Rediet Abebe, the first black female to study and earn a PhD in New York’s prestigious Cornell University, in computer science, blazed a trail not just for herself, but for others, too.
Nafees Norris, a Philadelphia resident, has become the first African-American student accepted into the master’s programme in the Biopharmaceutical Process Engineering programme at Thomas Jefferson University.
In 2006, a delegate from Japan at a conference in Germany asked a Nigerian delegate upon introduction: “Have you read ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe?” The Nigerian delegate explains to Africhroyale that he was stunned to hear such a question from a Japanese. But that is an inkling of how far and wide Chinua Achebe’s literary works have impacted the world.
When the news broke recently that a Nigerian student, Dr. Chidubem Obi Gerald, had graduated from Sechenov University in Russia with a 5.00 grade point average(gpa), it may not have struck a chord in the minds of many readers that Chidubem had actually emerged among the best of the best graduating medical students globally, but that is the simple implication.
Chimamanda Adichie’s book, Half of a Yellow Sun, has beaten 24 other books to win the ‘Winner of Winners’ prize. The prize is given to the best book to have won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in its 25-year history. The one-off award marks the anniversary of the prize, formerly known as the Orange Prize […]
New Jersey born English teacher and entrepreneur, Mesha Rookard, publishes book about growing up in an alcoholic home and “on the wrong side of the redline” in hard-hitting memoir “Inhale, Exhale, Repeat: A Raw Memoir of One Woman’s Journey To Self-Discovery”
A successful English teacher who has travelled the world educating the next generation and has carved out a name as a business owner and real estate investor has released a memoir unravelling the gritty truths of her childhood, in the Jersey inner city, in a memoir that is already making waves in a year when Black voices are being used heard.
You know the popular saying of how Africa is considered the cradle of humankind where several remains of ancient humans have been discovered. Well, the city of Johannesburg in South Africa is the location of a new discovery. A team of Australian researchers have just unearthed yet another human skull reported to be over 2million years old which is believed to be a male Paranthropus Robustus.
Truly, we can all be heroes as Martin Luther King said but it is all dependent on the decision we make in life. A Nigerian political activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girl (BBOG) campaign, Aisha Yesufu who spoke up for the abducted 276 Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 made decisions that brought her […]
Racial discrimination does not seem like a pandemic that will ever have a vaccine as nations of the world, even those considered intellectually advanced continue to wantonly display the psychological defect of thinking being white makes them superior to the black race. One good thing is that blacks continue to excel, continue to be pushed […]
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced British-Ghanaian architectural guru, Sir David Adjaye as recipient of the 2021 Royal Gold Medal, the highest honor for architecture in the United Kingdom. The prestigious award, which is personally approved by Her Majesty The Queen, is bestowed on an individual or group who has significantly influenced “either directly or indirectly on […]