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The man who brought MTV to Africa

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Alex Okosi left Nigeria as a young boy in the late 1980s to seek a better future in the United States. By the early 2000s,...

UConn’s first African-American Professor dies

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The University of Connecticut’s first African-American professor, Rollin Charles Williams, died Monday, Sept. 24, in Waterford, Conn., after a short illness. He was 90...

Minnesota Somalis celebrate new president

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Thousands of Somalis congregated at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the newly elected president for Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Despite similar...

Lack of paid sick days for immigrant caregivers risky for U.S. economy

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Considering that Paula Osorio has multiple jobs and no paid sick days, the nosebleed could not have come at a worse time: right before...

Summer training enrichment for African immigrant women

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The Minnesota African Women’s Association (MAWA) this past  summer, engaged women from different parts of Africa across the Twin cities, in a series of...

When a celebrity tells her dictator-host, ‘No Thanks’

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Actress and sometimes MTV host Amanda Seales says she knew "absolutely nothing" about Equatorial Guinea when she received an invitation to the Leon H....

Obama’s Stimulus program helps tackle African community’s digital divide

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“It is my first time to touch computer and I am very happy,” exclaims Zulfa Fara, an older Ethiopian immigrant currently using a public...

Amakolo program empowers African refugee girls

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Marianne Neba is 18 years old, a native of Cameroon who immigrated to the United States a few years ago and recently graduated from...
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