International African Child Day: Barbara Gwanmesia Births Batazia and the Quest for Universal Knowledge Access in Africa

In 2020, a startling revelation about language barriers in global online bookstores led to the creation of Batazia, an ambitious project aimed at revolutionizing access to knowledge in Africa. When the world’s largest online bookstore refused to sell three ebooks Barbara Gwanmesia had translated into isiXhosa, isiZulu, and Kiswahili due to a lack of language […]

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Raheem Sterling Foundation Scholarship Program: Empowering Future Entrepreneurs

The Raheem Sterling Foundation has launched a scholarship program set to provide 14 students from King’s College London and the University of Manchester with essential financial support and mentorship over the next three years. This initiative, targeting students from Black, African, and Caribbean heritage from socio-economically under-represented backgrounds in Greater London and Greater Manchester, aims […]

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Georgia Tech First Black Student – Ronald Yancey Pass the Masters’ Baton at Alma Mater to his Grand-daughter – Deanna Yancey at her graduation

At this year’s Spring Commencement, a momentous occasion unfolded at Georgia Tech, marking a poignant milestone in the university’s history. Nearly six decades after Ronald Yancey, a trailblazer who became the first Black student to graduate from Georgia Tech, walked across the stage, his granddaughter, Deanna Yancey, has followed in his footsteps to receive her […]

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Breakthrough in Mathematics: Black-teen Maths High School Students Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson Unravel Pythagorean Mystery?

Two Black high school students, Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson, have sent shockwaves through the mathematical community by presenting a groundbreaking proof for the Pythagorean theorem. Their revelation challenges a longstanding belief that this mathematical cornerstone has defied resolution for over two millennia. At the American Mathematical Society’s Annual Southeastern Conference in Georgia on March […]

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Breaking Barriers in Robotics: First Black Woman To Earn U-M Robotics PhD – Nigerian Oluwami Dosunmu-Ogunbi’s Journey to the Top

When Oluwami (Wami) Dosunmu-Ogunbi decided to pursue a PhD, she didn’t have a clear roadmap for her journey. It was a simple hat — the hexagonal velvet beret with a golden tassel — that sparked her commitment to years of intense research and study after completing her bachelor’s degree. Ogunbi, the daughter of Nigerian immigrants, […]

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Mumbe Mwangangi: Pioneering African Education with AI

In the ever-changing DNA strands of zeros-and-ones of digital education, Mumbe Mwangangi stands as a visionary leader, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to revolutionize learning opportunities for African children. As the co-founder and CEO of Nyansapo AI, Mwangangi is on a mission to ensure equity and opportunity for all, empowering children with the essential […]

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Shecluded: Empowering Women Through Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

Considering that about 36% of women are financially excluded as against a mere 24% of men according to EFINA’s 2019 assessment of women’s financial inclusion, one would wonder how much the society as a whole stands to benefit if more women were financially included. The popular saying that educated women will in turn become the […]

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Higher Education, Technology, People: Nigerian Global Shaker, Gossy Nwanwoke Easing the Stress of Gaining Admission into African Universities

Higher education quest in Nigeria has become such as life-impacting phase that many seekers into the institutions of learning jostle for limited spots after writing qualifying exams in their thousands, only for aome to even find out that their choice of study interest is not available at all. This has led many to resign to […]

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Epistemic Justice: Dr. Penelope Muzanenhamo’s ‘Paper of the Year’ Creating Paradigm Shift in Management and Organization Studies

Assistant Professor Penelope Muzanenhamo, a force of intellectual prowess at the UCD College of Business and has just been bestowed with the prestigious ‘Paper of the Year’ award by Human Relations, one of the world’s foremost journals. In her seminal work titled “Epistemic Injustice and Hegemonic Ordeal in Management and Organization Studies: Advancing Black Scholarship,” […]

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