African Immigration to US Keeps Rising

The United States remains a popular destination for immigrants from Africa, according to the U.S.-based Pew Research Center.

The number of African immigrants coming to the U.S. has more than doubled since 2000, Pew said in a new report.

The organization said that as of 2015, 2.1 million African-born people were living in the United States. That number is up from 880,000 in 2000. Back in 1970, there were just 80,000.

Monica Anderson is a research associate at Pew and the author of the study. She said one reason for the large increase is that many immigrants are refugees from Africa.

She noted that in 1980, only 1 percent of refugees admitted to the United States were from Africa. Today, that share is about 37 percent…MORE

The World Bank Africa Knowledge Fest!

Join the World Bank for the first-ever Africa Knowledge Fest to explore with experts the most recent, relevant knowledge products and celebrate some of the most dynamic thinkers on Africa’s development today and enjoy a live musical performance by celebrated jazz bassist Richard Bona.
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 9:00am – 6:00pm
Where: The World Bank Headquarters | 1818 H Street, NW Washington | JDW Atrium & Preston Auditorium | Washington, DC | 20433
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USA – 2017 Young Professionals Mentoring Program (YMP)

The 2017 Young Professionals Mentoring Program (YMP) is open. The YMP is an annual career and leadership development program, designed to empower young professionals with the skills they need to actualize their personal and professional goals.

The applications for the 2017 cohort are being accepted through February 11, 2017.

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USA – Join the EKO | African Diaspora Coding

EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy is a program developed in partnership with Coders4Africa (C4A), the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), and DCHR’s Center for Learning and Development to provide greater access to introductory classes of coding software design and application development to 120 African born residents in the District of Columbia (USA). MORE: Watch video to learn more about EKO

Three Africans Shine in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

succesThis year’s Forbes’ 30 under 30 list is brimming with ‘black excellence’. From entrepreneurs, to scientists, to media personalities and athletes, it is refreshing to see how much impact the black community is having on the world. What is most exciting is the three star Africans who have been featured on the list. Among this year’s finalists are Augusta Umamanzu-Nna (18), Kwame Onwuachi (26) and Yaa Gyasi (27). Continue reading

Sérieusement LinkedIn n’est pas Facebook!

linkedinLinkedIn est un site pour les professionnels. Quant à Facebook, il est pour tout le reste, tout ce que vous voulez. Et même, sur Facebook, j’ai très peu d'”amis” Facebook et si je ne vous connais pas personnellement, ne m’envoyez pas une invitation.

Voici un bel artice qui nous explique pourquoi LinkedIn n’est pas Facebook et pourquoi il ne fait pas mélanger les genres.

LinkedIn is not Facebook…seriously, it’s not
I have been noticing a trend that people are starting to post things on LinkedIn that appear….better suited for a social media site like Facebook. I know this is not a new topic, but it keeps happening. Suite