8,000 Summer Jobs For Youths In Detroit

The City of Detroit will be offering more Summer Youth Employment for 2016. Through the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program, the city provided 5,600 jobs to youth ages 14-24 last summer, which is up from 2,500 in 2014. Last year, 11,000 young people applied for the 5,600 jobs available, therefore this year they have been able to increase that number of job openings to 8,000. The summer jobs start July 6. Youth ages 14-18 are paid $8 an hour, and those 18-24 earn $9.50 an hour, typically working 20 hours a week over six weeks. The program includes 12 hours of work … Continue reading 8,000 Summer Jobs For Youths In Detroit

Undocumented Immigrants Get ID Card in Detroit

By: Wazobia Staff There  seems to be  reprieve for undocumented  immigrants in Detroit. The  City Council  has  signed off on creating a municipal ID card program for those who may be reluctant or ineligible to apply for a state identification but want access to services. According to The Detroit News, cards will provide the homeless, senior citizens, immigrants and others with additional means to access city programs, services and activities and provide identification to law enforcement. The cards won’t provide benefits over a state ID, but the requirements tied to obtaining one would be easier for some. A municipal ID … Continue reading Undocumented Immigrants Get ID Card in Detroit

CAMEROON TO OPEN UP AGRICULTURAL AND TOURIST SITES

Dayo Fasasi, The Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang, has ordered urgent launch of the program to open up large agricultural and livestock production areas and tourist sites in the country. Yang, disclosed this at the end of the session of the National Road Council over the week in Yaounde.  He ordered the Minister of Public Works Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, to immediately open all activities. In a statement released from the office of the Prime Minister, all agricultural and tourist attraction site should be opened. According to Cameroon.org – traders said that the dilapidated state of rural roads is the main … Continue reading CAMEROON TO OPEN UP AGRICULTURAL AND TOURIST SITES

GOVERNOR SNYDER PROCLAIMS JUNE AS IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH;

GOVERNOR SNYDER PROCLAIMS JUNE AS IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH; CELEBRATING  IMMIGRANTS’ CONTRIBUTION TO STATE’S ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL VITALITY   Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder today proclaimed June as Immigrant Heritage Month to recognize generations of immigrants in Michigan for their economic, social and cultural contributions, and to emphasize that as a welcoming state, we embrace people from around the globe who want to make Michigan their home to work, start new businesses, gain new skills, and contribute to our economy. “Attracting and retaining immigrants with diverse talents and ideas is a key driver of economic growth,” said Snyder. “Michigan continues to welcome … Continue reading GOVERNOR SNYDER PROCLAIMS JUNE AS IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH;

WMU Cooley to offer first-year law classes in Kalamazoo this fall

By; Cheryl Roland KALAMAZOO, Mich.—WMU Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University announced yesterday that the law school will offer 15 credits of first-year instruction to incoming law students on WMU’s Kalamazoo campus beginning this September. “This new program will enable entering law students to take nine credits in the fall term and six more credits in the winter term at Kalamazoo,” says WMU Cooley Law School President and Dean Don LeDuc. “After earning 15 credits in the fundamental subjects of torts, contracts, criminal law, and completing the Introduction to Law program, students may pursue the balance of their legal … Continue reading WMU Cooley to offer first-year law classes in Kalamazoo this fall

Kirikiri Inmates bag Bachelor’s Degree in Prison, Currently Pursue Master’s Degree

Dayo Fasasi, Education is everyone right and indeed universal. The Nigerian government has shown us the how true this is, as prisoners in some of their prisons have bagged Degrees,  while  serving their jail term. Mr. Ajogbor, an inmate at the Ikoyi prisons was on Wednesday presented with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Theology, after successfully completing his studies at the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN. Ajogbor  and  10, 000 other  inmates were  awarded the degrees from the NOUN, at the 2016 convocation of the institution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ajogbor was presented … Continue reading Kirikiri Inmates bag Bachelor’s Degree in Prison, Currently Pursue Master’s Degree

Ghana Announces New Immigration Policy

Very soon it will be easier to travel to Ghana. In March of this year Ghana President John Mahama announced a new program in hopes of stimulating trade, investments, and tourism called visa on arrival starting in July. Speaking during the nation’s 59th independence anniversary President Mahama had this to say, “We will be allowing citizens of African Union (AU) Member States to enter our country and obtain visas on arrival with the option to stay for up to thirty days and experience what our country has to offer…” Per the Ghana Immigration Service this visa policy was created to … Continue reading Ghana Announces New Immigration Policy

Congressional Candidates Meet African Community in New York

By; Sami Disu 13th District Congressional Candidates Meet Africans to Discuss African Agenda Bronx – The 13th Congressional District African Townhall has been organized by a host of African community groups and representatives as an opportunity for New York’s 13th District congressional candidates to present their platform agenda to members of New York’s vibrant and growing African immigrant community. Following decades of political and economic marginalization, African immigrant groups and their allies are organizing to ensure that candidates for political office acknowledge the African immigrant community’s distinct needs in New York State. What: 13th District Congressional Townhall – #AfricanVoicesMatter When: June … Continue reading Congressional Candidates Meet African Community in New York