Tag: Senegalese in America

How Remittances From Africans in Petit Senegal in New York Builds Wealth Abroad

The African diaspora sends more money to Africa than U.S. foreign aid and foreign direct investment. In 2018, sub-Saharan Africa received $25 billion in development assistance. In that same year, immigrants in the United States sent $46 billion in remittances to their home countries in Africa, out of a total of $150 billion sent from the United States globally.

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Tacko Fall: The Senegalese who is the tallest player in the NBA, talks about representing his country in the USA

By Oluwatosin Michael | Deythere.com

Senegal’s Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop is the tallest basketball player in the NBA. Tacko Fall who was born in Dakar, Senegal on 10th December 1995 is 24-years-old. He stands at 2.26 m and in an interview with NBA Africa talks about how he is representing his country and family in the United States of America.

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As Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz gets 1 billion views, a look at Africa’s most popular YouTube Stars

Diamond Platnumz joins Africa’s biggest YouTube stars which include Senegalese-American rapper Akon, Malian-born singer Aya Nakamura, Morrocan Saad Lamjarred and Egyptian Hamo Bika. But Nigerian Trio of Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid and catching up quickly.

By Lucy Fleming | BBC News

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Akon teases new African city will look like Black Panther’s Wakanda with ‘futuristic technology’

Senegalese-American Akon will be unveiling the first look inside Akon City in the coming months

By Alicia Adejobi

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Little Senegal: a home for West African food and culture in Harlem


Little Senegal is located just two blocks east of Morningside Park on West 116th Street.

BY NOAH SHEIDLOWER



Shop signs written in both English and French, men and women dressed in traditional boubou garments, chefs cooking up fish stew while chatting with customers in Wolof —this reminds one of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Yet, Little Senegal brings this scene to NYC—just two blocks east of Morningside Park on West 116th Street.

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The Senegalese Chef Behind America’s New Favorite Supergrain

Pierre Thiam used to have to smuggle fonio from West Africa into the U.S. Now he’s getting it into as many of the country’s restaurants and grocery stores as he can.

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How Nigeria and Ghana have lost to Sierra Leone in a series of Jollof Rice festivals across America

By Staff writer

It seems the best jollof rice cooked across America may not be by Nigerians or Ghanaian but rather by Sierra Leoneans and Senegalese who have come tops across four Jollof rice competitions held across America so far.

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Smithsonian exhibit shows how Senegalese women used jewelry to project power.

BY PENNY DICKERSON

The measure of a woman’s worth has historically been associated with her appearance. An arguable Western society bias, the latter conceptually crosses the African Diaspora to the coast of Dakar – the cosmopolitan capital of Senegal where aesthetics both define and convey more than an affinity for fashion but transcend wealth, aristocracy, prestige and preference. 

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How Yacine Diop’s long journey to play for Louisville basketball began in Senegal

By Danielle Lerner

She hadn’t thought America would be so lonely.  At 16 and with dreams of playing basketball and furthering her education, Yacine Diop said goodbye to her family and left Senegal for the first time. She arrived in the U.S. not speaking English, unable to communicate with her peers and cut off from the life she had always known. 

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Netflix acquires Senegalese Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Grand Prix’ winner

Netflix has signaled that Africa holds massive untapped potential for their expansion — and even Thierry Fremaux recognizes the continent is about to have a filmmaking explosion.

By Tambay Obenson


 Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia, France) to French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop’s feature debut, the award winning “Atlantics,” which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Grand Prix.

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