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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Somalis Decry Ethiopian Invasion, U.S. Support

Ali Jumale strode with his wife and four children Saturday to a protest in Peavey Park that attracted hundreds of Somalis, who stridently denounced Ethiopian troops for forcing its way deep into Somalia in the hopes of asserting the authority of the weak government.


The African Factor: Census Shows Economic Divide

As the number of Africans in the Diaspora increases, their economic impact both in Africa and in their newly adopted homes continues to rise profoundly.

Body Politics


The Walker Art Center currently has on exhibit a collection of work including pieces by Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, and Georgia O'Keeffe.  The central theme of each piece explores the expression of the human body in relationship to the fluid social, political, and physical environment in which it exists.

High-Tech Homes

Imagine going home to a lovely luxurious house that not only looks exquisite, but also knows exactly what to do. The “smart” homes of 2006 are truly mind blowing.

Africa Reaping Dividends from Privatization

African governments have over the past several years implemented far reaching regulatory reforms to enhance business and investment climate.

New Leaders for Liberians in America

The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) is the umbrella group of Liberians and their various organizations in the Americas.

Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Minnesota Advocates Spearhead U.S. Efforts

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights (MAHR) is launching a large scale statement-taking process this month and is seeking the full participation of Liberians and other Africans all over the US in spreading the word and encouraging fellow compatriots to come forward willingly to give their statements to the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) concerning their experiences in Liberia's civil war.

Kenyan Community in Minnesota Launched

At a dinner last month, Kenyans in Minnesota gathered to launch a new association-- The Kenyan Community in Minnesota (KCM). A socio-economic organization, KCM, has been established to enhance the socio-economic growth of Kenyans, both in the Diaspora and in Kenya.

Muslims in Minnesota celebrate Eid El Hajj

Minnesotan Muslims joined their brothers in faith, estimated at 1.5 billion globally, in an annual ritual of sacrifice on Saturday December 30 as they celebrated Eid el Hajj, or Eid el Ad’ha.

African Women in the Diaspora revisit Pan-Africanism

Last month, women of African descent gathered at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center, in St. Paul, for the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Summit (PAWPS) to reignite a Pan-African women's movement paying close attention to their role as philanthropists.

Recognizing & Controlling Seasonal Affected Disorder

Throughout time, poets have often described a sense of lethargy which can accompany the shortening days of fall and winter seasons as an affective or mood disorder.
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