Did you know? The Only known professional Rugby league player in the world with Sickle Cell disorder is a Nigerian named Ade Adebisi
Meet Ade Adebisi, the warrior who defied sickle cell anaemia and played Rugby for 15 years. Despite his health status, he excelled at the extremely physical sport and has now been nominated for the prestigious UK National Diversity Award as a positive role model.
The nomination is in recognition of his work to promote the sport, not only in the UK but also back home in Nigeria where Ade has successfully lobbied for the Rugby League Middle East and Africa Championship to be hosted in 2019.
The National Diversity Awards UK seeks to showcase outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion irrespective of race or gender.
What a privilege it was to be a part of the opening of such a groundbreaking event...the launch of @houseofafricanart is focused on championing the work of forward-thinking artists from Africa and it's related diaspora
@maryam_lawal you have done an amazing job, and it's only just the beginning #thenextwave
You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. Don’t @ me. 👀 — Blazers and Dresses event loading for this Saturday. RSVP on bio. 🕺🏿💃🏾🥃🎶💨
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**DIASPORA TOWN HALL MEETING** .
>> Date: Saturday 6th April 2019
>> Time: 3pm - 6PM
>> Venue: At Dominion Center
9 High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6DS
• Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Majority leader & Minister for Parliamentary Affairs .
• H.E. Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana High Commissioner to UK & ROI .
• Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information
• Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority .
• Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana .
• Michael Luguje, Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Register for FREE at ghcuk.eventbrite.co.uk
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In celebration of #WorldPoetryDay , we teamed up with @dualcitizenseries , a mini documentary series exploring eureka moments of the Filipinx diaspora, to bring you a special video premiere featuring Filipina Canadian spoken word artist Rachel Evangeline Chiong! She reflects on the evolution of her poem, Kabangka, and how it has transformed from being just a string of pretty words into what it is now: a living, breathing love letter to her ancestors. Check it out now on hellapinay.com!
If you have to, schedule a daily check-in to connect briefly with family at home, upload photos and catch up on minimal news but make sure you get your digital detox in. #IDTTTips Ever experienced a social media-less trip? Comment below on how many days you were able to stay unplugged. #itsdeeperthantravel
Kablusiak’s akunnirun kuupak now installed at the Art Gallery of Alberta!
akunnirun kuupak stems from a trip back to Inuvik, part of Kablusiak’s ancestral territory, in the summer of 2018 as part of the TD North/South Exchange residency program. The residency trip marks the first time Kablusiak returned to the area as an adult. During the residency period, Kablusiak had the chance to remount their performative ghost series, which they have been working with over the past several years. The ghost serves as a foil for understanding their identity as an urban Inuk who is part of the growing Inuit diaspora. - AGA
For more information, visit @youraga
Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, curated by Jessie Ray Short & sponsored by Capital Power Corporation.
Black South African surgeon pioneers world’s first 3D middle ear transplant.
A team of south African doctors led by Professor Mashudu Tshifularo of the University of Pretoria have carried out a transplant of the middle-ear bones using 3D printed components.
It is hoped that the procedure would enable a 40-year-old man improve his hearing after he damaged his middle ear bone in an injury.
Professor Tshifularo explained that the 90 minute operation involved surgically replacing the bones of the middle ear – the smallest in the body, with similarly-shaped titanium pieces produced on a 3D printer.
South Africa has been a pioneer in modern medicine including performing the world's first penis transplant.