Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican-born political leader and activist who strongly advocated for self-sufficiency of our communities. Garvey led the Pan-Africanism movement that encouraged the descendents of African enslaved people to see themselves as a united global Black community.
Lupita Nyong’o is an Academy-Award winning Kenyan actress, born in Mexico. She has received critical acclaim for her raw portrayals of strong, powerful Black female leads.
Most recently, we saw her kick major butt as the character Nakia in the record-breaking film “Black Panther.” I wonder if Trump saw that one.
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant in 2008 for her “extraordinary originality and dedication in [her] creative pursuits.”
Her vibrant literary works are infused with her African heritage and immigrant experience.
Trump wants our armed forces to protect us from space threats, right? He should look into the work of African immigrants like Ave Kludze, a Ghanaian senior NASA spacecraft systems engineer.
In 2004, Kludze developed the Extravehicular Activity Infrared (EVA IR) camera for space-walking astronauts. His camera technology may help discover and prevent some of the problems that lead to the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
And of course, where would we be without our exceptional 44th President of the United States Barack Obama?
His father, Barack Obama Sr., was a native of Kenya as well. Perhaps Trump wants to keep immigrants out so we don’t get another Obama.