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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of A Black Female Genius – The Upcoming ‘Katherine Johnson’ Biographical Drama Film

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Female empowerment? Yes! Black empowerment? Yes! Black female empowerment? Yes!  If you haven’t heard of the upcoming American movie, ‘Hidden Figures’, then you are in the right place! I will give you the gist and why I am excited about this movie. Hidden Figures is an upcoming 2017 American biographical drama film based on the non-fiction book of the same name. The film recounts the story of the African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson (engineer), who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. Using their calculations, NASA was able produce the first American astronaut to make ...

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Getting A New Driver’s License In Ghana

Getting A New Driver's License In Ghana

  Getting a driver’s license can be a gruesome process, however, very rewarding. I recently went through the process of getting a driver’s license for the first time and there were a couple of things I wish I knew before starting the process. I hope you’d be able to learn a few things from my experience and be better prepared for the process. I started the process by first registering  at a driving school for lessons. You will need to go to a driving school before you start the process at DVLA, it’s just easier that way. I already knew ...

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Baked Plantains and Vegetables [Recipe]

Yesterday I was feeling really hungry and didn’t want to buy food outside or eat anything with oil and pepper. Fun fact, my stomach dislikes pepper and I get sick every time. It has never disappointed, but my tongue loves pepper, and shito is my favourite must have food accessory. I didn’t feel like getting sick today and I had been craving vegetables all week, so I decided to prepare something different from my usual raw or boiled vegetables. I checked the fridge I had an awesome amount of vegetables I could use. I took them all out and realised I ...

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The EWB Kumvana Program

[crayon-5998ee6d5efc7489300009/] If you follow me on twitter and Facebook you might have seen kumvana and ewb hashtags all over my timelines. I am a 2015 Kumvana fellow and I will tell you a bit about the program. But first, something about EWB. EWB stands for Engineers Without Borders and it is an organisation founded in Canada in 2000 by CEOs, George Roter and Parker Mitchell on a napkin in a coffee shop. With a dream of an organization that would enable engineers to contribute something other than another bridge or another electrical grid, they started off with biweekly meetings in George’s parents’ ...

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Who Is An Illiterate?

“You are an illiterate!” – This is a very common insult among Ghanaians, especially school children. It is probably the one insult that sums up your whole life and very depressing as such. According to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, an illitrate can be any of these definitions, “not knowing how to read or write”, “having or showing a lack of knowledge about a particular subject”, ” not grammatically correct”. I have been struggling with the concept of education since high school and trying to understand why we refer to others who can’t read or write ‘English’ illiterates. This is a very sensitive ...

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She Wakes

    She wakes a smile on her face It’s fake the sparkle in her eyes She wakes The river starts flowing It’s real She doesn’t accept One day She will wake the river will stop flowing She will wake 2,753 total views, 1 views today  

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20 Random Quotes That Will Inspire You

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Hello guys! I love reading random stuff on the web, and I have been reading a lot of inspirational quotes. I came across a lot that inspired me and I wanted to share 20 of those quotes. I will probably do a weekly sharing of random quotes along the way. I do not own these quotes and each quote indicates the author. In no particular order, here are 20 random quotes I found on the web. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  ― Dr. Seuss “Let yourself be open ...

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