Farewell August and hello September!
With its arrival, September comes a month-long celebration for African Diaspora Month.
This month-long observance recognizes the impact of the African diaspora on various aspects of societies and celebrates the diverse achievements, resilience, and contributions of African diaspora communities. From art, music, literature, and cuisine to scientific advancements, sports, activism, and leadership, the African diaspora continues to inspire and enrich our lives every day.
Did you know? The African diaspora population in the United States has grown significantly in recent years, with the number of African immigrants growing at a rate of almost 246 percent from 2000 to 2019
Did you know? Immigrants of African origin boast some of the highest educational achievements of any immigrant group
Did you know? African diaspora households contribute billions of dollars to the economy of the United States, with an estimated $10,100,000,000 in Federal taxes, $4,700,000,000 in State and local taxes, and a spending power of more than $40,300,000,000 in 2015
Did you know? Sub-Saharan African immigrants living in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere sent back $46,000,000,000 in remittances to the continent of Africa in 2021
Wishing everyone a joyous and enlightening African Diaspora Heritage Month! Let this be a time of learning, celebration, and inspiration for all.