CPR news story: Why Colorado’s Africans are a rising political force

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A deacon carries a cross during a celebration at Saint Mary's Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Aurora. Ethiopians make up the largest single nationality in Colorado's African community. Many settled in the state decades ago and say that as they've put down roots and raised children here, they've become increasingly politically involved - See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/why-colorados-africans-are-rising-political-force#.dpufCPR/ Nebiyu Asfaw

A deacon carries a cross during a celebration at Saint Mary’s Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Aurora. Ethiopians make up the largest single nationality in Colorado’s African community. Many settled in the state decades ago and say that as they’ve put down roots and raised children here, they’ve become increasingly politically involved

On Tuesday, September 2, Colorado Public Radio (CPR), a National Public Radio(NPR) affiliate in Denver, broadcast a news story about the African immigrant community in Colorado. We thought it was interesting and like for you to check it out. The story includes talk about immigration, African business, the November elections etc.

As a part of the segment, Africa Agenda’s George Bamu provided his thoughts on some of the aforementioned topics to CPR reporter, Megan Verlee.

As politicians court Colorado’s African immigrant community for their votes come November, Bamu told Verlee, he hopes that the lines of communications will continue even after the elections.

“[We]’re hoping that communications between the politicians and the community will continue.”

The story aired during NPR’s Morning Edition on CPR, as well as during All Things Considered.
Please tune it to KCFR 90.1 FM in Denver to listen or online at www.cprnews.org.

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