African-American chemist Percy Julian has been a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of drugs such as cortisone, steroids, and pills for birth control

Percy Julian

Who was Percy Julian

Pioneering chemist Percy Julian, who was born in Alabama in 1899, was not permitted to attend high school but went on to receive his Ph.D. His study at academic and corporate organisations resulted to drug chemistry synthesis for the treatment of glaucoma and arthritis, and although his race was challenging at every turn, he is considered one of the most important chemists in American history.

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Lonnie G. Johnson, the Air force former engineer and NASA who invented world-famous super soaker water gun

Lonnie G Johnson

Who is Lonnie Johnson Born in Alabama in 1949, African-American engineer and inventor Lonnie G. Johnson. He graduated from Tuskegee University with a master’s degree in nuclear engineering and went on to work for the U.S. The NASA space program and the Air Force. Johnson’s Super Soaker became a top-selling item in the early 1990s after tinkering with the invention

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Adewale Adeyemo Set to Achieve Sky-High Ambitions of Barak Obama Foundation as First President

Adewale Adeyemo Set to Achieve Sky-High Ambitions of Barak Obama Foundation as First President

In many remarkable ways, Nigerians and indeed Africans generally have continued to blaze trails in vast spheres of endeavor globally, from medicine, engineering, fashion, music to robotics and beyond.The Obama Foundation has just appointed Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo as its first-ever president. Adeyemo who was former deputy national security advisor for international economics of the foundation and deputy director of the national

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Ghanaian Varsity Students Processing Sanitary Pads from Plantain and Banana Fibre Get Lifeline

Ghanaian Varsity Students Processing Sanitary Pads from Plantain and Banana Fibre Get Lifeline

Two students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Matilda Asantewaa Sampong and Emilee Otoo Quayson on Tuesday (August 6, 2019) emerged winner of season II of the Presidential Pitch.The duo are two university students who process sanitary pads using banana and plantain fibre.Apart from the prize money and investment package of GHC60,000 received from President Akufo-Addo,

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9-year-old Nigerian Tech Genius Making Bold Strides to Becoming a Future Coding Star

9-year-old Nigerian Tech Genius Making Bold Strides to Becoming a Future Coding Star

With Africa experiencing increased investment from tech giants like Google and Microsoft, its teeming youths which constitute the largest youth population in the world are surely making bold innovational strides, working to becoming future coding Stars.One of such youth is 9-year-old Nigerian Basil Okpara, who has graduated from a game playing expert into a game builder, building a hide and

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Nicolas Pepe’s Inspiring Metamorphoses From Goal-Tender to Record Signing Winger

Nicolas Pepe's Inspiring Metamorphoses From Goal-Tender to Record Signing Winger

Nicolas Pepe is a French-born Ivorian who has risen from the squalor of poor family background to become a record-signing player in one of the elite clubs in Europe. His is another inspiring story sure to motivate so many out there struggling to rise from inherent challenges to achieve their dreams.24-year-old Pepe started his footballing career as a goalkeeper at

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Civil Rights Anthology Series ‘Women of the Movement’ to be Co-produced by Jay-Z & Will Smith  

Civil Rights Anthology Series 'Women of the Movement' to be Co-produced by Jay-Z & Will Smith

The duo of Will Smith and Jay Z have partnered to produce Emmett Till’s story, as part of the civil rights anthology series ‘Women of the Movement’ which will be told from the perspective of Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley on ABC.  After being shelved by HBO for years, the women-driven series will center around Till-Mobley reliving the horror of her son’s

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The Many Health Benefits Of Lemon

The Many Health Benefits Of Lemon

The health benefits of lemon include treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, and fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera, and high blood pressure, while it also benefits hair and skin care. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemons help to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier.Lemon

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Festival of Eritreans in North America Lights up Bay Area, California

Festival of Eritreans in North America Lights up Bay Area, California

Bay Area, California in the US was host to the National Council of Eritrean Americans’ annual conference which ended at the weekend.With the themes “Consolidating our Future” and “Resilience for Higher Progress”, the conference which had more than 500 attendants was officially opened by Minister of Justice, Ms. Fauzia Hashim, Eritrean Embassy representative in the US, and NCEA Leadership. Speaking at

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Every African Child should Have an Opportunity to Get Ahead in Life.- Wizkid

Every African Child should Have

Nigerian Afrobeat popstar, Ayodejo Balogun, aka Wizkid has said he doesn’t consider himself successful yet because he is yet to touch enough people’s life and careerThe singer went on to define success as making sure every African child out there has an opportunity to get ahead in life.According to him,“Success is making sure that every African child out there has

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