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Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong, a Ghanaian born American, has now been nominated as a judge by the US President, Joe Biden to the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Born to Kwaku Ewusi-Mensah and Theodora Ewusi-Mensah both immigrants from Ghana, Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California in 1975.

Frimpong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1997. According to, after graduating from Harvard, Frimpong worked as a high school teacher at a public school in Ghana.

After she returned to the United States, she attended Yale Law School where she earned her J.D. in 2001.If confirmed, Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong will hold a seat on the US District Court for the Central District of California as a lifetime appointment in the upper echelons of the US judiciary.

She would also become the only black woman serving in any of California’s four Federal District Courts and one of only eight across the whole of the United States.


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