When Unita Blackwell became mayor of Mayersville, Miss., many of the town’s roughly 500 residents lived in tin-roof shanties with..
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CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE BAGS HONORARY DEGREE FROM AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON DC AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL VOICES IN FICTION
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received an honorary degree from American University in Washington, DC and delivered the commencement address for..
It’s almost weekend again and a number of us are getting set for either one serious “owambe” or perhaps a..
INSPIRATION: DESPITE HOMELESSNESS AND PROFOUND LOSS, LAKEISHA BROWN ROSE TO BECOME CITY’S TEACHER OF THE YEAR IN WASHINGTON D.C
Lakeisha Brown’s story marks a remarkable journey about a woman who made a path for herself in spite of the..
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: NEW ORLEANS TEENAGER ACCEPTED INTO 115 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, EARNING UP $3.7 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS
Congratulations are in order for a New Orleans teenager accepted to 115 colleges and universities, earning nearly $3.7 million in..
TRUDY MORGAN MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST AFRICAN WOMAN FELLOW OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS OF THE UK
When asked if she had always wanted to be an engineer, Trudy Morgan told Swenga News that she wanted to..
MOYINOLUWA FALOWO DECLARES HER LAND FOR GOD AS SHE HAS BEEN INSTALLED A REGENT OF IBULESORO KINGDOM IN ONDO STATE
A regent is a person appointed to rule a kingdom because the monarch is minor, absent or incapacitated. In some..
PRISCILLA EKWERE ELEJE MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HAVE HER SIGNATURE APPENDED ON THE NIGERIAN NAIRA
For the very first time in Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman, Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, goes on the..
Aretha Franklin has been awarded a special citation honouring “her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than..
BEKEME OLOWOLA CELEBRATED AS THE FIRST WEST AFRICAN TO HOLD A SEAT ON THE BOARD OF GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE OF AMSTERDAM
Bekeme Olowola, sustainability expert, was recently greeted to a grand reception by friends and her corporate branding guru husband and..