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Terence M. Mashingaidze

nationalist politician, first titular president of independent Zimbabwe, statesman, peace broker, clergyman, author, soccer administrator, academic, poet, and journalist, was born on 5 March 1936 at Esiphezini, in Essexvale (now Esigodini) District near Bulawayo in Southern Rhodesia. The versatile Banana’s father, Aaron, was a migrant laborer from Malawi while his mother, Jese, was a Zimbabwean Ndebele woman. Banana married Janet Mbuyazwe in 1961; the marriage produced three sons and a daughter. Banana attended Mzinyati primary school and Tegwani High School. He trained as a teacher at Tegwani Training Institute and then attended Epworth Theological Seminary, resulting in his ordination as a Methodist preacher in 1962 Subsequently he worked as a Methodist schools manager principal chairperson of the Bulawayo Council of Churches and member of the Rhodesian Christian Council and World Council of Churches In the 1970s Banana attained a BA with honors in theology through distance learning from ...


Amber Karlins

was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Robert and Nancy Teague. Robert was a mechanic and Nancy was a maid. Unfortunately, Nancy died during childbirth, so Bob’s older sister moved home to help raise him.

Growing up Teague s family was poor but the fact that he was a gifted athlete helped open doors for him that might otherwise have been closed He graduated from Lincoln High School in Milwaukee and earned a football scholarship to the University of Wisconsin at Madison but his open criticism of the coach meant he spent the next three years riding the bench Thankfully during Teague s fourth year at Madison the head coach was replaced and Teague was finally given the opportunity to show everyone what he could do on the football field As a result he was offered a position on four professional football teams Despite the fact that joining one of those ...