It’s always awesome when you connect with the people you have read a lot about.
A good example is Mr Melvin Foote in the picture above, he is the president and CEO of Constituency for Africa (CFA). Some of his accomplishments includes proposing the idea of #YALI to President Obama @barackobama and working on several policy researches, advocacy and propositions that led to the creation of #PEPFAR, the second picture is with Ambassador Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao the ambassador of the African Union to the United States 🇺🇸, She left me with fresh inspiration that Africa will definitely be great, she reminded me of the Berlin Conference and some of its tyranny that exists till this day and she left me with hope that #Wakanda is possible, if young people like me stay true and committed to our courses. It was also inspiring to meet David West, two-time NBA All-Star, two-time #NBA Champion and @chineyogwumikeS, Analyst and Host / NBA and Sports Center Africa, they are creating basket ball camps to spur youth development in several African countries. My major resolution from attending the African Diaspora Young Leaders Summit in Washington is that Africa has all the talents and resources she needs to grow, we need to start believing in ourself, work together and tell the stories of our strength and not of our weaknesses.
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