Category: POLITICIAN

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Paulo Paim


Paulo Paim (born March 15, 1950) is a Brazilian steelworker turned politician. He served as a federal deputy from Rio Grande do Sul for the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT) from 1987 to 2002. On 2002, he was elected Senator from the same state. […]

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Abdias do Nascimento


Abdias do Nascimento (March 14, 1914 – May 23, 2011[1]) was a prominent Afro-Brazilian scholar, artist, and politician. Biography Pan-African topics General[show] Art[show] People[show] v t e Born in Franca, São Paulo state, Nascimento attended public school as a child and joined the […]

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Celso Pitta


Celso Roberto Pitta do Nascimento (Portuguese: [ˈsɛwsu ˈpitɐ]; 1946–2009) was a Brazilian economist and politician. He is a Bachelor in Economics by Fluminense Federal University, master in Economics by University of Leeds and specialist in Advanced Administration by Harvard University. Mayor Pitta was the second Afro-Brazilian mayor […]

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Joaquim Barbosa


Joaquim Benedito Barbosa Gomes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuɐˈkĩ biɲiˈdʒitu] or [bẽneˈdʒitu bɐʁˈbɔzɐ ˈɡõmis], Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a former Justice of the Supreme Federal Court in Brazil. He served as the president of the court (Chief Justice) between 2012 and 2014. Barbosa studied law at University […]

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Benedita da Silva


Benedita Souza da Silva Sampaio (Portuguese pronunciation: [beneˈdʒitɐ ˈsowzɐ da ˈsiwvɐ sɐ̃ˈpaju], born in Rio de Janeiro, 26 April 1943) is a Brazilian politician. During her life she faced prejudice for her humble origin, but overcoming this, became the first female and Afro-Brazilian governor of the State of […]

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William Peyton Hubbard


William Peyton Hubbard (1842 – April 13, 1935), a City of Toronto alderman from 1894 to 1914, was a popular and influential politician; he was the first politician of African descent elected to office in Canada. Early years Hubbard was born in […]

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Marlene Jennings


Marlene Jennings, PC, MP (born November 10, 1951) is a former Canadian politician. She was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, and represented the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine from 1997 to 2011. Jennings was born in Longueuil, Quebec. She is […]

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William Hall (VC)


William Edward Hall[1] VC (28 April 1827 – 27 August 1904) was the first black person, first Nova Scotian, and third Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross. He received the medal for his actions in the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion. Hall […]

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Michaëlle Jean


Michaëlle Jean PC CC CMM COM CD FRCPSC(hon) (French pronunciation: ​[mika.ɛl ʒɑ̃]; born September 6, 1957) is a Canadian stateswoman and former journalist who is the third and current Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, after succeeding Abdou Diouf in January 2015; she is the first […]

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Michele Amatore


Captain Michele Amatore or Sulayman al-Nubi (1826-July 7, 1883) was a Sudanese enslave who became a captain in the marksman regiment of the Italian army. He was decorated for unselfish acts during a cholera outbreak in Sicily. Biography The early life of Amatore is mostly unknown. The name […]

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Kofi Yamgnane


Kofi Yamgnane is a French-Togolese politician, born on October 11, 1945 in Bassar, Togo. Former engineer in the French Bridges and Roads administration, he was Secretary of State in the French government in 1991-1993 and representative of Finistère in the French Parlement in 1997-2002. He […]

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Jomo Kenyatta


Jomo Kenyatta[pron.] (c. 1894[2] – 22 August 1978) served as the first Prime Minister (1963–1964) and President (1964–1978) of Kenya. He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation. In Kenya, Nairobi‘s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, […]

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Abram Petrovich Gannibal


Abram Petrovich Gannibal Major-General Abram Petrovich Gannibal, also Hannibal or Ganibal or Ibrahim Hannibalor Abram Petrov, (1696 – 14 May[1] 1781) was brought to Russia as a gift for Peter the Great and became major-general, military engineer, governorof Reval and nobleman of the Russian Empire. He is perhaps best known […]

Robert Mugabe


Robert Gabriel Mugabe (Shona pronunciation: [muɡaɓe], English: /mʊˈɡɑːbeɪ/ moo-GAH-bay; born 21 February 1924) is the second and currentPresident of Zimbabwe. One of the leaders of the liberation movement against white-minority rule, he was elected into power as […]

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Bill Morris


William Manuel Morris, Baron Morris of Handsworth, OJ (born 19 October 1938), generally known as Bill Morris, was general secretaryof the Transport and General Workers’ Union from 1992 to 2003, and the first black leader of a British trade union. Early […]

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Obama


Barack Hussein Obama II (i /bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States […]

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Malcolm X


Malcolm X (pronounced /ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz[1] (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist.[2][3][4][5]To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate […]

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Keith Ellison


Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is an American lawyer, politician, and a Democrat. He became the first Muslim[1][2] to be elected to the United States Congress when he won the open seat for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, which centers […]