Tag: Senegalese in America

Issa Rae | Senegalese-American gives commencement speech at Stanford University

Issa Rae, a writer, actor and producer known for her wit, wisdom and creativity, said the community she built at Stanford was the reason she was able to pursue her dreams.

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN

After Issa Rae and her friends did Wacky Walk in 2007, carrying a boom box and blasting Foxx, Webbie and Boosie’s “Wipe Me Down” remix, the opening bars of the iconic song became their anthem for all kinds of future celebrations – and as her personal mantra.

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Ambassador Rama Yade named director of Atlantic Council’s Africa Center

Press Release | Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council announced today that Ambassador Rama Yade has been named director of the Africa Center. Ambassador Yade has served as a senior fellow with the center since 2019 and was previously France’s deputy minister for foreign affairs and human rights—an appointment at the age of 30 that made her the first woman of African descent to become a member of the French cabinet.

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Air Senegal to Fly Direct Flights to Washington DC via New York

By Victor Shalton | airlinegeeks

Air Senegal has announced it will begin U.S. services connecting Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport with a stopover at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and will be operated twice weekly as of Sept. 22. The airline applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for exemption authority and a foreign air carrier permit so it can begin scheduled flights.

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NBA to award elite boarding school scholarships to two African female prospects

BY MARTENZIE JOHNSON | The Undefeated

The NBA has announced that it has awarded scholarships to two young African female athletes to attend the SEED Academy, a multidisciplinary boarding school in Senegal. The scholarship is a continuation of the partnership between the league and the SEED (Sports for Education and Economic Development) Project organization.

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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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