During a recent visit to Ghana, Fayetteville Observer columnist, Myron Pitts observed the aggressive haggling style of Ghanaian street vendors. He also chronicled a lot of other interesting encounters while in in Accra.Read more
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Some 250 African-Americans gathered at the Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship of enslaved Africans to English North America in 1619.Read more
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.Read more
The Famous Fiber Optic Inventor , and Founder of Silicon valley of Ghana, Dr Thomas O. Mensah, presented an autographed copy of his book, The Right Stuff Comes in Black Too, to Entertainer Steve Harvey during his Year of Return Visit to Ghana. The year of return is the Brain Child of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo , President of the Republic of Ghana. This Program has been very successful in bringing blacks from the Diaspora in the United States of America, United Kingdom, The Caribbean and Brazil. to Ghana this year.Read more
In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains. Beside them are the words, “Never Again!”Read more
By Halligan Agade
American actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson has traced his ancestry through Finding Your Roots, an American docu-series that uses traditional genealogical research and genetics to discover the family history of celebrities.American actor Samuel L. Jackson travels to Africa to meet his relatives in Gabon.
The Hollywood veteran found discovered his roots to the Bantu tribe in the West African nation of Gabon.
By NAYABA ARINDE
Set on a beautiful campus in the bustling heart of Accra, Ghana, is the inspirational W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture, which was dedicated on June 22, 1985.
A proud bust of DuBois surveys the peaceful green and plant-filled grounds.
Locals, tourists and relocated foreign residents descend upon this expansive and embracing campus to learn about and feel the energy of this world renowned Pan Africanist scholar, innovator, publisher and avid writer. Read more