RICHMOND, Calif. — Manuel Martinez thought his future would follow the life of his father. When he was 17, he thought he’d work in construction after high school. Despite living in Richmond, Calif. since the age of one, Martinez didn’t think he had many options because of his undocumented status.Details
“African Thriller”, the first single from African music star Rocky Dawuni’s forthcoming album Branches of the Same Tree, has been launched today worldwide. The single announces the Ghanaian star’s new signing to Cumbancha, which will be releasing Rocky Dawuni’s new album in early 2015. Dawuni appeared LIVE on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on July 24 to publicly launch the single. Live streaming is available worldwide at kcrw.com. A new music video for the track will be premiered later this summer.Details
We woke up last Monday morning to a humbling validation from LA Times about the purpose and value of our mission. Our story has been acknowledged and shared through an article in the very prestigious LA Times.Details
Most Africans tend to stay in their new countries but do not live in it. As an African migrant in the United States I am working on the hypothesis that African migrants though they live here do not really know much about the United States or become a social and cultural part of the country and the country does not really know much about African migrants nor does it incorporate them into major studies.Details
DAD’S WAR, A film By Martin Fusi
Two former friends, immigrant African fathers in America become mortal enemies and fight each other using strange methods.
NINAH’S DOWRY, A film by Victor Viyuoh
Ninah, a runaway wife whose husband finds out that she is pregnant and sets out to recover the bride price that he paid or take home the woman that he owns. By any means necessary.Details
Quite appropriately, immigrants and immigrant advocates reacted with anger and dismay to President Obama’s Sept. 6 announcement he would not move forward to fix “broken” immigration policy until after the November elections.Details
A harsh reality once stood between Ana Maciel of Soledad, California, and her dream of a college education: She is an undocumented immigrant.
Now, just a few years later, the junior is living that dream at the University of California, Davis, and has played a role in establishing a center to help others like herself through their obstacles to a university education.Details
Hussein Mohamed was born in Ethiopia and moved to the US as a child in the early 1980s, fleeing the country’s civil war. Today, he runs a radio show, Sagal Radio, targeted at Atlanta’s African immigrant community, and he’s trying to help his audience get a better understanding of Ebola.Details
LOS ANGELES–Until last spring, Tesfaldey Meshesha and his wife, who came to the United States from Ethiopia in 2008, used to be regulars at Hayim Tovim Adult Day Health Care center located in the heart of the Little Ethiopia along Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Here, they joined the aerobic dancing, socialized, lunched with friends and received medical check ups.
But these days, Meshesha, 76, the former manager of Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory, one of Ethiopia’s largest of its kind, comes alone, as his wife has contracted bone cancer.Details
A majority of California voters support the idea of expanding health coverage to include all low-income people in the state, regardless of their immigration status, according to a new poll.Details