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Yousson N’Dour Knocks Out Poverty

Yousson N’Dour uses his voice for a great course yet again.  Back in 1985, N’Dour used his voice to unite people to fight against the unfairness of the apartheid era and the liberation of Nelson Mandela. Two nights ago, Yousson N’Dour joined forces with BET’s Jeff Johnson and Tichina Arnold from “Everybody Hates Chris“, for the ” All For Africa – Knock Out Poverty” celebration. The night was a celebration to raising money, and more awareness, for one of the biggest problems that Africa faces today–poverty.

As we all know this is a serious issue that unfortunately affects thousands of souls daily. All for Africa did an outstanding job  giving hope where it is needed the most. The main event featured Nigeria’s Eromosele “Bad Boy” Albert, and Ghana’s Ossie Duran duking it out for the IBF All African Light Middleweight Championship.  The other boxers were Kingsley Ikeke (Nigeria) and Ramadan Sulidan (Sudan) for the WBC North American Light Middleweight Championship; and Jaffa “The African Assassin” Ballogou (Togo) and Manu Ntoh (Cameroon) were the light heavyweight boxers.

Joining forces with All For Africa was Jamhuri Wear’s one and only Kimathi, and the Juxtapower dancers. Lets all learn and lend a helping hand and make a difference.

To join hands and help fight poverty in Africa visit their website.

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One Response to “Yousson N’Dour Knocks Out Poverty”

  • Michael Williams says:

    January 3rd, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Greetings My Literary Ffriends.

    I am starting work on my second newsprint article book entitled “44th the Inauguration”. It will be a 250 page hardbound coffee table book (12″ x 22″) displaying the front pages of worldwide newspapers showcasing the coverage of the January 20th 2009 ceremonies.

    If you would like to submit a positive poem about Barack Obama for consideration please do so before January 10, 2009. Poems will be juried and accepted entries will be notified before January 15th. We are dedicating a special section to poets from Hawaii, Indonesia and Kenya. If you are or know of someone who is from these regions please inform them or consider submitting an entry. Check out a virtual copy of the first one by clicking this link http://www.44th.net/frontpage.html then clicking view virtual book.

    Questions and entries may be directed to mewiii@44th.net . Please feel free to pass this information on to your literary cohorts and friends.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    Mike Williams

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