By Akinpelu Oluwafunmilayo
Nigerian-American Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips recently became the first Black valedictorian in Alvin High School’s 125 year history. She outdid herself by earning a 6.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
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By AvatarJael Keya
A Kenyan lawyer and a mother of two, Navalayo Osembo-Ombati teamed up with a Weldon Kennedy, an American campaigner based in Kenya and created the Kenya’s first high performance running shoe.
Enda Iten, created and inspired by Kenya’s athletic prowess, was birthed from the need to have a brand that can be promoted by Kenyans when they race on the global space.
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By Suzy Byrne
A comedy clubgoer in Naples, Fla., called police to report that Egyptian-American standup Ahmed Ahmed told a joke about organizing a terrorist organization.
One day after seeing the comedian, the unidentified man called the non-emergency police line to report the “terrible” joke the comic said at the start of the show.
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By Bouchra Rafi
A new Moroccan comedy duo named “Les Inqualifiables” recently produced and performed their own comedy tour in the United States.
The show, entitled “Si’a moi y’a toi” (If there’s me, there’s you), was first performed on April 4, 2019, in New York where the tour began and closed in Los Angeles on April 19.
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By Chelsea Neuling
Ofure Palace(3108 Cherokee Street) opened without fanfare in the former home of Kebab House on Cherokee Street. As its sign explains, Ofure Palace is a “West African and American”restaurant. It takes its name from its owner: Ofure Brandon.
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By Richard Luscombe
Human rights abuses and atrocities committed in Somalia during the brutal 21-year reign of the dictator Siad Barre will come under scrutiny in a Virginia courtroom this week as a villager finally confronts the military commander he accuses of attempting to kill him.
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By Kendall Karson
Wilmot Collins, the Liberian refugee who surged into national headlines in 2017 after becoming Montana’s first and only black mayor is launching a bid for higher office, officially filing paperwork with the FEC to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by incumbent GOP Sen. Steve Daines.
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From Malawi With Love: Local Artist Designs Custom Furniture That Gives Back
By Susie Tommaney
People come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes they’re just agents of change, reminding us of dormant potential; others keep us focused on our path and goals; some will guide and teach; and then there are those difference-makers who share our mission and remain in our hearts and lives forever.
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Samantha Mewis scored goals in both halves and the US women’s national team began their World Cup send-off series with a 3-0 victory over South Africa on Sunday.
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By Paschal Njoku
A Nigerian student, Peter Genger, of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba, Canada, has emerged co-winner of the 2019 Nahlah Ayed Prize for Student Leadership and Global Citizenship.
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By Stephanie Wangari
Kenyan comedian, Eric Omondi, has been invited to the United States on June 8, 2019, for the Madaraka Day celebrations, organized by the Kenyan community in Baltimore.
The comedian has been invited to perform for Kenyans in America at The Hermes Center of St. Demetrios 2504Cub Hill Road, Parkville, 21234.
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As the U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea — a country that President Donald Trump’s government acknowledges arbitrarily imprisons and tortures its own citizens.
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By Christopher Clark
ANC remains in power with 57.5 percent of vote, but the outcome is its worst-ever showing at the polls.
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has won South Africa‘s parliamentary elections with 57.5 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said, announcing the official results.
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Egyptians Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem met this week with Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram, Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali, and Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany, to prepare an initial plan for Makram’s proposal to organize events to mark the celebration of the month of Egyptian civilisation in Canada in July.
Sheref Sabawy, a member of Ontario’s provincial parliament, has submitted a bill to the body which would make July Egyptian Heritage Month. It will be discussed on 6 June.
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By Stacy M. Brown
The late South African Leader Nelson Mandela famously noted that sport has the power to change the world, inspire, and unite in a way that little else does.
“It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair,” Mandela said during a speech in 2000 in Monaco, France.
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