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African Immigrants, Local Politics

The Washington metropolitan area is home to the largest number of African immigrants in the United States. But these communities-- dispersed across Maryland, Virginia and D.C.--- have not traditionally wielded very much political power at the local level. This weekend, four Maryland gubernatorial candidates addressed African immigrant voters at a special forum in Silver Spring. We explore how African diasporas are mobilizing to engage local political institutions.

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