Tag: Ghanaians in America

Ex-USA striker Charlie Davies argues Jonathan Mensah is 2020 Major League Soccer MVP

By Soccernet

Former US men’s national team forward Charlie Davies has made a strong case for Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah to be named best player of the 2020 MLS season. Mensah has been identified a key performer in Crew’s incredible campaign this term.

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Saf Yeboah-Amankwah | Intel Appoints Ghanaian as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

By Ebimo Amungo | With INTEL NEWS RELEASE

Intel Corporation has announced the appointment of Ghanaian Safroadu (Saf) Yeboah-Amankwah as senior vice president and chief strategy officer, effective Nov. 1. Yeboah-Amankwah will be the second African to hold the same position of senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Intel Senegalese-born Aichatou Sar Evans who only left Intel in February, 2019.

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Beyond the Year of Return – Africa and the Diaspora Must Forge Closer Ties


By Benjamin Tetteh | Africa Renewal

In 2019, Ghana successfully hosted The Year of Return, Ghana 2019, a year-long programme of activities to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first recorded enslaved Africans in the State of Virginia in the United States. A second edition called Beyond the Return was planned for 2020.

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Ghana Music Awards USA set for October 10

After much waiting, the Ghana Music Awards USA (GMA-USA) is set to come off on Saturday, October 10, 2020.Dubbed a night to remember, GMA-USA 2020 will see some of the biggest acts from both Ghana and the USA vying for honours in various categories.

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Amoako Boafo | Ghanaian artist’s gestural portraits exude strength in times of crisis

BY PEI-RU KEH | | Wallpaper*

In a new show at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo explores self-reflection, self-celebration and seeks to challenge existing beliefs about Black identity

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Patrick Quarm | Ghanaian Artist Weaves Together Vibrant Tapestries That Reflect His Personal Experiences

Patrick Quarm earned his MFA in Texas before returning to his native country, where he lives and works. Some of his recent works would be in an exhibition which will be his first New York solo.

By Caroline Goldstein | artnet

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Marius Kothor | Togolese-American scholar in Yale Receives Three National Fellowships for Dissertation Research

By Yale Council for African Studies

Marius Kothor, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and Council on African Studies (CAS) Graduate Affiliate has been awarded the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) by the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright IIE award, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship. All three awards offer nine to twelve months of funding to graduate students to conduct dissertation research in whole or in part, outside the United States.

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Joseph Awinongya | Meet 13-year-old Ghanaian Boxer with 13 USA Titles

by Ebenezer Quist | YEN

Joseph Awinongya Jr is a rising Ghanaian boxer has become a force to reckon with in the sport. The young boxer has already won 13 amazing national titles in boxing in America at his tender age.

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Yaa Gyasi | Ghanaian-American author draws on her upbringing in new book ‘Transcendent Kingdom’

By TERRY GROSS | NPR

Author Yaa Gyasi’s family emigrated from Ghana to the United States when she was 2, but it wasn’t until she was 9 and her family moved to Huntsville, Ala., that she began to feel like she didn’t fit in.

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Conference of Ghanaian Presbyterian Churches in North America elects new moderator and executives

By Kwasi Aye-Addo | GhanaWeb

Rev. Dr. Moses Ohene Biney is the New Moderator of the Conference of Ghanaian Presbyterian Churches in North America (CGPC-NA). Dr. Biney’s election took place at an extraordinary delegates conference held on Saturday, August 29, 2020. He takes over from The Stephen Yaw Nkansah, the Pastor of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Woodbridge, Virginia who has completed two terms of service.

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