Isaiah Washington Gets Dual Citizenship in Africa

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Well…as I sit here in the TGMF office completely numb yet elated. I am at a lost for words. Minister Zainab Bangura has phoned me from New York to “officially” tell me that I am now a citizen of Sierra Leone and that I need to send her 2 photos for the Sierra Leone Passport that awaits me in Freetown. I could go on and on about how much that phone call means to me, but I will simply defer you all to the “Recent Work” section on Google’s Wikipedia. President Koroma now goes down in history as the “first” African President to issue an African-American full citizenship based on DNA. Congrats to all who have been on this historical journey with me. Mission Accomplished. That said, I’m so moved right now that I am literally wiped out with the gravity of this new reality. Going home to celebrate with my “dual citizenship” with my family…One Love

4 Comments
  • AWC
    December 31, 2008

    Good, now go to your ancestral home and stay there, you won't be missed. Take your “brothas” and “sistas” with you.

  • Howard Lee
    April 1, 2009

    So you got dual citizenship from Sierra Leone? Does that really have any practical
    value?
    Will that allow you to immigrate there and would you want to?

    Or is this just a ploy on the part of the African nations to obtain money from African Americans?
    I suspect this to be the case.
    Just play on the sentimental silly notions of discovering your roots and your dubious
    heritage and capitalize on it.
    For a certain price in pounds, francs or dollars you can connect with your past ( which is
    probably better off forgotten) and your ancestry.

  • Know Yourself
    November 17, 2010

    I think it’s great that we get dual citizenship I guess people will be jealous but it is what it is. Everyone should know there history, if history wasn’t important why have the subject?

  • Know Yourself
    November 17, 2010

    I think it’s great that we get dual citizenship I guess people will be jealous but it is what it is. Everyone should know their history, if history wasn’t important why have the subject?

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