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An attempt at suppressing the Kenyan Diaspora vote

My initial reaction to Kenya’s Justice Minister and Sabatia Member of Parliament Eugene Wamalwa’s proclamation that the diaspora vote will be excluded from the ballot was muted disappointment then reluctant…

Shell Oil presses Supreme Court to deprive torture victims of justice

WASHINGTON – Will victims of distant genocides and crimes against humanity be allowed to continue using U. S. courts to seek justice against their persecutors, as well as the individuals…

Mshale Editorial: An important election

It has been said before elsewhere and by us ad nausea every election that comes around that it is the most important one of our lifetime, that it has become…

Obama’s trump card: The black vote

Obama’s trump card: The black vote

That black voters will again give President Obama a sky-high percentage of their vote in 2012 was never in doubt. What is in doubt is how many will make up…

Yayne Abeba reflects on September 11 aftermath

Yayne Abeba reflects on September 11 aftermath

Yayne Abeba is an Ethiopian American commentator and comedian.

Obama’s Freedom Riders

Obama’s Freedom Riders

Fifty years ago this summer, hundreds of young people organized, rode buses into the deep South and got arrested for challenging Jim Crow segregation in inter-state transit. They were beaten,…

DREAM Act a win-win: Good for immigrant Women and the economy

DREAM Act a win-win: Good for immigrant Women and the economy

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.”

U.S. Women’s Soccer: Not quite America’s team

U.S. Women’s Soccer: Not quite America’s team

What a thrill. What pride. What a show of skill and prowess by the U.S. women's national soccer team in the 2011 Women’s World Cup even as they lost in…

The Serengeti under threat

The Serengeti under threat

The name Serengeti is a corruption by English and Swahili of the Maasai word Siringet. Siringet means a vast land that runs forever. Our modern understanding of Serengeti is that…

2010 election dubbed most racist in decades

2010 election dubbed most racist in decades

If the election of 2008 was a referendum on race, the midterms are feeling like a recount. The dominant political discourse of 2008 centered on an improbable question: Could a…

A phenomenal African Awards Gala

This year’s 2nd African Awards Gala presented by Mshale was absolutely phenomenal. The special event honored members of the African community in Minnesota who have and continue to make an…