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In honor of Black History Month, we recognize Jamaican-American poet and social justice advocate, Claude McKay.

Claude McKay: Black History Month and Recognizing Notable Black Immigrants and Refugees

By Education, History
Claude McKay In honor of Black History Month, we continue to recognize the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable Black immigrants and refugees who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today, we recognize Jamaican-American poet and Civil Rights advocate Claude McKay. Festus Claudius “Claude” McKay was born in 1889 in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. Born to farm-worker parents,…
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Nigerian-American, two-time NBA Champion, and Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.

Hakeem Olajuwon: Black History Month and Recognizing Notable Black Immigrants and Refugees

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Hakeem Olajuwon Photo Credit: NBA.Com In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable black immigrants and refugees who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today we focus on Nigerian-American NBA Hall of Famer, Hakeem Olajuwon. Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 21, 1963. His parents owned…
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Guetty Felin is an award-winning, Haitian-American documentary filmmaker and curator

Guetty Felin: Black History Month and Recognizing Notable Black Immigrants and Refugees

By Education, History
Guetty Felin In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable black immigrants and refugees who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today we recognize Guetty Felin, a Haitian-American documentary filmmaker and curator who gained international accolades for her trailblazing work documenting the harsh realities of Haiti’s post-earthquake landscape. Born in…
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Expert on European Politics Discusses Future Impacts of the Rise of Populism and Invasion of Ukraine at IIB

By Events, History, News
Recently, we brought international scholar Dr. Martin Nekola to Western New York to speak on the rise of populism in Europe and the War in Ukraine. During his presentation, Dr. Nekola described how these two things will drive Europe’s future: the rise of populism, mostly by right-wing groups, creating uncertainty and instability, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with its own…
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IIB Donates Traditional Korean Hanbok Clothing

By Donations, History, I/T Service Update
From left to right: IIB Interpreting and Translation Staff Sarah Standinger, Jennifer Ullrich, Ryan Green, Therese Coward, Dominic Floro, Korean Interpreter Christopher Kim Our Interpreting & Translation department found a new home for a unique piece of clothing. The traditional Korean garment, called hanbok, was initially donated to IIB this past April. One of our Korean interpreters, Christopher Kim, knew…
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