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Largest Black Controlled Law Firm Is Dissolved

The largest Black-controlled law firm in the country, Blackwell Igbanugo, has been dissolved effective November 1 according to one of the leading partners, Herbert Igbanugo.

Diaspora Kenyans Join Race for Parliament

Against a colonial background, and a couple of decades of finding its political journey, Kenya continues to seek effective political leadership. Like most African countries, there has been a flight to the Diaspora by thousands of Kenya in search of greener pastures. While the Diaspora hosts some political refugees, most Kenyans leave home for education and economic gain. Minnesota is home to over 5,000 Kenyans. With a stable political environment, many Kenyans in the Diaspora feel a need to go back home and participate in the development and change of the country.

Minnesota Kenyans Welcome New Ambassador

The recently accredited Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Peter Nicholas Rateng’ Oginga Ogego, urged his nationals to register with the embassy to make the provision of consular services to them easier...

Financial Planning Tips for December 2006

Here are a few financial planning suggestions that can add to your peace of mind about financial matters and simplifying your life:

Excommunicated Archbishop Wants Dialogue with Vatican on Married Priests

A former Roman Catholic archbishop from Africa, excommunicated for installing four married clergy as bishops, has said he will ordain more married clerics in his crusade against the Vatican's celibacy policy for priests.

Seasoned Africanist Becomes First U.S. Envoy to African Union


Ambassador Cindy Courville is capping more than 20 years of involvement with African issues with a challenging assignment as the first U.S. envoy to the African Union (AU), headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Free or Low-cost Wi-Fi Mobile Phone Calls

Not too long ago wireless devices such as laptops were used to take advantage of wireless access points but in the recent times cell phones have been added to this list of devices.

Immigrants: We need them as much as they need us

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...

Liberians Express Concern over Truth & Reconciliation Commission Mandate

It was Sunday, November 19, 2006. Liberians from all walks of life assembled for a Town Hall Meeting at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The purpose of the meeting was two-fold to listen to the Chairman of the Liberia Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Cllr. Jerome J. Verdier and to pose questions about atrocities committed by “freedom fighters” (perpetrator) during the civil war.

Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal year 2007

On October 16, 2006, the proposed refugee admissions report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 was submitted to Congress on behalf of President George W. Bush.

African Dance Tells Woman’s Story in a Universal Language

The strength of African women keeps coming to the fore and that was readily apparent this past November as Compagnie TchéTché--dance troupe from the Ivory Coast—performed their latest show, Dimi, for a sold-out audience in the McGuire Theater of the Walker Art Center.