By Leslie Bary
The list below is reproduced from the Daily Kos, whom I thank. It is Black History Month and deportations of Black asylum seekers are ongoing. I was not aware of all of these organizations, and others might like to know about them as well.
“ABISA promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees by building communities that are economically and civically stronger, through advocacy, civic engagement, training, and services.
“African Communities Together is an organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and back in Africa. ACT empowers African immigrants to integrate socially, get ahead economically, and engage civically.
“Black Alliance for Just Immigration educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. Local BAJI Organizing Committees in New York, Georgia, California and Florida with staff in Texas and Minnesota, build coalitions and initiate campaigns among communities to push for racial justice.
“Black Immigrant Collective is a collective of Black immigrant justice organizers, advocates, journalists, workers’ rights organizers. The collective is committed to amplifying Black immigrants in both racial and immigrant justice.
“Black Immigrants Bail Fund, with support of other Black led organizations, provides free assistance and relief to black immigrants in pursuit of Liberation and Justice. Our commitment is to eradicate the mass incarceration of black immigrants and level the playing field of equity in due process; transforming one life at a time.
“Black LGBTQIA Migrant Project envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland, where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people across borders.
“Haitian Bridge Alliance is a coalition of Haitian non-profit organizations and community activists who have come together to serve the Haitian community in California and beyond.
“UndocuBlack Network is a multi-generational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community, facilitates access to resources, and advocates to transform the realities of our people, so we are thriving and living our fullest lives.”