Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- May 20
Larry Madowo Lands Prestigious Journalism Award
Larry Madowo has won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for his financial writing at the University of Columbia’s Journalism School, New York.
An elated Madowo made the announcement via his Twitter: “I spent months reporting on Jumia’s first year on the NYSE from Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi & New York for my @ColumbiaJournMA thesis. My 9,000-word piece just won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing. I’m also co-authoring an MBA case study on it at @Columbia_Biz School”.
Larry Madowo, a former NTV News Anchor and host of the TV show, The Trend, headed a team of journalists at BBC Africa as the Business Editor, before taking a break to pursue his studies at the University. He is also a regular contributor for the Washington Post’s Global Opinions page, CNN Africa and Forbes.
Congratulations Larry the boy from Siaya just keeps winning! Do not tire of winning ndugu. https://t.co/vmCWOWmu34
— Monsieur Emile (@AmThePaul) May 19, 2020
Philip Greer award winning Journalist for Financial Writting.Congratulations Larry madowo for making Kenya even soaring to greater heights 🇰🇪.
Thanks to his sense of humour and charisma backed by a good knowledge in English and financial matters.
It’s a marathon not a sprint🐆 pic.twitter.com/sKhMOGB8er
— LIYOSI VICTOR-EGH 💎 (@VictorLiyosi3) May 20, 2020
Celebrated media personality Larry Madowo has been crowned the winner of the 2020 Philip Greer Award for his Financial Writing at the Columbia University (Journalism School) in New York.
Congratulations Larry pic.twitter.com/N4JHZj3shP
— 3neel (@3Neelkenya) May 20, 2020
Ruby Rose Exits ‘Batwoman’ Series
Ruby Rose has quit her lead role in the hit drama series “Batwoman” after one season. “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” The 34-year-old actress said in a statement, adding, “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.”
Warner Bros. responded in a statement thanking her for contributions made for the show’s first season’s success, wishing her the best and further promising fans to recast another LGBTQ lead role for its upcoming season 2 in 2021.
i really liked ruby rose as kate and im definitely sad & shocked to see her go but i wish her success on future projects, i’ll miss her a lot on batwoman though pic.twitter.com/AaW8H2LVoB
— ℓαу. (@softlcorp) May 19, 2020
I feel bad for Ruby Rose, she was so emotional when she got the role of Batwoman, she gets a pretty bad back injury, and then exits the role… yet I still see people shitting on her, those are the type of people that deserve bad karma. pic.twitter.com/s9evtNd6S7
— Skyler Shuler (@SkylerShuler) May 19, 2020
Ruby Rose: *leaves Batwoman and will not be in S2*
CW: *proceeds with S2*
— Manny Velez マニー・ベレス (@EmVelez) May 20, 2020
— EA Solinas (@EaSolinas) May 20, 2020
Commemorating Malcolm X
Malcolm X would have been 95 years old today. Described as one of the most prominent figures in the civil rights movement, Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965 by rival Black Muslims while addressing his organization in Washington.
Ladies And Gentleman, Happy Born Day To Malcolm Little, Detroit Red, El Hajj Malik Shabazz. Here Is A Powerful Scene From MALCOLM X. pic.twitter.com/xE76ZkK7m9
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLeeJoint) May 19, 2020
Happy Birthday to civil rights activist, Malcolm X 🖤 pic.twitter.com/h02QwUsalr
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) May 20, 2020
Happy 95th Birthday to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, also known as Malcolm X.🎈
When discussing Malcolm’s life & legacy, what is rarely mentioned is the great influence Ella Little-Collins, his half-sister, had on his politics & his faith. | 📸: Malcolm with Ella Little-Collins. pic.twitter.com/UpyF2Rh3CC
— Black Women Radicals (@blkwomenradical) May 19, 2020
Ravi Zacharias Dies at 74
Renowned Christian evangelist Ravi Zacharias has passed on at age 74. His ministry confirmed in a statement that Zacharias succumbed to Sarcoma on Tuesday, “This morning, our beloved founder and apologist @RaviZacharias went home to be with Jesus.” The Indian-born preacher and author was popular for his evangelical defense of the Christian doctrines.
Zacharias is survived by his wife, three children and five grandchildren.
This morning, @RaviZacharias heard, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” The whole world has been impacted because he faithfully walked out God’s call on his life. I have the utmost love and respect for him. His legacy will endure for generations to come. #ThankYouRavi @rzimhq pic.twitter.com/xXzRp1odzc
— Robert Morris (@PsRobertMorris) May 19, 2020
The cardinal difference between the moralizing religions and Jesus’ offer to us –– Jesus does not offer to make bad people good but to make dead people alive.
— Dustin Benge (@DustinBenge) May 19, 2020
— Highway Gospel Church (@Highway_Toronto) May 19, 2020