DIVERSITY IN THE BLACK POPULATION - Media Reports
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View Article "the United States is the only place in the world where all of Africa's children -- native-born Africans, Afro Caribbeans, Afro Hispanics, Afro Europeans and African Americans -- are represented." washingtonpost.com, July 29, 2007 Author:Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs
Listen to the Radio Broadcast "Newly arrived immigrants from Africa now outnumber those brought here in the waning years of slavery. They're better educated and earn more, which can create tension between these two groups of African-Americans. We discuss who these new African immigrants are, and what their relationship is with African-Americans already in America." Africans in America, NPR : National Public Radio, March 3, 2005 Guests:John Logan, Shaffdeen Amuwo
View Article "For the first time, more blacks are coming to the United States from Africa than during the slave trade." More Africans Enter U.S. Than in Days of Slavery, New York Times, February 21, 2005 Author:Sam Roberts
View Article "A cultural division is emerging between American-born blacks and a fast-growing population of black immigrants, civil-rights advocates said yesterday." Black-immigrant Population Growing, Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 9, 2003 Author: Genaro Armas
View Article Afro-Caribbean and African immigrants remain a small part of Capital Region's black population. Mark McLean never realized the importance of embracing his blackness until he moved to Albany 13 years ago. McLean, who was born in England to Jamaican parents, admits he never made the effort because he didn't feel it was important." Black Minority Within a Minority, Albany Times Union, May 4, 2003 Author: Breea Willingham
View Article ''Some Caribbean-American Democrats, offended by what they see as their party's lackluster response to recent controversies over Haitian migration and other issues important to their community, have formed their own statewide group, separate from the party's black caucus.'' Caribbean Americans Form Own Caucus, Miami Herald April 09, 2003 Author: Jacqueline Charles
View Article "In 1990, there were 1,241 Africans -- individuals from the Northern or sub-Saharan regions of the world's second largest continent -- in Western Pennsylvania. By 2000, their numbers had jumped to 2,665. More than half make their homes in Pittsburgh; 647 in 1990 and now, more than 1,000." Western Pennsylvania Proves to Be a Land of Opportunity for African Immigrants, Post-Gazette March 16, 2003 Author: Ervin Dyer
View Article "Although black groups live near each other, 'this does not mean they share the same neighborhoods,' Logan said. 'Segregation among black ethnic groups reflects important social differences between them.'" Disparity Marks Black Ethnic Groups, Report Says, Washington Post March 9, 2003 Author: Darryl Fears
View Article "New York City continues to be the Afro-Caribbean center of the nation," said John R. Logan, director of SUNY Albany's Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research, which produced the study..."Political pressures continue to push them out of their own countries and economic opportunities in New York City continue to draw them here." Business Booms for Afro-Caribbeans, Newsday Feb. 25, 2003 Author: Tania Padgett
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"The mix of nationalities in the PEACE center in Minneapolis resembles that of Minnesota, which became a leading state for sub-Saharan African immigration in the 1990s. In just 10 years, that population grew sevenfold, to more than 43,000..." Africans Struggle to Make New Home, Star Tribune . Oct. 6, 2002 Authors: Lourdes Medrano Leslie and David Peterson
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"They may distinguish themselves from African-Americans, but their daily experiences -- at the bank, out in the community -- may remind them that they are black and share something with African-Americans," Logan said. "It may be that the groups find they have to work as allies because they have no other naural allies." Black Immigrants Feel No Racial Kinship in U.S., Orlando Sentinel. April 28, 2002 Author: April Hunt