Monday, August 11, 2014

Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo of Howard University seeks “ethnic sensitivity” in cancer research

A US based Ghanaian medical research scientist has asked Ghanaians and Africans living on and off the continent to be more aware of their health, asking that they pay more attention to their lifestyles to modulate their risk to cancer because cancer is no more a disease of the West.

Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo is a cancer research biologist and an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Howard University in Washington D.C. where he talked about the research he is conducting on cancer risks, particularly in individuals of African ancestry. He also talks about his findings and recommends preventative measures.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Occupy Ghana Embassy demonstration organizer in DC talks

On July 23, 2014 a section of Ghanaians living in the east coast of the United States of America (USA) gathered at the embassy of Ghana in Washington DC to demonstrate against what they say is bad governance that has brought economic woes to the people of Ghana.

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Music is my life"-- Kojo Rhyme

Photo: One Click Photography
Kojo Rhyme is a young musician from Ghana who is searching for his big breakthrough like the many others out there who see music as an avenue to exhibit their talents and skills. “Music is the reason I am alive today and I believe I can use my musical talents to positively affect people” Kojo say.

His music romance started in 2008 when he met his now beat maker Reggie who was running a studio called Missing Link. Reggie introduced Kojo to Dr. Duncan who was a DJ with a radio station based in Tema called Adom FM.

Monday, June 23, 2014 talks to #TheAfricanDream about #Brazil2014

Fans of Ghana national team -- Black Stars -- at Brazil 2014 World Cup
Ghana's renowned blogger and celebrity Publicist Ameyaw Debrah talks to #TheAfricanDream from Ponta Negra in Brazil about how things are faring among fans in the Black Stars camp.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The movie ‘One Night In Vegas’ hitting Nigeria theaters

Critically acclaimed Nollywood movie—‘One Night In Vegas’ is poised for release in Nigeria mid-July of 2014 after embarking on a successful global prepare tour that sent it to places like Ireland, the USA, Sierra Leone, Santa Domingo and Ghana.

The film has been widely publicized in the American media, receiving features on the front page of The Washington Post newspaper, the Voice Of America Studio 54, Channel 9 News TV and CCTV among others.Silverbird theaters will be responsible for distributing it to popular Nigerian movie theaters like and Genesis and others in big cities like Victoria Island and Abuja.

Monday, June 9, 2014

#TheAfricanDream speaks with American soccer reporter after Black Stars game in Miami

Team Black Stars at a press conference in Miami Sun Life Stadium, USA
On Monday June 9, 2014 the Ghana senior men soccer team, Black Stars, played their final trial match against the Republic of Korea at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Florida to wrap up preparations for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014. Ghana handed the South Koreans a 4-0 defeat.

After the match, #TheAfricanDream had the opportunity of speaking with David Neal (staff writer for The Miami Herald since 1989) who witnessed the game in the stadium. We asked the American soccer fan and reporter what he felt about the game and both the American and African prospect at the World Cup in Brazil which kicks off on June 12.

King Peggy raises funds in Diaspora for her subjects

King Peggy also known as Peggielene Bartels, in conjunction with the Otuam Community Development Corporation (OCDC) and the Montgomery College of Arts Institute in Montgomery Maryland in the USA will hold a VIP reception to raise funds for educational and community development causes in Ghana.

The event which has been dubbed An Enchanted Evening With Lady King Peggy will be on Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Cultural Arts Center of the Montgomery College in Silver Spring Maryland from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time.

Peggielene Bartels is one of the first females in Ghana and Africa to ascend to Kingship with the stool name Nana Amuah-Afenyi. She is the Chief (Nana) of the town of Tantum (or Otuam) in the Mfantsiman Municipal District of Ghana. She was made King in 2008.