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Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota holds Year End Celebration

Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota holds Year End Celebration

The Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota (CSCM) held its end of year celebration last month to highlight the achievements of the organization for the year. Founded in 1994 the…

US immigration fees to cost more

US immigration fees to cost more

The fees of various immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and applications have increased after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) increased the fee structure on 23, December 2016. The new…

Know your rights under a Trump presidency

Know your rights under a Trump presidency

Donald J. Trump’s campaign vows to detain and deport “anyone who illegally crosses the border” and revoke DACA, the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, have sown fear among…

Kenya Embassy in US to host Jamhuri Day celebration

Kenya Embassy in US to host Jamhuri Day celebration

Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae of Kenya in collaboration with his country’s diaspora community leaders will lead Kenyans in the United States in celebrating 53 years of independence on Saturday, december…

African immigrants warm up to Osseo School Board Racial Equity Policy

African immigrants warm up to Osseo School Board Racial Equity Policy

African Immigrant Services which has spearheaded a spirited effort in the Osseo School District that spans two years has come out in support of the district’s educational equity policy that…

Obama urges Trump not to scrap Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Obama urges Trump not to scrap Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises was a strict crackdown on immigration to the United States. In that promise, he expressed commitment to ending many of President Barack Obama’s…

United Nations Association of Minnesota announces new board members

United Nations Association of Minnesota announces new board members

The United Nations Association of Minnesota has appointed ten new board members for terms beginning January 2017. The slate of new board members was voted on and approved at the…

What immigrant communities can do to prepare for a Trump presidency

What immigrant communities can do to prepare for a Trump presidency

Two days after Donald Trump’s victory, immigration experts told reporters to keep a close eye on the president-elect’s transition team and his appointments to key government positions, for clues as…

Actress and Singer Holly Robinson Peete to keynote Minneapolis Women of Color expo

Actress and Singer Holly Robinson Peete to keynote Minneapolis Women of Color expo

The GATHERING! Women of Color Expo founded by veteran power marketer Sharon Smith-Akinsanya will be held Saturday and Sunday November 12 and 13 from 10am to 6pm on both days.…

Kenyan-Americans to form new credit union

Kenyan-Americans to form new credit union

Starting 2017 or early 2018, when Kenyan-Americans in Minnesota and eventually the rest of the United States need to obtain a mortgage, or send money to their kin in Kenya,…

Somali-American outreach workers bridge divide between community and government

Somali-American outreach workers bridge divide between community and government

This story is courtesy of the Star Tribune. The author of the story, Faiza Mahamud, is Mshale’s Associate Editor but is also a reporter at the Star Tribune. They are…