Elijah McCoy the Great Afro-Canadian Scientist – By Jide Uwechia

Elijah McCoy the Great Afro-Canadian Scientist

Elijah McCoy was an Afro-Canadian scientist and inventor. His parents escaped from slavery in Kentucky and travelled via “the Underground Railroad” to Canada. Mccoy was born in Colchester Ontario. He grew up a talented youth in Canada but yet faced racists discriminations which threatened to block the development of his mind. He was blocked from any meaning ful educational opportunity as there were national and regional policies in place to discourage African Canadians and African Americans in general from seeking any higher educational attainement. read more

Kwashiokor and the Biafran Secession: A Message to the Nigerian Youths by Jahdey Selassie

In all the stupidities one sees in Nigeria, we are yet to see a pandemic of Kwashiokor, that dread killer of children worse than malaria.

With all due respect to all sides, I wish to say that Kwashiokor was an indictment against the defunct Biafran nation and its leadership. Biafra as an entity lost its claims to existence after the Kwashiokor scandal. read more