- Hanif Johnson proved to the world that nothing is impossible for those who set out to achieve success in life
- The black man became the true definition of black excellence when he was elected judge at the age of 27
- Hanif became the youngest elected judge in the State of Pennsylvania after winning the magisterial seat
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Blacks all over the world are known for excellence, and Hanif Johnson is a true definition of black excellence. The young man became a judge at the age of 27.
As a teenager, Johnson ran afoul of the law on different occasions and was imprisoned three times, How Africa reports.
Briefly.co.za gathers that as a student at Penn State University, the young man was also charged with assault in connection with a hazing allegation that earned him three weeks in jail.
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Although Johnson was not found guilty of the most serious charges, a judge still handed him two summary harassment charges.
Johnson told the Huffington Post: “It’s crazy because I know how it feels sitting across from that judge and that jury when you’re innocent.
“I went to jail for two weeks, then I went to trial. Thank God I won. That was one of the happiest days; I just felt like my life was going to be taken from me.”
He became the youngest elected judge in the State of Pennsylvania after winning the magisterial seat over Republican Claude Phipps by a 73% margin in Dauphin County.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the people of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, marked the first Kunle Adewale Day, a year after the mayor of the city, John Cranley, dedicated the day to the Nigerian visual artist.
The United States Mission in Nigeria disclosed that the Nigerian national recently received a grant from the US Department of State.
The declaration was made in recognition of his contributions to the United States and Nigeria in the field of arts and medicine.
The statement by the mission read in part: "Kunle continues to push the frontiers of servant leadership, intercontinental partnership, and civic engagement through the arts."
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