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Yemi Akindoju Acquires Vanity Fashions Limited

Yemi Akindoju recently acquired Vanity Fashions Limited, a privately owned and operated Canadian company founded in 1989 and an industry leader in the fashion jewellery industry for the last 29 years. Previously, Mr Akindoju worked with Scotiabank for 11 years, where he retired as a senior client relationship manager – …

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Interview with Juanita Peters

Juanita Peters is telling the stories of Africville By Suzanne Rent Juanita Peters is a born storyteller. Peters worked as a reporter and news anchor for 20 years, for various networks. She’s also a writer, playwright, and filmmaker. “I’m a person of story,” Peters says. “I love story and I’m …

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Mohammad Ali Raza Named Partner With Cox & Palmer

Mohammad Ali Raza was recently named a Partner with the law firm, Cox & Palmer. After moving to Canada to reunite with his family in 2014, Mohammad Ali was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2016. From drafting complex contracts to advising on business structure, Mohammad Ali is keen …

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Learning to Celebrate Our Global Heritage

By Juanita Onochie It’s February. It’s Black History Month. It’s the time to celebrate, to commemorate, and maybe take time to reflect on the path and people that got us here – right? I’d think so. At least I know that’s what the history books, the college/university professors, the news …

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Come as You Are

By Professor David Divine Claiming our future and practically shaping it, informed by our Heritage, should be our day- to- day goal. The month of February each year, African Heritage Month, is, in essence, a call to account for members of African descent in the Maritimes to take particular note …

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Global Citizens with a Local Context

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A Universe Of A Powerful Force of Global Ideas Showcased Within Our Local Communities By Rany Ibrahim Follow @RanyIbrahim on Twitter Another year has passed that provided us additional opportunity to celebrate and honour another amazing group of leaders in our community at the “Top 25 immigrants in the Maritimes” Gala. …

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Watering The Roots: Diversity is our strength

By Professor David Divine Photos David Divine Jr. Three years ago an agreement was reached and signed between the Province of Nova Scotia and Mi’kmaw chiefs to embed knowledge and understanding of the Mi’kmaw, one of the founding nations of Canada, into the mainstream education curriculum in Nova Scotia. The agreement …

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Greater Love

Mark Saldanha and his volunteers share food and spread the joy of friendship in downtown Halifax By Erin Elaine Casey Photos Michael Hall When Mark Saldanha was a little boy, he had an experience that would change his life. Saldanha was born in Mumbai, India (also known as Bombay). As …

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“Inclusion and diversity are a default”

Dr. Rita Orji brings the lessons of her childhood to her inspiring career in computer science By Lu Xu Photo Michael Hall Rita Orji is the first woman from her town in Nigeria to complete a PhD. “One of the challenges I faced was that I really had no role …

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“Success is about helping people”

Cynthia Louis serves her community with food and love By Erin Elaine Casey Photo ErinElaine Casey Fourteen years ago, Cynthia Louis fell in love. She came from the Bahamas to study psychology at Acadia University in Wolfville in 2004, and by the time she graduated in 2008 she knew it …

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