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A Partner To Serve The African Community.


Welcome to Evolve Bank & Trust! My name is Robert Petty and I’m a Mortgage Consultant. I have known Nana Ampem (Prince) for over 5 years; we share a common goal: Help the African community grow in knowledge and find increasing success – this partnership is built upon that common goal.

Call me now, at 614-656-2219, or CLICK HERE, to request a FREE “Rent or Buy?” Analysis.

Evolve Bank & Trust was founded in 1925, and offers a wide range of Financial Services. In order to remain one-step ahead of complications and provide outstanding service which our customers deserve, Evolve Bank & Trust established locally operated Loan Offices. Our mission is to grow home ownership in Columbus.
A strong emphasis on residential lending allows Evolve Bank & Trust to accomplish this. I will identify mortgage solutions which are best suited for your situation. Unlike many Banks, Evolve will originate, process, underwrite and close your mortgage in-house. This lends to a simpler, customized buying experience!

What Types of Mortgage Programs Does Evolve Bank & Trust Offer?


• We have ZERO Money Down programs available!
• You do not have to be a first-time homebuyer to qualify.
• If you don’t qualify, we have programs with as little as 3% down payment.
• Rapid CREDIT Rescoring – potentially increase your credit score, to qualify.

Call me now, at 614-656-2219, or CLICK HERE, to request a FREE “Rent or Buy?” Analysis!
You may also contact Afrikka Radio Help Desk:
Nana: 614-516-9527
Bo: 614-805-9401


WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN?
Evolve Bank & Trust, a partner to serve the African Community!

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MAKINDE-2-300x300Mayo Makinde is a community advocate from Columbus, Ohio who attended Marysville High School where he was actively involved in football, wrestling, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school band. He later transferred to the Columbus Public School system where he attended Eastmoor Academy High School. Mr. Makinde continued to excel and in 1998 he received his diploma.

Shortly after high school, Mayo began taking classes at Columbus State Community College. However, he was later recruited by Western Kentucky University to play football. In 2002, Western Kentucky won their first National Championship in the Gateway Conference. Mayo graduated from Western Kentucky in 2004, he received a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies (75% of his studies were geared towards Political Science).

Through the Democratic Party Mayo was hands-on with Democratic campaigns flowing through Franklin County. February 2005, he began volunteering for the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus. It was at this juncture he gained insight and knowledge of the legislative branch and how policies develop from grassroots to becoming a bill. In 2006, he coordinated Barbara Sykes campaign for State Auditor, while assisting the Ohio Democratic Party with the African American Outreach and GOTV campaign. He was also seriously active in the local and state NAACP at this moment of his young life.

He joined organizations such as “Simba Nation” a youth mentoring program. In November 2007, the group traveled to Oakland, CA for the “The National Gathering of Justice for Youths Conference”; an organization initiated by Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover. He also runs a youth program called “Counseling and Encouraging Minority American Youth” where he teaches young people the pure fundamental skills of better decision making when faced with sex, violence and drugs.

In 2008, Mayo ran for the 27th Ohio House of Representative seat. Although he didn’t win the seat, he continued his community service. During that year, Mayo was selected to be president of the East Columbus Civic Association, where he partnered with faith based organizations to fight for change and equality.

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During his presidency, he was able to negotiate with the City of Columbus to reopen the neighborhood recreation center after being closed for nearly two months. He also organized city wide efforts to clean up the neighborhood while soliciting City Council members to help assist in these community based efforts. Additionally, he partnered with the Columbus Public Safety Department and Neighborhood Pride in their annual ‘National Nights Out’. An event structured around a national call for neighborhood safety, where community leaders and homeowners joined the City’s Public Safety Department in learning new tips to prevent and fight crime.

While maintaining his political agenda, he continued the course of youth mentorship and advocacy to the community he lived in. Between 2008 and 2010, Mayo was actively involved in the following organizations; the Thursday Luncheon Club, one of the oldest Black clubs in the county; Men for the Movement, a support group for ex-offenders; Urban League Young Professionals of America; and Toastmasters International, where he was the vice president of public relations from years 2009 to 2010. His community advocacy record led him to receiving 2010 Kwanzaa Ujima Award, recognizing “collective work and responsibility in the community”.

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His flexibility and willingness to move around at his day time job also earned him the IT Ambassadorship Award in 2011. Mayo also a Fellow and Graduate of 2011 class of Center for Progressive Leadership, a nine month national training program for progressive young leaders across the state.

In February 2012, Mayo joined the City of Columbus Green Team, becoming a Green Team Ambassador and where he travel around to city to community organizations to educate communities about the city’s new recycle program.

Mayo is a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc. He was initiated through the Mu Iota Chapter, have served and continue to serve his chapter in the community including being the “Divine 9” representative for his Fraternity and recently was elected as the Keeper of Peace for the Mu Iota Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He’s work with the chapter earned him the Brotherhood Award at the chapter’s 2013 Founder’s Day banquet.

Mayo was recently employed by the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services for 8 years. He moved to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office mid October 2014, where he worked as a Correction Record Officer. This was position responsible for the slating-in and releasing of inmates at the county’s main jail. In April 2015, Mayo moved to the Corrections Service Coordinator position at Jackson Pike, where he was involved in the supervision of inmate’s laundry, visitation and jail control room phone calls.

Today, Mayo manages his property investment business where he believes “every family needs a home”. In addition, he is the Executive Producer of his own business, “Black Water Productions.”   He hosts a 2 hour radio show about news and politics called “Global Views” on the Internet station, Afrikka Radio, which airs on Saturdays from 10 am – Noon.

Mayo still stays in touch with his passion for the community by serving on the Brentnell Recreation Council, a community component of the City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department. He served as a vice president from August, 2010 until February 2015, however is still a member today and uses the center for his recreational activities.

Mayo continues Living Legends, a NGO he founded in 2005 to seek out opportunities to bring about change through mentorship, advocacy and special event planning. He is indeed a pillar in his community!

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President John Mahama has eulogised young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah, 15, for raising high the flag of Ghana to the world.

President Mahama believes the actor’s exploits has positioned Ghana positively to the world.

The President in a tweet congratulated the young actor and said Ghana needs more of his kind.

“Congrats @AttahNii. Such a positive positioning of the Ghana Brand. We can do with many more Abraham Attah’s. #BeastsOfNoNation,” President Mahama said.

The ‘Beasts of No Nation’ star was among the numerous award presenters at the 88th Academy Awards (Oscars) at the Dolby Theatre, Sunday.

Attah’s acting prowess has grabbed worldwide attention following his impressive debut role in the Netflix movie starring alongside Idris Elba.

Prior to presenting at the Oscars, Attah had won the ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday night.

On the Oscars red carpet, it came to light that 10,000 pairs of the shoes he wore will be donated to charity in Ghana.

The Independent Spirit award is Attah’s third major award after starring in the Netflix movie. He had won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015.

Abraham Attah also bagged the award for ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC).

Abraham Attah is already preparing to star in his second major movie ‘The Modern Ocean’, an adventure drama, alongside some Hollywood actors including Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves and Daniel Radcliffe.

- Source: www.myjoyonline.com

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Young Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, has disclosed that he will not feature in any local movie.

The ‘Beast of No Nation’ actor, who arrived in Ghana Friday morning from the US, disclosed in an interview with Ibrahim Ben-Bako of JoyNews at the Kotoka International Airport that he has no intention of accepting a role in any local movie.

He explained that “I’m not going to do local movies” because “Hollywood is more fun.”

Watch the video below:

- Source: www.myjoyonline.com

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.

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The video, which appeared on a website used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday’s Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed.

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The message to countries involved in what it called the “crusader campaign” was delivered by a man dressed in fatigues and a turban, and identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian.

“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,” the man said.

It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the video, which purports to be the work of Islamic State fighters in the Iraqi province of Salahuddine, north of Baghdad.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security would not comment on the video but said it has not received information indicating a potential attack.

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Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has revealed his face for the first time since airing his blockbuster exposé on alleged judicial corruption.

The undercover investigator whose mode of operation is now being questioned by Ghana’s former Attorney-General, Martin Amidu, filmed a documentary on corruption in the judicial service which shows judges and court workers taking bribes in cash, sex, goats and yam to free suspects.

During a recent interview with the BBC in Accra Anas took off his mask and showed his new prosthetic face which disguises him as albino
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In the wake of elections getting closer and early voting already taken off, Columbus City Councilwoman Jaiza Page ceased the biggest opportunity to reach the African electorates in Columbus Ohio by appearing on Afrikka Radio Political and Socio-econmic talkshow Global Views hosted by Mayo Makinde and Darryl O. Parker.

Councilwoman Jaiza Page assured her commitment to work with all communities including Africans to make Columbus a better place to live. She also all communities to reach out to her office, and she would be readily available to meet with them.

ABOUT COUNCILMEMBER PAGE
While working in the Columbus City Attorney’s office, Councilmember Jaiza N. Page was assigned to a specialized unit of attorneys that work closely with residents and business owners to improve the quality of life in the community. As a City Councilmember, Page pledges to bring the same level of passion and commitment to her new role as a public servant.

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“I know firsthand that it is our neighborhoods and the individuals who live in them that make Columbus such a great city,” said Councilmember Page. “It is important to ensure that our residents feel connected to their government and to their elected officials. I know Columbus has what it takes to be the greatest city in the nation.”

Born and raised in the Linden neighborhood, Councilmember Page began working as a law clerk in the City Attorney’s office in May of 2008 before becoming an Assistant City Attorney. She is a problem solver with a unique ability to be able to listen to community concerns and understand how to remedy those issues. She has assisted in litigating environmental issues and held problem property owners accountable for the damage done to the neighborhoods. She worked with residents and the courts to shut down the Motel One on East Main Street and demolish the former Howard Johnsons hotel site on Hamilton Road. Councilmember Page looks to continue and build upon already successful city programs that turn vacant or abandoned properties into productive uses while aggressively taking action against liquor establishments that drain City resources with police runs and repeated health or code violations.

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Foreign-owned shops in South Africa have been attacked and looted in east Johannesburg, the latest in a series of xenophobic attacks.

A standoff developed in the city, with police forming a barrier between an angry crowd and foreign-owned shops.

The violence comes despite Thursday’s rally against xenophobia in the coastal city of Durban, and condemnation from President Jacob Zuma.

At least five people have died in anti-foreigner attacks in recent weeks.

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Many South Africans accuse them of taking jobs in a country where the unemployment rate is 24%.

A crowd began looting foreign-owned shops in east Johannesburg on Thursday night. About about 200 foreigners took refuge at a police station.

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Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the looters and arrested 12 people.

Eyewitness: Raphael Nkomo, a Zimbabwean living and working in Johannesburg

What I saw when I was going to the shops on Thursday evening, it was so terrible.

A group of men were dropped from a mini bus, and all of them were armed with pangas, a [type of] very big knife.

They started chasing people, throwing stones at them. Some were even knifed.

We had to run for cover. We ended up in the shops, and the owners closed the shops while we were still inside until the police were called.

What I saw was terrifying, and if it continues like this by the time the government wakes up many people will be dead. It is very, very bad.

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The acting Premier of the Gauteng province around Johannesburg, Qedani Mahlangu, called on “each and every South African who’s a peace-loving South African to stand up and condemn this.”

On Thursday President Zuma condemned the recent xenophobic attacks as “shocking”.

“No amount of frustration or anger can justify the attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of their shops,” he told parliament on Thursday.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been accused of fuelling the attacks by saying that foreigners should “go back to their countries”. However, he said that his comments had been distorted.

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