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Immanuel Praise Fellowship Completes 2nd Humanitarian Trip to Ghana
June 26, 2019
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 »
Juneteenth Celebrates End of Slavery in the US
June 20, 2019
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 »
African Cocoa Growers Take Hard Line on Prices – Better Ones Or Else!
June 18, 2019
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 »
Former Pres. Nkrumah Recalled On Day of His Passing
May 10, 2019
The anniversary of the passing of Ghana’s first Prime Minister and President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, prompted reflections by Ghanaians on social media of his legacy and contributions. ... read more »
Ato Essandoh brings justice in CBS’s newest drama “The Code”
April 4, 2019
Essandoh jumps into a superhero, in June, in X-Men feature film “Dark Phoenix". ... read more »
Historic Trip to Ghana to Mark 400th Anniversary of Africans Arriving to U.S. in 1619
March 7, 2019
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 »
Short Film ‘Colors of Sankofa’ Explores The Impact of Colorism
February 15, 2019
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 »
Ghana Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Encourage Resettlement in the Motherland
February 8, 2019
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 »
U.S. Hits Ghana with Visa Sanctions in Spat Over Deportees
February 8, 2019
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 »
NAACP President Johnson Travels to Ghana in Support of Upcoming ‘Year of Return Ghana 2019’
December 20, 2018
This event hopes to promote business, spiritual and cultural reconnection between the African Diaspora and the Motherland ... read more »
Violence Against Women – Never Acceptable, Never Ending
November 20, 2018
Violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it, says the U.N. on its webpage “end violence day.” The reality of domestic violence is a plague that affects millions of women, often trapped in a toxic environment they cannot escape.  ... read more »
U.S. Gets Green Light to Boot Thousands of African Refugees
October 12, 2018
A simmering dispute between the U.S. and Ghana appears to be resolved. Some 7,000 Ghanaians can now be deported from the U.S. and a key demand - that their Ghanaian citizenship be proven before deportation - has been dropped. ... read more »
‘School Girls’ Comes to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
September 28, 2018
"School Girls," or the African Mean Girls play, is here in Los Angeles at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for one last weekend until Sept. 30. ... read more »
African Critics See Dark Side to China’s ‘Charitable’ Loans
September 14, 2018
At the confab, with representatives from 53 of 54 African countries, sky-high numbers were bandied about. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in funds for eight initiatives over the next three years, in areas ranging from industrial promotion, infrastructure construction and scholarships for young Africans. ... read more »
Mourning Kofi Annan, Remembering Ron Walters
September 6, 2018
Kofi Annan made his transition in August. The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he worked up from the lower ranks (starting at age 24) of the international organization, to serve as head of peacekeeping operations, and four years into his term as UN Secretary-General, earning the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
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