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Black Lives Matter In Champaign Reaches Out To Black Immigrants


When most people in the U.S. hear the word immigrant they probably think of someone coming to the country from Mexico. However in Illinois cities, like Champaign, there are growing populations of immigrants from African countries as well.

Evelyn Reynolds is the chapter leader for Black Lives Matter in Champaign. She spoke with Rachel Otwell on Illinois Edition, about what the group has been up to - and how it's making strides to better understand and connect with black immigrants in the community, many of whom are Congolese: