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Look around you. Look closely, and you will see boxes crumbling. What, for example, is the black community in Minnesota, and who represents it? At the time of writing, there was an NPR story in which a community leader said blacks in New York don’t trust the census bureau because of how such data was used during segregation. True, but with 30% of blacks in New York being immigrant, many of them are probably more worried that the census officers have friends in the immigration agencies. Is a white Mozambican immigrant “African-American?” When President Obama visited the slave castles in Ghana, was he really retracing the steps of his ancestors?

There are many more such stories if you look closely. You’ll find them in your communities. You’ll find them in the local papers as well as national publications. Please share with us these news stories related to this phenomenon of black immigration and how it is transforming the “African-American” narrative.

To make this comprehensive, please post the title and link to the source. If you have enough time, add an excerpt as well. Thank you, and keep the conversation going…

  1. neoafricanamericans
    April 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    How to counts Afro Latinos


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2DPL9IFEcw

  2. tsutherl
    February 25, 2010 at 4:56 am

    TITLE:Caribbean Immigration – IDEOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC MOTIVATIONS FOR, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, RELATIONS WITH AFRICAN AMERICANS

    LINK: http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/6039/Caribbean-Immigration.html

  3. tsutherl
    February 25, 2010 at 4:56 am
  4. tsutherl
    February 25, 2010 at 4:55 am
  5. tsutherl
    February 25, 2010 at 4:54 am

    TITLE:African American or Black American – Which Term is Accurate?

    LINK: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/24405/african_american_or_black_american.html?cat=9

  6. tsutherl
    February 25, 2010 at 4:53 am

    TITLE: The Changing Definition of African-American
    How the great influx of people from Africa and the Caribbean since 1965 is challenging what it means to be African-American
    LINK: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Changing-Definition-of-African-American.html#ixzz0gXXTT18m

  7. tsutherl
    February 25, 2010 at 4:52 am

    TITLE: Genealogy for a Nation of Immigrants
    LINK: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/arts/television/10faces.html

  8. tsutherl
    August 25, 2009 at 7:34 am

    TITLE: CHILLY COEXISTENCE – AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE BRONX
    LINK: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/journalism/gissler/anthology/Chill-Johnson.html

  9. tsutherl
    August 25, 2009 at 7:33 am

    TITLE: EVELYN HSIEH: FOLLOWING OBAMA, STUDENTS DEFINE “BLACK” ON IVY LEAGUE CAMPUSES
    LINK: http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=88053204021&h=uT9Ul&u=kLDNa

  10. tsutherl
    August 25, 2009 at 7:32 am

    TITLE: NATURALLY LESLIE: BLACK-LATINO IDENTITY
    LINK: http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=88053204021&h=uT9Ul&u=kLDNa

  11. tsutherl
    August 25, 2009 at 7:30 am

    TITLE: AMERICANS SEEK THEIR AFRICAN ROOTS
    LINK: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8117258.stm

  12. tsutherl
    August 25, 2009 at 7:30 am
  13. tsutherl
    August 25, 2009 at 7:30 am

    TITLE: CONTINENTAL DIVIDE SEPARATE AFRICANS, AFRICAN-AMERICANS
    LINK: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/14/africans.in.america/index.html

  14. tsutherl
    August 25, 2009 at 7:28 am

    TITLE: AFRICAN AMERICAN BECOMES A TERM FOR DEBATE
    LINK: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/us/african-american-becomes-a-term-for-debate.html

  15. tsutherl
    August 25, 2009 at 7:24 am

    TITLE: INTERVIEWS WITH TODAY’S IMMIGRANTS
    LINK: http://memory.loc.gov/learn//features/immig/interv/toc.php

    TITLE: CARIBBEAN IMMIGRATION – Ideological and economic motivations for Caribbean immigration
    LINK: http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/6039/Caribbean-Immigration.html

  16. neoafricanamericans
    June 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    TITLE: Refugee Program Halted As DNA Tests Show Fraud

    LINK: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121919647430755373.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  17. neoafricanamericans
    June 4, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    TITLE: Congresswoman introduces bill proposing for Caribbean black people to elect to be called Caribbean American instead of black in next census.

  18. neoafricanamericans
    June 4, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    TITLE: CNN iReport on African perspectives on Black America

    http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=92296066652&h=qEGzs&u=mUuj1

  19. neoafricanamericans
  20. neoafricanamericans
    June 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    TITLE: At the most selective universities, immigrants comprise a disproportionate number of black students.

    LINK: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-01/uocp-atm012907.php

  21. neoafricanamericans
    June 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    TITLE: Africans in the diaspora: black-white earnings differences among America’s Africans.

    Study shows differences in earnings between black and white Africans in America and find sizeable differences among immigrants who have relatively similar human capital profiles. Whites have annual earnings 80 per cent higher than their black counterparts, and the gap in hourly wage is almost 48 per cent.

    LINK: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/rers/2002/00000025/00000006/art00002

  22. neoafricanamericans
    June 4, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    TITLE: The End of the Black American Narrative (American Scholar)

    A Pulitzer-winning writer argues why a new century calls for new stories grounded in the present, leaving behind the painful history of slavery and its consequences.

    http://www.theamericanscholar.org/the-end-of-the-black-american-narrative/

  23. neoafricanamericans
    June 4, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    TITLE: Black in a New Light

    Barack Obama’s rise is driving a sometimes uncomfortable debate in the black community: What does it mean to be black in America?

    LINK: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121945267454865513.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  24. tsutherl
    June 4, 2009 at 4:49 am

    TITLE A Better Life Beckons in Africa
    U.S. Downturn Drives Immigrant Professionals Back Home
    EXTRACT
    While that may seem counterintuitive to Americans accustomed to bleaker images of Africa, recent studies have documented the flight of immigrant professionals from the United States to their home countries. Chinese and Indian workers increasingly say they see better opportunities and lifestyles at home. And diaspora associations of Nigerians, Ghanaians, Kenyans and other Africans say their members — mostly from middle-class backgrounds — are joining the exodus, choosing life in the land of slow Internet connections and power outages over the pressures of recession-era America.

    LINK http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/25/AR2009052502313.html?nav=E8

  25. tsutherl
    June 4, 2009 at 4:47 am

    TITLE ‘White African-American’ suing N.J. Med school for discrimination
    EXTRACT
    Paulo Serodio says he is born and raised in Mozambique and now a naturalized U.S. citizen, Serodio, 45, has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey medical school, claiming he was harassed and ultimately suspended for identifying himself during a class cultural exercise as a “white African-American.”

    LINK http://abcnews.go.com/US/Story?id=7567291&page=1

  26. tsutherl
    June 4, 2009 at 4:44 am

    TITLE The Refugees Who Saved Lewiston
    EXTRACT
    The once bustling mill town’s population had been shrinking since the 1970s; most jobs had vanished long before, and residents (those who hadn’t already fled) called the decaying center of town “the combat zone.” That was before a family of Somali refugees discovered Lewiston in 2001 and began spreading the word to immigrant friends and relatives that housing was cheap and it looked like a good place to build new lives and raise children in peace. Since then, the place has been transformed. Per capita income has soared, and crime rates have dropped.

    LINK http://www.newsweek.com/id/180035

  27. tsutherl
    June 4, 2009 at 4:41 am

    TITLE Some See Black, African-Immigrant Relations at a Low
    EXTRACT
    Ed Gordon takes a closer look at the historical and economic factors that some see resulting in tensions between African immigrants and African-Americans.

    LINK http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5600767

  28. tsutherl
    June 4, 2009 at 4:36 am

    TITLE Black (Immigrant) Admissions Edge
    EXTRACT
    Within higher education, one of the more sensitive issues in discussion of admissions and affirmative action in recent years has been the relative success of immigrant black Americans compared to black people who have been in the United States for generations.

    LINK http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/03/17/immigrant

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