relationship between black Americans and black Africans has been a subject of interest for social scientists and writers for a long time.Some black Africans, especially students w ho go to live in the United States are often unprepared for the reality of the poor relations that exist between black Africans and black Americans.
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The Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York has announced that the Consulate will start issuance of passport with 10 years validity to its nationals. The Consul-General, Amb. Lot Egopija, who disclosed this at a virtual 4thTown Hall for Nigerian nationals within the New York jurisdiction, said the headquarters (Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs) had communicated the development to the Consulate.
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By Nathaniel Crabbe | YEN
Professor Fiifi Ofori-Acquah has been awarded a $3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. The UK-trained Ghanaian researcher will use the funds in his research to sequence the whole genome DNA of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in Ghana.
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By Laura Yuen | Star Tribune
In Mohamed Abdi Mohamed’s childhood, Abdi Bile was like a folk hero.”My mom told me all these stories,” says Mohamed, 26, who was born in Somalia and grew up in a refugee camp. “She told me there’s a Somali who went to America and basically conquered America.”
Bile was a world champion runner, dominating the 1,500-meter race in the late 1980s. He’s also a national legend and the most decorated athlete in the history of Somalia, where a certain make of pickup truck has been dubbed the “Abdi Bile” for its speed.
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By Richard Fowler | Forbes
Whether they are from the Caribbean or the African continent, Black immigrants have remarkably impacted the growth and diversity of the United States. These immigrants, many arriving in the U.S. with flavor pallets tuned to their home country, have made America’s main course options full of flavor, with staple grains, well-seasoned meats and seafood, and of course some spice.
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By Nicole Duncan-Smith | Atlanta Black Star
The Black immigrant demographic is growing at lightning speed. Fueled chiefly by an influx of people coming to the continent from Africa, over the past 40 years the number of Black immigrants in the United States has sextupled.
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By Paula Duhatschek | CBC News
Advocates for Black families are speaking out after they say police were called to a Catholic elementary school in Kitchener, Ontario Canada, last fall to deal with an incident involving a four-year-old Nigerian.
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Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile, the E.J. Ball Professor of Law, has been elected a lifetime member of the prestigious United States Council on Foreign Relations, one of the leading foreign policy organizations in the world. Her election was announced by the University of Arkansas School of Law in a press statement. Ofodile becomes one of the few Arkansans and Africans to be elected a member of the esteemed organization.
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By Business Insider Africa
Africa has always had a good relationship with the NBA. We’ve seen some great players like Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo that had a huge impact on the game. Nowadays, there are plenty of African players that are playing in the NBA, and in today’s article, we will highlight some of the best.
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By Jelani Scott |NFL.com
Osi Umenyiora’s feats on and off the football field provided him with an opportunity to become a hero in more ways than one.For 20 years, the former New York Giants defensive end has quietly donated resources to his homeland of Nigeria, but over time, those efforts began to feel to Umenyiora like “pouring a cup of water into the ocean.” So he regrouped and soon realized he could use his influence to give his people something invaluable: “The opportunity to help themselves.”
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By Mikhaila Friel | Insider
Prince Joel and Princess Ariana’s love story is well-known to royal watchers. When the couple wed in 2017, multiple news outlets including The New York Times reported that American-born Ariana didn’t know Joel was an Ethiopian prince when they first met at a Washington D.C. nightclub.
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By Kamal Tabikha | The National
When an Egyptian mother and daughter emigrated to Canada 10 years ago, they took with them one of their most cherished memories of home — special herbal drinks from the Middle East. From brewing hibiscus and other infused drinks to share with their new neighbours in Toronto, Amal Soliman and Logaina El Kattan are now taking their beverage operation, Nuba, to the next level after winning C$75,000 in backing from business reality-TV show Dragons’ Den.
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By The Bharat Express News
Rose Njeri is an established entrepreneur enjoying her success despite being tarred for years due to unemployment.Njeri, like any other university graduate, had bigger dreams of getting a job in a multinational company to explore his gained experience.
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By Giselle Rhoden and Nicole Chavez, CNN
(CNN)Black male immigrants are less likely to be approved for United States citizenship than White immigrants, a new study released this week shows.
Researchers at the University of Southern California analyzed more than 2 million citizenship applications filed by US permanent residents between October 2014 and March 2018, and found racial disparities among those whose applications were approved.
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By CBC News
A Nigerian immigrant to Sudbury has brought a part of her culture to her adopted home with an online radio station called Kulture Exchange Radio. Tonye Iti-Oriakhi moved to Sudbury 12 years ago to study social work. She settled in the city, and now works full-time as a social worker. But she always had a passion for media as well.
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