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U of A names Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina and Esi Edugyan as honorary degree recipients for 2019 spring convocation

President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina and one of Canada’s foremost authors, Esi Edugyan are among 13 exceptional individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the University of Alberta’s graduation ceremonies this June. According to the school’s website: "Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African…
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My Interview with Femi Oloruntoba of Esta Link Inc

A couple of days ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Femi Oloruntoba, the co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Esta Link Inc - a Toronto and Austin based startup that matches homeowners to professional contractors through picture messaging. Femi who migrated to Canada from Nigeria 10 years ago as an international student is a  seasoned…
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[Photos] Frances-Anne Solomon, Traci Melchor, Patricia Bebia Mawa, Winston LaRose, Brenda Foreman, Andrea Bain, Tatiana King (missgo2girl) step out for the 37th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards

The 37th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards held at The International Centre in  Mississauga, Ontario City, on April 27th. The BBPA Harry Jerome Awards is one of the most distinguished African-Canadian awards in the country. The award pays tribute to the outstanding and inspirational African-Canadians who truly model excellence and leave
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“Black Children Have To See Themselves In Books, In Movies, and on T.V.” – Alison Clarke Speaks with Tundun Adeyemo of Jacana Books

Award-winning author, Alison Clarke sat down with Tundun Adeyemo of Jacana Books to discuss her book series, "The Sisterhood" and the importance of representation in books. The Sisterhood is a young adult fantasy novel about Oppie, a sorceress’ daughter, and her best friend, Aurie, who is a dragon, and the journey they go on to save the
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