Day: February 15, 2020

Africans in the Bronx Find Family on the Soccer Field

One day nine years ago, Abrourazakou Bawa, a truck driver originally from Togo, was in his home borough of the Bronx when he noticed a disappointed kid walking with a soccer ball under his arm.

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Austin’s basketball rebirth: Sudanese have given, received so much

By Pat Ruff

Moses Idris was asked what his life might look like once he’s finished high school.

Idris is a 6-feet-3, 190-pound Austin High School senior and starter on one of the top basketball programs in the state. Like the majority of the players on this team — three of them starters — Idris is of South Sudanese descent.

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AFRICAN STUDENT UNION PANEL TAKES ON QUESTION: HOW BLACK IS BLACK ENOUGH?

By Sandra Whitehead 

At an urban university with a growing minority student population, the African Student Union provides opportunities for unity. ASA hosted a panel called “How Black is Black Enough?” at the UWM Union’s Wisconsin Lounge on Wednesday night.

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How Ghana became the hottest destination for African-American travelers

A new travel movement is forging ancestral links in West Africa.

BY HEATHER GREENWOOD DAVIS AND STARLIGHT WILLIAMS

LAST SUMMER IN Ghana, Tiffany Heard followed her guide to his hometown of Kumasi. There, in a courtyard in the country’s second largest city, as locals chanted and sang, the 34-year-old travel planner from California waited for her new name.

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Fava Pot Bringing Egyptian Street Food to Rosslyn

By Ashley Hopko

International foodies in Rosslyn will have another eatery option with the upcoming expansion of Fava Pot.

The restaurant — Egyptian Street Food by Fava Pot — is expected to open in September, just in time to celebrate the local chain’s 3rd anniversary, according to owner Dina Daniel.

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The African diaspora scholar – Living in a ‘third space’

By Sharon Dell  

Professor Joseph Mensah, a Ghanaian-born scholar currently at York University in Toronto, Canada, has played a leading role in a number of African academic diasporan programmes aimed at tapping into the expertise of African academics living and working around the world. 

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The City Of Memphis To Honour Ghana In A Month-Long Celebration

The Embassy of Ghana is delighted to inform all Ghanaians that the city of Memphis and the Memphis in May International Festival have selected the Republic of Ghana as the country to salute at the 2020 Memphis in May International Festival.

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