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An African Love Story in America

Rosalie R. Radomsky | The New York Times   in 
April 14, 2015

Fatiah Dicha Touray and Mohamed Kaba Diakite were married Saturday at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, N.C. The Rev. Jacquie Mace, a Unity minister, officiated, with Ibrahim J. Touray, a brother of the bride who recited blessings from the Quran.

The bride, 32, will take the surname Touray-Diakite. She is the assistant dean of diversity and international students and the director of the academic achievement program at the College of Arts & Science at New York University, from which she graduated cum laude with degrees in journalism and Africana studies. She received a Master of Science in education from Brooklyn College and a law degree from Howard University.

She is a daughter of Mariama Senera Touray and Abdoulie B. Touray.

The groom, 30, is a senior accounting analyst in Manhattan at the Bank of New York Mellon. He graduated from Pace.

He is a son of Bintou Kaba Diakite and Kabine K. Diakite.

The couple made eye contact one evening in a crowd waiting to get into an event at the Brooklyn Museum in June 2012.

“There were about 500 people,” said Ms. Touray, who was there with three friends from law school.


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