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Did you know Ghana allows African decedents the right to gain Permanent Residency?  Well neither did I! In fact, the 19 year old law also grants Dual Citizenship.  Fast forward to 2019 which marks the 400 year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans to arrive in the US. “The ‘Year of Return, Ghana 2019"  initiative is aimed to celebrate the resilience of African people, market Ghana as both a high profile tourism and business destination in an effort to build stronger bonds between Ghana and African people in the Diaspora. The year will be packed full of cultural events all over the...

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Ilhan Omar has recently become the first Woman of color to represent Minnesota in Congress. In a landslide victory Omar is not just the first Somali American, but first Muslim refugee and first hijab-wearing Muslim woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Omar's story starts with humble beginnings. She was born in Somali. Fled the war to a refugee camp in Kenya and was resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her accomplishments give hope to the underrepresented and marginalized woman of the world. Women there is power in your voice. Harness it!

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On October 25, 2018 history was made. Sahle-Work Zewde was unanimously elected by Ethiopia's two Houses of Parliament. Zewde is not just Ethiopia's first female President but also  Africa's only female Head of State. Prior to her appointment Zewde was a career Diplomat and U.N. Senior Official. Zewde is paving the way of greatness for African woman all across the globe. May you aspire to inspire!

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