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Yatta Kiazolu


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Against All Odds, Nearly 4,000 Liberians Win A Path To Citizenship After Over 20 Years In Limbo

For the first time in decades, Congress has passed legislation creating a path to citizenship for foreign nationals. A provision in the defense appropriation bill (section 7611) passed just before the holidays, allows for Liberians present since November 20, 2014, to apply for adjustment of status to permanent residency.For well over 20 years, an estimated 4,000 Liberians have...

5 Black Immigrants Running For Office In 2020

The 2020 election cycle is gearing up to be a contentious contest between Democrats and Republicans. The call for increased representation for marginalized community members, at all levels of government, has helped produce an increasingly diverse pool of candidates.Not to be erased, black immigrants are among the many aspirants for public office in the upcoming elections. Here is a list...

This First-Generation Nigerian American Wants To Bridge The Gap Between The African Diaspora And The Political Process

Steve Okoroha is an attorney and community leader running for city council in District C of his hometown of Missouri City, Texas. A resident of 25 years, he is working to make a bigger impact in his own backyard.“I consider myself a uniter of people. That’s probably my biggest strength I’m bringing to Missouri City,” Okoroha said.Though many people leave for...