Tag: Ghanaians in America

Omega1: Ghanaian couple open African fashion house in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

By Kristin Palpini

PITTSFIELD — Bright Abbey has been an entrepreneur all his life. He has owned a restaurant and a medical equipment shipping firm. Those were in Ghana, though. Omega1 African Fashion on North Street is his first business venture in America.

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Ghanaian Yale University Student and Social Entrepreneur Receives Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award

By Denise Meyer

When Shadrack Frimpong was awarded a President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, the 23-year old thought he was putting his life on hold. Armed with a three-year, $150,000 grant, he, instead, found his life’s purpose. 

Shadrack returned to his native village, Tarkwa Breman, a remote cocoa-growing community in western Ghana. There, his vision to open a school and medical clinic with the farmers as active participants in the financing and operation has been a notable success.

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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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Ghanaian monarch, Asantehene, in US to address UN General Assembly forum

The Asantehene, the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti in Ghana, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has arrived America for an official visit.

The monarch is in the country for several high-profile engagements, and is expected to deliver a speech on the Culture of Peace at the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Forum on September 13.

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From Bukom to Brooklyn; Duke Micah’s story

On a corner in the heart of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood sits a tiny French bakery. A decade ago, it would have looked out of the place in an area that birthed Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. Today, it’s simply another sign of the borough’s gradual metamorphosis.

Across the street from the bakery, inside a brick-walled gym hidden from curious passersby, Duke Micah is undergoing his own changes.

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Meet Ornella Sathoud, who holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and is representing Ghana in boxing at the All Africa Games

USA-based Ghanaian boxer Ornella (Nelly) Sathoud is looking forward to making a big splash in Rabat, Morocco as Ghana participates in female boxing for the first time at the African Games.

Among Ghana’s boxing team is female boxer Ornella, a previously unknown athlete until she was named in the Ghana’s boxing team, Black Bombers, for the continental competition.

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Steve Harvey BREAKS DOWN AT GHANA SLAVE CASTLE

Written by TMZ

Steve Harvey had a hard time walking through a slave trade site in Ghana — where countless Africans were brutalized and tortured … and the photos are tough to see.

The legendary comedian and daytime talk show host was with his family Friday visiting the Elmina Castle on the Cape Coast — where they were getting a tour and being briefed on the dark past of the trading post that was erected by the Portuguese in the 1400s.

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Ghanaians in Columbus, Ohio celebrate culture and community at annual family picnic

With highlife legend Abrantie Amakye Dede and entertainer Kwadwo Nkansah (Lil Win) as special guests, Ghanaians resident in Columbus, Ohio recently marked the 18th GhanaPic, an annual health and wellness community festival.

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Ghana’s Amb. To US Signs $10m STEM Agreement With Missouri Uni.  

The Republic of Ghana and Missouri University of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding that grants access to over $10 million worth of scholarships, to Ghanaian students and professionals.

The agreement was signed during an official visit by Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, to the university located in Rolla, Missouri.

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This Organization Sparked the ‘Year of Return’ buzz that has got everyone heading to Ghana

The founder of Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio (ACAS) in Mount Rainier, Sumbry is at the helm of the “Year of Return” movement that has many African Americans heading to Ghana for pilgrimage, immersion and enjoyment. Leading a handful of tours to Ghana over the last five years, Sumbry recognizes that immersion is apart of the reacclimation process. 

By Nyame-kye Kondo

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The Asanteman Council of North America Celebrates 2019 Asante Day in North Carolina

By Osei Tutu

The Asanteman Council of North America (ACONA) is holding the 2019 annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, August 31st through Sunday, September 1st. It is being hosted by the Asanteman Association of the Carolinas, North Carolina. The Asante Day is an annual event organized by ACONA, which is the umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of the various Asanteman associations in North America which comprises the United States and Canada.

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How Afrobeats Is Influencing American Pop Music, According to Producer P2J

BY KEMET HIGH

Afrobeats has been steadily infiltrating the U.S. airwaves for the past few years. In fact, you may have heard Afro B’s “Drogba (Joanna)” thumping out of someone’s car speakers this summer, bringing the uplifting vibe you need when the sun is out.

The term afrobeats has been used to describe a collective campaign of different musical styles stemming from Africa, not to get mixed up with Afrobeat, which is a West African music genre blending fuji and highlife music with American jazz and funk, pioneered by Fela Kuti. Afrobeats is a word that’s used to bring awareness to African-influenced music from collectives like the Flight Club, artists like Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid, and producers like P2J.

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How Nigeria and Ghana have lost to Sierra Leone in a series of Jollof Rice festivals across America

By Staff writer

It seems the best jollof rice cooked across America may not be by Nigerians or Ghanaian but rather by Sierra Leoneans and Senegalese who have come tops across four Jollof rice competitions held across America so far.

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Ghanaian culture celebrated with daytime festival at Crotona Park, in New York

Revelers gathered in Crotona Park Saturday to celebrate the culture and heritage of Ghana. Ghana Fest highlighted the sights and sounds of Ghana. Vendors sold traditional Ghanaian products, like clothing and food.

The daytime festival gave people a chance to learn about the country.

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Vancouver: Ghanaian Vice President Bawumia receives rousing welcome

It was homecoming of sorts for Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawimia as he arrived at the Bear Creek Park in Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver for this year’s GhanaFest July 20.

A graduate of Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, Dr. Bawumia was met by an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 2,000, among them many old friends.

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