ACT Members Prepare For Court Interpreter Exam

On May 28, 2016 six members from ACT's interpreter corps met with local attorneys to prepare for the New York State Court Interpreter Exam.

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ACT Members Meet and Declare 6 Months is Not Enough!

On May 2, 2016 ACT members met to discuss immigration. The meeting opened with a discussion on Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which provides immigrants from countries affected by Ebola with the documentation to live and work in America.

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African Hair Braiders and the Fight for Immigration Reform

The connection between African hair braiders in NYC and ACT’s enduring struggle for immigration reform is stronger than ever!

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Supreme Court Will Hear Obama's Immigration Action in April

Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review President Obama's executive orders on immigration. The Court will decide in April whether millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, or whose children are U.S. citizens and permanent residents, will receive working papers and protection from deportation.

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ACT Is Growing!

In two short years, ACT has tripled the size of its staff! In 2015, ACT welcomed Karina Edouard and Ojiugo Uzoma to its growing team. Read more about their experiences here! 

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A Lively Meeting About Good Jobs

Why are so many African immigrants working below their skill level? What do African immigrants need to know about their rights on the job? How can we help ourselves and our community get ahead? The topic at ACT’s August membership was jobs, and the conversation was lively.

 

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ACT Meetings: Now Bigger and Better!

On August 4, ACT members met at a new location for the first time. Monthly meetings will now take place at the Garden of Eden Associates Community Room, 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd (entrance on 119th Street, across from Patisserie Les Ambassades). The new location is larger, with more room for our growing membership!

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A Busy Summer for ACT Members

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It’s been a busy summer for ACT members! In addition to our usual outreach, organizing and member services, ACT held two dynamic membership meetings about issues affecting our African community.

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ACT Welcomes Ghanaian Entrepreneur

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African Communities Together is all about empowering the African diaspora to make an impact, here in the US and back in Africa. On June 13, ACT hosted a reception and talk featuring Alloysius Attah, a young Ghanaian entrepreneur who is making a big impact working with small farmers.

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ACT Members are Ready for Action

May 19, 2015 was the day that President Obama’s Executive Action immigration program was scheduled to start accepting applications. Executive Action will give relief and work opportunity to millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children or who are parents of American children. But Executive Action has been blocked by a lawsuit and is being held up in court.

On May 19, 2015 the struggle for fair and humane immigration reform continued. NY’s immigrant communities rallied to demand an end to delays, and the opportunity to apply for DAPA.

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