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BLACKOUT: The Unknown Story of Black Deported Veterans

  • Date: 5/20/2024 08:00 AM
  • Location: CUNY, Proshansky Auditorium
  • More Info: 365 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016

"This ain't a brown thing, it's an American thing!"

Black Deported Veterans of America (BDVA) is a support group for those that served in the United States military, and were subsequently deported to the countries where they were born.  The predominant make up of the group is by those that identify as Black or African American...but support is open for ALL Deported Veterans. This website is geared towards raising awareness of the plight of the Black Deported Veterans; bios and updates on select individual Black Deported Veterans; updates on changes in U.S. policy; and avenues for public and private support.
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James Smith

Founder & Co-Director

David K. Bariu

Founder & Co-Director, Formerly Deported Veteran - Kenya

David is a naturalized citizen.

Jeff Brown

Founder - Deported Veteran - Jamaica

Rudi A. Richardson

Founder - Deported Veteran - London, England

Deported Veteran Died in Exile April 2024

Kevin Martinez

Formerly Deported Veteran - Belize

Kevin is a naturalized citizen.

Roman Sabal

Formerly Deported Veteran - Belize

Howard Bailey

Formerly Deported Veteran - Jamaica

Howard is a naturalized citizen.

Steven Pierre

Formerly Deported Veteran - Haiti

Steven is a naturalized citizen.

Angelo Cedeno

Formerly Deported Veteran - Trinidad & Tobago

Angelo is a naturalized citizen.

Hilarion Joseph

Stopped his removal proceedings - Trinidad and Tobago

Hilarion is a naturalized citizen. Killed on the job. November 2023

Mark Desouza

Humanitarian Parole - Jamaica

Charsley Severin

Humanitarian Parole - Commonwealth of Dominica

Ifill Sherlon

Humanitarian Parole - Trinidad and Tobago

Pablo Dilbert

Humanitarian Parole - Honduras

Rohan Coombs

Humanitarian Parole - Jamaica

Densil Chapman

Deported Veteran - St. Kitts and Nevis

Edwin Melendez

Humanitarian Parole - Dominican Republic

Elsworth Smith

Humanitarian Parole - Belize

Jacques Pyram

Deported Veteran - Haiti

Jean Dorsainvil

Humanitarian Parole - Haiti

Mark Isaacs

Deported Veteran - Guyana

Phillipe Janvier

Humanitarian Parole - Haiti

Prince Owusu

Deported Veteran - Ghana

Kidane Mengesha

Deported Veteran - Ethiopia

David Dickson

Stopped his removal proceedings - Ghana

David is a naturalized citizen

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