Tag: Africans in America

Ghanaian-born Stephen Osei explains how his life is the American Dream

The American Dream is said to be dying, but one immigrant from Ghana rejects this idea. Stephen Osei immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s from Kumasi, Ghana, in pursuit of a better life for him and his family.

Now an American citizen, he describes his difficult story in his book, “I Love America” and outlines how anyone in the United States can succeed if they try.

“The fact you are born poor — this doesn’t mean you grow up to be poor,” he explains in an interview with The Daily Caller.

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Nigerian-born, Titilayo Ufomata Appointed Provost at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana

Titilayo Ufomata has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. The school enrolls about 1,600 students. African Americans make up 2 percent of the undergraduate student body. Dr. Ufomata will begin her new role on June 1, 2019.

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South African Beauty Queen set to marry America football star

South African beauty, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the winner of the 2017 Miss Universe Crown, is set to marry Tim Tebow, the  Heisman Trophy winner, national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, minor-league baseball player. Continue reading “South African Beauty Queen set to marry America football star”

I splurged on an 8-day, $3,000 trip to Nigeria for myself, and it was worth every penny

Sometimes, the best recipient of a holiday spending splurge is yourself. Here, author Adrienne Jordan details how she spent $2,881 on an eight-day trip to Nigeria. It was Jordan’s first time away from her family over the holidays, but she says the experience was “more than worth it” as detailed in this report in Pulse

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Meet The Young Nigerian Robotics Entrepreneur Who Got A Dream Deal With Apple

Last September, news of a young Nigerian  robotics engineer, Silas Adekunle, who had just inked a deal with Apple hit the airwaves after he developed “MekaMon” the worlds first gaming robot. The deal reportedly made him one of the highest paid robotics engineers in the world. But even before he hit the limelight with that report, Forbes had noted his potential in the 30 under 30 list for European Technology. This report by Parmy Olson introduced the Nigerian prodigy to the world. Continue reading “Meet The Young Nigerian Robotics Entrepreneur Who Got A Dream Deal With Apple”

The Music of Ghana Comes to Tahoe

Okaidja Afrosa grew up in the small coastal fishing village of Kokrobite on the outskirts of the capital city of Ghana. A popular place for families and tourists alike to visit on the weekend to escape the madness of crowded Accra, this beach town has always had a lively, homegrown music scene despite gaining modern comforts more recently.

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Nigerian Airline, Boeing Announce Largest Aircraft Deal in Africa to Date

Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways is off to a flying start with the launch of its commercial operations, thanks to a commitment for the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. Boeing and the Lagos-based airline inked an $11.7 billion deal for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, Boeing announced in a Dec. 21 press release. The agreement is the largest aircraft deal for the African continent to date.

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Ghanaians from Pusiga in US urged to uplift district

 

Ghanaians hailing from the Pusiga District of the Upper East Region but living in the United States of America, have been called upon indigenes to join hands to uplift the welfare of the people of the district. This a call from the Association of Pusiga People in the USA (APPUSA), an association that was formed some few years ago by indigenes of Pusiga living in the US but has now been formally inaugurated recently. This a call from the Association of Pusiga People in the USA (APPUSA), an association that was formed some few years ago by indigenes of Pusiga living in the US which was formally inaugurated recently.

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‘Come Back Home,’ says Pittsburgh resident Jay Donaldson after visit to Ghana

My first visit to Ghana this past summer of 2018 was filled with expected adventure, pleasures, learning. I did not know how I would be accepted. My thoughts were that I may be taken advantage of as a foreigner. I held my guard up for what may be the unexpected. My passion/love for my Black people gave me strength; I now know that there’s a plenty we didn’t know about our past.

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Kenyans in the US Sent Home $1.17 billion in 10 Months to October 2018

Kenyans living and working in the United States contributed the lion’s share of the total diaspora remittances in 2018. Latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows that Kenyans in the US sent home $1.17 billion (Sh119.9 billion) in 10 months to October 2018 according to this report from mwakilishi.com Continue reading “Kenyans in the US Sent Home $1.17 billion in 10 Months to October 2018”

The Spiciest Dish in Houston Is at Aria Suya

Timothy Malcolm, writing in  Houstonia magazine , shares his experience at a Nigerian restaurant in Houston where he had suya and jollof rice. The city hosts one of the largest African communities in the USA.
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Meet Dr Trebi-Ollenu, the Ghanaian-born team lead of NASA InSight space rover on Mars

On Monday, November 26, 2018, InSight, a spacecraft belonging to America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) landed the on Mars. Since the landing Africans in America, especially those with affiliations with Ghana, have also been celebrating. This is because at the heart of the historic landing on Mars is the remarkable work of Ghanaian-born engineer, Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, who is the team lead for InSight at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Trebi-Ollennu builds robotic components for planetary exploration, a dream that began as a young child in Ghana. He is in charge of the InSight mission’s robotic arm and hand.

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Eulogy Gambian-born Howard University Professor Sulayman Sheih Nyang

By Dr. Tijan M. Sallah

The news of the passing away of Professor Sulayman Sheih Nyang at the United Medical Center in Washington, DC, on Monday, November 12, 2018 came to me as a stab in the back. It was sad, disconcerting and painfully unbearable.

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The Tale of Two Sisters: A Journey to West Africa

By Helen Frazier

My sister and I traveled to the continent of Africa and visited the nations of Liberia and Ghana. Since this was my first trip visiting the “motherland”, I had no idea that it would take my sister’s knowledge after visiting twice per year for 15 years to keep me safe. Upon our arrival at what I didn’t recognize as an airport, I was met with bribes by security personnel. If it had not been for my sister’s knowledge on how to navigate traveling to another country, I might have missed the opportunity to realize the full benefit of experiencing a culture so different from that of my own.

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