On My Mind: Inviting African-Americans To Rediscover An Ancestral Home

DANIELLE KWATENG-CLARK CONSIDERS HER OWN RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE AS A CHILD OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA ON HER REVOLUTIONARY RETURN HOME TO GHANA.

In Maya Angelou’s autobiography, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, she describes the revelatory experience of moving to Ghana in 1962 for three years. This is where she would form a kinship with actor Julian Mayfield and playwright Efua Sutherland and discuss politics with Malcolm X. At 33 years old Angelou joined a community of American expatriates who called themselves “Revolutionary Returnees” and embraced the Pan-African movement of uniting all indigenous Africans. In Ghana Angelou explored triple consciousness as a revolutionary Black American in Africa when identifying with your roots had captured the zeitgeist of Black culture stateside. 

I read the book for the first time when I was a freshman in college at Howard University; my association with Ghana had been fairly nebulous up to that point. My parents were a part of a south Florida Ghanaian association; they were constantly in contact with family members “back home”; and they freely spoke Twi, the language of our Ashanti people.

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From the US to Ghana, a Taste of Home in the Homeland

African Americans are being encouraged to visit Ghana to mark 400 years since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade. In the capital, Accra, one returnee chef is awaiting U.S. visitors to give them a taste of home in the homeland.

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U.S embassy congratulates Ghanaian for winning $120k MBA scholarship to the University of California

The U.S. embassy in Acrra has congratulated Felicia Ansah on winning the University of California MBA Scholarship competition.

The competition, which was powered by TKC Africa, The MBA Tour and sponsored by University of California, Riverside saw about 300 Ghanaian and Nigerian citizens apply for an MBA Tuition Scholarship worth $120,000.

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USA and Ghana Sign Declaration of Partnership on Food Security

By Ike Dzokpo 

The governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana signed a Declaration of Partnership at the African Green Revolution Forum hosted in Accra.

The Declaration launches a five-year Feed the Future Country Plan for Ghana that will increase investments in agriculture, build greater resilience, and improve household nutrition.

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An African American mother and daughter journey to their family’s past in Ghana

By Alessandra Prentice

Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm.

A sharp drop in elevation hurled flight attendants to the floor. Passengers started screaming and crying.

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‘I’m Now Doing Business in Ghana – Thanks to AB2020’s Business Mission’

African-American entrepreneur Amirah Allen found her niche in Africa with online health and beauty platform Harima Naturals, which she launched after embarking on AB2020’s Ghana Business and Investment Mission in 2018.

Here, she speaks about how our annual mission helped set her on course to build an e-commerce platform for 100% natural and ethically sourced ingredients from the West African region.

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University of Alabama in Ghana for symposium

A delegation of 15 faculty members and administrators from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the United States of America (USA), is in Ghana to participate in the first joint symposium that also features the University of Cape Coast and the Central University.
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23 Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

The U.S. Mission in Ghana has sworn-in 23 Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) to begin work in the education sector of the country.

The volunteers who have completed a 10-week training programme prior to their swearing in, will support education of Ghanaian children by teaching in rural junior and senior high schools including schools for the deaf, across the country. Continue reading “23 Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in”