Black Girl Magic: 43 Nigerian Graduates Break Records at Howard University

by | May 16, 2016 | Positivity | 6 comments

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Howard graduates had a lot to be proud of at their graduation ceremony. However, the emphasis was not on the 96 graduating medical students, all focus was on an exemplary list of 46 Nigerian graduates. Out of the 96 candidates, 46 were Nigerian and out of the 27 awards given, 16 awards were given to Nigerian graduates. This is such a proud and empowering moment for these students. Never before at Howard University or any University in the United States has this happened. These Nigerian student completely dominated the ceremony and made history.

President Obama, the commencement speaker, talked about race and encouraged all the graduates to proud of their blackness and to always love and embrace who they are. It is important for us as people of color to continue to break through the glass ceiling. President Obama’s experience in office showed that racism is real and prevalent but we can still achieve greatness as long we believe in ourselves and never give up.

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6 Comments

  1. Joseph Ozigis Akomodi

    Our problem in Nigeria is mediocre leadership for the corruptibles. That is what has kept us backward not intelligence. Nigerians are intellectually servy in all ramifications but under untilized back in Nigeria.

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  2. Brass

    ? Still thinking … please remind me again, what did Obama himself – in office, or as an individual – do, have done, or is doing in support of the black race?

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    • Reneegede

      No more than we let him do.

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      • Sherline

        Obama was bullied in the WH. He did want to do more, but was not able to. I saw this in a documentary that he did and if you cant read between the lines or have some common sense about how the system works in the US, then you’re living in oblivion.

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    • Sherline

      Obama was bullied in the WH. He did want to do more, but was not able to. I saw this in a documentary that he did and if you cant read between the lines or have some common sense about how the system works in the US, then you’re living in oblivion.

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  3. Talbert Cross

    I am proud of my root.
    I will keep my head high, always.
    Nigerians back home, don’t let nobody tell you sh*t.
    You are the greatest black race.
    Stay united and you will conquer the world!
    They don’t want you united that’s all.

    If you can forget all of your problems and be one in thoughts and actions, you will rise higher than your own greatest imagination. That’s what’s up, man!
    Love to y’all. “Keep the fire burning”- 2Face Idibia said that.

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