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Encyclopedia of Chicago: Entry Ghanaians.

When Ghana, the West African nation formerly known as the Gold Coast, achieved its independence in 1957, the number of Ghanaians living in the Chicago area was small. During the following four decades, however, Chicago’s Ghanaian community grew to between 10,000 and 15,000 people. The first wave of immigration came in the 1970s; opposition to military coups and other undemocratic ...

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Dr. King’s lesson: It’s up to us

BY JESSE JACKSON January 21, 2013 “We the people declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left ...

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Are we being petty Ghanaians?

The defines petty as “small-minded.” It goes on to describe it as “contemptibly narrow in outlook.” Other synonyms like inferior, footling-gesture, trivial can all deepen what petty means. The describes it as “no broad or elevated in scope or understanding.” One may ask why this question? It’s simple. We are cultivating a culture which is fast becoming part ...

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Frimpong-Boateng: A true Ghanaian hero

By: Ato Kwamina Dadzie Dearest Prof, I have seen and heard all that is going on. I am sorry they are treating you so shabbily. But if you know these people, they are an extremely “buga-buga”, seldom thinking before acting. If they say you should go, please, don’t fight them. Leave them to their own senseless devices and take your ...

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