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2019 Person of the Year: A friend of our mind

 A great awareness swept through the African community in the U.S. and elsewhere in 2019 thanks to Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, a quondam medical doctor turned diplomat. In 2017 she was appointed the African Union rep. to the U.S. but was removed in October 2019 for her outspokenness. Undeterred, she continues to preach truth – The […]

Stop the Religious madness in Africa!

In November 1978, more than 900 people, including 304 children, lost their lives in the jungles of South America through the acts and actions of Rev. Jim Jones. The American faith leader had relocated his Peoples Temple with its congregation from the U.S. to Jonestown, Guyana, from the prying eyes of U.S. authorities. The parishioners […]

Proposed public charge rule change, tied up in court, has huge chilling effect on immigrants

By Mark Hedin Federal courts have temporarily blocked the public charge rule change from going into effect, but its chilling effects continue to reverberate. The number of immigrants who, fearing the consequences of the rule change, have taken or plan to take steps to drop out of public services for which they are eligible far exceeds the actual number who would […]


Last month,  district courts blocked the Trump administration’s rule that attempted to deny green cards to immigrants who fail to meet tough income tests or use public programs.  This victory for immigrants means that the rule that was supposed to take effect on October 15 will be stopped while the court battles proceed.  It’s still […]

What did Jesus really look like?

by JOAN TAYLOR Everyone knows what Jesus looks like. He is the most painted figure in all of Western art, recognised everywhere as having long hair and a beard, a long robe with long sleeves (often white) and a mantle (often blue). Jesus is so familiar that he can be recognized on pancakes or pieces […]

Ghana granted citizenship to over 100 African Americans and Afro – Caribbeans as part of Year of Return

KWASI GYAMFI ASIEDU As Osibisa’s “Welcome Home” played in the background, 126 African-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans, dressed in colorful traditionalcostumes, became Ghana’s newest citizens. The oath of allegiance was administered by a judge in a ceremony at Jubilee House, the seat of government. The ceremony is the biggesthighlight as Ghana marks 2019 as the Year of […]

H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao Urges Africans to Speak Up

KOFI AYIM The immediate past Ambassador of the African Union to the U.S., Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, has tasked Africans with getting rid of their colonial mentality and demystifying their mindsets in order to forge ahead for economic emancipation. She argued that the psychological mind game Europeans played on the psyche of Africans, which […]

ROPAA to be implemented for 2020 Ghana elections

KOFI AYIM Dr. Bossman E. Asare, Deputy Chairman, Corporate Services of Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC), has assured Ghanaians living outside Ghana that the EC has no choice but to forge ahead and implement the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA)- passed by Ghana’s Parliament on February 24, 2006, for Ghana’s 2020 elections. Article 699 […]

African Migration to U.S. is Fastest Growing,In Spite of Trump Policies

by CHIDINMA NWOYE / DAN KOPF The Africa has the fastest-growing number of immigrants in the United States, according to a Quartz analysis of US Census Bureau data. The number of African migrants grew at a rate of almost 50% from 2010 to 2018. This is more than double the growth rate of migration to […]

‘Nigeria Borrowed More in Last Three Years Than it Did in 30 Years’

by ADEYEMI ADEPETUN Nigeria’s debts, both foreign and local has climbed to over N25 trillion based on latest data from the debt management office. The vast majority of Nigeria’s recent debt exposures stem from China. As per the most recent spending plan presented by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria will use nearly a quarter of its […]