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Are We Ever Moving Back? A Vision Dissonance Dilemma

Most immigrants seem to operate with the assumption that one day, they will be moving back to Africa. While it may sound good to imagine that we will move back to our tropical refuge in our retirement, chances are the more we are established in our adopted country, the harder it is going to be to live in Africa.

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October 12, 2021

Why Immigrant Transnationalism Matters

Neo-African diasporans often have to balance responsibilities in their country of residence as well as their country of origin. Immigrant transnationalism can be both a gift and a curse. Understanding the experiences and challenges experienced by neo-African diasporans provides an avenue to enhance the well-being and contributions to society on both ends.

October 5, 2021

Are We A People? Solidarity Among African Immigrants In the Western World

As African immigrants living in Western countries, we have a lot in common yet our heterogeneity also makes it difficult to build relationships and solidarity across lines of national origin. As the population of African immigrants in Western countries grows, how can we enhance solidarity and social cohesion among neo-African diasporans?

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October 1, 2021

Who Are The Neo African Diaspora?

As we embark on an exploration to appreciate and empower African immigrants, we wanted to take a moment to explain why we named our initiative Neo African Diaspora. You may already know that “neo” means new and you may have guessed what the term refers to. You may have heard it used before. For us,…

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September 28, 2021

Acculturation: A Framework For Defining Integration

Besides refugees who migrate to avoid persecution, immigrants move to another country in search of opportunities to better their lives. To that end, integration is crucial for the upward socioeconomic mobility of immigrant populations. Integration, also known as biculturalism, is a form of positive acculturation. By definition, acculturation refers to the cultural and psychological that…

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January 30, 2021

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