By Ebenezer Anangfio
The Ghana Association of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has recognized and honoured the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto and the Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald for their selfless dedication to diversity and inclusiveness to immigrants and minority communities in the Pittsburgh area.
The ceremony took place during the Association’s Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraising held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Monroeville, a suburb of Pennsylvania.
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Professor Kwasi Adomako Ohemeng, the Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Central University, has been honoured by the American Chemical Society for his contributions to the development of industrial chemistry and for discoveries of medicines that impact the welfare of society.
He is among a team of 16 scientists from Paratek Pharmaceuticals whose work for the development of the FDA-approved antibiotic drugs Nuzyra (omadacycline) and Seysara (sarecycline) was recognised and adorned with the Heroes of Chemistry award.
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Organizers of the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards have announced the African king of comedy, Michael Blackson and Hollywood actress, Vivica A. Fox as hosts of its third edition.
The event which is tagged Re-telling The African Story, will hold on November 3, 2019 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California to showcase the best of cultural heritage.
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Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), Dr Baffour Adjei Bawuah, has said most Ghanaians in the United States have not registered with the embassy.
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According to Dr Bawuah, most of the citizens prefer to live in solitude than to mingle and socialise with their fellow Ghanaians.
As part of his American book tour, author Kojo Yankah of Ghana visited Livingstone College last week and lectured in DaTarvia Parrish’s African American history class.
As part of his American book tour, author Kojo Yankah of Ghana, right, visited Livingstone College last week. At left is college President Jimmie R. Jenkins.
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Rapper Sarkodie has urged African-Americans to come home as Ghana marks the Year of Return this year.
The rapper made the appeal after emerging the first winner of the Best International Flow at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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