By Saybin Roberson | LOS ANGELES SENTINEL
British-Nigerian comedian Gina Yashere is telling it like it is. A self-made star, Yashere is enlightening the world and informing the culture one joke at a time. Born and raised in London to Nigerian parents, Yashere began her journey into adulthood studying engineering. However, one day while working on elevators, she decided to make a switch. A naturally funny and charismatic young lady, Yashere took to stand up comedy and the rest was history.
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By Hilary Kimuyu|NAIROBI NEWS A Kenyan-American teenager has been accepted into 11 prestigious universities in the US after she completed high school. Sharon Njeri Wambu, whose parents immigrated to the US from Kenya, received acceptance to 11 top universities including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cal Poly Pomona, and Vanderbilt. Others are University of South California (USC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California Irvine (UCI), … Continue reading Kenyan-American teen accepted into 11 top US universities
Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than U.S. native-born population
BY MONICA ANDERSON AND PHILLIP CONNOR | PEW RESEARCH CENTER
As the annual number of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa to both the United States and Europe has grown for most years this decade, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau and Eurostat data finds that sub-Saharan immigrants in the U.S. tend to be more highly educated than those living in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Portugal – Europe’s historically leading destinations among sub-Saharan immigrants.
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By Dr. Tarig Elhakim | THE HILL| Africans in America When I won the diversity lottery and emigrated to America in 2016 from my native Sudan, I never imagined I’d be one of America’s health care soldiers fighting against a global pandemic. Nowadays it is required for me to have my temperature checked every time I walk into the Miami hospital where I work. When … Continue reading I’m a Sudanese-born doctor fighting America’s war against the coronavirus.
By Carlos Echeverria-Estrada and Jeanne Batalova| Migration Policy Institute
There were very few sub-Saharan Africans in the United States just a few decades ago, with under 150,000 residents in 1980. Since then, immigrants from some of the largest sub-Saharan countries, such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Somalia, and South Africa, have settled in the United States. Overall, more than 2 million immigrants have come from the 51 countries that comprise sub-Saharan Africa, making up 84 percent of the 2.4 million immigrants from the entire African continent. The remainder are from the six countries of North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia.
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