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Monday, December 10, 2012

Watch Livestream of December 14 MPI Event - Young Children of Black Immigrants in America: Changing Flows, Changing Faces

A very interesting event that will be streamed live.

MPI Event Invitation

Young Children of Black Immigrants in America:
Changing Flows, Changing Faces

Mark your calendars to

Friday, December 14, 2012
10:30 AM to 12:15 PM EST 

(9:30 AM CST; 8:30 MST; 7:30 PST)

No registration necessary to view livestream.
Register to attend event in person.


Ajay Chaudry
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the US Department of Health and Human Services

Dylan Patricia Conger
The George Washington University School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and volume author

Gerald D. Jaynes
Yale University Departments of Economics and African-American Studies

Kevin Thomas
Pennsylvania State University Departments of Sociology and Demography and African Studies,
and volume author

Randy Capps
Migration Policy Institute, and volume editor

Moderated by

Michael Fix
 Migration Policy Institute
, and volume editor

MPI Conference Room
Washington, DC 20036

In large part because of immigration, the child population in the United States is rapidly changing. In 2010, nearly one in four US children under 18 was the child of an immigrant. Latino, Black, Asian, and multiracial children together are nearing a majority of the nation's children. These "minority" children already account for more than half of US children under age 1. 

Not surprisingly, scholarship has focused on the largest immigrant groups: the children of Latinos and Asians. Far less academic attention has been paid to the rapidly diversifying Black child population and, in particular, to the children from birth through age 10 of Black immigrants. To narrow this research gap, MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, with support from the Foundation for Child Development, launched a research initiative in 2010 to build and encourage understanding of this understudied and growing population.

Please join us as we release a major volume that flows from this initiative and showcases the research of a distinguished group of interdisciplinary scholars. The volume includes demographic overviews of Black immigrants (both African and Caribbean) in the United States and their children, and examines health outcomes, use of social supports, school readiness, and the schooling of these children. The event discussion, which will touch on the intersection of race and immigration, will focus on the demographics of this population, their educational success, and the implications of the volume's findings for research and public policy

For more information on the volume visit: Information on the initiative is available at:


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  1. Greetings:

    You are invited to read a fresh, fascinating and timely contribution to the current topical issue of inter-racial families.

    Johnny Williams, a debonair likeable young graduate student, raised by a loving adoptive elderly couple started his life journey as an abandoned one day-old, in a basket left at a Westchester church-front. His birth mother was a teenage blond blue-eyed student who returned to her university in California; unable to find peace, even later as a professional magazine editor. Due to Johnny’s hair being peculiarly tangled from birth, he’s forced to permanently keep his hair in braids and to adopt the name DADA because he firmly believes his birth mother must have been from West Africa. His university degree course in Social Anthropology may have been subconsciously driven by his burning desire to find the mother that abandoned him at birth. His fascination with the Yoruba culture leads him on some adventurous travels with many twists and turns while he is also privileged to meet and make friends with some elderly intellectuals along the way.
    JOURNEY OF HOPE OR DESTINY adopts Yoruba philosophical worldview to narrate a story that reflects the global influence of race and social construct on different cultures.

    The insightful new eBook title is published by Amazon Kindle eBook. Please visit:

    You may also borrow to read from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library on,, and
    It is an ideal eBook title as supplementary reading in Social Anthropology, Sociology and Humanities.

    Best Regards
    Raymond Ladebo