The Neo African Americans is a term used by documentary filmmaker Kobina Aidoo to describe recent, voluntary immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean. In an interview with CNN, he revealed that his working title was The New African Americans until he realized that many of the respondents did not consider themselves African American, so he changed New to Neo. In his words, "new with a twist."
The Neo African Americans is a living documentary; it’s never really finished. It’s a conversation—a conversation about how rapid, voluntary immigration from the Caribbean and, especially, Africa is transforming the African American narrative.
by Esi00 June 17, 2009