Cassidy knew at age eight that she wanted to be a physician. She had a gut feeling that this was her calling if you will, but something told me this was my calling. Over time, she of course had to be sure this was the actual truth, and in high school she started to pursue small opportunities here and there, to gain more exposure to the field of medicine. She did her research and was certified by the State of Texas as a CNA and pharmacy technician at age sixteen.
In addition to that she started shadowing physicians at Plano hospitals before applying to medical school knowing that those credentials will help her secure admission to medical school and it worked. Of the five thousand applicants that applied to the medical school, she was among the 103 students admitted that year.
Cassidy went straight from high school to medical school and was able to graduate in five years and nine months with BSc/MD at the age of 23. I am publishing Cassidy’s story to share information with other children that are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.
Read more about Cassidy’s story in our next issue.
We invite you to join us for a double celebration honoring and celebrate Doctor Cassidy, MD.
Today is the day that we celebrate the life that God has blessed you with. Today we celebrate love and happiness, and joy and peace. Today we celebrate you.
May God shower you with many more blessings, and may this new year of life be a year of wonderful discoveries and experiences. We pray that you will be blessed with many more birthdays, and that we will always celebrate these birthdays. We love you. Have a wonderful birthday!
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At 23, she is among the youngest physicians in the United States. Cassidy graduated May 21, 2018 from University of Missouri-Kansa City School of Medicine, with a speciality in Internal medicine. Congratulations also goes to the parents. Cassidy is the daughter of Chief Atty. Cordelia Nwokocha (ICAN DFW first lady) and step daughter of Chief Atty. Edwin Nwokocha (ICAN President)
A Party will hold in her honor August 4, 2018.
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Today is Chief Sam Nwankwo's Birthday!!!
Please friends & family help us wish a happy Birthday to the former President of Igbo Community Association of Nigeria DFW. May God continue to shower you with answered prayers and many blessings as you celebrate today with your family. Today we celebrate with you!!!
From All of Us at Amoize Magazine Happy Birthday Chief Sam!!!
I guess you thought we forgot about today. How could we ever forget a day as special as our photogenic brother's birthday! This picture might not be your best, but we're using it to wish you plentiful of blessings to come in the succeeding chapters of your lifetime.
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To the President of the Igbo Community Association of Nigeria DFW, Chief (Atty) Eddie Nwokocha – As you turn 58 today, we wish you a very happy birthday with strength, wisdom and more years to come!
May the Almighty God bless you and your family, guide you, and protect you to lead the Igbo Community Association of Nigeria DFW. We appreciate your leadership. Keep up your good work!
Tomi Adeyemi: ‘We need a black girl fantasy book every month’ By Sarah Hughes
It has been called the biggest fantasy debut novel of 2018, drawing comparisons with everything from Game of Thrones to Black Panther, and has netted a movie deal reported to be worth seven figures.
But Tomi Adeyemi, the 24-year-old Nigerian-American author of Children of Blood and Bone, says that such success was the last thing on her mind when she sat down to write her epic tale of an oppressive world where magic has been outlawed.
“For the past 10 months I’ve spent a lot of time thinking, is this for real?” she says. “I had a lot of different reasons for writing the book but at its core was the desire to write for black teenage girls growing up reading books they were absent from. That was my experience as a child. Children of Blood and Bone is a chance to address that. To say you are seen.”
Adeyemi is the middle child of three – her brother is a musician and her younger sister still at college. Her father is a doctor, while her mother runs a group of hospices outside Chicago. She studied English literature at Harvard before heading to Brazil on a fellowship to study west African culture and mythology. It was in South America that the seeds of Children of Blood and Bone, the first in a trilogy, were sown.
“I was in a gift shop there and the African gods and goddesses were depicted in such a beautiful and sacred way … it really made me think about all the beautiful images we never see featuring black people.”
She describes the story – which follows fisherman’s daughter Zélie and an unlikely band of allies and enemies on a quest to reawaken magic in the country of Orïsha – as “an allegory for the modern black experience”. It draws inspiration from both west African mythology and the Black Lives Matter movement.
It makes my blood boil that it’s totally fine to have a queen of the dragons but you can’t possibly have a black person
“Every moment of violence in the book is based on real footage,” she says, explaining that an early scene in which Zélie is attacked by a guard was inspired by the notorious video of a police officer pushing a teenage girl to the ground at a pool party in Texas. “It’s not my intention to be gratuitous but I want people to be aware that these things are happening and that the actual videos are much worse.”
Amede Nzeribe, founder of AMEDE, is one of the leading icons in the Nigerian fashion industry. Amede, a lawyer turned designer believes in designing timeless classic pieces that appeal to women of all ages.
AMEDE is a Nigerian based Women’s wear brand whose aesthetic is the use of batik. The Creative Director Amede Nzeribe, a lawyer turned designer believes in designing timeless classic pieces that appeal to women of all ages.
The brand has graced the catwalks of major fashion shows like Arise Magazine Fashion week for two consecutive years, and the Lagos Fashion and design week for three consecutive years, the ‘Catwalk Edit’ to open London Fashion week in February 2015 and most currently, ‘The Oxford Fashion studio’ showcase in Los Angeles . The brand has been featured in major publications like Conde Nast, Glamour, Elle and Vogue magazine.
Michelle Ntalami is one of the most sought after young, successful and self-made entrepreneurs in Kenya and Africa. She is the founder of Marini Naturals, Africa’s first full-range haircare line for all natural and Afro-textured hair. Through her wealth of knowledge in business and branding, she has conceptualized and spearheaded the design of everything about the brand, from its name, to its logo, colors, scents, packaging, label design, brand plan, marketing, sales and distribution strategy…making it a brand with global footprint in over 10 countries, in under one year.
This has earned Michelle several coveted recognitions such as Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya, Most Influential Women in Business in East Africa (DigiTalk Africa), Africa’s Most Promising StartUps by CNN and an AABLA Award Nominee as Africa’s Top Entrepreneur. Her quality brand Marini Naturals has also won several top awards and accolades across the continent. Michelle is also a renown coach and mentor. She runs her own monthly Entrepreneurship Masterclass at Edulink Campus, where she educates, inspires and equips young people with all the knowledge they need to have to navigate the world of entrepreneurship.
Michelle is also a real brand influencer, both on digital and conventional platforms. She has built her name as one of Kenya’s most respected and renown entrepreneurs. Her charm is her zeal for life and her authenticity in her lifestyle, her vulnerability in her struggles, her grace in her wins, and her honesty in her failures. All this she does with the rare ability to still make business look cool! You can call her our very own Jessica Alba!
Michelle holds a First Class Honors Degree in Communication & Design from the University of Nairobi. She also holds a Master of Arts in Interior and Brand Design from Florence Design Academy in Italy, one of the world’s best Design Schools. (Ranked 2nd Worldwide.) She is a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K., having broken the record of the youngest Chartered Marketer in Kenya and the top Student Globally, in 2010. (A first for Kenya and Africa.) Michelle is also a MCIM Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, (CIM) U.K. She currently sits on the CIM Board, Kenya Chapter as the Vice Chair.
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