By Mitchell Armentrout | Chicago Sun-Times
Ugly case numbers, busy hospitals, shuttering businesses, mounting death tolls and a deadly virus traveling through the air from face to maskless face. Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s beginning to feel a lot like March again in the Land of Lincoln.
Continue reading “Dr. Ngozi Ezike | Nigerian-American head of Illinois Public Health cries while reporting increase in Covid 19 infections”
BY MARC J. SPEARS | Undefeated
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Miami Heat center Edrice Femi “Bam” Adebayo got an unexpected phone call in June just weeks before entering the NBA bubble. It was from his half-brother, who delivered the news that their father, John Adebayo, had died in Nigeria.
Continue reading “Bam Adebayo | Maimi Heat’s Power forward is embracing his name and his Nigerian heritage”
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Leaders from the newly formed October 20th, 2020 Project (The Project) have engaged Von Batten-Montague-York, L.C., a Washington, DC-based policy and advocacy advisory group, to gain U.S. Congressional and executive branch support for the End SARS and anti-corruption movement currently happening in Nigeria.
Continue reading “Nigerian-Americans Start Project to Lobby Congress and to Push for Sanctions Against the Nigerian Government in Response to the Killings of Peaceful protesters.”
By Philip Obaji Jr. | USA TODAY
For weeks, young Nigerians rallying behind the hashtag #EndSARS have filled the streets of major cities across Nigeria demanding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit that has in recent years been publicly criticized for extortion of citizens, kidnappings, extrajudicial killings and illegal arrests.
Continue reading “Nigeria’s #EndSARS protesters draw inspiration from Black Lives Matter”
By Meredith Yeomans | NBCDFW
There is growing outrage over the shooting deaths of peaceful protestors in Nigeria. Nearly 70 people have died during two weeks of demonstrations against police brutality. The unrest set off protests in Dallas last Saturday in a show of solidarity with those fighting a battle they say transcends borders.
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Ali Velshi is a Ismaili Muslim of Gujarati Indian descent who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His family moved to Canada in 1971. Over the years has worked diligently and climbed the corporate ladder to host his own show on MSNBC called Velshi & Ruhle, complete with an office on the esteemed NBC headquarters in New York.
Continue reading “Ali Velshi | Kenyan-born broadcaster tells poignant family tale in bid to urge Americans to vote”
By PR.com | Benzinga
Washington, DC, Ghana Diaspora Public Affairs Collective (GHPAC) extends the following statement regarding the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (“HEROES Act”):
Continue reading “Ghanaian-Americans Demand Policymakers to Approve Critical Coronavirus Relief for Americans”
By P.M. News
Ethiopians are urging their diaspora kith and kin, about 460,000 of them in America to vote out US President Trump in next month’s election. The Ethiopian rage against Trump was triggered by Trump’s comment Friday, suggesting that Egypt, which lies downstream, will blow up Ethiopia’s Nile dam, costing $4.6 billion.
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By Andrew Sylvia | Manchester Ink Link
NASHUA, N.H. – Donald Trump is well known for his policies aimed at limiting immigration. But in spite of this, he still has a group of supporters who have migrated to this country who gathered in Nashua last week for an event highlighting the Trump campaign’s diversity.
Continue reading “Congolese among New Americans who praise Trump at Nashua event”
By NORAN ALAA MORSI | Egyptian Street
With identities strewn across the Atlantic, a young Egyptian American father sends their U.S. presidential election’s vote early in the mail. Another votes online through email in Cairo. A 20-something in a town deep in Indiana mails in their ballot. In Washington D.C, a dual citizen questions her decision to vote but does it anyway.
Continue reading “U.S. Presidential Elections: Young Egyptian Americans Choose Between Fates”