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Monday, November 5, 2012

7th Annual Return From Exile Program

The 7th Annual Return From Exile Program, honoring Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, will be hosted by the American Murid DAARAH!

This annual program is to honor Cheikh Ahmadou Bamaba for his courageous and tireless effort in protecting Islam in Africa and shielding the Senegalese people from the negative affects of colonization and moral bankruptcy.

Date: November 11, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm-11:00 pm
Location: IIT Auditorium 
10 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

If you're interested, contact: 
Abdoulaye Bamba Mbaye (708)-979-4098 
OR Abdoulaye Samb (773)-759-9597

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

L'enquête Du Santé Sur Les Chauffeurs de Taxi Africains

Ce mois, UAO a lancé son enquête de la Santé pour les chauffeurs de taxi à Chicago. Cette enquête portera sur l'accès des chauffeurs de taxi Africains aux services des soins de santé à Chicago. UAO a identifié l'accès aux soins de santé abordables comme un problème important dans la communauté africaine. Cette enquête comporte 25 questions simples, qui mettent l'accent sur ​​la santé globale des chauffeurs de taxi.

Cliquez sur ce lien pour remplir le questionnaire:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

African Cabdrivers Health Survey

UAO has started its African Cabdrivers Health Survey in Chicago this month. This survey will examine African cabdrivers’ access to health care services in Chicago. Our organization has identified access to affordable health care as an issue of particular significance to the African community at large. In an effort to examine the particular effects of this issue, UAO has chosen to focus this study on the African cabdriver segment of the community.

This survey includes 25 simple questions, which focus on cabdrivers’ overall health. However, the survey also explores other issues including their educational background, working hours, and county of birth. These questions will allow UAO to gain a comprehensive understanding of the population’s make-up and needs and use this information to advocate on their behalf.

If you or anyone you know is currently working as a cabdriver, please fill out or ask them to fill out the survey online by clicking on this link:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Join UAO & Allies to Get Out the Vote!!

Join UAO and Allies for Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Rally to Protect Families, WIN Immigration Reform and Driver’s Licenses for ALL!!

WHERE: Teamster Local 705 Auditorium, 300 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL 
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:00PM

Come Celebrate with UAO and allies who:
  •  Broke a *NEW* record registering 26,488 new voters (42% suburbs, 58% city) in 20 different immigrant communities in Chicago and its suburbs .
  •  Contact over 159, 885 immigrant voters for GOTV with door knocks, mail and phones calls
  •  Activate thousands of GOTV volunteers in more than 450 precincts on election day
Check out this short GOTV video made by ICIRR!

We Hope To See You There!

Free Informational and Screening Session for Diabetes!

African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. Although African Americans have the same or lower rate of high cholesterol as their non-Hispanic white counterparts, they are more likely to have high blood pressure.

African American adults are twice as likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have been diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.
  • In 2008, African American men were 2.7 times as likely to start treatment for end-stage renal disease related to diabetes, as compared to non-Hispanic white men.
  • In 2008, diabetic African Americans were 1.7 times as likely as diabetic Whites to be hospitalized.
  • In 2009, African Americans were 2.2 times as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to die from diabetes.

The Thapelo Institute, Inc. invites you and anyone that you may know who may be at risk for diabetes to a free informational program and screening on

Saturday, November 3, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Prince Hall Masonic Lodge
809 East 42nd Place

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Diversity Lottery Registration for 2014 Has Opened

Online registration for the Diversity Lottery 2014 Program started on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).

The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the US Department of State and conducted based on United States law, specifically Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This law provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants,” with visas made available to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year 2014, 50,000 diversity visas (DV) will be available.

The annual DV program makes visas available to persons meeting simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. A computer-generated, random drawing chooses selectees for DVs. The visas are distributed among six geographic regions, and within each region, no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year. Visas are allocated to natives of countries with historically lower rates of U.S. immigration. Natives of countries who have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the past five years are not eligible to apply for the Diversity Visa program.

Any African is eligible to apply for the Diversity Lottery if they have either a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education; OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform.

For more information, visit the official Diversity Lottery website at:

To apply for the Diversity Lottery go to: