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Topic: Nigerian Breaks Academic Record @ John Hopkins Uni
Posted By: bindy
Subject: Nigerian Breaks Academic Record @ John Hopkins Uni
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:22am

http://news2.onlinenigeria.com/headline/174262-emmanuel-ohuabunwa-22-year-old-nigerian-breaks-academic-record-at-john-hopkins-university.html" rel="nofollow - Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, 22 Year Old Nigerian Breaks Academic Record At John Hopkins University




A 22-year-old Nigerian,  http://news2.onlinenigeria.com/keywords/nigerians-in-diaspora" rel="nofollow - Emmanuel Ohuabunwa , has made history at John Hopkins University, United States of America. Ohuabunwa from Arochukwu, Abia State, has done the nation proud by becoming the first black man to make a Grade Point Average of 3.98 out of 4.0 to bag a degree in Neurosciences in the university. He was also adjudged as having the highest honours during the graduation that was held on May 24 this year.

For his efforts, he has won a scholarship to Yale University to pursue a degree in medicine. Besides, he has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society, a prestigious honour group that features membership of 17 US Presidents, 37 US Supreme Court Justices, and 136 Nobel Prize winners.

According to Wikipedia, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an academic honour society. Its mission is to “celebrate and advocate excellence in the liberal arts and sciences” and induct “the most outstanding students of arts and sciences at America’s leading colleges and universities.”

It was founded at The College of William and Mary on December 5, 1776, and thus it is the oldest honour society for the liberal arts and sciences and among the oldest undergraduate societies in the US.

In an online interview with our correspondent, Ohuabunwa, who was born in Okota, Lagos and attended Lilly Fields Primary School, Lagos, said he left Nigeria after his junior secondary school education at Air Force Comprehensive School, Ibadan, Oyo State. 

 “My parents moved the whole family when I was 13 years old. I was about to begin SS1 at Air Force, Ibadan. When I got to the  http://news2.onlinenigeria.com/keywords/nigerians-in-diaspora" rel="nofollow - US , I was enrolled with my age mates, which meant at 13, I was in middle school. I went to Fondren Middle School, which was in the middle of the ghetto. That was one of the darkest years for me because I encountered a lot of peer pressure. Some of the students, ignorant about Africa, bullied me and called me names such as ‘African booty scratcher’ because to them, Africans were dirty and scratched their butts all the time.

 “Some asked me if I lived in mud huts and ate faeces for breakfast. I remember one day, when I was walking to the school bus, a boy came from behind and punched me in the face, called me an African and walked away. It took everything in me not to retaliate. I knew that God had put me in the U.S for a purpose and it did not involve fighting or selling drugs or doing the wrong things.

 “My experience during that year gave me a thick skin. I learned to stand for what I thought was right even when the opposition seemed insurmountable. I also learned to look at the positive in all situations. Even though these kids were bullying me, I was still gaining an opportunity to school in America and nothing would stop me from making the best of this opportunity.

“The shocker was that the kid that punched me in the face was black. I would have expected the blacks to be nicer to me. Nevertheless, I don’t blame those kids because they were ignorant about Africa. All they knew about us was the stuff they had watched on TV or documentaries, showing primitive African tribes, living in the jungle and making noises like monkeys.

 “In regards to the whites, there might have been some minor episodes but again I don’t blame them for it because it is a problem with stereotypes,” he said.

 But in spite of this humiliation and racial prejudice against him, the first in a family of three was not discouraged. He faced his studies and was always coming top in his class. After he completed his middle school education, he passed the entrance examination to DeBakey High School for Health Professions. It was at this school that his interest in neurosciences and medicine started.

 “By the second year of high school, we were able to interact with doctors, nurses and other administrators in the hospital. The more I learned about medicine, the more it felt like the thing God was calling me to pursue and by being in the US I got a lot of people to support me to do this. Even though in high school, I got to see first-hand what it meant to be a doctor. We studied advanced anatomy and physiology, learned medical terminology, and learned important skills, such as checking blood pressure, pulse rate, and many more.

 “I knew I wanted to go to the best school in the US. I had heard that Johns Hopkins Hospital had been ranked the number one hospital in the US for the past 21 years and I wanted to be in that environment.’’

Worried that his parents might not be able to sponsor him to the university, Ohuabunwa purposed to work very hard. He did and when the result of the PSAT came, he performed so well that he won the National Achievement Scholar.

By virtue of this award, he received certificates of recognition from various organisations including senators from the Congress of both Texas and the US. He also received scholarship from the University of Houston; Rice University, Texas A&M Honors College and many more.

 He had also won the Principal’s Award during the annual awards ceremony at DeBakey High School.

 “During our graduation ceremony at DeBakey, I also won the Award for the Most Outstanding Senior Young Man and the student volunteer award for my volunteer activities in the State of Texas,” he said.

  But his breakthrough came when he won the Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation full scholarship to any university of his choice. He worked hard and gained admission to Johns Hopkins University to study Neurosciences.

 But why Neurosciences, Ohuabunwa said, “I studied Neuroscience, because I was fascinated with the brain, its control of our behaviours and how various diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, lead to a decline in its activity. I also minored in Psychology because I wanted to understand disorders in the psyche. What causes bipolar disorders or schizophrenia. I did not just want to label them as crazy but to understand what causes these conditions and how we can treat them,’’ he explained.

  But what does he consider to be the missing links in the education sector of Nigeria when compared with that on offer in US, Ohuabunwa said unpredictable academic calendar, corruption, examination malpractice and inadequate funding were some of the problems confronting his home country’s university sector. These, he said, were absent in the US.

  “There were a few problems with Nigerian higher education that contributed to our emigration in 2003.  The first was the number of strikes that occurred in schools. It took my uncle seven years to graduate with a degree that should have taken him only four years. A second problem was the corruption. We had heard of people going into universities, because they paid someone to look the other way. I also heard of a few cheating scandals, where people would pay someone to take their exams for them or get a copy of the exam a few days before,” he said.

 But is he saying that US university system has no such problems at all? Ohuabunwa said, “Although this sometimes occurs in the U.S, it is less common because of the strict security. I remember when taking the Medical College Admissions Test,  test required before one can matriculate into medical school, each student had to get his fingerprints taken every time we entered and left the hall. The whole place was packed with cameras and security staff that monitored everything we were doing. The exam was computerised to make sure that no one saw the test before the actual date.”

 Another difference, he said, is that America rewards hard-work while the system also emphasises on a balance between academic life and extracurricular activities.

 On how he won the scholarship to Yale, Ohuabunwa said his 3.98 GPA in Neurosciences, and many awards he had won and God’s grace, contributed to his winning the scholarship.

 “As at the time of my application for medical school, I had a 3.98 GPA of a 4.0. This made me  the only black student inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa. I was also awarded the Becker Family Scholarship for being the most outstanding student in the Neuroscience major at Johns Hopkins University. Furthermore, by God’s grace, I took the MCAT and scored in the top five percentile.

 “That, combined with my hours of volunteer service in different hospitals across the US allowed me to gain acceptance into every medical school I applied to, including Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Cornell. As the time came to make a decision, I had narrowed it down to Harvard and Yale. Both schools, I enjoyed visiting. Nevertheless, while my parents prayed, they asked God to give us a sign of what school to attend. A few days later, I received a letter from Yale Medical School, offering me a full ride scholarship for all four years. That was the sign from God,” he said.

 But would he come back to Nigeria after the completion of his programme, he said yes.

 “I am absolutely interested in the health care policy decisions in Nigeria. Because there are many changes that need to occur, I will not rule out the possibility of coming back after my studies, in order to join hands with the leaders to make these changes possible.’’

 He added that his ambition is to become a medical doctor specialising in brain surgery.

  “Two weeks ago, my grandmother passed away after a long battle with strokes. Even during emergencies, it was difficult for her to get to the hospital, let alone get treatment. This is a common theme not only in the health care system of Nigeria, but in different countries in the world, where the poor get neglected.

 “Second, Nigerian hospitals lack the infrastructure required to compete with major hospitals around the world. It would be an honour to one day contribute to this transformation that is necessary for improvements in Nigeria’s health care sector,” he said.

 He, however, advised Nigerian youths who have the wherewithal, to http://news2.onlinenigeria.com/headlines/174262-emmanuel-ohuabunwa-22-year-old-nigerian-breaks-academic-record-at-john-hopkins-university.html" rel="nofollow -  go abroad to study . Ohuabunwa also called on  wealthy Nigerians to invest more in the education of the poor rather than in acquisition of material things.

 Ohuabunwa, however, said that his parents, who he described as his greatest role models,  contributed a lot  to his academic feat through Godly training, counsel and guidance. He also did not forget the impact  that his short stay at Air Force school had on him.

  “I was definitely not the brightest at Air Force. At that time, I felt like I spent more time running away from seniors than focusing on my studies. Nevertheless, I learned three things at Air Force that have served me well in the US. I learned discipline, adaptability and resilience. These attributes helped me a lot in US,” he said.

http://news2.onlinenigeria.com/headline/174262-emmanuel-ohuabunwa-22-year-old-nigerian-breaks-academic-record-at-john-hopkins-university.html






Replies:
Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:29am
Clap

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Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:30am
CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM!!

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Posted By: Soratachi
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:31am
Repost.

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Posted By: Harmonii
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:32am
Originally posted by Jewelsnyc Jewelsnyc wrote:


CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM!!

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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:33am
Congrats and he's cute.

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Posted By: Faithfully2002
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:34am
Awesome!!

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Posted By: solo
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:47am
Originally posted by Soratachi Soratachi wrote:

Repost.


Old but Clap


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Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 6:21am
Clap


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 6:50am
repost!



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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 6:51am
BravoClap


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 7:28am
AwwClap

& smh at the bullying.


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Posted By: SWEETBREAD
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 7:32am
That is amazing........
Bullies stay losing!


Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 7:47am
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

repost!



either here or on Facebook. But yeah......Nigerians are pretty smart.


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Posted By: leftywefty
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 7:49am
I don't see the purpose in typing "repost".. If you have already seen it then keep it movin. I haven't seen this article and am glad it was posted again. Thanks OP.


Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 7:53am
Originally posted by leftywefty leftywefty wrote:

I don't see the purpose in typing "repost".. If you have already seen it then keep it movin. I haven't seen this article and am glad it was posted again. Thanks OP.
 
You'll be alright. Wink
 
PS: The purpose is to remind people to not make duplicate threads.
 
Yeah...you'll be just fine tho. Wink


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 8:22am
dang--congrats but i am hating as well. jealous like a mofo Clap

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Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 8:26am
Well congratulations to him AGAIN


Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 8:28am
I wonder if he is single...


Posted By: danni7
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 8:34am
Cant wait for the day when it wont be exciting because he did that and he is black. I really need for them to stop thinking of us as less intelligent


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 8:40am
Originally posted by danni7 danni7 wrote:

Cant wait for the day when it wont be exciting because he did that and he is black. I really need for them to stop thinking of us as less intelligent





Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 8:45am
Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 8:49am
Congrats to him again
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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 9:23am
Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

I wonder if he is single...
get em young huh?

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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 9:25am
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


That's true...


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 9:27am
I hadn't seen this. Bright young man with a stellar future. It's disgusting that he had to face all this crap from other black folks but I can't say I'm surprised.


Posted By: danni7
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 9:34am
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


Maybe you're right, we don't have access to the same quality of education but black parents should seek more for their children. Its 2012, you dont have to learn everything in a classroom


Posted By: zolloh
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:13am
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


His grades got him the quality education. The middle school where he was (in Houston) was not just ghetto,its across from a rundown club with a lot of drug activity. The neighborhood is horrible. i think thats one of the schs we were voting to close down.

The high sch he went to is one of the best in Houston,they hand pick the brightest kids from middle schs who are interested in health professions. They are nurtured for those careers and most have multiple full paid scholarships to universities of their choice.

My point is,he worked hard from a young age,thrived in a horrible middle sch and it opened doors for him.


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:19am
Clap

so uhh...is he in Houston right now?


Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:25am
Originally posted by zolloh zolloh wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


His grades got him the quality education. The middle school where he was (in Houston) was not just ghetto,its across from a rundown club with a lot of drug activity. The neighborhood is horrible. i think thats one of the schs we were voting to close down.

The high sch he went to is one of the best in Houston,they hand pick the brightest kids from middle schs who are interested in health professions. They are nurtured for those careers and most have multiple full paid scholarships to universities of their choice.

My point is,he worked hard from a young age,thrived in a horrible middle sch and it opened doors for him.
 
It's a good thing he managed to get of from a poor educational system. Access is EVERYTHING!


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:27am
Cool.


Posted By: zolloh
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:32am
Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

Clap

so uhh...is he in Houston right now?




LB, step away from that young'un


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:38am
Can't wait for the day when we stop thinking of it about ourselves

Can't wait for the day when Black American parents start instilling enough confidence, self-esteem and drive in their children to study in these stem fields

Congrats to this young man! This is exactly what we all should be going to school and using our degrees for

Originally posted by danni7 danni7 wrote:

Cant wait for the day when it wont be exciting because he did that and he is black. I really need for them to stop thinking of us as less intelligent


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:38am
Originally posted by Jess Jess wrote:

Clap


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Posted By: 313chick
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:57am
Star

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Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:57am
That's the kinda kid every Nigerian parent wants loL! Making strides in the sciences.Clap He's already got his white coat for Yale.         
 
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Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 11:05am
Originally posted by zolloh zolloh wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


His grades got him the quality education. The middle school where he was (in Houston) was not just ghetto,its across from a rundown club with a lot of drug activity. The neighborhood is horrible. i think thats one of the schs we were voting to close down.

The high sch he went to is one of the best in Houston,they hand pick the brightest kids from middle schs who are interested in health professions. They are nurtured for those careers and most have multiple full paid scholarships to universities of their choice.

My point is,he worked hard from a young age,thrived in a horrible middle sch and it opened doors for him.


Maybe when we ALL...
Congratulations. One story where he thrived despite his circumstance

I don't entertain the pull yourself up by your bootstraps argument from white people, won't do it on bhm


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 11:08am
Originally posted by zolloh zolloh wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


His grades got him the quality education. The middle school where he was (in Houston) was not just ghetto,its across from a rundown club with a lot of drug activity. The neighborhood is horrible. i think thats one of the schs we were voting to close down.

The high sch he went to is one of the best in Houston,they hand pick the brightest kids from middle schs who are interested in health professions. They are nurtured for those careers and most have multiple full paid scholarships to universities of their choice.

My point is,he worked hard from a young age,thrived in a horrible middle sch and it opened doors for him.
african parents?

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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 11:18am
Originally posted by MizzAmirah MizzAmirah wrote:

That's the kinda kid every Nigerian parent wants loL! Making strides in the sciences.Clap He's already got his white coat for Yale.         
 
<iframe width="420" height="315" src=" http://www.youtube.com/embed/s86HnJbp2qs" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/embed/s86HnJbp2qs " frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
 
I guess I can't embed Ouch


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Posted By: zolloh
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 11:18am

Southern: the 'pull yourself up by your bootstrap' is the immigrant way of thinking, such as this kid...come from nothing and make something of yourself despite your circumstances. Open those doors yourself coz no one will open them for you. 

Afro: yes, definitely African parents LOL



Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 11:24am
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by zolloh zolloh wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


His grades got him the quality education. The middle school where he was (in Houston) was not just ghetto,its across from a rundown club with a lot of drug activity. The neighborhood is horrible. i think thats one of the schs we were voting to close down.

The high sch he went to is one of the best in Houston,they hand pick the brightest kids from middle schs who are interested in health professions. They are nurtured for those careers and most have multiple full paid scholarships to universities of their choice.

My point is,he worked hard from a young age,thrived in a horrible middle sch and it opened doors for him.
african parents?
 
Bingo.
You've been thanked.


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Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 12:43pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

I wonder if he is single...
get em young huh?


He is 22. I'm 27. The age difference isn't that large. We could work. We share a similar culture and a love of education.


Posted By: alynxx
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:00pm
What a winner! Clap

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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:02pm
Originally posted by danni7 danni7 wrote:

Cant wait for the day when it wont be exciting because he did that and he is black. I really need for them to stop thinking of us as less intelligent

I'm not surprised because he's African. If he was AA , that would be the real surprise. 


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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:06pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Originally posted by zolloh zolloh wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


His grades got him the quality education. The middle school where he was (in Houston) was not just ghetto,its across from a rundown club with a lot of drug activity. The neighborhood is horrible. i think thats one of the schs we were voting to close down.

The high sch he went to is one of the best in Houston,they hand pick the brightest kids from middle schs who are interested in health professions. They are nurtured for those careers and most have multiple full paid scholarships to universities of their choice.

My point is,he worked hard from a young age,thrived in a horrible middle sch and it opened doors for him.


Maybe when we ALL...
Congratulations. One story where he thrived despite his circumstance

I don't entertain the pull yourself up by your bootstraps argument from white people, won't do it on bhm

^^^this. 

Congratulations to him, I hope he's very successful in his future career.Clap


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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by danni7 danni7 wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


Maybe you're right, we don't have access to the same quality of education but black parents should seek more for their children. Its 2012, you dont have to learn everything in a classroom

a HUGE issue.  parents think learning stops in the classroom.  it needs to start before they ever enroll and continue after school hours, on the weekends, etc.  parents act like school is a daycare conveyer belt...

this guy was gifted though.  i'm glad that his initial school experiences didn't discourage him.  


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:14pm
Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

I wonder if he is single...
get em young huh?


He is 22. I'm 27. The age difference isn't that large. We could work. We share a similar culture and a love of education.




let that man enjoy his youth

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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:16pm
If he was cute I'd be on it.


Posted By: sistagal
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:21pm
Originally posted by Harmonii Harmonii wrote:

Originally posted by Jewelsnyc Jewelsnyc wrote:


CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM!!

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Woooooop!!! 

& pple who grow up in the same situation use excuses that they have nothing better to turn to but the streets 


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:21pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by danni7 danni7 wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


Maybe you're right, we don't have access to the same quality of education but black parents should seek more for their children. Its 2012, you dont have to learn everything in a classroom

a HUGE issue.  parents think learning stops in the classroom.  it needs to start before they ever enroll and continue after school hours, on the weekends, etc.  parents act like school is a daycare conveyer belt...

this guy was gifted though.  i'm glad that his initial school experiences didn't discourage him.  

But the parents that dont realize this are rarely equipped to subsidize their child's education at home, or hire someone else to do so. This is a multifaceted problem covering both race and socio-economic standing. 


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:25pm
Originally posted by sistagal sistagal wrote:

Woooooop!!! 

& pple who grow up in the same situation use excuses that they have nothing better to turn to but the streets 

He grew up in Africa with parents who obviously cared about his education.
Doubt I could say the same for most of the students at his middle school.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:28pm
i wonder if his parents are the stereotypical african parents that dont teach you a damn thing but just make sure they put 'home policies' and enforce them

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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: sistagal
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:28pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Originally posted by sistagal sistagal wrote:

Woooooop!!! 

& pple who grow up in the same situation use excuses that they have nothing better to turn to but the streets 

He grew up in Africa with parents who obviously cared about his education.
Doubt I could say the same for most of the students at his middle school.

He said when he went to the US he was 13 & went to a school in the ghetto & was also bullied & under peer pressure. Those two situations & the fact that he was uprooted from Africa into a foreign land where other black people would not accept him, could have been enough to make him act out & make himself a victim. 


Posted By: bindy
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:29pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

I wonder if he is single...
get em young huh?


He is 22. I'm 27. The age difference isn't that large. We could work. We share a similar culture and a love of education.




let that man enjoy his youth
LOLLOL


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:32pm
Originally posted by sistagal sistagal wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Originally posted by sistagal sistagal wrote:

Woooooop!!! 

& pple who grow up in the same situation use excuses that they have nothing better to turn to but the streets 

He grew up in Africa with parents who obviously cared about his education.
Doubt I could say the same for most of the students at his middle school.

He said when he went to the US he was 13 & went to a school in the ghetto & was also bullied & under peer pressure. Those two situations & the fact that he was uprooted from Africa into a foreign land where other black people would not accept him, could have been enough to make him act out & make himself a victim. 

He went to a ghetto school for one damn year.
And he still had parents that cared. 


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:39pm
what a story 

great work and wish him every opportunity and success coming to him




Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:39pm
Afro is the image of pure hate. You won't rain on my parade Afro.


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:40pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by danni7 danni7 wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Maybe when we all have access to the same quality education.


Maybe you're right, we don't have access to the same quality of education but black parents should seek more for their children. Its 2012, you dont have to learn everything in a classroom

a HUGE issue.  parents think learning stops in the classroom.  it needs to start before they ever enroll and continue after school hours, on the weekends, etc.  parents act like school is a daycare conveyer belt...

this guy was gifted though.  i'm glad that his initial school experiences didn't discourage him.  

But the parents that dont realize this are rarely equipped to subsidize their child's education at home, or hire someone else to do so. This is a multifaceted problem covering both race and socio-economic standing. 

yep, because these parents are a product of the same thing.  i'm always trying to read up on the best ways to subsidize what children aren't getting at home for when I become a teacher.  there's only so much you can do though...


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

Afro is the image of pure hate. You won't rain on my parade Afro.



you just renewed your lease.. go marry that white boy and let that boy live!



its all jokes lima!



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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

i wonder if his parents are the stereotypical african parents that dont teach you a damn thing but just make sure they put 'home policies' and enforce them
 
My Dad assigned us additional homework over the curriculum we were learning at school in addition to the HW assignments we were given through the school.
 
Essays and extra math homework from Dad.
 
Whoo. That just brought back memories LOL.


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Posted By: lady_tee
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by Jess Jess wrote:

Clap


awwww



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