Finalists Announced for NABJ 2015 Professional Chapter of the Year

Finalists Announced for NABJ 2015 Professional Chapter of the Year

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce its three finalists for the 2015 Professional Chapter of the Year Award. This year’s finalists include the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation (PBMF), the Southern New England Association of Black Journalist (SNEABJ) , and the Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ). The award recognizes a […]

New AmeriCorps Project to Put East St. Louis Youth on Pathway to Academic and Career Success

New AmeriCorps Project to Put East St. Louis Youth on Pathway to Academic and Career Success

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, has announced that East St. Louis will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative. The East St. Louis School District, in collaboration with local community partners, will support 202 AmeriCorps members over […]

V.I.P targets 80 rural homes with solar lanterns in Liberia

V.I.P targets 80 rural homes with solar lanterns in Liberia

A U.S based non-governmental organization, Village Improvement Project (VIP) is raising a minimum of $5,000 in June 2015 to help provide solar lanterns for 80 rural homes in Liberia, West Africa.  The Project coordinator, Dr. LeRoy Boikai told The Immigrant that VIP will need a personal tax-deductible donation “to reach our goal of at least […]

CBP to Expedite Cross-Border Travel

CBP to Expedite Cross-Border Travel

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists throughout Vermont and New Hampshire are providing guidance to assist cross-border travelers who intend to travel between the U.S. and Canada during the peak travel season. Due to numerous holidays and special events on both sides of the border, travelers should expect an increase in […]

Coast Guard rescues captain who fell off yacht in Bahamas

Coast Guard rescues captain who fell off yacht in Bahamas

Columbus, OH — The captain of a 95-foot yacht was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew after he reportedly fell overboard from his vessel 10 miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas, Wednesday night. While returning to Miami from a deployment, the crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, forward deployed to […]

Governor-General of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit

Governor-General of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit

Columbus, OH — The governor general of Canada, the Right Honorable David Johnston, and Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard 9th District commander, met with U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials regarding the integrated cross-border maritime law enforcement operations program known as Shiprider Thursday morning at Coast Guard Sector Detroit.Canada-U.S. Shiprider represents […]

Human trafficking fugitive on ICE’s top 10 list arrested in Mexico

Human trafficking fugitive on ICE’s top 10 list arrested in Mexico

Columbus, OH – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Mexican Federal Police announced Thursday the capture of one of ICE’s top 10 most wanted human traffickers. Paulino Ramirez-Granados was arrested March 31 in Tenancingo, Mexico, following a joint investigation between ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Mexico City, HSI New York and the Mexican […]

San Diego CBP Officers Catch Nine Who Crash Van in Illegal Entry Attempt

San Diego CBP Officers Catch Nine Who Crash Van in Illegal Entry Attempt

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in San Diego County over the holiday weekend intercepted more than 2,500 pounds of narcotics, apprehended 25 fugitives, and stopped nine individuals who crashed a van in an attempt to enter the country illegally, from Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25. “This […]

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