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Joseph Jenkins Roberts: The World’s First Black American President

Joseph Jenkins Roberts: The World’s First Black American President

2017 will mark the 170th anniversary of the world’s first Black American President…move over Barack Welcome to your greatest discovery – Liberia – a treasure trove of sights and sounds along 360 miles of pristine Atlantic beach front on Africa’s tropical western coast. Africa’s first republic established in 1847 by freed American slaves, Liberia had already boasted the world’s first10 Black American descendants as Liberian Presidents, before President Barack Obama’s election as America’s first African American President in 2008. 1n 1847, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, born free in Norfolk, Virginia [...] Read more

A Gastronomy of Choices from Liberian to Japanese

A Gastronomy of Choices from Liberian to Japanese

A returning visitor to Liberia recently exclaimed “it’s amazing…no matter where I eat the food is great.” My response was, it’s in the spices and every restauranteur knows that he or she must meet the discriminating palette of the average Liberian. Why? Because almost every Liberian knows how to cook. So whether it’s that down home Liberian meal or choices from our gastronomical list of international cuisine…you just better do it right. So to whet your palette with what you can expect in Liberia, here are a few of our top picks and some hot spots where you can find them. It’s important we [...] Read more