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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Greg Joseph’s influence on South Africa’s love for American football

South Africa’s Love for American football is Growing due the exploits of the Tennessee Titans  kicker Greg Joseph

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Akon teases new African city will look like Black Panther’s Wakanda with ‘futuristic technology’

Senegalese-American Akon will be unveiling the first look inside Akon City in the coming months

By Alicia Adejobi

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Carol Angela Davis gives her opinion on the travel ban on Nigerians

American social commentator gives her opinion on the recent visa restrictions on Nigerians.

The Nigerian Immigration Ban And Its Potential Impact On Houston Employers

Christopher Bacon

President Trump’s recent decision to add Nigeria to the restricted travel list not only surprised the Nigerian government, but also many Houston businesses that provide services for the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

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African culture celebrated at Heritage Fest Miami

The Black History Month event was held S at the Arsht Center.

Sheron Williams, sales director of Concerned African Women Inc., shed some historic light on African head-wrapping to show Black women have been “fly” for centuries.

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Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby explores memory, Nigerian culture in work, visits Baylor

By CARL HOOVER choover@wacotrib.com

Los Angeles artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby explores the cultural collage of memory, particularly for those who straddle two or more cultures, on her canvases for good reason: It’s her story.

Akunyili Crosby, born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1983, came to America to study medicine only to find a different calling in art — a calling that has led to a host of international prizes, a MacArthur Fellowship and pieces that have sold for more than a million dollars.

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The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program 2020 for postdoctoral Research

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Application Deadline: June 1st 2020

The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) also known as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a research fellowship award grants to foreign academics or professionals to conduct advanced research at U.S. institutions. Two categories of grants are offered under The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program:  Research Grants and Program and Curriculum Development Grants.

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Harvard names Okonjo-Iweala Global Public Leaders Fellow

By Godsgift Onyedinefu

The John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has named former Nigerian Finance Minister and World Bank Managing Director the next Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow.

Okonjo-Iweala becomes the fifth fellows since the program’s inception in 2011.

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Nigerian Couple ‘Heartbroken’ As Families Face Indefinite Visa Ban

The Trump administration has expanded its travel ban to six more countries, including Nigeria — the largest economy in Africa. While Nigerian students and travelers are still welcome to visit — it’s family members immigrating to the U.S. who are blocked from coming here.

By ELIZABETH TROVALL 

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The number of Nigerian immigrants to Canada has tripled in the last five years

By Yomi Kazeem

The exodus of Nigerian immigrants to Canada is showing no signs of slowing down.

For the fifth year in a row, more Nigerians emigrated to Canada than the year before as data published by the Canadian government shows the number of Nigerians issued permanent resident permits has tripled since 2015.

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Africans in Sports team visit Nigerian- American basketballer Victor Oladipo

The Africans in Sports team traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to sit down with All-Star Nigerian basketball player Victor Oladipo to learn how his Nigerian roots impact his NBA Career.

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Why Nigeria Has Responded to Trump’s Travel Ban With Caution, Not Outrage

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The Trump administration provoked another international outcry when it announced late last month that it was adding six new countries to its list of nations that face broad travel restrictions to the United States: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.

The inclusion of Nigeria, generated immediate outrage among many observers. But the reaction from the Nigerian government was more muted than expected.

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Green cards are only available to immigrants who fall under one of these categories

BY DANIEL SHOER ROTH 

Green cards allow immigrants to live and work in the United States, legally and permanently, before they can seek American citizenship through naturalization.

To apply for permanent lawful U.S. residence, non-citizens must qualify under one of eight categories. Each category has different eligibility requirements that applicants must meet when they submit their petitions.

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