New look at Antiguan passport holders

Just when the administration of President Donald Trump is applying greater scrutiny to who enters the U.S. and who doesn’t, authorities in Antigua are preparing to pull the plug on nearly 20 foreigners who bought passports and citizenship rights under ...

Tillerson will not write Guyana’s laws

While the newly minted administration of President Donald Trump fights with the justice system on immigration issues, Guyana’s government has found itself on the defensive about the role former ExxonMobil boss and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could play ...


(GIN)—An outraged African Union recalled the kidnapping of Black Africans as it considered the controversial new U.S. anti-immigrant rules.

Bountiful ties between Ghana and Israel

Accra, Ghana—Recently, a delegation of African-American journalists was invited to tour Ghana by the Consulate General of Israel in New York City.

Reparations commission cranks up 2017 agenda

A Caribbean reparations commission appointed by governments is meeting this week to help lay the groundwork for a proposed summit with the region and former slave-trading nations in Europe.

Gambia begins new era after unpopular leader packs and runs

Former president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, packed a Chadian cargo plane with luxury cars and went into exile late Saturday, barely missing the West African regional troops on their way to remove him by force if necessary.

Jamaicans leading the rush to get visas

Jamaicans appear to be among the most anxious of Caribbean Community citizens who are rushing to obtain non-immigrant, or visitor, visas to the U.S., fearing that promised policy changes by the administration of President Donald Trump might make it harder ...

Development ties between Israel and Ghana

Accra, Ghana—In 1958, Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion presented a two-seater Piper Cub airplane to Ghana’s Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah as a birthday gift from the Israeli government.

Black Institute prepares for immigration forum in Brooklyn

The Black Institute is partnering with Brooklyn City Council Member Mathieu Eugene for an immigration forum in Brooklyn Thursday, Jan. 26.

Desperate Gambian leader may find all exits not closed

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh hardened his position this week in defiance of December’s election results that put opposition candidate, Adama Barrow, squarely over the top. Now, as military loyalists peel off or are jailed, it appears he may have played ...

A president’s last act—Dual citizenship for Africans in the Diaspora

Jan. 6, 2017, a day before the West African nation of Ghana changed leadership (President John Dramani Mahama lost the election to Nana Akufo-Addo), I was blessed to receive my Ghana citizenship along with Bro. Earl 3X Reddix from Las ...

Somali-American makes debut as Minnesota state rep

She’s an “intersectional feminist,” a mom, a refugee, an immigrant and a resident of Minneapolis. Besides that, Ilhan Omar is a history maker and the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States.

The Haitian Revolution: 213 years later

Historians regularly refer to the Haitian Revolution as the most prominent and successful slave rebellion against European imperialism ever in the Western Hemisphere.

Israel lashes out at African allies for anti-settlement vote

Israel lashed out at its African and other allies this week, suspending aid and other relationships in retaliation for their votes on a U.N. resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.

Open letter to Donald Trump from an immigrant

Immigration columnist Felicia Persaud pens an open letter to Donald Trump.