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African Immigrants

A Year Ago Today...

Tolu Olubunmi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Tolu Olubunmi

My life's journey is filled with tales of the improbable becoming inevitable. My road to the White House -- a road less traveled -- stands as a testament.

Take the Mother Africa #GivingTuesday Challenge: A National Philanthropy Day Call to Action

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day in the US--a kickoff to the Thanksgiving countdown and the annual giving season culminating again this year in #GivingTuesday on December 3rd.

The New Black Philanthropy

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

The past is prologue when it comes to African diaspora giving. African giving practices are part of the country's founding and all its social movements.

An Immigrant's Life, Defined

Tolu Olubunmi | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Tolu Olubunmi

As an undocumented immigrant living in America, I've always refused to be defined -- or confined -- by my immigration status. I am so much more than just an immigrant.

The Invisible Immigrant

Atima Omara | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Atima Omara

Immigration isn't just a Hispanic issue. A diversity of viewpoints on immigration would make congressional legislation more practical, and more likely to address the issues all immigrants face.

Black Immigrants Demand Humane Immigration Reform That Protects Civil Rights

Keith Rushing | Posted 05.25.2013 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

Overlooked in the national dialogue and media coverage of immigration reform are the lives and experiences of Black immigrants. This week that changed a bit.

It's Not Just a Latino Priority: Seeing the Truth About Immigration Reform

Gerry Hudson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

There are about 3 million black immigrants who comprise approximately 9 percent of the nation's foreign-born population. Some of these immigrants have traveled here from poorer countries seeking opportunity; others have sought asylum.

Immigration Reform Is a Civil Rights Issue

Gerry Hudson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

Immigration reform is not about race or ethnicity. It is about building national unity and economic strength, the spirit of hard work, and common-sense solutions that are equal and fair for everyone no matter where they come from.

Beyond Kwanzaa: Embracing the New Black Diversity

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

For many Americans, our country's African heritage becomes real for one week every year during the December 26th-January 1st Kwanzaa celebration. We need to move beyond this week-long celebration to a fuller recognition of Africans' ongoing contributions to our community and nation.

Your Wad Is My Bond: Are Diaspora Bonds Worth the Risk for Diaspora Africans?

Dele Meiji Fatunla | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Dele Meiji Fatunla

Where remittances are often sent in response to family and community needs, diaspora bonds are a direct investment in the economy at the national level. Even though they are being explored for the first time by African governments, the idea of issuing diaspora bonds is not new.

Homeward Bound: Are Africans Leaving the U.S.?

Atim Oton | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

Since 2001, I have periodically reconsidered why I am still here and the last three years even more so. Between terrorism and the financial crisis, most Africans, even from war-ridden countries are reconsidering.

Why Do Blacks Earn Less?

Algernon Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Algernon Austin

At the end of the day, it turns out that being black matters. Two new reports that I co-authored show that neither education, skills nor culture fully explain the black-white wage disparities.

African Immigrants In Italy: Slave Labor For The Mafia

TIME | Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Xenophobes in homogenous European countries often complain that immigrants will erase their most precious cultural norms. The race riots in southern I...

Aching for Immigration Reform

Venkat Srinivasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Venkat Srinivasan

While the economy dominates all issues, African immigrants continue to hope that immigration reform does not fade into oblivion either.

A Voice in Diversity

Venkat Srinivasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Venkat Srinivasan

At a community center in the Bronx, African immigrants help young students deal with the pressures of life in the United States.

EU Plans To Admit More Refugees

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Commission has unveiled plans to allow more refugees from conflict zones and poor nations into European countries....