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3 Things You Need to Know if Confronted About Your Immigration Status

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration and OkayAfrica has put together these helpful tips for anyone questioned about their immigration status.

What's often left out of mainstream narratives around Trump's Muslim ban is that black immigrants—already disproportionately impacted by incarceration—will bear bear the brunt of increased enforcement.


OkayAfrica has partnered with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, BAJI, to put together this instructional video on what to do in a situation where your immigration status is questioned. Watch the tips below.

Produced by Aaron Leaf and Kanil Ward

Script by Anshantia Oso

Research by Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Talent Yasmin Yonis

Videographer Kanil Ward

Assistant Producer Sinat Giwa

 

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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