The National Basketball Association announced recently that 108 international players from a record-tying 42 countries and territories are on opening-night rosters for the 2018-19 season. Among them are 13 players from Africa. Continue reading “Thirteen Africans among NBA stars for 2018”
BACHELOR’S AND BEYOND
In America, Nigerians’ education pursuit is above rest Whether driven by immigration or family, data show more earn degrees. This report in the Houston Chronicle using census data sheds more light on the accomplishment of Nigerians in the US.
There was a generation of Africans who went to the western world to get educated. That generation included the father of former President Barrack Obama and a lot of political leaders who led their countries into independence. This article by Aminatta Forna in the New York Review of Books talks about that Renaissance generation.
After surviving a vicious smear campaign full of personal attacks and innuendos, Nigerian -born Chika Anyiam was elected overwhelmingly by the electorate in Dallas. Texas. She joins the growing list of African-born jurist in America. Continue reading “Nigerian-born Chika Anyiam elected Judge in Dallas”
Ranking as the largest African immigrant community in America, Nigerians made their voices heard recently when they held a parade in Manhattan, New York to celebrate their country’s Independence day. As this report by Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye in Sun newspaper reveals. Continue reading “How Nigerians painted New York green during independence celebrations”
Investment from Kenya-Americans is fueling a real estate boom in Kisii, a city in south-western Kenya. Kisii is the main urban and commercial center in the Gusii Highlands and the South Nyanza region. This report by MAGATI OBEBO in Nation reveals this trend.
Continue reading “Kenya-Americans investment fuel real estate boom in Kissi”
A group of Ghanaians residing in Chicago have donated materials and cash to The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the second largest health facility in Ghana, as a contribution to the effort to reduce maternal deaths in the country. This report from ghanaweb.com gives more details.
Continue reading “Ghanaians in Chicago Donate to hospital to reduce maternal deaths”
History was made in the US mid-term election when Ilhan Omar, became the first Somali-Muslim- American to be elected to Congress. But there were two other African-born American politicians who also won seats. One from Ethiopia and the other from Eritrea. All three are democrats. Continue reading “Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somali win in US Mid-term elections”
As of 2015, there are 1.7 million sub-Sahara African immigrants living in the U.S. The largest numbers of them reside in Texas, New York, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia. Each of these states has at least 100,000 African immigrants respectively. These states represents the best markets for African immigrants according to TONY K ANSAH JR who used census figures for this report in Face2FaceAfrica.com. Continue reading “Here are the best African immigrant marketplaces in the US”
Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. Congress, says she wants to make the United States more welcoming to immigrants and refugees. Continue reading “Omar is first Somali-American elected to Congress”
Immerse yourself in the underground and emerging arts of the African diaspora via Bakanal de Afrique, a multi-genre festival taking place throughout November in Oakland and San Francisco presented by the Afro Urban Society and Dance Mission Theater. This according to DATEBOOK Continue reading “Bakanal de Afrique brings African diaspora performance to Oakland and SF”
Using the huge Kenya contingent of elite participants and the global platform of the annual New York Marathon, the Kenyan Tourism Board stepped upped efforts to market of the recently inaugurated Nairobi-New York route by Kenya Airways. Continue reading “Kenya markets new Nairobi-New York route at New York Marathon”