Tag: Senegalese in America

Birima Seck | Arizona State University among first to offer scholarship to Senegalese center

By MASON KERN  | 247Sports

In 2016, Birima Seck made a decision that altered the course of his life’s trajectory. A native of Dakar, Senegal, the capital of the country in West Africa, Seck grew up playing soccer before a massive growth spurt made him consider alternate athletic endeavors. He had good reason, considering he was in the process of blooming into a towering 6-foot-11 frame that led to a transition from kicking a ball on the pitch to dribbling one on the hardwood.

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Issa Rae | Senegalese-American said a white producer told her what Black people wanted to watch when he rejected her show


By Jacob Sarkisian | Insider

Senegalese-American Issa Rae was nominated for three Emmy Awards at the 2020 ceremony. During last the Emmys, Issa Rae spoke about her first Hollywood pitch, in which a white producer told her what Black people want to watch.

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Issa Rae | How did this Senegalese-American actress become so famous?


By Bre Williams | Cheat Sheet

Senegalese-America Issa Rae has taken Hollywood by storm over the past few years. After receiving much success with her HBO series Insecure, Issa Rae has become one of Hollywood’s most sought after producer, writer, director and actor.

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Mouhamed Lamine Mbaye | Senegalese forward reacts to ASU offer

By MASON KERN  | 247 Sports

In his native country of Senegal in West Africa, Mouhamed Lamine Mbaye grew up learning Taekwondo, reaching black belt status before shifting his focus to a new pursuit in December of 2016. That endeavor was basketball, which he picked up quickly, as evidenced by his qualification for the Senegalese national team merely a year later.

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Akon | R&B Singer Moves Ahead With $6Billion ‘Akon City’ in Senegal

By Babacar Dione | The Associated Press

American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project despite global tourism’s uncertain future.

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Adji Bousso Dieng |This AI Expert From Senegal Is Helping Showcase Africans In STEM

By Andrew Wight | Forbes

Not only has Adji Bousso Dieng, an AI researcher from Senegal, contributed to the field of generative modeling and about to become one of the first black female faculty in Computer Science in the Ivy League, she is also helping Africans in STEM tell their own success stories.

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Senegal Accused of Not Paying Architect at NYC Project

By Erin Hudson | The Real Deal

Months after the Senegalese government paid $25 million for a bulk condo purchase at a controversial Midtown tower it developed, an architect on the project claims the country owes him millions in unpaid fees. Pape Diedhiou, who is based in New York City, filed a $2.4 million lawsuit following a years-long effort to collect payment, he claims.

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Three in Masks Sought in Denver House Fire That Killed Senegalese family

Detectives hope that a chilling picture of people in dark hoods and white masks leads them to those who set fire to a house this month, killing five members of a Senegalese family.

By Michael Levenson | The New York Times

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Akon |Rapper tells Black Americans to let go of the past and come back to Africa

By Biba Adams | The Grio

Akon, the Senegalese-American musician, business mogul and humanitarian says that African Americans blame slavery for every ‘mishap’ and should just come back to Africa where they are not the minority. In an interview VladTV, rapper Akon said that Black Americans would benefit from “letting go” of the past trauma of slavery. 

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