United African Organization

7th Annual Return From Exile Program

November 5, 2012IntervmediaBlog

The 7th Annual Return From Exile Program, honoring Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, will be hosted by the American Murid DAARAH!

This annual program is to honor Cheikh Ahmadou Bamaba for his courageous and tireless effort in protecting Islam in Africa and shielding the Senegalese people from the negative affects of colonization and moral bankruptcy.

Date: November 11, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm-11:00 pm
Location: IIT Auditorium
10 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

If you’re interested, contact:
Abdoulaye Bamba Mbaye (708)-979-4098
OR Abdoulaye Samb (773)-759-9597

African Refugee Policy Brief Volume 1, Number 2

November 3, 2012IntervmediaRefugees

Retooling Systems: Enhancing the Integration of African Refugees in Illinois.

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Africans in Illinois

This study reports the current demographic characteristics of African immigrants in Illinois and in the process illuminates their needs and challenges.

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Timeline of African Migration to the US

As part of the Africans in Chicago Oral History Project, UAO has compiled an interactive timeline that tells the story of African migration to the United States.

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MPI Statistics on African migration to the US

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and Migration Information Source MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. MPI publishes the online journal The Migration Information Source, a resource providing current and accurate migration and refugee data and analysis.

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African Community Resource Guide: 2017 Edition

This is a directory of African community associations, restaurants, businesses, religious congregations in Illinois.

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Rob Paral & Associates Maps and Data Sets

Rob Paral & Associates is a consulting firm that analyzes (predominantly Census) data. Most of their work relates to the Chicago area. This website contains maps showing, among other things, immigration patterns over the years.


Resources for Hair Braiders

In 2011, United African Organization and allies succeeded in passing a law (HB5783) that recognizes natural hair braiding as a profession in Illinois, separate from Cosmetology. Under this law, hair braiders are freed from the cost and time spent on training for chemically proceeded hair treatments. Hair braiders can now pursue their dreams as legitimate entrepreneurs, creating jobs and opportunity for low-income women.

Instructions and applications for a Hair Braiders License is available online, by click here.
For questions, further information or assistance with applications, contact the UAO on 312-949-9980.

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