Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah
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Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah is a Ghanaian-born, Vancouver-raised Rhodes Scholar and graduate of the University of Oxford and the University of British Columbia. She works as a Senior Trade Policy Officer for the federal public service and is the author of The Y Variable blog (www.theyvariable.com), a weekly digest of conversational musings on day-to-day issues. Yaa-Hemaa is an executive member of Ottawa Young Black Professionals, the Canadian Association of Rhodes Scholars, and the Ottawa Oxford University Society. She is also an avid classical pianist and jazz singer.

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"Scandal": Talking and Not Talking About Race on TV

(4) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 12:16 PM

I've noticed a few discernible differences in season two of Shonda Rhimes' television show Scandal. For those who have not been watching the drama, Scandal features, as its main protagonist, a woman named Olivia Pope who works as a 'fixer' in Washington, D.C. When the big names are in trouble...

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Black History Is Everyone's History

(9) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 5:21 PM

Black History Month is not just for black people. In an ideal world, there would be no need for a dedicated month to mark black history -- and the significant contributions that blacks have made around the world -- because it would be on par and as well-known as History,...

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