International

Newly Crowned Miss Helsinki Receives Racist Backlash

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Onnea Miss Helsinki 2017 Sephora Ikalaba ✨?? A photo posted by Miss Helsinki (@misshelsinkiofficial) on Jan 6, 2017 at 6:25am PST Sephora Ikalaba, a 19-year-old Nigerian contestant, was recently voted Miss Helsinki 2017. But let’s just say, some people in the country aren’t too happy....

Black Billionaire Robert Smith Will Pay for Education of Kidnapped Chibok Girls

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Now this is how you make a difference. Robert Smith, the founder of private equity shop, Vista Equity Partners, which is best known for fixing up enterprise software outfits, has an estimated net worth at $2.5 billion. And now he’s helping the lives of 24...

Nigerian Church Collapse Killing Parishioners

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Some speculate that at least 100 people were killed when a church in southeastern Nigeria collapsed onSunday. “At Uyo teaching hospital where I am now I could see over a hundred corpses, many are heaped on top off each other on the floor,” said photojournalist...

HIV Vaccine Trial Begins in South Africa

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A new clinical trial is underway in South Africa on an experimental vaccine that could safely prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. According to a statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the HVTN 702 is the largest and most advanced HIV vaccine...

Ilhan Omar Becomes First Somali-American Legislator

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Minneapolis politician Ilhan Omar made history when she won a Minnesota House seat and will become the nation’s first Somali-American legislator. Omar, 34, won House District 60B, which comprises parts of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, southeast Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. It was represented for...

#BringBackOurGirls: Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Girls to Nigerian Government

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The Nigerian government has confirmed the release of 21 Chibok Village girls by Boko Haram. The release of the girls came after negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, according to Nigerian government spokesman Mallam Garba Shehu. “The president welcomes the release of the girls...