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  1. clement chinweuba .c.
    April 10, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    This is really great and educating. Pls keep it up techscio;-).

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  2. Ugogo Godfrey
    July 11, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    Am impressed with our african men most especially NIGERIANS

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    • Denise Watson
      July 12, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

      You have got something to be proud of!

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    • Onoh (Honor) Udensi
      October 6, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

      I too am proud of us Nigerians, look forward to another in the near future.

      – CEO of Tranzel LLC

      (Also, I realized Mr. Dangote has the same birthday as me, makes me feel all fuzzy inside 😀 lol)

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  3. Temi Abimbola
    July 19, 2013 @ 11:48 pm

    Excuse Denise, but to most people the term “Negro” is inappropriate as you should know. Please take it off.

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    • WALTER
      January 3, 2014 @ 9:47 pm

      There is nothing offensive in the word “negro”. Negro is a Latin word for Black. If we accept the Blackman tag then we should accept the “negro” tag too. I am Nigerian, born and bred in Brazil. In South America, the word Negro is acceptable and has never been offensive. In African countries that speak Spanish and Portuguese, the tag “Negro” is also normal. So there is no big deal. Denise need not apologize and need not be attacked by participants of this forum.

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  4. Monique
    August 9, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    How is the word “negro” offensive? As an African American women, i dont see it. Besides who has time to be offended when they have billions of $$$$..

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    • Von Pariss
      February 26, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

      you gotta be joking are you seriously being duped you don’t even realize it for example you call your yourself an African American woman but you still accept the word Negro as okay you know how long we been fighting for acceptance in the European world as African Americans . do me a small favor when you’re introducing yourself as an African woman try and correct them and tell them know you are a negro and when you done it long enough to see how you feel .

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  5. Constant - jr
    October 25, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    It thrills me to see Nigerians topping the list of black wealthiest men in the world, I am convinced that my case will not be exceptional!!! Proudly Nigerian!

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  6. John Davis
    December 1, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    It’s embarrassing to see someone using the word Negro in 2013. You should be ashamed of yourself Denise.

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  7. Rene
    December 3, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    Denise, is this real? Is this article written in 2013? If so, why is there Negro in the title. Also, you Nigerians aren’t offended? This is insane. Denise why?! What was your thought process behind this?

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    • jen
      December 30, 2013 @ 9:49 am

      I can easily explain the reason why this white girl wrote this dumb title of a rundown, not article, not credible source, about Richest Negroes. 1st Denise knows exactly what she is writing, she is obviously not a credible source, nor is she really ignorant of what she is writing. This is merely campaign for attention for her writing skills. She a Wikipedia article based writer with absolutely no experience besides making copies of the company she works for. She even replies to her own “article,” if that’s what she wants to call it. She makes it her business to quote “Black people also known as the Negro.” This is a far fetched reach for Denise in hopes that someone will get mad enough that it will make the news, obviously her lack of writing skills and copying papers as an intern haven’t gotten her that far, therefore it explains her reason for using the word “Negro,” it just didn’t yield the results she was hoping for. Oh well, maybe next time Denise, you tried hard, but maybe you should try harder at making copies at your present internship, so that you can get a real job and instead of trying to be some fake ass journalist pundit. I’m sure you’re reading this, enjoy and get educated. Can’t wait for your reply!!!

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      • Denise Watson
        January 2, 2014 @ 4:20 am

        We are so sorry and we would like to apologize on behalf of whole team of Techscio.com!

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  8. S. El
    December 4, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    Negro? Really? Why not Top 10 Coloreds, I mean this is very racist. You could have left it just top 10 Black Billionaires. You should take that word off, very offensive.

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    • Denise Watson
      January 2, 2014 @ 4:08 am

      Hello! We would like to apologize. As per your request, it has been removed. Sincere apologies. Thanking you for your valuable suggestion.

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    • Ojie
      August 15, 2014 @ 11:58 am

      How ignorant can you be to say those Nigerians are dying of hunger @Alison. Name a Nigeria/Nigerians who are dying of hunger. Nigeria has the best and richest economy in Africa and the 20t in the World. You, just as ignorant as most White/Blacks who think Africa is country and believe everything your biased White Media show you on a daily basis. No Nigerian has ever died of hunger and will never die of it. How dare you call us (Nigeria) thieves. Just Because of hate in your heart you can’t say anything Good. Go hug a transformer. Is like me calling Oprah, Kobe thieves because they are rich that makes no sense at all cause those guys work for their money just as Nigeria Billionaire work for theirs.

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    • Omeco
      August 21, 2014 @ 7:15 pm

      Alison you and your entire generation are the biggest thieves in the whole wide world idiot.

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  9. alison
    December 18, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    As far as I am concerned, all those Nigerian billionaires are thieves and there is nothing to be proud of. Their neighbors are dying of hunger.

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  10. Unknown
    January 1, 2014 @ 5:24 am

    Denise Watson 3rd line “Black people, also called as Negro”, ignorant and illiterate. Sloppy work after the first complaint was posted on the 19th of July this comment was still not removed. Shall we all just refer to each other as nigger’s, slickback’s pakis, chinks or another enlightening word.

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    • Denise Watson
      January 2, 2014 @ 4:20 am

      We are so sorry and we would like to apologize on behalf of whole team of Techscio.com! In future, we will ensure such unintentional offensive words are no where in our articles. We would like to apologize.

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      • Karter B. Karter
        July 18, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

        We have different status in life,but one dignity..We are all human, whether black or white.

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  11. MOSCO
    January 11, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    This is really gr8 I must confess.. Proudly Nigerian.

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  12. dannon
    February 15, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    how is the word negro racist at all??…. we had the negro league, its Spanish for black, and its not the word nigger…. so how are any of you jealous of a women who did the research and put it into numerical paragraph form for us to visualize the top ten wealthiest black dudes???…… we all mean to say thank you. leep up the good work. can you find out why theres a bigger percentage of successful Africans vs African americans? thatd be an interesting article as well. thanks again.

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    • Denise Watson
      February 15, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

      Hello Dannon! I think that is one of the best arguments we ever had on our website! Thank you for your distinctive and eye-opening comment. One word for you and that is wonderful!

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  13. Andre
    February 23, 2014 @ 3:29 am

    Great informative article! As an African-American, Negro doesn’t offend me. I understand why some may be upset, but it isn’t that serious to be upset about. Titles of people of African descent has changed over time (e.g. Coloreds, Negroes, Blacks, African-American). I ask this question to those who are offended. Are you just as upset when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. refer to us as Negroes is his book Stride Toward Freedom? or Malcolm X in his speeches?. I ask that we refrain from being too sensitive and worry about much larger issues in our community. At the end of the day, whether people say in your face or behind your back, it is still being said. Great article Denise!

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    • Denise Watson
      February 23, 2014 @ 6:03 am

      Thank you So much Andre!! Your words are actually an eye-opener! Its actually the title and not meant to offend. Wonderful lines Andre!

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  14. Victim of Nigerian Scam
    April 5, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

    Many people would cringe at the word Nigerian online. So many scams and I am sad to say I was a victim of one.

    I see this article as better sweet as an African American.

    I would like to think that most people in Nigeria are hardworking and honest but I have never been there and no desire to go but my experience so far has not been very positive.

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    • Bizz Lady
      June 3, 2014 @ 9:50 am

      ok While I’m not really offended over the use of the word “negro” because I have a firm stance in who I am regardless of outside interpretation, here is why you don’t use it. 1. Its no longer an accurate term and hasn’t been since the 1970’s which is why 2. To use it in the yr 2000 anything, when the common term is ‘Black’ and the politically correct term is “African American” or “African Decent” one would be going out of their way to use the word Negro with the intent of projecting a negative connotation. ( No offense to the author. I’m just making a general statement BUT As a Journalist, you’re held to a higher level that the average person; a professional standard and should know that the political term is always the correct way in ANY conversation or article)

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  15. Karter B. Karter
    July 18, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

    I am very much proud of Africa,more to come.

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  16. Uppakamp
    July 23, 2014 @ 4:28 am

    Interesting perspective on the word “Negro, African American Colored and Black”. If anything, Black people with United States birth rights should oppose all titles except “American”. Regardless of the atrocities of the U.S. slavery participation. We, yes I said “we” are the sons and daughters of this continent. Whites and Latins whose ancestors migrated here, are Identified as Americans. Why do we pursue exclusion and at the same time demand equality? There is no campaign or welcoming party on the shores or airports of any country in Africa for Negro’s, Blacks or African Americans. There is no reparation being offered to “African American’s” by West African’s nations for they participation in the slave trade. Get it straight; the absence of transparency is the subject of corruption, and it’s all around us. If you re taking a stance, you better know what ground you stepping on. Everyone that has been giving birth on this continent are Americans. Last time I checked, Africa is not part of the America’s. It’s its own continent across the Atlantic. Neither are there any African country’s offering the stability which Immigrating African’s come here to enjoy. People from all over the world are immigrating here by “hook or crook”, to gain American citizenship. Don’t get it twisted people of color ! This is our home, U.S.A. There is no discussion to have about what other people call us. There is only one fact; If you were born here, You are an American.. You don’t need no papers to prove that.. Don’t be so disposable, get used up contributing to the development of this country and get chased out or excluded with words.. Those who fight to be identified as African Americans are fighting for exclusion and annexation. Get it straight; If you were born on this continent, regardless of your color or descent , you are an American.
    techscio, you are entitled to your views and expressions. That’s the American way.
    We Black, Negro, African American or colored people must grow beyond the distraction of petty rhetoric and focus on the attraction of moving forward.
    Thank you for your attention..

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    • Andre
      July 23, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

      While I do appreciate your stance on the concept of “black people born in America opposing all titles in U.S. except American”, it is not necessarily that simple. Minorities in this country are automatically assigned a title regardless of what you want to be identified as. In a sense, we may still need classification in the structure of our society. For example, when Law Enforcement officials need to identify a suspect, we probably will still need Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, Black, white…etc. It should not be in a negative manner though. Aside from that, I do understand your perspective on the black man’ s birth right in America. But it seems like you have completely disregarded that no matter how you feel, AFRICANS were still brought here against their own will and dropped off to the other parts of the world. And yes, the West Africans were involved in the slave trade. But it is always interesting for people to point that out and not keep in mind European colonization took place in these countries. I dare you to research and see who was paid what and who has purposely corrupted the political systems of African countries for their capitalistic benefit. Europeans have been exploiting such resources for hundreds of years. But back to the topic. Yes we are here in this great country we call home. But you make it seem like its so easy to take the “I’m just an American” stance when its shoved in your face by those who brought you here and you’re often reminded that you’re different or a descendant from Africa. When I feel out government documents, they ask if I’m a U.S citizen then if I’m African American or black. Furthermore when I step into Corporate America and here people yell “GO BACK TO AFRICA!” Am I suppose to forget my history and act like I don’t know why they feel this way. Moreover, on July 2, 1964, they passed the Civil Rights Act in this country. Only 50 YEARS AGO!. Only 50 years ago and you think that almost 200 YEARS of being classified as Nigger, Negro, Colored, Inferior, 3/5 of a man, and African American in this country is easy to just brush off. Matter of fact, many of those same people who shoved that in my immediate family’s faces are still alive and working in the political system of America. Heck it’s only 50 years ago! So while I understand your perspective, and I want us to get past such unimportant differences between the human race, it’s not just us that’s dealing with this complex issue or “Petty rhetoric”. Don’t be oblivious to the fact that some people who are part of this capitalistic system and the “forefathers” who put the U.S. constitution together didn’t intend and (some still don’t intend) on letting you forget that you are a “NEGRO” We will overcome though.

      Side note: You have frequently referred to us as “Negro, African-Americans or colored people” in your post. It seems inevitable to have classification for those who are discriminated against or we wouldn’t know who they were if there were simply……..Americans. Do you agree?

      We should be proud to be descendants from such a great people!

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  17. John Eason
    July 29, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    ‘Nigeria is a grrat country, I’m not surprised at all, I happened to visit the country last year I was amazed there are more billionaire and millionairs than ever imagined in African country. I urged my African American and all investors to go there and invest. I’m very impressed .

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  18. bingo
    July 30, 2014 @ 1:35 am

    I dont really care what you call them, metro shit all is that their making shit$$$$$$$$$ .

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  19. John Eason
    July 30, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    Uppercam, my response ,you have right to your opinion, you do not speak for all African American, you are ashamed of your heritage and I’m proud of who we are as African/American. If there was no Africa we will not be here as Af/Am. Should we now forget our African ancestors who had made the pilgrimage and ultimate sacrifice to make this great country we now call our home?

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  20. Wendell
    August 17, 2014 @ 11:24 pm

    I found your article to be informative and the comments entertaining..

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