Black people in Italy became visible internationally by the death of Abdul "Abba" Guibre, a 19-year-old Italian citizen originating from Burkina Faso, who was beaten to death in 2008 for the theft of a few cookies.
But there is also a new second generation emerging in Italy. Sons and daughters of African, Asian and Arab immigrants who are
becoming a part of new Italy. In the article 'Second generation: as they say in Italian Obama?' several talented young second generation Italians are interviewed about there plans for the future.