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Survey Shows Black Immigrants Are More Educated, Make More Money than African Americans

By Manny Otiko

Most people tend to think of African Americans as a monolithic group. But there are many different ethnic groups that make up Black America, such as native-born Blacks, who are descended from enslaved Africans, Blacks hailing from the Caribbean, Latin Americans and African immigrants. According to a Pew Research Survey of U.S. Census Bureau data, those numbers are rising. Currently Black immigrants make up 8.7 percent of the nation’s Black population, triple the number from 1980. Those figures are expected to double by mid century.

“Rapid growth in the Black immigrant population is expected to continue. The Census Bureau projects that by 2060, 16.5 percent of U.S. Blacks will be immigrants,” said Pew writer Monica Anderson. She also pointed out many Black immigrants live in urban areas.

“In certain metropolitan areas, foreign-born Blacks make up a significant share of the overall Black population. For example, among the metropolitan areas with the largest Black populations, roughly a third of Blacks (34 percent) living in the Miami metro area are immigrants,” Anderson said. “In the New York metro area, that share is 28 percent. And in the Washington, D.C., area, it is 15 percent.”

Black immigrants from the Caribbean are well known for their cultural and political influence on the United States. Gen. Colin Powell, a former secretary of state; former Attorney General Eric Holder, Minister Louis Farrakhan and actor Harry Belafonte all come from Caribbean backgrounds. That influence is still felt today, according to the Pew Research Survey.

“Black immigrants are from many parts of the world, but half are from the Caribbean alone,” Anderson said. “Jamaica is the largest source country with about 682,000 Black immigrants born there, accounting for 18 percent of the national total. Haiti follows with 586,000 Black immigrants, making up 15 percent of the U.S. Black immigrant population.”

Immigration from African countries has also seen a huge jump in numbers, according to the survey.

“Between 2000 and 2013, the number of Black African immigrants living in the U.S. rose 137 percent, from 574,000 to 1.4 million,” Anderson said. “Africans now make up 36 percent of the total foreign-born Black population, up from 24 percent in 2000 and just 7 percent in 1980. Among Black immigrants from Africa, virtually all are from sub-Saharan African countries, with only 1 percent of all Black immigrants from North Africa. Nigeria, with 226,000 immigrants, and Ethiopia, with 191,000, are the two largest birth countries for Black African immigrants to the U.S.”

Contrary to public opinion, Africans had the highest degree attainment among immigrants even more than Asians, who are often seen as the “model minority.” This might explain why they are doing better financially than Black Americans.

people 1“Black immigrants are doing better economically than Blacks born in the U.S. Household incomes for foreign-born Blacks are, on average, $10,000 higher than U.S.-born Blacks. And Black immigrants are less likely to live in poverty,” according to a Black Enterprise article by Stacey Tisdale.

The Pew Research Survey also indicated foreign born Blacks were older, more educated than Black Americans and more likely to be married.

“Immigrant Blacks ages 25 and older are also more likely than U.S.-born Blacks to have a bachelor’s degree or more (26 percent versus 19 percent), less likely to live in poverty (20 percent versus 28 percent) and on average, have higher household incomes,” Anderson said. “They’re also much more likely to be married (48 percent among those ages 18 and older versus 28 percent ) than U.S.-born Blacks, which is likely tied to their higher median age.”

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37 thoughts on “Survey Shows Black Immigrants Are More Educated, Make More Money than African Americans

  1. Stop calling us African Americans, when our people came to this land it wasn't from a continent named from a white Roman, it was named after Africanus after many 100's of years we've been living the lie so long, my people were here before the slave trade already established ready to be set up by crooks and criminals over and over til now!

  2. Word! And Africa didn't even refer to the whole of the continent from what I understand.

  3. This should be proof that American government has continously allowed it's black citizens to be oppressed by the economic effects of slavery. They are trying to say that American Blacks are not trying to overcome this discrimination because blacks in other countries have. These are the "elites" Ann Coulter is referring to in an interview with Bill Maher earlier this week. American Blacks have not been granted the same opportunities as these "immigrant blacks" and are still being held captive and subjected to slavery as we operate under American laws not those of other countries where blacks are migrating from and have been given not only freedom but equality. Which says to me, America is the reason for blacks failure in this country. Our government is always preaching about getting a degree, going to college which is great. One problem with that is most blacks cannot afford college, some can't even afford to go on scholarships because of the cost of being away from home. Also, a degree does not guarantee you a job in the United States. I know people with degrees that are unemployed and people with degrees employed in fields that don't match the degree. So how important is a degree? Such as I worked for a company whereas the Manager of the department had a degree in music, which had nothing to do with medical knowledge. His friend later became a manager of another department in the same company and his degree was religious science. I guess they could always pray and sing them to health. My supervisor couldn't read or comprehend but he held a higher position because he was friends with the other 2 managers. So education has nothing to do with it. We are just as capable of being educated if America would cut the chains and allow us freedom and equality.

  4. USA is now part of African Continent.

  5. I feel like this the BS which many belieive and not achieve. Yes there is discrimination out there…however all blacks receive it regardless of their origin…it is up to u to stand up and say hell no I'm not going to be effected by it and struggle by any means and picking and choosing wisely….education is key..and there are soooo many way to pay for it….if an African living in African with most limited resource can do in a few years..there is reason why a person who is not fecting water early in the morning and getting school lunch can't…let's stop blaming th stystem and start attacking the system…through the power of education and being fucking smart and not innoant…….I have lots to say but I'll keep it short…there is no reason for failure….it's a game of chess and not checkers…u don't jump u take.

  6. Not true! they compare their educated to every blk american. every culture has their elite and non elite. the elite are coming to america being compared to our elite as well as our non elite making their stats favorable. Now lets compare blk americans to the people in africa you will see a diffrent stat showing blk america on top.

  7. Isaac Osei-Wusu I understand how you feel, however, it's not so much as to blame the government as it is to point out their weaknesses and failure in accepting their responsibilities. I don't know how old you are, but I have been here almost 60 years. I have lived through a lot of racism, discrimination and separation. I remember segregation-I was a part of it. But I also remember the KKK being led through Black communities by the local sheriff to intimidate and threatened blacks with violence by throwing sticks, bricks, pointing guns at blacks. Yes this did happen. I remember my mother telling me about how important an education was, even though she couldn't get hers. Her mother died during childbirth and her father was hung by slavehunters in her front yard. What works today is not what was available to many blacks that are trying to get the younger generation to understand where we came from and why we don't want them to end up in the same place. I see you fail to realize the dream too, perhaps because of your age and name. If you have never had to walk those steps, your level of understanding the difficulty in each one is not appreciated. Unless you walk the walk, you can not talk the talk. You speak from your generation I speak from mine. We are centuries into catching up with economics and I don't have centuries to wait. With a name like Osei-Wusu, I can further understand why you feel like you do and yet you haven't answered the question-If your education is so meaningful in helping America, why can't they use their education to advance their own countries and America invest in her own people. I don't play chess or checkers and I don't play games with my life. Their resources can't be too limited if they are more educated than the people who are citizens of the most powerful country in the world. I don't need a book to teach me what I see with my own eyes, I only need it to understand things the way the person wrote it wants me to.

  8. Debra Wells says:

    Isaac Osei-Wusu What is missing in your assessment is the fact that American born Blacks are living as the minority in a huge country which is and has been the most powerful in the world. This is untrue of Blacks from the islands, many of which are now independent from what was once was their European oppressors like France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, etc. It makes a difference! Blacks born in America, where they have been about 12% of the population, have been subjected to physical and psychological forces that have worked on the psyche from the day they are born.
    In addition, the structural, institutionalized and personal forms of racism are the most virulent in the world. This is what the foreign born Black does not sometimes understand, and will often be shown what passes as favortism, because whites know that foreign Blacks don't know the real deal and like to blame Black Americans for their plight. Then again, sometimes the realization does hit them and hits them hard, like in the case of the Jamaican immigrant, Colin Ferguson, who killed 6 people and shot 19 others, on the LIRR train back in 1993. All those he shot and killed or maimed were white. I believe that the racism and prejudice that he experienced here drove him crazy, as he did not experience the same in Jamaica. What is more important is that those of us from the African diaspora realize the struggle that we all have, and stand united. We have to realize that some were dropped off at those Caribbean islands and some in America. DNA would prove, I'm sure that we are the same people with the same potential for greatness, which needs to be realized and restored.

  9. Charlotte Johnson I agree to some extent. Black immigrants, who are more likely to be highly educated, are being compared to Black natives, who have gone through structural descrimination for generations. If America was a progressive country like Sweden, Denmark and Germany, then native blacks will have no excuse for being economically marginalized. But that is not the case and America will continue to attract highly skilled migrants from all developing countries, which distorts the statistics to the detriment of native blacks. America is the problem, not native black Americans.

  10. By the way I am an Africa residing African

  11. Exactly! and the CIVIL_War is Profilatical,, we did´nt fight-back yet! IT´s Really_Really WAR!

  12. Abioye Nwosu says:

    Because they own more businesses. Jesus black americans need to stop being idiots.

  13. Call me an optimist or not…but I feel like in this country if u try hard enough you can achieve what u want to be…and that's the mentality that we all need to have….I understand the pass and the historic events that went on…especially during your generation….however I'm talking about today with….the kids and growing families of today…there are more opportunities out there..people are doing it….we have black billionaires, doctors, lawyers, nurses, businessman….and they are all doing it through this timeframe….let's not forget the pass but move on……let's not depend on the tokens from the government and use it as an aid to succeed…that is my point….just as how there were readical racial struggles in America…there are other stuggles in other countries…to depress its citizens also….but it all depends on an individual to pull through….it's not going to be as easy as for the next or the guy before…but nowadays once u have the determination go for it regardless of the struggles….u will make it……and that's the mindset that we need to have…..it is an individualized thing basically seeing the glass half full…..I'm a strong believer in individualism and an optimism…..u saw a need to get an education and u got it…..now u can read and write….we have to set a dream and go for it…….and now is the time.

  14. know the govt give more aide to africans that are not american. they have denied me services for a small business, to;ld me its for immigrants.

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    The vast majority of Black Americans are law abiding and hard working individuals. Since 2000, the disposable income of Black Americans has risen to an astounding $1.2 trillion dollars. (Just Research It). Black Americans have made great strides in the fields of science, invention, finance, etc. Just log on to http://www.BlackInventor dot com and see the myriad of Black American Inventors and scientists who have changed the world. In fact, Black Americans run some of the biggest companies in America.

    HERE ARE JUST A FEW: (GOOGLE EACH ONE)

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Billionaire Financier Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Vista Equity Partners and manages equity capital of $14 Billion.

    (We Are Excellent) THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN ON WALL STREET, BLACK AMERICAN CEO SUZANNE SHANK, KNOWN AS "THE TRILLION DOLLAR WOMAN" BREAKS DOWN THE MUNICIPAL BOND MARKET:

    (We Are Excellent) Black American 10 year old Self-made millionaire entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer, the founder, CEO of BeeSweet Lemonade.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive John W. Thompson replaced Bill Gates as the Chairman of The Board of the $73 Billion Microsoft Corp.

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    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Marvin Ellison was named the President/CEO of the $14 Billion Fortune 500 retail chain J.C. Penny Corp.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Clarence Otis Jr. is the former Chairman and CEO of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse & more.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Rosalind Brewer is President and CEO of the $56 Billion Sam’s Club.

    (We Are Excellent) 27 year old Black American Tech Entrepreneur Maci Peterson Creates An App that Lets You Take Back Text Messages called "On Second Thought"

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Inventor Mark Dean is the co-inventor of the PC (Personal Computer.) His work has revolutionized the way we live.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of Act•1 Group, is the first Black woman to OWN a Billion-dollar company.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Billionaire Dave Stewart is founder and CEO of the $7 Billion World Wide Technology Inc

    (We Are Excellent) Forbes estimates that Black American real estate and construction mogul Herman J. Russel's net worth is $200 million.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Amos Winbush III owns and operates a $20 million Tech company. He founded CyberSynchs based in NYC.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Lawyer William E Gary is one of Forbes' Top 50 Attorneys in the U.S. He has a net worth of $350 million.

    (We Are Excellent) 15 Year Old self made Millionaire Jaylen Bledsoe is CEO Of Bledsoe Technologies.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Donald Thompson, is the former President & CEO of the $23 Billion McDonald's Corp.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, President & CEO of the $35 Billion of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Ursula Burns is Chairman and CEO of the $24 Billion Xerox Corp.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Ken Chenault Chairman & CEO of the $25 Billion American Express for 20 years.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self Made Millionaire James White, CEO, President and Chairman of the multi million dollar Jamba Juice chain.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Don Barden was the first Black person to own a casino in Las Vegas. He was worth $450 million.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Oscar Horton owns Truck Dealership Sun State International Trucks L.L.C. with $106.1 million in sales.

    (We Are Excellent) 19 year old Black American Commercial Airline Pilot Jonathan Strickland is a world record holder.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Harold Mills, Founder & CEO of the $700 million firm ZeroChaos

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Inventor C.R Patterson, Born Slave, Built Automobiles & Engines Before Henry Ford.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Chicago teen, Keven Stonewall, 19 is close to finding a cure for colon cancer

    (We Are Excellent) Self Made millionaire Mellody Hobson is the President of the $3 Billion Ariel Investments LLC. Also she is married to legendary filmmaker George Lucas.

    (We Are Excellent) Remembering Black American businessman Reginald Lewis, the first Black man to own a Billionaire dollar company. He pulled off the biggest offshore leveraged buyout in history. Study and research the life of this great man.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self Made Millionaire Stacy Spikes is the Founder & CEO of MoviePass, which is one of the fastest growing companies in America.

    (We Are Excellent) 22 year old self made millionaire Jasmine Lawrence, the founder and CEO of the $3 million Eden Bodyworks.. She is a great role model.

    (We Are Excellent) Self made Multi Millionaire aerospace engineer/inventor Lonnie Johnson is most known as the inventor of the Super Soaker.

    (We Are Excellent) Real Estate developer R. Donahue Peebles has a net worth of $450 million. Peebles has been a game changer in real estate for years..

    (We Are Excellent) Ultra conservative Dr. Ben Carson is a legendary Black American Neurosurgeon who has a net worth of $10 million dollars.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American business executive Roger Ferguson is CEO of the $33 Billion corporation TIAA-CREF, which is ranked #88 on the Fortune 500.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Internet Pioneer and self made millionaire Emmitt McHenry co-founded Network Solutions, Inc. He created the "DotCom" for the internet.

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    (We Are Excellent) Black American Business Executive and Rocket Scientist Dr. Wanda Austin is President and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, an $800 million company.

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    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self made millionaire Leonard Boyd is the founder of the $12 million Lux Consulting based in Maryland.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self made millionaire Devon Henry is the founder and CEO of the $10 million Team Henry Enterprises.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Millionaire venture capitalist Erik H Moore is founder & managing director of Base Ventures.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self made millionaire Monique Nelson, CEO of ad agency UniWorld Group. The firm generated $10 million in revenue last year.

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    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self made millionaire Indigo Tripllet Johnson is the Founder and CEO of the $5.2 million firm called Careers In Transition.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Business Financier & Venture Capitalist JOANN H. PRICE is worth an estimated $35 million. She gets companies funded.

    (We Are Excellent) Self made millionaire Leah Brown is the founder of the $19 million company A10 Clinical Solutions.

    (We Are Excellent) Fatimah Moody is the CEO of the $10 million LinkVisum Consulting Group based in McLean, Virginia.

    (We Are Excellent) Madam C.J. Walker was the first self-made female millionaire in America. She was a business pioneer.

    AND THERE ARE MANY, MANY, MANY MORE.. DON'T BELIEVE THE RACIST PROPAGANDA

  16. DON'T BELIEVE THE RACIST PROPAGANDA. BLACK AMERICANS ARE INTELLIGENT AND THEY ARE DOING MANY GREAT THINGS!

    The vast majority of Black Americans are law abiding and hard working individuals. Since 2000, the disposable income of Black Americans has risen to an astounding $1.2 trillion dollars. (Just Research It). Black Americans have made great strides in the fields of science, invention, finance, etc. Just log on to http://www.BlackInventor dot com and see the myriad of Black American Inventors and scientists who have changed the world. In fact, Black Americans run some of the biggest companies in America.

    HERE ARE JUST A FEW: (GOOGLE EACH ONE)

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Billionaire Financier Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Vista Equity Partners and manages equity capital of $14 Billion.

    (We Are Excellent) THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN ON WALL STREET, BLACK AMERICAN CEO SUZANNE SHANK, KNOWN AS "THE TRILLION DOLLAR WOMAN" BREAKS DOWN THE MUNICIPAL BOND MARKET:

    (We Are Excellent) Black American 10 year old Self-made millionaire entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer, the founder, CEO of BeeSweet Lemonade.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive John W. Thompson replaced Bill Gates as the Chairman of The Board of the $73 Billion Microsoft Corp.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Shawn Baldwin is the CHAIRMAN/CEO, OF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GROUP. He earned an estimated $15 million in 2013.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Marvin Ellison was named the President/CEO of the $14 Billion Fortune 500 retail chain J.C. Penny Corp.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Clarence Otis Jr. is the former Chairman and CEO of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse & more.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Rosalind Brewer is President and CEO of the $56 Billion Sam’s Club.

    (We Are Excellent) 27 year old Black American Tech Entrepreneur Maci Peterson Creates An App that Lets You Take Back Text Messages called "On Second Thought"

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Inventor Mark Dean is the co-inventor of the PC (Personal Computer.) His work has revolutionized the way we live.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of Act•1 Group, is the first Black woman to OWN a Billion-dollar company.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Billionaire Dave Stewart is founder and CEO of the $7 Billion World Wide Technology Inc

    (We Are Excellent) Forbes estimates that Black American real estate and construction mogul Herman J. Russel's net worth is $200 million.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Amos Winbush III owns and operates a $20 million Tech company. He founded CyberSynchs based in NYC.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Lawyer William E Gary is one of Forbes' Top 50 Attorneys in the U.S. He has a net worth of $350 million.

    (We Are Excellent) 15 Year Old self made Millionaire Jaylen Bledsoe is CEO Of Bledsoe Technologies.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Donald Thompson, is the former President & CEO of the $23 Billion McDonald's Corp.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, President & CEO of the $35 Billion of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Ursula Burns is Chairman and CEO of the $24 Billion Xerox Corp.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Ken Chenault Chairman & CEO of the $25 Billion American Express for 20 years.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self Made Millionaire James White, CEO, President and Chairman of the multi million dollar Jamba Juice chain.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Don Barden was the first Black person to own a casino in Las Vegas. He was worth $450 million.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Oscar Horton owns Truck Dealership Sun State International Trucks L.L.C. with $106.1 million in sales.

    (We Are Excellent) 19 year old Black American Commercial Airline Pilot Jonathan Strickland is a world record holder.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American executive Harold Mills, Founder & CEO of the $700 million firm ZeroChaos

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Inventor C.R Patterson, Born Slave, Built Automobiles & Engines Before Henry Ford.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Chicago teen, Keven Stonewall, 19 is close to finding a cure for colon cancer

    (We Are Excellent) Self Made millionaire Mellody Hobson is the President of the $3 Billion Ariel Investments LLC. Also she is married to legendary filmmaker George Lucas.

    (We Are Excellent) Remembering Black American businessman Reginald Lewis, the first Black man to own a Billionaire dollar company. He pulled off the biggest offshore leveraged buyout in history. Study and research the life of this great man.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self Made Millionaire Stacy Spikes is the Founder & CEO of MoviePass, which is one of the fastest growing companies in America.

    (We Are Excellent) 22 year old self made millionaire Jasmine Lawrence, the founder and CEO of the $3 million Eden Bodyworks.. She is a great role model.

    (We Are Excellent) Self made Multi Millionaire aerospace engineer/inventor Lonnie Johnson is most known as the inventor of the Super Soaker.

    (We Are Excellent) Real Estate developer R. Donahue Peebles has a net worth of $450 million. Peebles has been a game changer in real estate for years..

    (We Are Excellent) Ultra conservative Dr. Ben Carson is a legendary Black American Neurosurgeon who has a net worth of $10 million dollars.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American business executive Roger Ferguson is CEO of the $33 Billion corporation TIAA-CREF, which is ranked #88 on the Fortune 500.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Internet Pioneer and self made millionaire Emmitt McHenry co-founded Network Solutions, Inc. He created the "DotCom" for the internet.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Business Executive Ulysses Bridgeman is America's 2nd largest Wendy's Franchise Owner. He also owns 200 Wendy's & 125 Chili's.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Business Executive and Rocket Scientist Dr. Wanda Austin is President and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, an $800 million company.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Business Executive Teresa White is President of the $15 Billion Insurance company Aflac U.S.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self made millionaire Leonard Boyd is the founder of the $12 million Lux Consulting based in Maryland.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self made millionaire Devon Henry is the founder and CEO of the $10 million Team Henry Enterprises.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Millionaire venture capitalist Erik H Moore is founder & managing director of Base Ventures.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self made millionaire Monique Nelson, CEO of ad agency UniWorld Group. The firm generated $10 million in revenue last year.

    (We Are Excellent) Joseph B. Anderson is the CEO and majority owner of the $700 million TAG Holdings, LLC based in Troy, Michigan.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Self made millionaire Indigo Tripllet Johnson is the Founder and CEO of the $5.2 million firm called Careers In Transition.

    (We Are Excellent) Black American Business Financier & Venture Capitalist JOANN H. PRICE is worth an estimated $35 million. She gets companies funded.

    (We Are Excellent) Self made millionaire Leah Brown is the founder of the $19 million company A10 Clinical Solutions.

    (We Are Excellent) Fatimah Moody is the CEO of the $10 million LinkVisum Consulting Group based in McLean, Virginia.

    (We Are Excellent) Madam C.J. Walker was the first self-made female millionaire in America. She was a business pioneer.

    AND THERE ARE MANY, MANY, MANY MORE.. DON'T BELIEVE THE RACIST PROPAGANDA

  17. Sara Dean says:

    …Divide and conquer brother….Don't even sweat it

  18. These are not the elite. black immigrants who are coming here in the states, and making it in 5 years are not waking up from a bed of roses. There's just something about "Lack" or " Hunger" if you may, that make people's head right. the Gift of Desparation. Here you can fuck around and still get a food stamps. I remember picking up a toothBrush in the dumbster to brush my teeth with salt (not the tooth paste) in the depth of my despair I found My spot, School and i gave it all i had. straight A++++. Came to the State with only $5 and Humility and Meakness of a Tibetan Monk. 5 years later i'm a network Engineer and Growing. only turned 26 no kids or wife. the sky is the limit. Black Americans have no excuse whatsoever to completely fail at life. NONE.

  19. Isaac Osei-Wusu Completely Agree Isaac. Just like youth is no Guarantee for innovation, opportunities are not guarantee for success until you use that opportunity anyway. to those who say These are the elite. black immigrants who are coming here in the states, and making it in 5 years are not waking up from a bed of roses. There's just something about "Lack" or " Hunger" if you may, that make people's head right. the Gift of Desparation. Here you can fuck around and still get a food stamps. I remember picking up a toothBrush in the dumbster to brush my teeth with salt (not the tooth paste) in the depth of my despair I found My spot, School and i gave it all i had. straight A++++. Came to the State with only $5 and Humility and Meakness of a Tibetan Monk. 5 years later i'm a network Engineer and Growing. only turned 26 no kids or wife. the sky is the limit. Black Americans have no excuse whatsoever to completely fail at life. NONE.

  20. Ben Dominitz says:

    Here's to all people, white, black, immigrants and former slaves, who have taken advantage of the opportunities in America to excell, grow and reach out to others to lend a hand. As to the ones who keep looking for scapegoats, I hope it makes you feel better — because it won't change a thing about your life except keep you as victims.

  21. Kim Hargett says:

    We Americans are slack and may of these immigrants are going to be our bosses etc if we keep making excuses..and refuse to to work hard or become educated and have out of wedlock babies…

  22. They get jobs in their fields because they are, after all, IMMIGRANTS. Employers would rather hire immigrants than "natives" because they can hold their US Green Card over their heads. This applies to the Asian (educated) ones, too, you know. If the employer doesn't like you, they can fire you, and then you become deportable if you were here on a Visa, you know. Someone who can't be deported can't be CONTROLLED by the employer. It's an Immigration issue and it really cuts across all colour lines.

  23. Now, this being the case (as it theoretically would be in ALL countries) it would make sense for any US or Canadian educated minority to head overseas and become an immigrant-worker in someone else's country, just to get the JOB. In theory, anyway. In practise – when you try that, you get treated worse by that country's job market than your white American or Canadian counterpart because in spite of what expats say, you will NEVER be treated like "American/Canadian first" you will always be seen as skin-colour first and probably treated like an African uneducated refugee (depending on what geographical region you choose to try this in).

  24. That attitude, that "one drop Negro" crap, was outlawed by the Supreme Court in 1967. Continuing to think like constitutes breaking the law. Spread that "word."

  25. Debra Wells Well, I'm Native American, so there has never been any reason why I should have been "raised Black" with all those stereotypes or ideas of inferiority or what not, but when people see me they think I must be "African American" because of my skin colour and when I don't espouse the typical attitudes of "black" Americans (and don't even "sound" like them when I speak) I get hit with "where you from, where you from, where you from" – usually within seconds of my starting to speak. They must think I'm "from" overseas somewhere because they think I "look Black" but don't sound or act or think like "blacks." I know where all the "where you from" comes from and it constitutes instantaneous racism and I'm sick of it. I'm on MY OWN land. I'm not "from" anyone else's land. I need to GO to someone else's land and then all that damned "where you from, where you from, where you from" crap will be JUSTIFIED.

  26. You almost have to be the "elite" or at least wealthy enough to immigrate to this or any country as a "skilled immigrant." Otherwise you're a "refugee" and yes, there are comparisons done. Look at Europe, which, because of its proximity to Africa, does have more African poor, uneducated refugees streaming in every year. It takes more money to get all the way across the Atlantic to the USA than it does to get to Europe, especially southern Europe, so that does make a difference as to which Africans each continent SEES and gets a whole lot of. Last I heard, for instance, Switzerland and Finland are getting "full of" Somalian refugees. (or was it Ethiopian ones, I'm not sure) They're not getting the highly educated NIgerian ones like the US is.

    Similarly: educated black Americans who go overseas are apparently in the minority as far as "the eyes of the world" are concerned. If you go across the Atlantic – you'd HOPE, anyway, against all hope that people would see you as having had to have had at least one Bachelor's degree to get into their PhD programs, for instance. You HOPE that it's going to be a class distinction and not purely based on skin pigmentation.

  27. Pamela Kennedy But remember, God is the Commadant in chief of everyliving and non livingthings on this planet and other planets as well, God doesn't want us to hate his nature, but to love it just the they look b'se it took him alot of time built everything you seing on this planet and other planets as well. no one is meant to hate one another but to love one onother.

  28. Black immigrants owns businesses, black african keep money into their communities… Black american do not really own businesses and mostly gives the money to other communities… When I was in DC a 50% black city with 15% of thoses black being african immigrant (mainly Ethiopian)… Well, most if not almost every black owned business was held by an african… Not an american… The problem with the african american people (our friend) is that no matter what happen, they will refuse to see the reallity… By not admiting your problem, you will not solve them… One crude exemple is queens… It is the only large place where black earn more that white… And guess what… Most of those black arning ones are immigrant from Jamaica, Haiti and Africa… I call for our african american friend to remove theirs head out of the sand and join us to work for a better BLACK community… Stop the nonsense killing, stop the gun and gang culture. We are cousins, but you have issues you needs to aknowledge

  29. Is there any article written about the black immigrants from queens having a higher standard of living than whites?

  30. Eddie Rosa Padilla DOS statistics… not article but official US government data suggest black immigrant tend to earn more than african american

  31. Rather than attack the survey, what African Americans should do is start building a real economy and stop giving away our money to races that don't look like us. If we don't start businesses we are going to be economically removed.

  32. Hernan Dayoleary I agree! I look in my community and all I see are bar-b-que spots, barber shops, and hair salons. We don't own any of the markets, car dealerships, or other businesses. Heck, we don't even own a liquor store or car wash! We love shopping at non-Black places to prove we can afford them! There used to be a Black nail shop in my area but she closed down because she had to charge $1-$2 more than the Asians due to just starting her business yet people complained and continued supporting the Asians who shops weren't clean and they were talking about us in their language!

  33. I'm thrilled to see you again, Mr. BT Washington. I had become concerned in your absence. All over Dallas I met recent African immigrants. Most are doing well with 2 full time jobs working towards their own cabs. I'm most impressed to see them ALIVE! There may be no connection, it might be that crackers like their accents, but, did I mention that many left war zones and they are alive now?

  34. Fesah Rollins Not true at all! I am a daughter of a Jamaican immigrant and they usually work many jobs and save up for their business! As Black Americans we need to do better point blank!

  35. Comparing small populations with larger ones make little sense. Silly article.

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