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Resisting corporate-led evictions in Virginia: Interview with African Communities Together

April 22, 2022 10:49 AM CDT  BY JOEL CORNELL

What’s happening to low-income residents in Alexandria, Va., is happening all across the country. Here, a private real estate company called CIM Group is buying up a collection of large apartment blocks called Southern Towers, then aggressively raising rents and evicting residents despite the ongoing pandemic. People’s World sat down with Sosseh Prom, the State Policy Manager at African Communities Together (ACT), to discuss the ongoing fight against these publicly-subsidized eviction practices.

Funding for Adult Literacy and Other Immigrant Services To Be Contested in City Budget Negotiations

March 30, 2022 | by Anna Kaufman

Council Member Shahana Hanif (photo: @ShahanaFromBK)

How city government is addressing the needs of immigrant communities is shaping up to be one of several key issues as Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Council negotiate the next city budget, due by the July 1 start of the new city fiscal year.

Thousands of Liberians fear deportation, as citizenship program expires amid backlogs

Black Immigrants Feel Excluded, Though Their Population Is Growing

By Ben Schamisso

March 8, 2022

Black immigrants share their experience coming to the U.S. and how they're dealing with their own set of issues.

On a Sunday morning in the Bronx in New York City,  African immigrants get to hear from a special guest at the end of the religious service.

“My name is Audu. I'm an organizer with African communities together," Audu Kadiri said.

As an immigrant himself, Kadiri has sway with his audience. 

“Most of us Africans, we think we can talk our way out of trouble — not with American police or ICE," Kadiri said.

Black immigrants chose Ukraine for quality of life, education. War leaves them fearful.

Today, the Temporary Protected Status Deferred Enforced Departure Administrative Advocacy Coalition (TPS-DED AAC) commends the Biden administration.

They are commended for its decision to newly designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals from Sudan and extended and redesigate TPS for South Sudan.

TPS provides protection from deportation and permission to work for eligible nationals of countries that have been designated temporarily too dangerous for return.

Residents and workers rally against new development

Plans to turn a former power plant in Old Town Alexandria into a mixed-use development are sparking controversy amongst residents.

 

Bronx Fire Survivors Slowly Piece Together Their Lives

Local government must be held accountable for failing to fix poor housing conditions, Bronx fire victims and advocates say. 

BY REBECCA CHOWDHURYFEB 14, 2022

Nearly a month after the deadly Bronx fire that killed 17 people, survivors are still trying to piece their lives together.

Daybreak Africa: January 13th, 2022

Each morning, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews, reports from VOA correspondents, sports news as well as listener comments.

Black Work Talk: Episode 3: Bert Bayou

Episode 3 • 25th January 2022 • Black Work Talk • Steven Pitts

In this third episode of Black Work Talk’s Season Two, co-hosts Steven Pitts and Bill Fletcher talk with Bert Bayou. Bert is DC Chapter Director of African Communities Together (ACT) and Vice President of UNITE HERE Local 23. ACT is an organization of African immigrants with chapters in Washington DC and New York. ACT provides services and organizes for power. Local 23 represents airport workers in 10 cities across the United States. 

Immigration Advocate Say New York City’s Noncitizen Voting Law Is ‘Long Overdue’, Will Strengthen Black Vote

By Nyam Daniel | January 24, 2022 

New York City’s nonvoting citizen law could strengthen the Black vote, an immigration advocate said.

The new rule, which automatically became law last week, allows more than 800,000 immigrants to vote in local elections, and a fraction of them are Black, according to New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA).

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