The History of this Site:
Black Immigrant Network first appeared on the web in 2011, describing itself as a national network of organizations serving black immigrants and African American communities by focusing on fair and just immigration among other social issues. It looks like the website went off line in late 2017, and that searches for information on the organization today do not return anything except a Facebook page. But, that search discloses other black immigrant focused organization, networks even. Perhaps we will write a post on the current state of organizations devoted to serving black immigrants.
So its back, why?
Our interest in this website is historical. We have a mission to preserve the contemporary history of immigration in the United States for last 50 or so years, or the Internet Age. While websites like this exist, they are available to mark the course of the immigration debate. When they disappear, are abandoned, the internet is unforgiving in wiping the slate clean and moving on to the next new thing. This relentless change leads to revisionist history as facts disappear. By restoring this website, we preserve history in an accessible way.
You can get in touch with us here. More soon.