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Legs of Tornado - The Human Who Outran the Wind

Legs of Tornado

Legs of Tornado: The Human Who Outran the Wind
Authored by Felicien Kanyamibwa

Long ago, the people of Rwanda suffered through a terrible famine. The rains did not come to help the crops grow, the grass withered, and the soil became so dry that it cracked. 

Legs of Tornado

Michaela DePrince, an accomplished ballerina

Life

Her life is beyond remarkable. It is an epitome of pain, suffering, hope, survival, overcoming, and success. Most of all, it is a testimony to humanity winning over human evil, and transforming  human perseverance into a victory against all odds.  

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Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the First African American Medical Doctor

Life

On March 8 and 9, 2017, AfroAmerica Network celebrates two events: Women's day and the anniversary of the death of Rebecca Lee Crumpler, born Davis, the first African American woman to earn a Medical Doctor degree in the United States.

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Beyond Ethnic Politics and Fear: Hutu, Tutsi, and Ethnicity in Rwanda

Life

A DAY OF RECKONING:

I can claim that my active interest in the Rwandan politics started on March 2, 1997. That date will remain forever engraved in my memory. In the morning of March 2, 1997 a company of Tutsi soldiers of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) army, the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA), encircled the villages and small towns of my origin, in Jenda, Cellule Kabatezi, Sector Nkuri, Prefecture Ruhengeri, Northwestern Rwanda.

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President Obama Calls Lead Plaintiff in Same-Sex Marriage Case, Jim Obergefell

Lifestyle

A day after a landmark ruling cementing the foundation of Obamacare, the US Supreme Court handed yet another victory to
President Obama's administration by ruling that same-sex marriage is a civil right that states cannot ban.

Until recently, legalizing same-sex marriage was unthinkable in the United States. This did not deter gay rights advocates who have
continued their struggle, supported mostly by Democrats and Civil Rights activists. Several prominent business executives, such as 

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US Supreme Court ACA ruling celebration

Lifestyle

Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act, PPACA or known as Obamacare, has once again survived the challenge from Republicans, after  a 6-3 decision ruling by the US Supreme Court, or SCOTUS.  Obamacare will be the health care law that will solidify President Barack Obama's legacy for generations to come.

The ruling was about the provision in the PPACA authorizing federal tax credits for eligible Americans, whether they live in states

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Tim Cook - Apple CEO

Lifestyle

"I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me, " Apple CEO Tim Cook has said in a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek,  while  publicly coming out as gay and declaring his support for equality.

Tim Cook, though the CEO of perhaps the most prominent company in the World today, has managed to  keep a low profile on his personal life. In the letter he  says that his decision to publicly acknowledge his sexuality was  intended to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" and to "inspire people to insist on their equality."

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2015 Nobel Prize Winners: Medicine and Physiology

Person of Year

Malaria affects the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the World, especially in Africa.  Roundworm parasites infect millions of people living in the poorest countries in the World.  The roundworm parasites cause river blindness and elephantiasis.

River blindness, an eye and skin disease that ultimately leads to blindness, has affected millions of the people in Africa. Elephantiasis,  also known as  lymphatic filariasis, causes painful swelling of the limbs.  Both of these diseases are on the verge of extinction.

Malaria is in control, thanks to the research by a Chinese woman, Professor Youyou Tu. Professor Youyou Tu graduated in the 1960s from

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Empire Season 2 Ready- Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

Person of Year

Are you ready for another roller coaster season with  the phenomenal TV Show called "Empire"? If not, do. Please do! Please be ready! The runaway success of the  show about a family-run hip-hop music company that has  surprised the experts since it has started to air early this year. It  hit all the records and ended with the highest note ever leaving us with a hunger and thirst  for more. Now, it is about to outdo itself, hence there is no other show to beat.

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American Serena Williams beats Sister Venus in US Open 2015

Person of Year


The Women Tennis world number one, American Serena Williams, has defeated sister Venus Williams in quarter finals. The win puts her  closer to achieving a World record, with her 22th Grand Slam title. Earlier this year, Serena Williams has won her sixth Wimbledon and  her fifth French Open. With the Wimbledon single, she won, for the second time in her career, four straight majors.. If she wins the US Open, she will equal Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22. 

Both Serena and Venus Williams played arguably one of their best games.  It was not an easy night for any of the sisters. But, ultimately, one had to win. Serena 

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