WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) led by Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, hosted a congressional ceremony in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first-recorded forced arrival of enslaved African people.
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“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
“We absolutely accomplished what we set out to,” said Congresswoman Karen Bass of her recent trip to Ghana with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and thirteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
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The new Conservative Party leader has a history of gaffes involving Kenya and Africa, having once attacked Barack Obama saying the “part-Kenyan president” had an “ancestral dislike of the British Empire” after he removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office. ... read more »
Members of the Immanuel Praise Fellowship (IPF) global team recently returned from their second bi-annual trip to Ghana. The eight-person team was comprised of members from three Inland Empire churches including IPF Senior Pastors Kelvin and La Quetta Simmons and Bishop Philip Powell, ... read more »
The celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. ... read more »
Strike! That’s the sound of the world’s top two producers of cocoa who say they are suspending their sales for better prices.
The governments of Ivory Coast and Ghana are trying this time-honored strategy to address the imbalance between farmers’ income and money made by foreign commodity markets who scoop up most of the profit. ... read more »
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of Africans in Virginia, a Philadelphia travel agency has organized a once-in-a-lifetime historic trip, retracing the steps of history in Ghana, dating back to 1619, the birthplace of so many Americans of African descent. ... read more »
Hundreds of short films appeared at the 2019 Pan African Film Festival. Some of them tell thought provoking stories including racism, sexism, horror, and even comedy. One of those films sparked conversations regarding colorism. ... read more »
In the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital, just a stone’s throw from the U.S. embassy, lie the tombs of civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois and his wife, Shirley. The founder of the NAACP settled in the city’s serene residential area of Labone and lived there until his death in 1963. ... read more »
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State Department say they will no longer issue visas for certain Ghanaians owing to a “lack of cooperation” by the West African nation – namely its refusal to accept 7,000 Ghanaian nationals that the U.S. wants to deport. ... read more »