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A “Go Back to Africa” media campaign uses AI to boost African American tourism

“Go Back to Africa”, a racist put down long used against African-Americans, Africans, and other black people in North America and Europe has been getting a social media makeover. Black & Abroad, an Atlanta-based lifestyle and travel company targeting black travelers, is reclaiming the derogatory statement with a new tourism campaign encouraging African-Americans to indeed go back to Africa. Revellers enjoy New Year’s …

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Relocating to the Motherland? What to consider

If you didn’t make it to the panel discussion Kirsty Osei-Bempong, founder of MisBeee Writes spoke at on the topic, this post aims to furnish you with tips, tricks and some points to consider when decide to make that move. The event was organised by Ghanaian Londoners Founder Adwoa Agyemang on 16 May 2019. Kirsty Osei-Bempong in front of the …

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African Culture Comes Alive in ‘The Burial of Kojo’ by Blitz the Ambassador

“The Burial of Kojo” — among the offerings from Ava DuVernay’s Array Now Film Distribution Company and currently airing on Netflix, has been called quite the marvel that flexes visual storytelling muscles that you didn’t know existed. Ava Duvernay and Netflix acquire Chanaian film The Burial of Kojo. (Photos Courtesy of Array Now) Critics have also lauded the new flick for taking …

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Rocky Dawuni ‘Beats of Zion’ album ft Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Alika, & Wiyaala

(Los Angeles, CA) — Rocky Dawuni, the international music star/global ambassador and humanitarian activist, releases his highly anticipated 7th studio album Beats of Zion on March 8,2019 with Six Degrees Distribution. [Pre-Order: https://rockydawuni.lnk.to/beatsalbum] The thirteen-track set follows the GRAMMY nominated album Branches of the Same Tree, (“Best Reggae Album” in 2016) and expands Rocky’s “Afro Roots” sound to include the diversity of the Ghanaian music scene …

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Nigerian-American Artist Ibra Ake Wins Grammy for ‘This is America’

The visual artist won a “Best Music Video” Grammy for producing Childish Gambino’s viral video. Nigerian-American Artist Ibra Ake We were “rooting for everybody African” last night at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, and this year we have multiple artists to celebrate. Aside from the Soweto Gospel Choir picking up their third Grammy for “Best World Music Album“ during last night’s …

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#TheAfricanDream on Fairfax Public Access passes 50th production

#TheAfricanDream

#TheAfricanDream show produced and hosted by Oral Ofori and friends for television at Fairfax Public Access (FPA) in Virginia (VA), United States (US), has passed its 50th production as at October 2018. The show started airing on Wallingford Public Access (WPAA) in Wallingford, Connecticut in the US, where it became an award-winning show in 2014. It was awarded in the category …

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Ghanaian pilot Capt Quainoo to fly World’s biggest aircraft to Accra

Captain Solomon Quainoo is the Ghanaian pilot with Emirates Airlines who will be flying the biggest passenger aircraft in the world for the official commissioning of the new Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport. Educated at the Koforidua Secondary Technical and the University of Ghana, his career spans about 14 years with seven and half of it with Emirates Airlines. He has operated different …

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Ghana to Launch Initiative Marking 400yr Anniversary of Slavery from 1619

Washington, DC — Following a successful launch of the inaugural Back2Africa Festival in February 2018 and the Ghana Tourism US East Coast Visit in March 2018 with The Adinkra Group to promote Ghana as a prime tourism destination, The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) continues to bolster their efforts to promote Ghana as a prime tourist, business and investment destination for African …

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10 Great Picture Books to Learn about Africa

When my kids studied Ghana in 2nd grade, one frustration for their teachers was that the kids had impression of Ghana as a rural environment. They didn’t really get to experience or understand that Ghana also has cities. I wasn’t able to find enough books on Ghana to make a book list, so I’ve included picture books set in The Gambia, Mauritania, …

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A Black Founder’s Manifesto…

Navigating a treacherous terrain without a compass Facebook tagged me in a memory recently of me on stage, pitching to 500 folks at Technori for my company 4 years ago. I was really left in a place of gratitude and humility looking at the pictures. Wow…I’ve been at this for quite some time. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 19 years, but this is …

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