August 13, 2009
As the Obama Administration takes tentative steps towards addressing immigration, right-wing commentators and mainstream media alike have been jumping at the opportunity to sensationalize the divide between Blacks and immigrants. Taking a different approach, community organizers in Oakland, California have begun what they’re calling the African Diaspora dialogues—informal conversations between Black Americans and Black African immigrants about immigration, race and economic globalization. They’re hoping to use what they learn from these talks to build a Black Immigration Network that will advocate for immigration policies that are good for both communities.
August 11, 2009
The women of the Congo have become weapons of war by enemy soldiers as well as by the soldiers sent to protect them. A Washington Post article details the horrors of widespread, systematic rapes of girls and women in this war-torn country.