Letter from the Editor: August 2017

Godwin Ifedi Editor

Godwin Ifedi

Good morning all

Hope you are all making the most of this glorious summer weather. Better enjoy it while it lasts because as you well know, fall and then winter will soon be upon us!

This August edition we continue our annual tradition of honouring our black graduates from within and outside Canada, starting with our Top Story, about Adeola Olubamiji: the former street pepper seller who went on to earn a Ph. D in Biomedical Engineering. Bravo to these young men and women as they go forth to pursue their academic and career dreams.  Guest Columns features Bishop Afolabi  as he continues with the Good Word, with his musings about Christ in Crisis, while veteran journalist and community leader Ewart Walters gives a rare insight on the contributions and challenges of African Canadians as we celebrate our nation’s 150 birthday. And speaking of Canada 150 we bring you reports of the celebrations at Parliament Hill and the free concert by the Big Soul Project led by the amazing Roxanne Goodman.

The famine in South Sudan came onto our radar with the fund raiser by their community led by the irrepressible David Majok. On the Social front we present GhanaFest, which showcase the culture of the country. We also report on the visit of highly respected Nigerian monarchs who were in Ottawa to promote trade and investment at the Museum of History. Under Entertainment we bring you reviews of All Eyez on Me by Robin Browne and How Black Mothers Say I Love You.

Here is the result of the July 2017 poll: Do you think it is important for everyone to have a will?

Yes  100%

No  0%

Thank you to all who voted.

We also invite to to take part in our monthly survey: Do you feel women should be allowed to go topless in public, just like men?

All these and more in the August 2017 edition. Enjoy!

Godwin Ifedi



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