Press Releases

January 22, 2021

The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader
United States Senate
U.S. Capitol Building Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House
United States House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2020

Contacts:
Assefash Makonnen, African Communities Together, assefash@africans.us
Erin Markman, Take Root Justice, emarkman@takerootjustice.org; 650-814-7577

New Report Shows Professional Licenses Out of Reach for New York’s African Hair Braiders

Research Led by African Hair Braiders Details Barriers Faced When Pursuing Professional Licenses, Lays Out A Vision For Change

African Communities Together (ACT) is seeking a law student in the class of 2020 or a recent law school graduate who has not held a full-time, permanent public interest attorney position to jointly apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship starting in the fall of 2021.

Please see the announcement for more information and how to apply. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2019 

 

BLACK IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS  APPLAUD THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT’S PATHWAY TO PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR LIBERIAN IMMIGRANTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 13, 2019

Contact:

Assefash Makonnen,  African Communities Together

1 (646) 504-6103; assefash@africans.us

Brian Erickson (Camino PR), UndocuBlack Network

1 (631) 459-2173; brian@caminopr.com 
 

BLACK IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS APPLAUD CONGRESSIONAL MOVE TOWARDS PROVIDING LIBERIAN IMMIGRANTS WITH IMMEDIATE PATH TO PERMANENT STATUS 

For Immediate Release

'IT IS NOW LAW' BLACK IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS  APPLAUD THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT’S PATHWAY TO PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR LIBERIAN IMMIGRANTS

September 24, 2019

Contact:

Assefash Makonnen, African Communities Together, assefash@africans.us 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Trump “Public Charge” Regulation Unlawful, Lawsuit Claims

Nonprofits aim to block policy targeting millions of families of color

 

For Immediate Release                                                                       Thursday, June 20, 2019

Press Contact: Assefash Makonnen

March 28th, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: assefash@africans.us, nekessa@undocublack.org

 

Joint Statement on the Liberian DED lawsuit, African Communities Together v. Trump:

Hearing on preliminary injunction and other updates

African Communities Together Supports

Modernizing New York’s Deceptive Practices Act (GBL § 349)