African diaspora - United States

See also: African Diaspora in Canada | African Student Organizations

Africa Reparations Movement, ARM
Site has closed. See the Bernie Grant Archive. Grant helped established ARM. Information on the movement to obtain reparations for the enslavement and colonisation of African people in Africa and the African Diaspora. Also to secure the return of African artefacts taken from Africa. Includes paper by Chinweizu on "Reparations and a New Global Order", speech by British Prime Minister William Gladstone in 1871 on looted Ethiopian artefacts, a discussion list, ARM Talk, and a chronology of slavery. [KF]

Africa South of the Sahara - History - Slavery
An annotated directory of the early slave trade, mainly the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Africa South of the Sahara - African Student Organizations
Directory of African student organizations, mainly in North America (Canada and U.S.). From Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources; site based at Stanford University.

African Advocacy Network
"San Francisco-based group of immigrants, activists, and allies charged with serving the Bay Area community of African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants and refugees through culturally competent social services." Provides "legal assistance, employment counseling, housing guidance, psycho-social case management, and health education" Volunteer opportunities.

African Cultural Festival (Sacramento, Califonia)
Sept. 2010 festival to "bring together all Africans from all cultures, regardless of religious denominations or social strata, in celebration and honor of our mother continent, Africa."

African Diaspora Newspaper Project
Maintained by James P. Danky, Newspapers and Periodicals Librarian, Wisconsin Historical Society. "the Project is actively seeking scholars in every country who can help identify the likely titles and related materials that will help to create an international, comparative history of Africans in the diaspora."

News, photographs of meetings, social events, film festivals, annual conferences in the U.S. Articles, commentary. Directory of African Theater, Entertainment organizations, Agencies, and Institutions. Interviews with Nigerian officials. Message board. The Publisher / Editor is Oliver O. Mbamara. Based in New York City. [KF]

African Services Committee, New York City
"nonprofit organization based in Harlem and dedicated to improving the health and self-sufficiency of the African community in New York City. Founded in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees...., today African Services is a multiservice agency assisting immigrants, refugees and asylees from across the African Diaspora." Also operates HIV testing and care clinics in Ethiopia.

African Student Organizations
Directory of African student organizations, mainly in North America. From Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources; site based at Stanford University.

African Women's Cancer Awareness Association, AWCAA
"...established in 2004, committed to improving healthcare delivery and services to African women and their families" aimed at African immigrants in the U.S. Offers a scholarship for a U.S. based student (deadline Oct. 20, 2005). Based in Lanham, Maryland, U.S.

[Angola] Kudissanga - Angolan Community Association

Site for Somali women maintained by a Somali woman living in the U.S. Includes a discussion forum, issues concerning the Somali diaspora, Somali marriage (colonial times and present day), Raising Children In the Diaspora, links to related web sites such as the Somaliland Women's Organization of Toronto. The web site title is based on Queen Araweilo.

Association des Sénégalais d'Amérique
In French. Meetings, events in New York. Based in New York City.

Association for the Advancement of Africa
A nonpartisan organization "created in January 2000 by Dr. Sunday-Joseph Otengho, a Ugandan who lived under Idi Amin's regime and who sought political asylum in the United States in January 1981. It is the intent of this organization to help first-generation Africans assimilate into American society while aiming at strengthening and enhancing the fundamental relationship between Africans of the Diaspora and Africa." Its 2004 convention is in San Francisco. Based in Hayward, California. [KF]

Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA)
"Membership in ANPA is open to all licensed Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Dentists, and Podiatrists of Nigerian descent practicing in the Americas, including Canada." Has a membership directory, statistics on the no. of physicians, directory of dentists, a medical mission project, and reports, telemedicine project, etc.

Bay Area Somali Community, BASC
Organization for Somalis living in the San Francisco Bay Area, mainly South Bay. Services: Translation and interpretation, Immigration and citizenship assistance, After school programs, Family crisis and prevention, Community education. Based in San Jose, California. [KF]

Bini Association of Northern California

Bini Club of Southern California
"The Binis are the largest community in Edo State, which is located in the mid-western region of Nigeria." Based in Los Angeles, California.

Black Radical Congress
"...focuses on the conditions of Black working and poor people. Recognizing contributions from diverse tendencies within Black Radicalism--including socialism, revolutionary nationalism and feminism--we are united in opposition to all forms of oppression, including class exploitation, racism, patriarchy, homophobia, anti-immigration prejudice and imperialism." Based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cape Verde Online
In English and Portuguese. Requires free membership to read articles about Cape Verde (such as interviews with the Prime Minister, with the Ambassador to the U.S.,with the U.S. heads of Caboverdiano organizations), events on Cape Verde for the diaspora and others, use the forums and chat room. Order books, music, flags, videos, T-shirts. Facts on all aspects of Cape Verdean life. Travel information. Owned by Brava Telecom.

Coalition of African, Asian, European, and Latino Immigrants of Illinois
Site has closed. "In 1997, 20 agencies serving immigrants and refugees in the Chicago metropolitan area joined together to form CAAELII,..." Partners include Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago. Its newsletters has news of immigrant cases / issues. [KF],320155847/

[Congo] Congolese Community of North Carolina - Raleigh"a 501 (C) (3) public charity organization dedicated to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede, social, educational, cultural, and entrepreneurial development of Congolese children and families living in the triangle area(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill" Based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

[Congo] INGA Association
"a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpolitical community organization of Congolese-Americans and Friends of Northern California."

Congo sans Frontieres
"Le Congo Sans Fronti?res (Le CSF) means The Congo Without Borders. Our mission is to foster and strengthen the social, educational and cultural development of Congolese living in the New York area." List of Congolese sites, discussion forums (must register to participate). Community events. Based in Elmhurst, New York. [KF]

Council of Ewe Associations of North America, CEANA
Represents Ewe Associations throughout the U.S. and Canada, holds annual conventions. Ewe history, press releases. "The Ewe people inhabit the territory equivalent roughly to the south-eastern quarter of Ghana and the southern half of TOGO."

Detroit to Dakar - D2D initiative
"D2D is an initiative of Priority Africa Network (PAN) in Oakland, CA in collaboration with national and Africa-based groups."  "The goal of D2D is to promote issues related to Africa and the African Diaspora, at the U.S Social Forum in Detroit while also making strategic links towards the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal in early 2011."

In English and Tigrigna. News, video news, news of and events for the Eritrean community in the U.S. "The word BIDDHO is a Tigrignya term equivalent to the English word CHALLENGE."

[Ethiopia] Jimma Times
Opposition newspaper. Includes news of Oromia state, of the Ethiopian diaspora. "Jimma Times is an international independent news media outlet run by reporters both in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Diaspora. Its print version Yeroo (suspended) published newspapers in Afaan Oromo and English, the first Ethiopian private paper written in Qubee."

Ethiopian Community Services, Inc. (San Jose, California)
Organization "to the social and economical needs of the Ethiopian immigrant / refugee community in the Santa Clara County."

Ethiopian Lawyers Association of North America
"...professional association founded by Ethiopian attorneys in order to serve the Ethiopian/American community." Events mainly in New York.

Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association, ENAHPA
"...a non-profit organization established in November of 1999 in Detroit Michigan - USA, by Ethiopian-born Physicians, Dentist, Nurses, Pharmacists, Healthcare and Non-Medical Professionals now living and working in the United States and Canada." Members volunteer one to two weeks each year working in Ethiopian hospitals and clinics. Describes projects, essays such as "Reversing the Brain Drain; A Personal Testimony", speeches such as "Forging Synergy within the Ethiopian Diaspora". Based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. [KF]

Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America, ESFNA
Founded 1984. Has an annual soccer tournament and other sporting events. Offers scholarships. Raises funds for needs in Ethiopia.

Ethiopians for Obama

Footsteps (Peterborough, NH)
Print magazine on African & African American history for middle school children (ages 10-14). Has a full text article on Africans in the United States, by Harvard Prof. J. Lorand Matory. Each issue of the magazine focuses on a different theme. Has teachers' guides for its Liberia issue by Jo Sullivan, for the Mansa Musa: King of Mali issue, Published by Cobblestone Publishing, Peterborough, NH.

Fordham University. Department of African and African-American Studies
The Bronx African American History Project is based here. Campuses in New York city, Bronx, New York. Bronx African American History Project - has interviews with African immigrants from Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, etc. [KF]

Ghana Association of Sacramento

Ghana Cyber Group
Begun by Ghanaians in the U.S. and Ghana to nurture the IT economy in Ghana. Supports a Ghana Technology Park project. Has a non-profit division, the GCG Foundation.

[Ghana] Council of Ewe Associations of North America, CEANA
Represents Ewe Associations throughout the U.S. and Canada, holds annual conventions. Ewe history, press releases. "The Ewe people inhabit the territory equivalent roughly to the south-eastern quarter of Ghana and the southern half of TOGO."

[Ghana] Council of Ghanaians in Northern California

In Motion: the African-American Migration Experience - African Immigration (1970-Present)
Eassys, maps, graphs, photographs. Teacher Lesson Plans. Based at the Schomburg Center for Research (New York Public Library.;jsessionid=f8303372211271846295276?migration=13&topic=99&type=text&bhcp=1

Has Full text of titles such as:
"African Students in the United States: A Handbook of Information and Orientation." Phelps-Stokes Fund (New York, 1957)
"Recent African Immigrants to the United States: A Historical Perspective" from The Western Journal of Black Studies, vol. 19, no. 1 (1995) Joseph Takougang
"African Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the United States." By Kinuthia Macharia

Journal of Pan African Studies (Los Angeles)
"A scholary journal devoted to African world community studies, published four times a year." Maintained by Amen-Ra Community Assembly of California. The Editor is Itibari M. Zulu.

Articles include:
Critical Indigenous African Education and Knowledge, by Itibari M. Zulu; The South Africa-Mali Timbuktu Project: Utilizing Skills and Talents to Advance the African Renaissanceby, by President Thabo M. Mbeki; Pan African Dissertation Abstracts (in PDF).

Kenya Diaspora Network
"a non-political organization whose primary objective is to support the Kenyan Government development efforts by aligning the resources and inherent knowledge of Kenyan Organizations in the Diaspora with the Government's Economic Recovery Plan (GERP) and with the Donors' Country Assistance Plans. The Network was recently formed at the behest of the Kenyan government in conjunction with the World Bank Institute and Western Hemisphere African Diaspora Network (WHADN-an initiative of the AU)." Based in Mclean, Virginia.

Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, KESSA
"independent nonprofit professional Association established in...Ohio...purpose of advancing scholarly, scientific, and research work on the Republic of Kenya.Its membership is drawn from all disciplines..."

Kenyan American Professional's Association
"focuses on guest speaker events, career and professional development programs..." Covers the area of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Photographs of events. Based in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Kenyan American Society

Kenyan Community Abroad
"KCA is a socio-political non-partisan organization, registered in the states of Pennsylvania and Minnesota..., and composed primarily of Kenyans living outside Kenya. KCA was founded in March 1997 with a view to giving Kenyans abroad a platform in which they can exchange views and help bring change back home."  Has their Press Statements, etc.

[Liberia] Association of Citizens and Friends of Liberia, ACFLi
Founded 1990, by a group of Liberians and Friends of Liberia. Based in Sacramento, California.

[Liberia] Grand Gedeh Association (Minnesota Chapter)
"An online community for Grand Gedeans in Minnesota (others welcome)" Directory of all chapters. Articles. History, culture, music (audio clips).  A non-profit organization established 1975 in Brooklyn, New York.

[Liberia] Liberian Community Association. Washington Metropolitan Area
"Founded in the early 70's to serve as a vehicle for the uniting of Liberians living in Washington, DC., the Virginia and Maryland surburbs." Is a chapter of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas. Based in Maryland, U.S.A.

[Liberia] Liberian Mandingo Association of New York
Community news, Liberian political news. Commentary. Links to other Liberian community sites.

[Liberia] Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas
"...umbrella group of Liberians and their various organizations in the Americas." Non profit NGO "formed on July 4, 1974 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,..." Links to other community sites.

Liberia Pedia [African American Repatriates]
"Digital archives of scholarship on Liberia...." Maintained by C. Patrick Burrowes, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Humanities and Communications, Penn State (Harrisburg, PA). Includes: African American Repatriates to Liberia 1820-1904 - approximately 15,000 African-American immigrants with details. Need to select a username and password to use the immigrants database.

Migration Information Source
Find the number of people born in Africa, regions of Africa, selected countries from 1995 to date. Also the number of asylum applications by nationality, by year and Acquisition of citizenship by country of former nationality, by year. The number, by state, of African-born populations. Facts about the foreign-born from each African country in each U.S. state. Essays (African Foreign Born in the United States, International Migration in Africa). Number of asylum applicants from individual African countries to other countries (U.S., U.K. etc.). Number of asylum applicants in United States by individual countries of origin. Based in Washington, D.C. [KF]

Mshale Communications
News of interest to Africans in the U.S., immigration news, news regarding Kenya, conventions of the Diaspora in the U.S., cultural events, etc. The Publisher is Tom Gitaa. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Nairobi.

Museum of the African Diaspora
"The Museum of the African Diaspora connects all people through the celebration and exploration of the art, culture and history of the African Diaspora." Interview with Modou Dieng, photographs by Dave Herman of the Gullah community of South Carolina and other photographs, etc. Based in San Francisco, California.

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

New York University. Africa House - African Cities Documentary Series
"Africa House is designed to become the intellectual center for NYU students and faculty who are studying Africa and the African diaspora." NYU's African Expressive Culture Project includes Black Renaissance Magazine and the African Cities Documentary Series, headed by professors Manthia Diawara and Awam Amkpa, with film clips of Malian women discussing the world economy and controversial dance styles, Guinean scholar D.T.Niane on rural-urban migration, and visit to a traditional mask maker. [KF]

Niger Delta Foumdation
"...a non-profit organization formed by expatriates from the Niger Delta to assist in the alleviation of poverty through practical actions." Works on health (including HIV/AIDS), education, economic empowerment, environmental practices, etc. Based in Houston, Texas.

[Nigeria] Edo Leadership Assembly
Founded 2008. "an umbrella body of all Edo state natives in America, Canada and Europe" Its charity arm is the Benin Foundation which "focuses on providing charity work in the area of healthcare, agriculture, culture and education in the area presently called Edo state of Nigeria."

[Nigeria] Ijaw National Alliance of the Americas
A non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1995 "whose membership includes persons and groups of Ijaw descent and currently resident in the United States of America." Contains an Ijaw history "from Ijawnation Yahoogroups archive - posted by Mr.Benaebi Benatari of IPA, UK."

[Nigeria] Ijaw National Congress (USA)
"The Ijaw National Congress USA (INCUSA) is a grassroots organization whose membership includes persons and socio-cultural groups of Ijaw descent and is currently resident in the United States of America."

[Nigeria] Ijaw Resource Center
News from Nigerian news sites, community events in the U.S., links to related sites (Ijaw American Caucus - Minnesota,etc) . Based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

[Nigeria] National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America - Egbe Omo Yoruba
Based in Washington, D.C. Lists its chapters in various cities. Includes a history of the Yoruba, culture (names and naming ceremony, weddings, funerals), traditional and western education, etc. See also the site for its Washington, D.C. chapter, Egbe Isokan Yoruba, Washington, D.C.

[Nigeria] Nsit Atai Local Government in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria in North America

Nigeria Policy Council
"a non-partisan, and non-profit institutional think tank that advocates, through policy initiatives, a well governed Nigeria committed to global peace and the betterment of the lives of its citizens. The NIPOC-USA is a conglomeration of Nigerian professionals from different walks of life." Will hold a March 2006 conference. Based in Baltimore, Maryland. [KF]

Nigerians in America
Commentary on life in the U.S. and other topics, articles, short stories, poetry, art work. Community events and photographs in the U.S. and Nigeria.

Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, NIDO
Based in Washington, D.C.

Obama, Barach - Speech at the Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA - July 27, 2004
Audio of Barack Obama's speech. (requires soundcard, speakers or headset). From the web site, Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches produced by American Radioworks (public radio).

General news and news of the Kenya diaspora.

Senegalese Association of Houston
Facebook page.

Senegalese Association of Michigan
Activities, business page, photographs, news, polls.

Senegalese Community for Aid and Self Development, SENCAD
Founded 2006. Events, Senegalese business directory. Photographs. Based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sierra Visions
"nonprofit organization founded by Sierra Leonean young professionals." Aimed at the Sierra Leone Diaspora. Has a secondary schoolsupport program, Excel. Offers "paid internships to youth in Sierra Leone; and connects Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora and friends of Sierra Leone with volunteer and community service opportunities in Sierra Leone." Matches volunteers with NGOs.

Silicon Valley East African Diaspora Project
For Eritrean, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Somali, South Sudanese and Sudanese immigrant families in Silicon Valley. Has a photo-exhibit and digitized narratives, a newsletter, film screeings, tea ceremonies, etc. The Project Director is Dr. Ruth P. Wilson, Professor of African American Studie, San Jose State,

Sister Sister African Hair Braiding Salon
"Adji and fatim From Senegal opened Sister-Sister African Hair Braiding and Weaving Salon in Houston Texas in December of 1997." Salon owners are Adji Marre and Fatim Marre.

Somali Press (Toronto, Canada)
In Somali and English. Established in 1994. Hosts discussion forums. Web edition of a  monthly newspaper with readership among the Diaspora (Canada, United States, Europe, etc.) [KF]

Somaliland American Council
In English and Somali. Site for the Expatriate Community. "Somaliland American Council (SAC) advocates for the development of close relationship between the people of Somaliland and United States for their mutual benefit."

[South Sudan] Lou Nuer Community USA
"...a (501 c 3) ....registered non profit organization found in 1992 by the first (24) Lou immigrants in the United States of America......its members entirely consist of people from three GOSS established counties, of Akobo, Nyirol, and Uror in Jonglei State Southern Sudan." List of chiefs, Lou Nuer students in the US and UK, Based in Des Moines, Iowa. [KF] s

[South Sudan] Youth Organization of Warrap State, YOWS
Founded May 2008, organized by Southern Sudanese youth living in the US and Canada whose origin is Warrap State in Southern Sudan.

Tadias (New York City)
"Ethiopian-American Lifestyle and Business Magazine." Online magazine (formerly also in print). Includes articles such as "Coming to America" by Prof. Donald Levine on immigration in the U.S., the Ethiopian community in Los Angeles, profiles of prominent Ethiopians such as artist Afewerk Tekle and Marcus Samuelsson, co-owner / executive chef of Aquavit, the premier Scandinavian restaurant in New York city. Founded 2003 in San Jose, California. Now Published by Tadias, Inc., New York city. [KF]

Tanzanian Community of Dallas

[Togo] American Togolese Community

Ugandan North American Association
Founded in 1988.  "To bring together Ugandans now living in North America and create a platform on which they can network, share and experience Ugandan culture and the abundant opportunities of our new home." Holds an annual convention.

United States. Immigration Commission (1907-1910) also knowns as Dillingham Commission Reports
Requires the ebrary plugin. A 41-volume collection of works published [1911] during the 2nd and 3rd sessions of the 61st Congress, digitized under the supervision of Stanford University Libraries. Indicates there were 9,581 immigrants from Africa to the U.S. from 1820-1910, that there were 3 people in the coal mining industry whose fathers came from Africa. The Commission Chair was William Paul Dillingham.