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Google Doodle Turns The Famous 'Jollof Wars' Into A Celebration Of West African Culture

Google Doodle has turned a famous debate for West Africans into a peaceful celebration.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 4, 2022

Google Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Exclusive Doodle Created By Brooklyn Illustrator Olivia Fields

Google Doodle always delivers! In honor of late renowned civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Google has partnered with illustrator Olivia Fields for a Doodle to commemorate this year’s MLK Day. The Doodle reflects an all-inclusive society where everyone can live in peace and harmony much like the dream that Dr. King fought tirelessly for. “Although it is future-focused, I hope people consider the importance of connection, especially in this present moment,” said Fields in an exclusive Q&A shared with AfroTech. “It goes without saying how significant (and essential) support is. Think about how necessary it is to reach out and to take hold as well. This is something I hope the Doodle inspires. ” For Fields, it’s more than just art — the topic at hand resonated with her own personal values. “My life has been shaped by the activism that took place in the past and continues to be formed by the movements that exist today. It cannot be understated how much is owed to...

Shanique Yates

Jan 17, 2022

Google Honors Sir W. Arthur Lewis, Here's What to Know About the St. Lucian Economist

You may want to head over to Google to check out their latest doodle! Today, the search engine giant is honoring a pioneer in economics in their latest doodle. According to USA Today, Sir W. Arthur Lewis is the economist and professor who won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Dec. 10, 1979, for modeling economic forces that affect developing countries. “Arthur Lewis was an inspiring historical figure,” said the creator of the Google doodle, Camilla Ru in a statement. “I think his vast influence on the development of so many countries’ economics was most inspiring to me, especially his willingness to teach and share his knowledge for the betterment of others.“ Here are five things you should  know about Sir W. Arthur Lewis: 1. He was the first Black instructor to receive full professorship at Princeton University. Oliver Morris/Getty Images 2. Lewis completed grade school at the mere age of 14. 3. He was the chair of Manchester University and the first Black person to hold a position...

Shanique Yates

Dec 10, 2020

Google Doodle Honors Jazz Legend and Anti-Apartheid Activist Hugh Masekela

On what would have been his 80th birthday, Google honored jazz legend and anti-apartheid hero Hugh Masekela by featuring him as a Google Doodle. “Today’s Doodle celebrates the world-renowned South African trumpeter, singer, bandleader, composer, and human rights advocate Hugh Masekela,” Google announced in a blog pos t. “Born 80 years ago today in the coal-mining town of Witbank, South Africa, Masekela got his first horn at age 14.” A screenshot of the doodle — showing Masekela playing the trumpet — was shared by his estate’s twitter. The doodle is featured in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, and a few other countries worldwide. Today the Search Engine @Google is celebrating Hugh Masekela's 80th Birthday with Google Doodle in US, UK, South Africa and few other countries. Happy Birthday Hugh Masekela 🎺🎺🎺 😊 Visit https://t.co/eMStzSopio to share the link and celebrate with us! 🎺 #HughMasekela80th pic.twitter.com/wTkb5h8AU7 — Home Is Where The Music Is (@hughmasekela)...

Vanessa Taylor

Apr 4, 2019

Google's Latest Doodle Pays Homage To Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente

On Friday, Google celebrated the life of Roberto Clemente — the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — by creating a Google Doodle in his image. Born in Puerto Rico, Clemente played 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973, months after dying at the age of 38 in a plane crash. Clemente spent much of his time outside of baseball volunteering and doing charity work. The day of his plane crash, Clemente was on his way to Nicaragua to assist with earthquake relief efforts. Clemente’s plane crashed shortly after taking off from Isla Verde International Airport. Clemente made 3,000 hits during his 17-year long MLB career. He was a two-time World Series champion, a four-time National League batting champion and a World Series MVP. He also won 12 consecutive Golden Glove Awards.  

Arriana McLymore

Oct 12, 2018