Tag: African diaspora in America

Diaspora Showcase brings African culture to Tucson

By Rogelio Mares

The history of African Americans in Tucson is rich, full of names, dates and titles.

During segregation if you were black you could only learn that history at the Dunbar Academy.

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Hating Immigrants: America’s self-destructive tradition

By Osa Fasehun

I was a sophomore at Bowdoin when Donald Trump was gaining momentum in the presidential election in spite of his xenophobic rhetoric. Anxiously dreading a near-fascist regime in the event of a Trump presidency, I talked with my mother about getting reacquainted with Nigeria, my mother’s native country.

The talk did not go well and after debating the idea for an hour, my mother finally admitted, “We have no place to go! The Nigeria I knew in childhood doesn’t exist anymore. I would be a foreigner in my own country.”

What I initially took for exasperation in her tone was actually broken-heartedness. She had fond childhood memories of Nigeria as a beautiful and safe black country, so it pained her to know that I did not feel at home in America—my country—and that she could not provide me with an alternative.

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Africa-America Institute Set to Honor Angola During 35th Annual Awards Gala

The Africa-America Institute (AAI) will celebrate African success during its 35th Annual Awards Gala on September 24, 2019. The highly anticipated event will take place at the American Museum of Natural History, a cultural hallmark of New York City’s Upper West Side. 

To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the first Africans brought to the U.S. from Angola in 1619, AAI will bestow the New York Times Magazine with its Excellence in Journalism Award for their groundbreaking, “1619 Project”. AAI will also honor the Republic of Angola with the National Achievement Award, in recognition of the country’s peaceful transition and reform agenda.  

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The House Next Door: Africa and America find a home in Edgewood, Pittsburgh

PATRICIA SHERIDAN

A war was raging, and the Mufukas had to find a way out of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). It was 1969.

“My parents had to figure out how to leave the country,” said Lois Mufuka Martin, who was only 18 months old at the time.

Today she and her husband, Derek Martin, live in a large, century-old home in Edgewood, Pittsburgh

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Part two: Why Kenyans going to diaspora never come back

Over the last 15-20 years, the Kenyan Community in the United States has completely expanded and spread across almost every state in America.What are the implications of the expansion of the community and how they relate to Kenya?

This is a public park in the city of Townsend Delaware on a beautiful summer afternoon on the east coast of the USA.Kenyans living in the state arrive one by one and by sunset, the park will be full of Kenyans.

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Classic man, Jidenna, reiterates that even though he is American, he was first African

“My first seven years [developmental years] were spent in Enugu, Nigeria before I moved to the United States so that means I learned all the primary things here first. It means I learned how to speak English here first, I learned to walk here, my facial expressions come from here, I gained wisdom from Aunties and Uncles here so by the time I got to the U.S everything I saw was from a Nigerian perspective or a wider African lens.” —Jidenna

The highly regarded musician was in Nigeria to promote his new album 85 to Africa He spoke to CHISOM NJOKU while there

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Prince Georges County Executive Fulfills Promise, Sets Up African Diaspora Advisory Board

In keeping with a promise made to the African diaspora in Prince Georges County, Maryland, the County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks, has inaugurated an eight person African Diaspora Advisory Board

Prince George County is one of the richest black counties in the United States of America with an annual budget close to $5 billion and a population close to a million people and median household income of $110,133.

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Ghanaian Council of Ewe Associations of North America conclude gathering in North Carolina

Ghanaians in America of Ewe ethnicity have concluded their annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina

Members of the Council of Ewe Associations of North America arrived in Charlotte from all over the USA, Canada and Ghana.

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Meet Ime Achibong, the Nigerian-American who is a Vice-President at Facebook and the right hand man of Mark Zuckerberg

Call him Mark Zuckerberg ‘s deputy and you would not be far from the truth, because they seem to be Siamese twins in fashioning new ideas that have transformed Facebook into something much more than a social media initiative.

Ime Archibong is a Facebook insider who currently has 2 important jobs in the organisation.  He is the Vice President of Partnerships at Facebook and Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Additionally, Ime Archibong has had 1 past job as the Advanced Technology Business Development Professional at IBM.

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Ugandans in America elect Henrietta Wamala as president of UNAA

Henrietta Wamala beat 3 other candidates including People Power’s Eng. John Julius Muwulya in the elections that were held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago Illinois, USA.

By Max Patrick Ocaido


NRM candidate Henrietta Nairuba Wamala has trounced People Power candidate to win the hotly contested elections for President of the Uganda North America Association (UNAA).

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SOMALI PROFESSIONALS SHOWCASE TALENT AT INAUGURAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Somali North American Business and Professionals Inc. began mostly as a loose project in 2017 on Facebook. It quickly grew to become one of the most popular Facebook groups for Somalis. With more than 15,000 members, it has now officially transitioned from mainly having online interactions to in-person connections.

By MUKHTAR M. IBRAHIM

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Ethiopia launches online power of attorney service for diaspora community

Power of attorney service can now be obtained online – for those Ethiopians who are in the United States of America. Gov’t says it intends to expand service to other countries as well.

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Diaspora organisation fears impact of Trump Administration policies on Nigerian professionals in US

The Nigerian Diaspora Movement (NDM) in the U.S. says President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy will, over time, reduce the number of Nigerians in strategic professional positions in that country.

Chairman of the movement, Prof. Apollos Nwauwa, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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Nigerians in The Americas elect new leaders

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) has elected new continental board and officers in some country chapters to pilot its affairs in the next two years.

U.S.-based Obed Monago retained his position as Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of NIDOA, to be assisted by Mr Darlington George, based in Brazil, as Vice Chairman.

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Directory for Businesses of African Diaspora to be Launched

A directory for businesses and non-profit organisations (NGOs) has been developed for the African diaspora to promote economic and social relations for shared benefits.

Dubbed, International Black Book (IBB) and scheduled to be launched in 2020, it aims to converge with Africa’s efforts to meet the economic and cultural needs of the continent by connecting businesses, agencies and people throughout the African diaspora.

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