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With Their Viral Photo Campaign, the #BlackMenofCambridgeUniversity Hope to Spark a Dialogue on Campus

Cambridge Students started a photo campaign to encourage more black students to apply to the university.

DIASPORA— Earlier last month, the men of Cambridge University African-Caribbean Society posed for a series of photos in an effort to dispel the myth that black people do not belong on the campuses of the world’s most prestigious universities.


Inspired by their peers at Yale and their viral #BlackMenOfYale they hope to spark a larger debate on why so little black men and women apply to Cambridge.

Indeed, according to a 2015 Cambridge University survey, black students only make up 1.4% of the undergraduate population.

In a Channel 4 News video, Bez Adeosun says: “ We’re trying to sort of be the role models for people and encourage more people to aspire to be in our position. Because some ethnic minorities don’t get that privilege from people in their circle, in their local community who can encourage them to think about applying to institutions like this”.

For more check out the video below.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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