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First Lady of Ghana Lourdina Mahama gives commencement at Fordham University

Fordham University – They took the campus by storm, arriving alongside Hurricane Irene in 2011, and they left it amid thunder in 2015. Nevertheless, the bouts of rain couldn’t dampen the graduates’ spirits at Fordham University’s 170th Commencement, held May 16 at the Rose Hill campus. A crowd of nearly 20,000—students, their families and friends, and the Fordham faculty, staff, …

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African Youth Excellence Awards now open, give it a shot guys

The focus of the African Youth Excellence Awards (AYEA) is to highlight the accomplishments of “Pursuers”. AYE defines a Pursuer as a young person who is striving to gain or accomplish an extraordinary project aimed at highlighting Africa in a positive way.   Simply put, a Pursuer is a future achiever. AYEA sets out to identify, recognize, and award young Africans pursuing excellence, and create a …

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Meet Ghanaian-American CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Virginia

“We are on the brink of greatness here at Inova Mount Vernon, we will be a market leader” — these are the words of Deborah Addo — Chief Execute Officer (CEO) of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria Virginia (IMVH) — during an interview with Oral Ofori of #TheAfricanDream. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is a 237-bed state-of-the-art hospital that provides services …

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US-based Ghana media practitioners visit Ambassador Smith in Washington DC

Members of the Ghanaian Media fraternity in the United States on Wednesday February 23rd paid a courtesy visit to Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency (HE) Lt. General Joseph Henry Smith at the chancery in Washington DC. The mission for the visit was to officially welcome the newly appointed ambassador to office and to discuss areas of collaboration …

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SOHO calls for mentors to positively impact Virginia youth

Space of Her Own, Inc. (SOHO) is an art-based organization that serves pre-teen girls by providing yearlong mentoring through engagement in life skills instruction, creative art activities and meaningful community service projects. The SOHO program is brought to life through the selflessness of volunteers who bring smiles and hope to youths through their work as mentors. These mentors volunteer their …

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Mariatu Kargbo and the story of Global Health College

On the 8th of April in 2015, the Mayor of the City of Alexandria; Bill Euille, and Councilwoman Del Pepper performed a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 6101 Stevenson Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia that formally opened the new campus of Global Health College (GHC) in the state of Virginia in the United States of America (USA). According to the school, “the …

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Gallaxy premieres ‘Yema me’ video on 4syte TV

Ghanaian Afrobeatz and Highlife music group Gallaxy premier the official music video to their well-embraced song; ‘Yema me’, on 4syte TV Saturday, April 18, 2015. The song which can be described as an alternative gospel, asks God Almighty for favor, guidance and sees the duo giving thanks while they refer to the Bible verse, Matthew 7:7 in the song which …

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African Youth Excellence Awards now open, give it a shot guys

So our friends helping create and organize the third annual edition of the 2015 AYE Awards have opened the nomination process and asked #TheAfricanDream to inform you and also encourage you to participate or ask someone you know to give it a shot. What is the AYE Awards about you asked? Well it is solely focussed on rewarding Young Africans Pursuing Excellence. …

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Elivava shares stage with Denmark saxophonist, Katrine Suwalski, others

Billed as a special guest performer on Denmark-Danish saxophone player and composer, Katrine Suwalski’s tour events in Ghana; Ghanaian Afro-Jazz/Afro-Pop singer, Elivava has indicated, “it is a great pleasure sharing the stage with the legendary saxophonist, Katrine Suwalski and her Danish/Ghanaian band; Another World.” “She is an amazing composer and I enjoyed every bit of the band’s zeal during my performances …

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Dr. Thomas Mensah inducted into American National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Thomas Mensah, a US trained Ghanaian born Scientist was inducted into the United States National Academy of Inventors (NAI) on March 22, 2015. The Doctor also became a NAI Fellow in 2014 when the institution recognized and honored his work during his time at the Florida State University in the US. According to the NAI, “A researcher’s contribution reaches …

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