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African Woman Extraordinaire

African Woman Extraordinaire

For Dr. Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner and the first woman from Africa to win it, a life of environmental curiosity and later activism began during…

Liberians Optimistic About Their Future

Liberians Optimistic About Their Future

“Liberia WILL be better than it was before!” pledged young children in a skit where each child took on the role of a professional in . Statements by each child were…

Nobel Laureate Faults Kenyan President for Political Stalemate

Nobel Laureate Faults Kenyan President for Political Stalemate

MINNEAPOLIS, March 12 - Her entrance into the University of Minnesota’s Cowles Auditorium was greeted with ululation from some Kenyan women and cheers from the rest of the audience.  Smiling…

Ghanaians Honor Their Best at Independence Day Celebration

Ghanaians Honor Their Best at Independence Day Celebration

SHOREVIEW, MN Mar. 11 2006 - Nearly 200 Ghanaians gathered today at the Shoreview Community Center to celebrate ’s 49th anniversary. The Ghanaian Association of Minnesota (GHANAM) hosted the event themed…

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Urges Individual Action

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Urges Individual Action

DECORAH, Iowa - Nobel peace prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai today said citizens of the world should hold those in power accountable for their actions towards the environment if…

Wangari Maathai Kicks Off Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Wangari Maathai Kicks Off Nobel Peace Prize Forum

DECORAH, Iowa - The 18th Annual 2006 Nobel Peace Forum got underway today at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Wangari Maathai of Kenya is the…

Avian Influenza Pandemic Will Deepen the Health Crisis in Africa

With the discovery of the H5N1 (Asian, or “bird” Flu) virus in three northern provinces of Nigeria in February, Africans may face one of the most serious continent-wide threats in…

2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Wangari Maathai, in Minneapolis March 13 for Peace Festival

2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Wangari Maathai, in Minneapolis March 13 for Peace Festival

The 11th annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival will be held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis on Monday, March 13 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will honor 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai. …

Becky Lourey is Running or Minnesota Governor

Becky Lourey is Running or Minnesota Governor

It is official, Becky Lourey is running for Governor of Minnesota. She made this announcement to Green Party friends and well-wishers at a House Party held at the residence of…

Center for West African Families Grand Opens

Center for West African Families Grand Opens

Minneapolis - On a cold February afternoon, more than 650 visitors paraded through the hallways and offices of the new Center for Families to check out the newest innovation in…

Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer Addresses Alpha Kappa Alpha Day at the Capitol

Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer Addresses Alpha Kappa Alpha Day at the Capitol

SAINT PAUL  - Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer addressed the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s “Day at the Capitol” gathering on February 9th in Saint Paul.…