Letter from the Editor July 2018

Godwin Ifedi
Editor
Photo by Darren Goldstein/DSG Photo.

Good morning folks

Hope your summer is going well.  Those of you, who like me are avid soccer fans, likely have your eyes glued on the TV following the fortunes/misfortunes of your favorite teams in the World Cup competition currently holding in Russia. Unfortunately as we write, all five African teams have made an early exit in the first round of games. But there is great promise from the talented but relatively inexperienced Nigerian Super Eagles and the Senegalese team which had shown great composure but folded in the end to South Americans Colombia. Maybe next time! 

Our Top Story is the City Builder award by Mayor Jim Watson to to Ottawa’s iconic community leader June Girvan, one of many awards she has received in the past for her volunteerism and community leadership. Another of our leaders, Carl Nicholson is featured as he received an honorary degree from Algonquin College. Another notable winner was Gwen Madiba who received the award of  Excellence from the University of Ottawa. Our Black leaders are certainly getting the recognition they deserve. 

Under Social we bring you the wedding of Iruaku Mgbemena and George Hill, an event that drew family and friends from far and wide. As we enter Canada Day weekend, we bring you a most enjoyable Multiculturalism Day hosted by the Newcomer Information Centre.  Under Managing  Your Money, financial columnist Meiz Madjoub provides insight into the need for long term care insurance. 

We  also feature the just concluded provincial Ontario election which saw six successful Black candidates (out of 19 that contested the election). On the matter of elections, we report on the “Meet and Greet” with Black candidates vying for the October City of Ottawa Municipal elections.

Human Resources expert Helen Ofosu guides readers the world of “corporate wolves” in the workplace, while American analyst Terrance Woodbury writes about lessons from the axing of popular TV star Roseanne Barr’s syndicated program, over offensive racist comments on social media.

All these and more in the July 2018 edition of your favorite news magazine.

Here is the result of the June 2018 poll:

Do you celebrate Fathers’ Day?

Yes: 37%

No: 63%

Thank you to all those who voted. Do remember to participate in the July poll: Which team do think will win the World Cup of soccer?

All the best and hope you and your loved ones have a great summer.

Godwin Ifedi

Editor

 

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