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Minnesota Women Advocates Important Nationally, Says Calif. Congresswoman

Historically, Minnesota has been at the forefront of the women’s movement. With the endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Office of the President of US, the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus continues to support progressive women in office.

Who Said You Have to be African to Sing African?

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With European names like Macpherson, McCurdy, Crockett, and Sollenberger, one might think resulting music would include an accordion or bagpipe. But the fall concert held at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center of Macalester College in St. Paul on Dec. 8, presented African sounds, lead by Sowah Mensah, ethnomusicologist, composer, and master drummer from Ghana.

Minn. Department of Health to Fund HIV/AIDS Education

The Minnesota Department of Health will spend $250,000 over the next 21 months to fund public health nonprofit organizations dedicated to HIV/AIDS testing, care and education, an official said.

Minnesota Muslims Mark Eid-el-hajj With Prayers

The Islamic holiday celebrates Prophet Abraham’s faith and his obeying of Allah’s command to sacrifice his only son.

Judge Crump Retires

Mshale congratulates Hennepin County Judge Harry Crump (right) on his retirement after serving 20 years on the bench.

Gitaa Joins Books for Africa’s Governing Board

In an apparent effort to reach out to the African community in the Twin Cities, Books For Africa, the St. Paul-based non-profit organization that sends donated books to Africa, appointed Mshale president and publisher, Tom Gitaa, to its board of directors.

African Airlines to be Held to Higher Safety and Security Standards

Officials talk tough in a desperate attempt to improve a reputation they say is tarnished by a few bad apples, making air travel in Africa the most dangerous in the world.

Gaskins is New Head of League of Women Voters

ST. PAUL, Minn.  – The board of directors of the Minnesota League of Women Voters appointed local attorney Keesha Gaskins, as the organization’s executive director, according to an announcement released by the group last month.

Africa’s Hope for Unity Lies in Information Technology

‘During the 19th century Industrial Revolution, Africa remained what economists call a laggard …Africa cannot afford to lag behind in this revolution.’

Show Me the Money: Funding Your Small Business

TAKSCO, LLC is a professional firm providing tax, customized accounting and strategic business consulting to clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area.

New USCIS Rules on the Horizon: Proposed Rule on Permanent Resident Card Replacements

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services issued a proposed rule on Aug. 22, 2007 that would require permanent residents with the older version of Form I-551 (green card), with no expiration date, to apply for a new card.