Black Alliance for Just Immigration Join Efforts to Free Chronically Ill Central American Women in Detention Maribel*, a Afro-Honduran woman seeking asylum from violence in Honduras is currently detained in Laredo, TX and is chronically ill due to sickle cell complications.  Maribel is a member of the Garifuna community from Caribbean shores of Honduras. Detained for over Read More

We are just weeks away from the BIN Kinship Assembly and we hope you have made your plans to join us for 3 days of sharing, learning, fun and fellowship. If you are wondering what you can look forward to, take some time to view the updated program and register at:  The Kinship Assembly program is designed intentionally, to provide ample opportunities Read More

Coalition Urges Renewal of Tps for West Africa A national coalition of organizations, led by African Communities Together (ACT) is leading the charge urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to renew Temporary Protected Status for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the wake of the 2013 Ebola crisis. Though these countries were the hardest Read More

On Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 the Black Immigration Network convened its 3rd National Conference. More than 100 people gathered at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of the convening was to ignite a conversation between the black immigrant community and the African-American community. We wanted to share stories, experiences, and learn from Read More

The recent Supreme Court ruling, which halted President Obama’s executive action programs, made it clear that our movement needs a new, aggressive approach to advancing justice for immigrants. Even after this egregious decision, mainstream groups continue to push the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But as BAJI’s infographic on ‘Black Immigrants and DACA’ shows (see below), Read More

BLACK IMMIGRANT AND AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS MOURN THE LOSS OF “BROTHER AFRICA” On Sunday March 1,  Charley “Brother Africa” Leundeu Keunang, a 43 year old Cameroonian  immigrant living on Skid Row was killed by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers. Members of Black Immigration Network in Los Angeles are actively involved in organizing the community to Read More

In January 1972 Shirley Chisholm became the first major-party black candidate to make a bid for the US Presidency. She was also the first black woman elected to Congress. The BBC UK Witness program interviewed Congressman Charles Rangel who worked with Shirley Chisholm. In taped interviews from the late Ms. Chisholm, she talks proudly of Read More

Join  the Reunite Haitian American Families Campaign Update on  Friday April 24 Make sure you register today for the Reunite Haitian American Families Campaign call: Reunite Haitian Families Campaign Update Friday  April 24 11AM PST/ 12AM  MST/ 1PM CST/  2PM EST Register for call in details On this call you will hear from Reunite Haitian American Families Campaign co-chairs, Ninaj Raoul of Haitian Women Read More

PEW Research Issues New Report on Black Immigrant Demographics in the US A new report issued April  9 by the PEW Research Center shows rapidly growing numbers of black immigrants reshaping the overall black population in the United States over the last three decades. A record 3.8 million foreign-born blacks now live in the United States, Read More

This week marks five years since the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 devastating Haiti’s capitol Port Au Prince and the surrounding area. This anniversary is a sobering reminder to all that families in Haiti are still struggling and we must do all that we can to assist. The Reunite Haitian Read More

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