Tag: Ghanaians in America

Samuel Quarcoo | This man is a waiter at a Md. country club. He also helps support thousands of students in Ghana, his home country.

By Cathy Free | Washington Post

Samuel Quarcoo’s crusade started by happenstance in 1999, when a third-grade teacher asked him to visit her class and give a presentation about Ghana, his African homeland. Quarcoo, who lives in Rockville, Md., was then a math teacher at Wheaton Woods Elementary School in Montgomery County. He showed the kids some photos of his old neighborhood school in Ghana and explained that the students often did not have basic supplies such as pencils and notebooks.

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Lost to COVID-19 | Ghanaian-born University of Akron professor hosted international students at his house every Thanksgiving

By Jennifer Pignolet | Akron Beacon Journal

Baffour Takyi knew what it was like to be far from home. The University of Akron professor was from Ghana, and he still had deep roots, including extended family, in the African nation. So every Thanksgiving, he and his wife invited Akron’s international students to their house for a meal. 

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3 Ghanaians Make History as Columbia Crew win MSL Cup

By onsitenewss | Opera News Ghana

Three Ghanaians were part of the celebrations as the Columbus Crew emerged as winners of the Majo League Soccer Cup for 2020. The team includes Jonathan Mensah, who is the first African captain to lead an MLS side to win the MLS Cup.

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US-based Ghanaian community association donates to Nandom Hospital, in Ghana

By Severious Kale-Dery | Graphic Online

A Ghanaian community association in America, The Nandome Dagara Biir Association of North America (ANANDA) has donated a 40-footer container load of assorted medical equipment, hospital consumables and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the St Theresa’s Hospital at Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The donation was made in collaboration with some donor partners.

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Kwaku Atuahene-Gima | Ghanaian Professor among 2% of top global scientists in list created by Stanford University

By KOJO EMMANUEL | Pulse Ghana

Ghanaian Professor and President of the Nobel International Business School (NiBS), Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima has been listed among the top two percent scientists on the continent. The most coveted and prestigious list of World Ranking of top two percent scientists published on October 16, 2020, featured Professor Atuahene-Gima.

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International expert on African studies to speak to campus

By tova stabin | Around the University of Oregon

Emmanuel Akyeampong, a Harvard expert in African and African American cross-cultural studies, will give a virtual presentation at the University of Oregon on Dec. 1. Akyeampong’s talk, “African and African American Relations, c. 1960 to Recent Times: Transformations in Global Blackness” is part of the African American Workshop and Lecture Series, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Division of Equity and Inclusion. The presentation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Adjei-Barwuah | Ghana’s Ambassador to U.S. speaks on the African Diaspora

By Kristi Pelzel Ghana Web

Voice of America’s web series, Straight Talk Africa, featured Dr Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, in a 2019 episode. His interview reminded viewers that the Year of Return was a way to bridge the distance between Ghanaian’s all over the world and their original or inherited home country, Ghana. Folding them back into the resurgence of efforts to keep Ghana economically advancing both supported the connectedness of Ghanaians living as part of the African Diaspora and the “Ghana Beyond Aid” strategy.

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A Tribute to a Legend the Late President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings

By Fisher Jack | Euroweb

In 1994, Elizabeth, Sia, Sia, Yaba, of the Yaba TV Show had very rare one-on-one interview with the former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings. Her most pressing question was about dual citizenship, “Will African-Americans who return to the Ghana” have the possibility of dual citizenship. His response was “I don’t see why dual citizenship would be denied to African-Americans who want to integrate with their roots.”

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Kojo Asamoa-Caesar |Ghanaian-American named Hero Of COVID-19

By Oral Ofori  | ModernGhana

Kojo Asamoa–Caesar became the first Ghanaian-American to receive a major political party nomination for federal office in the United States (US) when he was nominated to run for congress after winning the primaries in his district as a black man, a feat that hasn’t happened in over a century in that district. Mr. Asamoa-Caesar is TheAfricanDream.net Hero of COVID-19 for the month of November 2020.

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Chipper Cash | African fintech startup raises $30M backed by Jeff Bezos

By Jake Bright | Techcrunch

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Chipper Cash  was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. 

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