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On Saturday 10 October 2020, Sofia Kenin lost to Iga Swiatek in the final of the 2020 French Open. …


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To : The Board of Governors and Staff of International Tennis Hall of Fame

From: Ahmed Sule ( Alatenumo ) and MIKE SON

Contributor Class of 2021 Hall of Fame

We are compelled to write another letter to the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, following our earlier letter in July 2017 because we have just witnessed history repeating itself and we can’t remain silent. To recap, in February 2017, we submitted our nomination of Richard Williams and Oracene Price to the ITHOF, and we got confirmation from the Enshrinement Manager that your organization had added our nominees to the 2018 list of nominations. …


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Author: Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

Book reviewed by Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Hardcover: 208 pages

Ever since Serena Williams burst on the scene, several books have been written chronicling her life as a tennis player. However, there aren’t many books, which analyze Serena Williams beyond the tennis court. Merlisa Lawrence Corbett’s book titled Serena Williams differentiates itself from the pack in the sense that it one of the first books to analyze Serena from a multi-dimensional perspective.

If one is looking for a book that discusses Serena’s exploits on the tennis court, one might have to look elsewhere. But if one wants to understand and appreciate Serena’s transcending nature beyond sports, then this 208-page book is an excellent place to start. In the author’s words, “.” …


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Dear Ms Beddoes ,

Happy Valentine. Exactly a year ago, I penned a letter to the Economist Group in which I expressed my concern at the lack of black representation in your esteemed organisation. I brought to your attention the fact that of the 231 front office staff working for The Economist Group at the time, there was only one black person. …


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Dear Sir Iain Duncan Smith,

Re: Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Happy New Year and congratulations on your appointment as the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I guess you must be discouraged with the negativity surrounding your knighthood. …


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Ahmed Sule, CFA (Alatenumo) & MIKE SON on 20 December 2019

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Why you believe this candidate to be deserving of induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame?

Richard Williams overcame the odds of Jim Crow in the South to coach Venus and Serena Williams to multiple Grand Slam glory thereby rewriting tennis history. …


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Dear Robert,

I have read with interest your opinion piece titled, “A Modern-day Disraeli fights to keep his nation whole”, which was published in the 14 December 2019 edition of the Financial Times. As a person of colour, I disagree with your assertion that Boris Johnson is a modern-day Disraeli; rather, I and people in my community see him as a crossbreed of Enoch Powell, the politician and comedian Bernard Manning.

In your piece, you note, “.” You also note that he has a chance to join the pantheon of politicians who shaped the nation. You also identify three interrelated challenges that the recently elected Prime Minister faces i.e. fashioning a post-Brexit National vision, saving the union from Scottish and Irish nationalism and responding to the Conservatives new base of less affluent, socially conservative, northern voters. In carrying out a comparative analysis with Benjamin Disraeli, a two-time Prime Minister, you note that Disraeli like Boris Johnson, “


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Below are the images I took during the ATP World Tour Finals. It covers one of the round robin matches and the final, which took place on 15 November 2019 and 17 November 2019 respectively.

Happy viewing.

Ahmed Sule, CFA

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by Alatenumo

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Dear Prince Williams, Duchess Kate, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan,

Let me begin by congratulating all of you on your recent successful Royal Tour of South Africa, Malawi, Angola, Botswana and Pakistan. You are real role models, and everyone should aspire to be like you. I appreciate your kindness and concern for the most vulnerable people on earth. …


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We begin this letter by commending you for being a pioneer member of the #MeTooPay movement. …

About

Alatenumo

Writer and social critic

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