For Fulbright, Professor Ruotolo Explores Ghanaians’ Relationship to American Culture

By San Francisco State University

During Humanities Professor Cristina Ruotolo’s Fulbright scholarship at University of Ghana in 2018 – 19, she was invited to direct its string ensemble, which put her in contact with the city of Accra’s burgeoning classical music scene. As a result, the classically trained violinist expanded her Fulbright project, teaching and performing violin alongside her primary work of teaching courses on American literature and culture.

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MEET THE YOUNG WOMAN WHO LEFT THE U.S TO OPEN A FOOD TRUCK IN GHANA

by Dana Givens

2019 marked the Year of the Return in Ghana. The tourism campaign called for descendants of the African diaspora to return to the continent and partake in the rich history that Ghana has to offer. As a result, over one million visitors traveled to the country last year, including famous celebrities, to encourage African Americans and others within the African diaspora to return to their roots.

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American mayor says Ghana is well-positioned to grow

Mr Dale V. C Holness, Mayor of Broward County, Florida, USA, has said Ghana is well-positioned to grow in tremendous ways if she creates business opportunities for prosperity for its people.

He said the country’s role in West Africa made it the hub to connecting to businesses for development and Broward County would want to be contributing to that.

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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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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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