Barway Collins funeral set for May 2 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015
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The funeral for slain youth Barway Collins will take place tomorrow Saturday, May 2 2015 according to Mamadee Sesay, Executive Director, Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) when he released the expense report for the activities of the committee leading up to tomorrow’s funeral in the interest of “transparency.”

The funeral was postponed at the urging of the community to allow for Barway’s biological mother to make it to Minnesota from Liberia. Louise Karluah, his mother, was given a humanitarian visa by the US embassy in Monrovia following intervention from United States Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office. She arrived on Wednesday and this is her first time in the country. She last saw her son four years ago when she sent him to live with his father, Pierre Collins, who is in custody, charged by Hennepin County for his murder.

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According to details released by OLM, the funeral will be at Shiloh Temple International Ministries located at 1201 W. Broadway Ave Minneapolis, MN 55411.

Times are 11am to 2pm.

Burial will follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery.

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Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the DishNetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president ofВ  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.