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Princeton’s first Black valedictorian Nicholas Johnson: “in love with learning”

“The ancestors are dancing…” Egbert Gaye Just for a moment, in early May, Nicholas Johnson, a 22 year-old student was able to shift the minds of many people around the world away from C0VID-19, the rampaging coronavirus that has already afflicted close to 5 million and killed well over 300,000 globally. Such was the out-pouring of attention and enthusiasm that followed the young Montrealer being named valedictorian of the Class of 2020 at Princeton University. Johnson is the first Black student to earn that distinction in one of the world’s most prestigious institution of higher learning which was established in …

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Awarded the prestigious McGill Scarlett Key prize Chloe Kemeni: Builder of Black Students’ Bill of Rights at McGill University Rosie Awori As she walked through the campus of McGill University, Chloe Kemeni immediately noticed the relative scarcity of Blacks among the student body. Having grown up in Toronto in a predominantly immigrant neighbourhood where much of her early schooling exposed her to a fair representation Blacks, there was a certain level of comfort navigating the system, which just was not a reality at McGill. She felt a significant difference being in a system that didn’t cater to the unique experiences …

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Princeton’s first Black valedictorian Nicholas Johnson: “in love with learning”

“The ancestors are dancing…” Egbert Gaye Just for a moment, in early May, Nicholas Johnson, a 22 year-old student was able to shift the minds of many people around the world away from C0VID-19, the rampaging coronavirus that has already afflicted close to 5 million and killed well over 300,000 globally. Such was the out-pouring of attention and enthusiasm that followed the young Montrealer being named valedictorian of the Class of 2020 at Princeton University. Johnson is the first Black student to earn that distinction in one of the world’s most prestigious institution of higher learning which was established in …

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Awarded the prestigious McGill Scarlett Key prize Chloe Kemeni: Builder of Black Students’ Bill of Rights at McGill University Rosie Awori As she walked through the campus of McGill University, Chloe Kemeni immediately noticed the relative scarcity of Blacks among the student body. Having grown up in Toronto in a predominantly immigrant neighbourhood where much of her early schooling exposed her to a fair representation Blacks, there was a certain level of comfort navigating the system, which just was not a reality at McGill. She felt a significant difference being in a system that didn’t cater to the unique experiences …

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First woman and person of color to head a party in Quebec’s history

Dominique Anglade becomes the leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec By Rosie Awori Dominique Anglade, MNA for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne and former economy minister took her place in history as the first Black person to lead a political party in Quebec, when she took the helm of the provincial Liberals on Monday, May 11. Over the past few months she was locked in a leadership race with Alexandre Cusson former mayor of Drummondville, who on the same day posted a message on his Facebook page, withdrawing from the race. He stated that having resigned from his duties as mayor to run …

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Call him DR. TEDROS: leading the global charge against COVID-19

Eighth Director General of WHO Three years into his term as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus continues to stare down adversity and challenges even as he is called upon to provide scientific leadership to a world stricken by the most devastating pandemic in modern history. leadership to a world stricken by the most devastating pandemic in modern history. As the first African to hold the position, Dr. Tedros, who was born in Asmara, which at that time was in Ethiopia—but is now the capital of Eritrea, blazed a trail of excellence as a internationally …

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SOLICITING THE SLAVES: THE POLITICAL JIM JONES SYNDROME

They’re still taking the slaves for granted as they peddle opportunistic political goods… [It’s true!] Oftentimes we hear the term Black people are not a monolith. Which is perhaps why in the black grouping some are fractious, ethnocentric, flag-waving nationalists, hence invariably malleable and easily manipulated.Generational evidence attest to, and continue to prove that. Hence our perennial disunity; divided we continue to fall, are falling… Our lack of cohesion continues to prove that we’re pliable, easily manipulated and pawned… Here’s evidence. I’m not a loyal CNN viewer by any stretch, but in my home CNN consumes a vast amount of …

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