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Photo (c) AMIP News Annapolis, Maryland State House Friday June 7, 2013 By Frederick Nnoma-Addison Maryland and Ondo State, (South Western Nigeria) today signed an MOU to become Sister-States under the Maryland Sister-States Program. Governor Martin O’Malley (Maryland) and Governor Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo) signed the agreement on behalf of their respective states at approximately 8:50am […]

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Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Valery Ross Manokey (left), 76, of Cambridge, Md., Harriet Ross Tubman’s great great niece and oldest living descendant in Maryland, poses with a wax likeness of the renowned abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad during the unveiling of Tubman’s wax figure in the Presidents Gallery at Madame […]

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Immigration: It’s a Black Thing, Too By Joyce Jones 03/20/2013 Comprehensive immigration reform is a top priority on Capitol Hill, mostly so lawmakers can win support at the polls from the nation’s growing Latino population. But, of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the United States, 400,000 are Black, hailing from Africa, […]

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Photo: AMIP News The Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center Annapolis, Maryland March 14, 2013 By Frederick Nnoma-Addison Only two weeks after the observation and celebration of African-American history month – February – in the United States, approximately 60 African-American leaders in Anne Arundel County, Maryland have held a meeting to review the state of their […]

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Picture: Charles Dharapak/Associated Press – President Barack Obama, accompanied by, from left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., applaud at the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. THE WHITE HOUSE […]

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By Abby Keane immigrationdirect.com In the past 20 years, there has been a 200 percent increase in African immigrants to the United States from countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana and Kenya. According to a study called “New Streams: Black African Migration to the United States,” Black Africans are among the fastest-growing groups of U.S. […]

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Auma Obama at her family’s homestead in the village of Kogelo, Kenya, in 2008 By Catriona Davies, CNN When Barack Obama won the U.S. election four years ago, his Kenyan half sister Auma was with her family at their homestead, watching the historic occasion on television. It was a night Auma Obama remembers well. “We […]

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August 25, 2012 Washington, DC By Frederick Nnoma-Addison African Diaspora Minister (Fred Brako, Ph.D.) Addresses one of America’s Biggest Challenges, Sex & Sexuality in an Extraordinary New Book S.P.I.C.E. Up Your Intimacy Life Now! One of America’s leading foreign-born Christian authorities on sex and sexuality, Rev. Fred Brako has treated the subject of sex and […]

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By Kris Balderston / February 03, 2012 Kris M. Balderston serves as Special Representative for Global Partnerships. This week, I joined the White House in honoring 14 leaders in American diaspora communities with roots in the Horn of Africa as Champions of Change. These leaders are helping to build stronger neighborhoods in communities across the […]

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA December 30, 2011 Nearly a century and a half ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation — a document that reaffirmed the noble goals of equality and freedom for all that lie at the heart of what it means to live in America. In the […]

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