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Tenants In Northern Virginia Apartment Complex Worry About Eviction

Tenants In Northern Virginia Apartment Complex Worry About Eviction

April 25, 20218:00 AM ET

 

The complex houses hundreds of immigrants, mostly from Africa. Many of them have faced eviction because they lost service jobs during the pandemic.

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Virginia tenants fear they’ll be displaced by Amazon workers

Virginia tenants fear they’ll be displaced by Amazon workers

By MATTHEW BARAKATApril 24, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Southern Towers apartment complex is a census tract unto itself, with more than 2,600 units, and a huge bastion of affordable housing in the inner suburbs of northern Virginia.

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

As the COVID pandemic continues to harm businesses in New York City, West African hair braiders find other ways to survive.

$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift


$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

The fund, which could provide payments to hundreds of thousands of people excluded from other pandemic relief, ignited a battle among state lawmakers before it was approved this week.

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. 

 

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