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As an African Man, I Took Pride in Lupita Nyong'o's Win

By the time Lupita Nyong'o uttered powerful words from a stage that has never welcomed an African, the crowd at Rendez Vous Restaurant, an Ethiopian eatery in Toronto, was on its feet giving a standing ovation to Hollywood's newest star. Nyong'o was living our dreams while validating ours. How can we not celebrate that rare moment?