Posts tagged ‘demographics’

March 8, 2012

Joseph Kony 2012

Can social media bring down a war lord?

 

 

By now you heard of Joseph Kony, thanks to this powerful & emotive 30 minute YouTube clip.I went to go get a sandwich came back and by now it’s hit 19 million viewers from the last 2 million I remember few hours ago.(I’m predicting 45 million views by end of the month)

In a way i feel as if we maybe witnessing history in the making right this moment. This video is awakening youth activism by the masses. Could this video be a first of its kind? I believe so. Does it have the potential to change Africa’s corrupt government system? I’m not sure but it’s all about awareness end of the day.

A good arguments against this video is that people have already been aware of these atrocities in Uganda for years now but and it didn’t receive the same exposure.But goes to show the coming of age for YouTube, Facebook & Twitter.

I haven’t made final conclusions myself yet but I’m interested how it all plays out in the end.




 

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x2zwzj
Fall out boy – me and you by ya_video

 

February 14, 2012

Where are the black people in Australia?

On a 2011 interview with Chealsea Lately in Sydney, Australia 

Singer Rhianna was shocked by the lack of Black people she saw in Australia.

 

On tour she never made it to Darwin (north Australia) which has a larger population of black people than any other state in Australia.

 

A mystery as to where Black actually live in Australia or how many of them live here.As of now whenever you go to places such as Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne you only see a handful of blacks but it is now changed within the last 5 years also take in fact it’s common for Blacks in Australia to move around different states in Australia all the time.

 

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Black Demographic of Australia is:

 

Aboriginal Australian

Brazilian

African

Black French 

Black English

Caribbean 

South American

African American 

Canada

 

 

There isn’t a sizeable African American Community but with a US military base set to be in Australia there be more likely be noticeable African Americans in Darwin.

 

it was estimated around 100,000 African Americans in the military stationed here in Australia during WWII.


African Americans fall under these common categories in Australia:


US Military members 

Gospel Church singers 

NBL Basketball 

Travelling musicians 

Married to Australian citizens 

Visitors

 

 

 

Hispanics are estimated to be around 130,000 living in Australia.

 

The Chilean community is the largest Hispanic Latino minority in Australia, followed by El Salvadorians then Brazilians.

 

 

People may be surprised to hear there are Native Americans in Australia around 2,000 with a rough estimate of 500 in Queensland.