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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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Senegal Protests Result in First Confirmed Death

Several reports have confirmed that one protestor has been killed in demonstrations taking place in Senegal following opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's recent arrest.

At least one protester has been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests in Senegal, according to several reports. The protestor was killed during clashes with the police in Bignona, southern Casamance region, although the cause of death is still allegedly unknown and under investigation. The protests, which now enter into the third day today, are in response to the arrest of opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested for reportedly disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration. His arrest comes ahead of a scheduled appearance at a Dakar court on a charge of rape.

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