Diaspora

Minneapolis to pay murdered George Floyd family $27m

The city of Minneapolis has reached a $27m (£19m) settlement with the family of George Floyd, the unarmed US black man whose death last May sparked protests worldwide. Mr Floyd’s death after being trapped under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin was captured on camera. Lawyers for the family said the footage created an “undeniable demand for justice and …

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Abofrem Area Foundation launches African Most Beautiful USA pageant

Abofrem Area Foundation has announced the initial launching of the maiden African Most Beautiful USA Pageant which happens on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Trump National Golf Club located at Philadelphia 500 West Branch Avenue Pine Hill, in New Jersey 08021. This is another life-changing project and a milestone for Abofrem Area Foundation (AAF), Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization …

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UK to return $5.8m to Nigeria from politician’s stolen assets

The United Kingdom and Nigeria have signed a deal to return to the latter 4.2 million pounds ($5.84m) recovered from a former state governor who was jailed in London for money laundering. James Ibori, who was the governor of southern Nigeria’s oil-producing Delta state from 1999 to 2007, pleaded guilty at London’s Southwark Crown Court in 2012 to 10 counts …

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Faithful Servants Awards led by Bishop Adonteng Boateng honors Northern Virginia first responders

Faithful Servants Awards led by Bishop Adonteng Boateng and Fairfax County Communities of Trust Committee (COTC) on Friday, March 5, 2021, honored the Northern Virginia First Responder Agencies in a simple but beautiful and well organized event at their global headquarters in the United States. The event, dubbed Faithful Servants Awards, honors men and women working in the field of …

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Embassy of Ghana USA partner Ghanaian orgs to celebrate March 6, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Embassy of Ghana, USA, has partnered with various Ghanaian organizations to host virtual celebrations to commemorate Ghana’s 64th independence day.  While it is a common practice for the Embassy to hold a reception and join hands with Ghanaians in Washington D.C., as well as travel to different parts of the United States to celebrate independence …

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State of the African Diaspora outdoors Ambassador-at-Large members

The Foreign Ministry is pleased to announce that as part of its “Ambassador at Large” program it wishes to inform the global family of its latest appointees to this most integral program of the State of the African Diaspora (SOAD). These appointees follow on the heels of the program’s first appointee out of South Africa the “Prophet Don Dada“. Our …

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The birth of The Lumi – an introduction

The beautiful island nation of Xaymaca – present-day Jamaica – is famous for producing pioneering and notable world figures who have initiated and contributed immensely to many fields of human endeavor. We can easily recall the iconic pan-Africanist leader, Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey; the legendary Queen Nanny of the Maroons; the celebrated reggae singers Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, as …

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Ghanaian-born surgeon ‘to help Gorilla Glue woman’

Dr Michael Obeng, a top Ghanaian-American plastic surgeon, has offered to help a woman whose story of a hair mishap has captured the attention and sympathy of many online, a CBSN Los Angeles TV station has reported. Tessica Brown shared a video on TikTok last week saying she had used Gorilla Glue instead of hairspray to hold her hair in place. The …

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Group calls on Europe to — “Return all colonial treasures to Africa”

An international organisation has called on European governments and private collectors to return African artefacts taken from Africa during the colonial period to their rightful owners. “In recent months demands for the repatriation of the remains and the definitive restitution of the treasures have continued, as well as the attempts by some former colonizers to hinder this inevitable step of …

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Meet Emmanuel Neba-Fuh and his PAN-African Memorial (PAM) Project

Project overview — PAN-African Memorial, also known as the Black Memorial, is an international memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Africans, African-Americans and people of African origin around the world, terrorized and humiliated by colonialism and white supremacy. Background Work on the memorial began on January 11, 2018 after President Donald Trump unleashed a vile word in reference to …

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