Category: Issues

Ime Archibong | As Facebook’s unofficial Black leader, the Nigerian-American is pursuing racial justice while seeking the next big thing

By Salvador Rodriguez | CNBC

Nigerian-American Ime Archibong plays a unique role in Mark Zuckerberg’s orbit.

For nearly a decade, Zuckerberg has turned to Archibong any time he’s come up with ideas for special projects at Facebook. Archibong is also Zuckerberg’s point person in dealing with third-party developers. Outside of the office, the two executives are running buddies. 

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Covid 19 is hitting the African immigrant community hard in New York

I lost a Ghanaian neighbour and a Kenyan did not wake up from his ventilator

Nick Ogutu | Standard Digital

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Millions of taxpaying immigrants won’t get stimulus checks

by ASTRID GALVAN, PHILIP MARCELO and CLAUDIA TORRENS | Associated Press

The $2.2 trillion package that Congress approved to offer financial help during the coronavirus pandemic has one major exclusion: millions of immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. but work here and pay taxes. This includes a lot of African, Latino and Asian immigrants all across America

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Understanding the Division Between African Americans and Africans

By Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

The slave trade not only physically separated African Americans and Africans, but it created a psychological separation as well. At the root of this continued division between the two groups are misconceptions rooted in the narratives that each group has been given about themselves, as well as each other. As African people we continue to view ourselves and each other through the lens of the colonizer. For this reason African Americans tend to view Africans in the same manner as Europeans do, and Africans tend to view African Americans the same way. In this article I will look at the roots of where these misconceptions came from.

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Liberia: The Importance of the Liberian Diaspora – Have the Chickens Come Home to Roost?

“There exists a prevailing perception among Liberians, that when a Liberian becomes a naturalized US citizen, the individual loses his Liberian citizenship,”

By Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor


The African Star, (an African on online news organ), reported that on July 9, 2019, in the “wake of Liberia’s crippling economic situation, where the country’s Finance Minister Samuel Tweah is apparently hoping that remittances from Diasporas will salvage the country’s failing economy.Minister Tweah said recently that all remittances to individuals in Liberia, through Western Union, MoneyGram and other foreign transfer agencies, be paid to the recipients in the Liberian dollars.”

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