A Look at Africa’s Influence in Harlem

A CCNY Student Project

1/6/2015, 6:59 p.m.
Immigration from Africa has exploded all over the country. The U.S. census reports that 1.6 million African immigrants live in ...

With Harlem's demographics in flux, journalism students at the City College of New York explored the lives of two West African immigrants who moved to the historic neighborhood.

Immigration from Africa has exploded all over the country. The U.S. census reports that 1.6 million African immigrants live in the U.S.—or 4 percent of the country’s foreign born population--and the influx has exceeded 300 years of the slave trade. In New York City, the African-born population increased about 39 percent, to 128,200, over the past decade, according to the Department of Planning. African groups do not make the city’s top-20 list of the foreign-born, but represent a growing presence among recent entrants to the city, notes the planning agency.

Check out the full piece here: https://mik.creatavist.com/africaninfluence