California is a joint labor of love by immigrants and native-born Americans, whether their family origins are in Vietnam, Mexico, Senegal, England, or elsewhere. Living here, the reasons why we need fair and humane immigration reform only become clearer to me each day. Reform will allow us to pull our diverse strengths together for the same goals communities share everywhere: prosperity, better education, improved prospects for children and families.
Enkutatash is the first day of the New Year in Ethiopia. It occurs on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar, which is 11 September (or, during a leap year, 12 September) according to the Gregorian calendar.
Culver City- Residents of Los Angeles can add the culinary delights of cuisines from Africa to satisfy their eccentric taste buds. The inaugural African Gourmet and Wine Festival made this all possible on Saturday, August 31, 2013 in beautiful Downtown Culver City in a quant area of the 9300 block of Culver Blvd.
New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández A year after a deportation reprieve became available to undocumented youth, analysts are noticing a trend: Very few Chinese immigrants are applying for it. “We suspected this was the case, that there would be low numbers,” said Anoop Prasad, a staff attorney from the Immigrant Rights Program at [...]
New America Media, Op-ed, Miriam Yeung On Thursday, Aug. 1, I joined nearly 50 labor leaders, immigrant advocates, environmental activists, people of faith and DREAMers from the “We Belong Together” pro-immigration movement to push for fair immigration policies for women and children. This was our small, but very significant March on Washington. To stand up [...]
While justice rolling down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream sounded like an excellent idea we had little sense of what any of it really meant. Unlike Mississippi, “a state sweltering with the heat of oppression” we were just plain sweltering in a stuffy auditorium in the humid Kolkata summer. We were all for letting freedom ring but we just hoped not to stumble over the “heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.”
USCIS reminds you that authorization for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the United States government will expire on Sept. 30, 2013.
New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson The 50th anniversary of the monumental 1963 March on Washington was accompanied by a wave of commemorative events that tried hard to recapture the energy and the spirit of the 1963 March. This was a tall order. The original march, punctuated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s towering [...]
For immigration reform to mean anything it’s got to make it easier for all undocumented immigrants to regularize their status in the United States — not just DREAM-Act eligible young people. Yes, the “Dreamers” are, and have been for some time, immigration advocate darlings. This is not unearned. By and large they are articulate, photogenic, full of promise and hard to dismiss as “foreign invaders” since they are pretty thoroughly Americanized. Way back in earlier days of the immigration reform movement, the rationale in separating the fight for passage of the DREAM-Act from the rest of the reform efforts hinged on this image.
If you are a passionate consumer of African cuisine or someone with a curious culinary mind and taste-buds, this one –of-a-kind, innovative festival will certainly blow your mind away as you will be given a treat by world-class winemakers, the region's finest African restaurants, and of course, the dedicated lovers of African culture and entertainment.