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Republicans Endorse African Immigrant for Congress

Republicans Endorse African Immigrant for Congress

Republicans in Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District made history on May 20 when they endorsed Obi Sium to run for the seat currently held by three-term Democrat Betty McCollum. Recently, Democrats…

South Africa’s Consul General Honors Twin Cities’ Internationalists

South Africa’s Consul General Honors Twin Cities’ Internationalists

South Africa’s Consul General, the Honorable Yusuf Omar, was in the Twin Cities on April 26 as the keynote speaker at this year’s Twin Cities International Citizens Awards that is…

University of Minnesota Names Darlyne Bailey as First African-American Dean of CEHD

University of Minnesota Names Darlyne Bailey as First African-American Dean of CEHD

University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks and Provost Thomas Sullivan today named Darlyne Bailey the dean of the new College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). Her hiring is subject…

United States Spending on Global Democratization Inadequate, says NDI President

United States Spending on Global Democratization Inadequate, says NDI President

To hear Kenneth Wollack tell it, the is doing itself a disservice by not spending enough to spread democracy especially in Africa . The demand for assistance by civil society…

Shining a Light on Kenyan Girls

Shining a Light on Kenyan Girls

Pastor Bill Heib, from Riverside Ministry Center in Somerset, Wisconsin  says that the daughters of these Kenyan women are born with three strikes against them.  "They're born girls, they're born…

Highlights of Dr. Mumbi Mwangi’s Speech at Light House Ministries Fundraiser

Highlights of Dr. Mumbi Mwangi’s Speech at Light House Ministries Fundraiser

Dr. Mumbi Mwangi speaks of domesticity in Kenya as both encompassing motherhood as well as defining a woman's place in the home.  She doesn't have a problem with that.  The…

Annan Stresses Global Approach During Launch of Institute for Global Citizenship

Annan Stresses Global Approach During Launch of Institute for Global Citizenship

United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, yesterday cited the war in Iraq as his greatest disappointment during his tenure at the helm of the world body. Mr. Annan was speaking at…

Students Key to African Renaissance, says Kofi Woods

Students Key to African Renaissance, says Kofi Woods

"Dawn is approaching in Africa, Daylight is approaching in Africa".
These were the words of guest speaker and Minister of Labor in the new Liberian government Samuel Kofi Woods…

Obama Brings his Magic to Minnesota

Obama Brings his Magic to Minnesota

US Senator Barack Obama wowed Minnesota yesterday when he visited to keynote the sold-out $125 per ticket Hubert H. Humphrey Day Dinner, a fundraiser for Minnesota ’s Democratic Party (DFL)…

Minneapolis Public Schools Announces Changes to Early Kindergarten Admission Procedures

MINNEAPOLIS , April 5, 2006 – In an effort to better serve the community, Minneapolis Public Schools has revised its early kindergarten admission policy to establish standardized criteria for…

Nancy Barceló Appointed as U’s VP and Vice Provost

Nancy Barceló Appointed as U’s VP and Vice Provost

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL ( 4/5/2006 ) -The University of Minnesota announced today that Nancy "Rusty" Barceló has been appointed the first vice president for access, equity and multicultural affairs…