Tag: Liberians in America

Richelieu and Mary Dennis | Meet the Liberian mother and son team who founded one of the largest black-owned cosmetic firms in America

By Ebimo Amungo

Richelieu Dennis and his mother, Mary, are one of the most unlikely success stories of African immigrant entrepreneurship. Forced by war to overstay in America and prompted by unemployment to start making soap and shea butter products at home. Dennis and his school roommate hawked their products on the streets of New York and eventually founded Sundial Brands. The company grew to become one of the largest immigrants owned cosmetic businesses in America and was eventually acquired by Unilever for $1.6billion, making Richelieu Dennis and his mother one of the richest African immigrants in America.

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Four U.S.-Based Pastors Admonish Church Leaders In Liberia Despite Economic Challenges

By FPA Staff Reporter | FrontPageAfrica

Four renowned and acclaimed pastors and Church Leaders based in the United States of America are encouraging Pastors and Church Leaders in Liberia to continuously remain focus and dedication to the assignments given them to disseminate the gospel of Jesus Christ in transforming humanity to the Kingdom of God.

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Groups says it opposes dual citizenship in Liberia

by Concerned Liberians Against Dual Citizenship | The Patriotic Vanguard

Dual citizenship for Liberians born in the Diaspora is a serious issue and it is one of the propositions of the referendum in the upcoming midterm senatorial election on December 8, 2020, in Liberia. President George Weah, other officials of the government, and other individuals support dual citizenship. We are against dual citizenship, and these are our reasons.

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Liberians who fled civil war elected in US elections

By BBC

Two Liberians whose families escaped civil war in the 1990s and sought refuge in the US have been elected to office in the states of Colorado and Rhode Island respectively. Naquetta Ricks won a seat in Colorado’s House of Representatives, while high school principal Nathan Biah won a state seat in Rhode Island.

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Bringing More Diversity to US Ballots Is Both Goal and Challenge

By Carol Guensburg | Voice of America

The shifting demographics of the United States are creating more impetus to field political candidates of color — including newer Americans.

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Hoax embassy pages falsely claim Trump made visa announcements for Kenya and Liberia

By Mary Kulundu |  AFP Kenya    

Posts claiming that the US has announced permanent “E-visas” for Kenya and Liberia have been shared multiple times on Facebook. The claim is false; the claim was shared by Facebook pages impersonating those of the two African nations’ embassies, which both dismissed the announcements as hoaxes.

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Minnesota’s Black immigrants are running for elected office — and winning


Fifty years ago, lawmakers in Washington opened the doors to immigrants from Africa. Today, dozens of new Americans — from Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia, and more — are running for office in Minnesota. And they’re winning.

By IBRAHIM HIRSI | SAHAN JOURNAL

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Perteet Spencer | Liberian American joins husband to start AYO Foods, a line of West African frozen meals

By Aaron Gettinger| HPHerald

Liberian-American Perteet Spencer and her husband Fred are banking on her Liberian heritage and experience in the food industry as they launch AYO Foods, a line of West African frozen meals. Already, Ayo Foods has got Whole Foods among their growing list of customers.

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Liberians in America Donate Supplies to Jallah Lone Medical Center to combat Covid

By Arthur F. Beare

Amid numerous challenges facing the health sector of Liberia as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Jallah Lone Medical Center in Bopolu, Gbarpolu County has benefited from a huge consignment of food and Non-food items. The gesture, which is worth about US$2,000 was made possible through the kind courtesy of the ‘Gbarpolu County Association in the Americas’ headed by Teaker Harris and its Project Management Committee Chairman, Dr. Samuel Harris.

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Richardine Bartee: A Woman on a mission to put African Music on world…

By Ayo Onikoyi | Vanguard

New York-based African-American music/lifestyle blogger of Liberian descent, Richardine Bartee for more than ten years since she founded her GRUNGECAKE blog site has been astute and committed to the affairs of emerging artistes. Not only in the Americas and Canada, but also Africa, a continent she has described as the future hub of music and emerging great talents.

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