Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (December 1912 – January 15, 1966)

Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, (December 1912 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician, and the only prime minister of an independent Nigeria. Originally a trained teacher, he became a vocal leader for Northern interest as one of the few educated Nigerians of his time. He was also an international statesman, widely respected across... Continue Reading →

Langston Hughes 1902- 1967

Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem in 1921. He attended Columbia University, but left after one year to travel. His poetry was later promoted... Continue Reading →

The Life Of Mohammed Ali

Boxer, philanthropist and social activist; Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Considered one of the greatest athletes in boxing history, Ali showed at an early age that he wasn't afraid of anything inside or outside of the ring. Growing up in the segregated South, Ali experienced... Continue Reading →

Why Nelson Mandela Divorced Winnie

Nelson Mandela passed away Thursday night. John Carlin in his new book ‘Knowing Mandela,’ reveals why he never forgave the former wife who has visited his bedside. TWO weeks before Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990 I went to see his wife, Winnie, at her home in Diepkloof Extension, the posh neighbourhood of... Continue Reading →

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