Black immigrants make up a vital part of America’s rich cultural life. Think of authors Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; musicians Miriam Makeba and Wyclef Jean; comedian Trevor Noah; activist Marcus Garvey; NBA hall of famer and philanthropist Dikembe Mutombo—to name but a very few. For generations across the United States, Black immigrants have […]
By Raul Pinto, Immigration Impact Black immigrants in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) disproportionately face abuse while in detention, a report released last week finds. Published by several organizations including the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Freedom for Immigrants (FFI), the report argues that this discriminatory treatment of Black […]
Guatemala – Guatemala City 07-06-2021. USA Vice President Kamala Harris met Guatemala’s President and community leaders to discuss migration and corruption control. (Shutterstock) By Andrew Selee, Migration Policy Institute The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection signed by leaders from countries across the Western Hemisphere at the conclusion of this week’s Summit of the […]
Grand Rapids, MI – May 30, 2020: Downtown Grand Rapids Michigan where a protest began peacefully and grew into a much more dangerous situation as the local police attempted to break up the gathering. (Shutterstock) By Safia Samee Ali, NBC News GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In a broad hall of a newly renovated church along […]
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 1, 2021: Marchers demanding the Biden administration make progress on immigration reform, including TPS head to a rally near the Capitol. March began at Black Lives Matter Plaza. (Shutterstock) By Civil Rights Last month, a crowd rallied outside the White House. Their chants and signs directed a powerful message toward the […]
By Tomas Kassahun, Blavity A new report from the Pew Research Center highlights striking data about the population growth of Black immigrants in the U.S. According to the study, there were 4.6 million Black immigrants living in the United States in 2019, an increase of 3% since 1980. The report adds that about 1 in […]
Black immigrants have higher incomes and more education than U.S.-born Black people, but advocates say racism still holds them back.
By Emmanuel Felton, Washington Post The demographics of America’s Black population are in the middle of a major shift, with 1 in 10 having been born outside the United States. That’s 4.6 million Americans, a figure that is projected to grow to 9.5 million by 2060, according to the findings of a Pew Research Center […]