This website aims to be a meeting place of native-born Africans living in America. We want to tell the stories of this subset of American society, by chronicling their achievements, challenges, pain, celebrations, social events and announcements. We intend to be a bridge between native-born African communities across America, connecting them to each other and to their home countries while also providing a bulletin board for their businesses and service offerings.
We will report the interactions between native-born Americans with members of other ethnic and demographic groups in the USA. We will also report their dealings with the local, state and federal governments all across America.
africans-in-america.com will report all type of events held between native-born Africans living in USA and politicians, artists, student groups, government officials and businesses people who visit America from home countries in Africa.
America is a country of immigrants who contribute to her growth and greatness. But people in America are proud of their heritage. So while everyone pledges allegiance to the flag and celebrates July 4th with family barbecues and parades, occasions like St. Patrick Day are huge days for the Irish Americans, Oktoberfest is a big day for the German Americans, and the national days of Puerto Rican and Mexican set their American communities agog. Americans with Caribbean heritage would find every reason to have a carnival, with Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica national days providing the immediate excuse. The same rings true for Chinese, Indian, Japanese and all ethnicities that live in America.
These communities keep abreast with what’s happening to each other in newspapers and websites. They have groups that promote social activities, and support services to old or newly-arrived members of their communities. There are community newspapers and websites for Latinos in Spanish and those for people with Caribbean heritage in English all across America.
Native-born Africans in America are made up of first and second generation Africans who were not part of the slave trade, but came to America for education, economic opportunities or to flee wars and persecution in Africa, especially from 1970s. The native-born African community is one of the most accomplished demographic groups in the USA and has been recorded to be the most educated subset of blacks in America. They are renowned as lawyers, doctors, academics and hardworking people who fill several blue and white collar roles in America.
Native born-Africans communities also have their networks, and do their best to promote, help and celebrate each. But Africa is a continent of 54 sovereign states and several tribal and ethnic divisions. So maybe the 2 million strong native born African communities in the United States may not share a common heritage, a common festival and a common holiday. But it seems obvious they have 54 reasons to celebrate. 54 national days!!
Some prominent native-born Africans in America include, Tesla boss Elon Musk and TV presenter, Trevor Noah both from South Africa, renowned Nigeria doctor Bennet Omalu and Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o. While some people like former US President Barrack Obama are children of native-born Africans.
This website will be a townhall for native-born Africans from all fifty four sovereign countries and territories of Africa who are living in America. Our goal is to make this site accessible to everyone and our strategy is to have user generated content. So every native-born African living in America can tell their stories either as individuals or members of an African community living anywhere in America by uploading their news events, celebrations and activities and on this site and all our social network platforms.
Welcome to americans-in-america.com.
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