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By TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.

6/8/2020

The irony of an isolated event magnified to a modern-day lynching phenomenon in less than 24 hours. We went from “Black Power” to “Black Lives Matter.” History has revealed its bad and ugly side too many times. Thus, it is not all good, especially in “brown” and “black” neighborhoods. There is a disproportionate chance that those who protect & serve will have a life to death encounter with civilians of melanin. We all have skin, and some are thicker than others and some are darker than others. If we are kin, then complexion does not matter. The heart, mind, and soul need not be abused, battered, or bruised like the body. Genetically speaking, we are all somebodies’ offspring. That is, Children of “Reconstruction & Integration” in the promise land of North America. Justice for all and not a privileged percentage is the mantra to scream, shout, and sing out loud. System is in need of demolition because what was built is overdue for renovation. It is only a matter of time that true change shall come in positive abundance and we all look forward to that soon. Four centuries are more than enough years of dehumanization, especially since people of melanin were the first to be born and raised on planet earth soil. The first shall be last and last shall be first. What goes around comes back around full circle. The tables shall eventually turn back to humanity and put shame to brutality in the court of human rights. It is great to see society unite on the reality that “Black Lives Matter.” Unfortunately, it took tragedy for us to see massive social engagement as a symbolical sign of solidarity for a great cause. …


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By TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.

5/21/2020

COVID-19 has really messed up my mental state lately. Being a husband, dad, and provider has put a lot of pressure on me. I am sure you are going through the same and probably even more than I will ever know. Fortunately, four days before my birthday in April 2020 I received a special surprise gift via email from the Africa Scholars Forum of UMass Boston.

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It stated that they wanted to recognize me for my community leadership efforts and invited me to give a keynote lecture at their eUbuntu African recognition event. To be honest, I was initially shocked by this recognition. Although I have occupied leadership roles and volunteered my services to the public through non-profit affiliations and so forth, I never really expected to receive such appreciation for genuine efforts. …


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By TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.

5/16/2020

Every now and then there is an entrepreneur or organization coming out of the African Diaspora. Within them, there are some worth highlighting and shedding light on during COVID-19. Before the sun shall rise, there is some darkness to navigate around. The following are five solutions that have emerged from start of corona-virus epidemic till current pandemic. Enjoy African progressive development, progressive innovations, and progressive solutions courtesy of the Diaspora!

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According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), race and ethnicity are experiencing the effects of COVID-19 differently. “Current data available suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups as well as over-representation of blacks among hospitalized patients. …


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By TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.

5/2/2020

Every day, week, and month there is a startup or business venture coming out of Africa. Within the many enterprises, there are some worth highlighting and shedding light on during COVID-19. The following are five of them that were written and spoken about highly from start of corona-virus epidemic till current pandemic. Enjoy African progressive development, progressive innovations, and progressive solutions at their finest!

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MDaaS is a tech startup that provides convenient, high-quality, and affordable healthcare. They currently operate in Nigeria. MDaaS recently created a website to offer needed resources for the COVID-19 period. …


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is the title of the new book by Ghanaian American author & entrepreneur, Tony Kwame Ansah, Jr. This is a short and real-life diary about an author’s and entrepreneur’s past and present experiences with his business endeavors as a first-generation American of Ghanaian descent. Book was published (eBook & paperback) through Kindle Direct Publishing of Amazon on April 11, 2020.

In the Diary, Tony shares in detail his personal story throughout this journey of self-publishing books and social entrepreneurship. Here is an exclusive excerpt (audio below) of his last 400 plus words of pure & organic emotions:

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“Greetings to all of you reading this last part of my short diary. This is it folks. There is a saying that the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Everything eventually comes around and goes around. Anyway, I really do not know where these words are going to lead us. I just know it will be from a very personal, emotional, and spiritual place. Somewhere deep inside the abyss of my heart and soul. I have been holding onto my pride and guilt for so long. Yes, I have some serious regrets to address between God and me. These past three years have been rough for me, but I remain tough daily. I sometimes wonder how I got to where I am today. I once was an All-Star team player like my favorite athlete, Scottie Pippen. But somehow took a risk to join a fairy-tale of falsehood. Primary lesson learned was to never miscalculate my steps ahead. A miscalculation costed me an arm and a leg figuratively. I take 100% full responsibility for my actions and inactions. I have been hustling ever since to get out of the debt that I owe to my family legacy. If they only knew how bad I wanted and still desire to live a life completely free financially, they would tap into my potential like it is their last breath. Financial independence was what I have tried to seek in my mind all these three unforgettable years. Although I wish it was all so simple and could disappear like stolen goods, I am a much better person. I have learned to be very resourceful and develop critical skills for survival. I now possess more knowledge, expertise, and experience because my subpar choices forced me to find solutions faster than the speed of light. My mind has been running a hundred miles per minute just to get to the finish line of ultimate success. Therefore, watch the ground of potholes that I walk on very closely. I guess that is why I have found and continue to find myself juggling multiple glass cups half full and half empty simultaneously. I am in love with doing collaborative dance parties, especially for the empowerment of my African community. I claim total ownership of these words, of my past, of my present, and of my future, whether it be business and/or pleasure. Five years from the release of this book I should be a best-selling author and a top tier entrepreneur. Please mark down my words and knock on wood for me too. Thank you for being a passenger on the never-ending story. Saga continues until further…


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By Tony Kwame Ansah, Jr.

3/2/2020

“Diary of a Ghanaian Diaspora Entrepreneur:

Progress Revolving Around African Business Innovations”

is the title of the upcoming new book by Ghanaian American author & entrepreneur, Tony Kwame Ansah, Jr. This is a short and real-life diary about an author’s and entrepreneur’s past and present experiences with his business endeavors as a first-generation American of Ghanaian descent.

It begins with a backstory that connects Tony’s intimate upbringing within the African immigrant population. The diary then delves into business ideas leading to some market research on different promotional options for companies looking to reach African immigrant consumers. …


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BY TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.

2/8/2020

Although I learned a lot about African-American history, I always yearned to discovery more than that about myself identity. Yes, I’m thankful to have learned about historical figures like Sojourner Truth, Fredrick Douglas, W.E.B Du Bois, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and many others. I’m even more grateful to have taken my first African History course during undergrad years. Whereby, I also learned about Nzinga Mbandi, Yaa Asantewaa, Haile Selassie, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Patrice Lumumba, Nelson Mandela and so forth.

When I was studying history in undergrad school, I got introduced to politics and economics. I read and saw the negative effects that British colonialism in Ghana had on my family tree. Whereby, my parents, relatives and others sought greener pastures in North America because Ghana was in a regressive state, especially in the 1970s and throughout most of the 20th century. As a result, little Ghanaian communities began to emerge all over the Americas, mostly in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. …


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By TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.

1/26/2020

There is an African owned technology and mobile application/web development company based in North America (Boston, MA) and Sierra Leone (Calaba Town) called Techfrica. Through its app developer side of brand called Appsfrica, they plan to initially donate their upcoming educational apps (abcfrica & abcfrica+) to “Free Quality School Education” system & private schools in Sierra Leone and eventually to other institutions of learning in Africa. Apps are being built by designing and developing an alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes and much more for Sierra Leonean children and others to learn about animals, fruits, vegetables, and so forth seamlessly through a mobile device. …


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By TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.

12/29/2019

Every day, week, and month there’s a startup or business venture coming out of Africa. Within the many enterprises, there are some worth highlighting and shedding light on. The following are 25 of them (in no specific order) that were written and spoken about highly from the start of January until end of December 2019. Enjoy African progressive development, progressive innovations, and progressive solutions at their finest!

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Publiseer is a digital publishing platform that allows African artist of various talents to publish, promote, protect and monetize their body of work to the masses in Africa and elsewhere free of charge. This was founded in Nigeria. …


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By TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.
12/28/2019

Every day, week, and month there’s a startup or business venture coming out of Africa. Within the many enterprises, there are some worth highlighting and shedding light on. The following are 10 of them that were written and spoken about highly from the start of July until end of December 2019. Enjoy African progressive development, progressive innovations, and progressive solutions at their finest!

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Chaka is an investment platform that gives access to stock market trading in 40 countries. This was founded in Nigeria. Their platform will enable locals to invest globally.

NIMA Codes is an address app for 15 African countries. This was founded in Senegal. Their plans are to launch a simple and powerful phone number address system for places without formal street addresses. …

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