At a Conference for African Immigrants, Signs of Hope

By Remmy Bahati on February 11, 2021

A new president’s representatives talk of immigration reform, and the response is enthusiastic

Advocates protest increased deportations of Black lives during Black History Month

It’s been weeks since President Joe Biden’s 100-day moratorium on deportations was enacted, and migrants continue to be deported, with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) openly defying the order. The deportations come after a Texas judge blocked Biden’s executive order, but while it's unlikely to stand, migrants continue to be expelled from the U.S. while deliberations drag on in court.

Breaking down language barriers to government services

Feb. 5, 2021 – For many New Yorkers, English is not their native language which can lead to them not getting the help or resources they need. We discussed the issue with Amaha Kassa, Executive Director of African Communities Together.

Listen to audio here. 

TPS for All

President Biden could offer Temporary Protected Status to all immigrants who come from countries suffering from the pandemic.



The U.S. Immigrant Rights Movement Plans for a New Vision Under Biden

In the final installment of a three-part ‘Rolling Stone’ conversation on immigration, movement leaders reflect on what they learned from fighting Trump, and how that can translate to bigger winsBy  

“The history and the story of immigration here is one of, primarily, exploitation,” says Isa Noyola.

Southern Towers Residents Protest Eviction Amid Pandemic 

December 10, 2020 at 4:45pm

“My money for food!” shouted a vocal group of tenants facing eviction at the Southern Towers apartment complex in the West End on Thursday.

Entrepreneurs Challenge Governmental Constraints On African Hair Braiders

December 9, 2020

By Naeisha Rose

“There is no added value, we already know how to braid. It doesn’t make sense to go take a long class to get a diploma for something you have already mastered.” — Awa Doumbia, salon owner. 

New York, NY – The natural hair industry has grown immensely among the Black diaspora in recent years, resulting in more Black people using fewer chemicals to straighten their hair to fit white beauty standards and more local beauty businesses selling natural hair products to style Afros and curls.


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