Tag: African communities in America

‘End SARS’ Protestors Rally at Dallas City Hall

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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#EndSARS | first-generation Nigerian Americans speak out and protest in Houston

By Re’Chelle Turner | Click2Houston

HOUSTON – More than 50 people have been killed, along with at least 18 security forces, in another deadly day in Nigeria. The violence erupted during peaceful protests that were meant to bring to light rampant abuses at the hands of police. There have been marches and rallies in solidarity with the Nigerian people worldwide.

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Council of Ewe Associations of North America holds virtual annual Convention

By GhanaWeb

The Council of Ewe Associations of North America (CEANA) held its 27th Annual Convention from September 4th to September 6th, 2020, virtually for the first time under the theme: “Resolve to Continue the Socio-economic Development of Eweland”. The event was watched by over 45,000 people on YouTube and Facebook around the world.

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Nigerian singer Dice Ailes leads #EndSARS protest in Toronto

By ODION OKONOFUA  | Pulse

Nigerian singer Dice Ailes has led a group of #EndSARS protest in Toronto, Canada. The singer says Nigerians have had enough from the overzealous police officers in the country.

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The United States Must Not Deport People to Cameroon

By Amnesty International

Amnesty International USA calls upon the Trump administration to refrain from deporting people to Cameroon, as the administration schedules deportations this week from Alexandria Airport in Louisiana. The organization is also concerned about the threat of imminent deportation of Cameroonians now being held at the Prairieland detention center in Texas.

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East Orange holds ceremony for Nigerian flag raising

EmilyAnn Jackman | Essex News Daily

 EAST ORANGE, NJ — Honoring a rich culture, the Nigerian community was celebrated in East Orange recently. Recognized by East Orange Mayor Ted Green, the City Council, and the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, along with the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America, East Orange held a Nigerian flag–raising ceremony on Friday, Oct. 2, to celebrate 60 years of Nigerian independence.

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Amhara Association of America Supports Bipartisan House Resolution that Condemns Targeted Ethnic and Religious Killings in Ethiopia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Amhara Association of America (AAA) commends a resolution introduced  today in the U.S. House of Representatives that deplores the “targeted violence and destruction of  property directed against ethnic and religious minorities” in Ethiopia.  

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Music City Nashville’s ‘Friends of South Africa’ Take on the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge

By Sine Thieme | SAPeople

Almost exactly eight years ago, I found myself stalled on the steep slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro for our group’s final ascent to the highest point on the African continent, writes Sine Thieme. It was the darkest of nights, my hands and feet were frozen solid, and I could hardly breathe. I was sure I couldn’t possibly take one more step, but then something amazing happened: our guides started singing.

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Four Kenyans die in car accidents in US

By Nairobi News Reporter

Four Kenyans living in the United Sates have died in separate accidents in the past week. On Saturday, two Kenyan men died in a car crash that also killed a third man in Delaware.

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Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia to give two scholarships to female ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ 

The Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia for the third year will award scholarships aimed at positioning young women as “cultural ambassadors” for the West African nation.

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