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Southwest Philly: African Immigrants Defy Poverty and Revitalize a Community

Southwest Philly: African Immigrants Defy Poverty and Revitalize a Community

Excerpt from "Southwest Philly: African Immigrants defy poverty and revitalize a community"  by James Kerkula, Examiner.com.

This is a story about Charles Cooper, a Liberian immigrant:

"Charles’ story is not uncommon among the African immigrant population. Although they are new arrivals to the United States—most coming as refugees fleeing civil conflicts and political prosecutions—their can do spirits combined with strong ‘Protestant work ethics’ propel them to excel academically and in the workplace. Like their counterparts of high-achieving immigrants of earlier generations, they are revitalizing communities around the country."

Link to the full article: Examiner.com, http://www.examiner.com/article/southwest-philly-african-immigrants-defy-poverty-and-revitalize-a-community

 

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