Tag: African American ancestry

American actor, Dave Brown, believes every African-American should Visit Ghana.

DAVE BROWN is the founder of the ‘INDIE NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL’. He is an entrepreneur, an actor, and also a radio show host. He recently visited Ghana for The Year of Return festivities and he talks about his experience.

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How Ghana’s Year Of Return Campaign Put Black Destinations In The Spotlight

Rashad McCrorey, founder of Africa Cross Culture, a travel company that reconnects African Americans with their roots in the diaspora, believes that Ghana’s Year of Return campaign has sparked curiosity among black travelers to visit black destinations.

By Parker Diakite | Jacksonville Free Press

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If You Want To Connect To The African Diaspora Abroad, Consider Learning This Language

by Dana Givens| Black Enterprise

With the rise in DNA testing, popularity of Afrobeats music, and interest in African culture with movies like Black Panther, there has been an influx of African Americans looking to African countries for tourism, business opportunities, and possibly to relocate. For those interested in doing business across Africa, you may want to consider learning some French.

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After my mother died, I reconnected with her Nigerian heritage through food at Rio Carnival

By Rosie Bell

AS PART OF MY voyage of the heart to heal from the sudden loss of my mother, Grace, I headed far afield to Brazil, a country she loved wholeheartedly yet never visited. During my mission to forget her passing, I encountered many a reminder of her aliveness, the dishes she cooked, and the tales she told of the place she was born: Nigeria.

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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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I am more Nigerian than American – Lil Wayne

African-American rapper, Lil Wayne, has said that he is 53 per cent Nigerian. He said this during his chat with hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN as a guest on the “Drink Champ” show that airs Revolt TV.

According to him, an ancestry test conducted by a website he shared some of his details on proved that he’s more Nigerian than American.

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“Heritage travel” is surging in the era of DNA testing. It has a special significance for black Americans.

Some travelers have long desired a chance to mend family trees broken by slavery. For others, it’s complicated.

By Nneka M. Okona

Tiffany Ferrette, a 26-year-old policy analyst who lives in Washington, DC, started piecing together bits of her family tree while she was in college.

This longing to know her heritage in part influenced her decision to travel to the West African countries of Togo, Benin, and Ghana last December with travel company Magic & Melanin. Ferrette has traveled extensively since she was a teenager, but mostly to Spanish-speaking countries. She says, however, that she was always seeking out black communities wherever she traveled as a way to see herself in the wider world around her.

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Meet the Nigerian-American NBA star, Andre Iguodala, who is driving tech investments in US and Africa

By Henry Ojelu

National Basketball Association, NBA star, Andre Tyler Iguodala is on his way to Africa. Iguodala was born in  Springfield, Illinois.  His mother is African American, while his father is Nigerian. Aside winning several laurels as an NBA star, Iguodala is also a tech-investor and a leading advocate for athletes in the NBA to invest in the technology industry. His partnership with entrepreneurs in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley has led to an annual event tagged Players Technology Summit.

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NAACP Group Arrives In Ghana Exactly 400 Years Since First Slaves Were Brought To U.S.

Drummers, dancers and local residents welcomed the NAACP delegation at Kotoka International Airport, as the group made their long-awaited arrival in Ghana for the Year of Return.

The excitement was palpable as almost 300 African Americans touched down in Accra for an eventful week that is akin to a homecoming.

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Participants Find Solace In Ancestral Tribute During The First Day Of The Jamestown To Jamestown Journey

BY VANESSA MBONU

This week marks 400 years since the first African were forcefully brought to the United States. To memorialize this history, more than 200 African Americans made their way to Virginia, the first leg in a week-long journey retracing the steps of their ancestors dubbed Jamestown 2 Jamestown.

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