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Abdi Warsame Addresing MPHA Board

Abdi Warsame becomes first Somali to lead a government agency in Minnesota

Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame was on Wednesday unanimously voted in by the board of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to be the...

Kenya Parliamentary Majority Leader meets with Minnesota legislators and Somali diaspora

MINNEAPOLIS - Kenya's Parliamentary Majority Leader, Aden Bare Duale, met with Minnesota government officials, the business community and the state's large Somali diaspora -...
Angelique Kidjo at the 62nd Grammy Awards

Angélique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy and dedicates it to Burna Boy

Angélique Kidjo won Best World Music Album for Celia at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, beating out fellow nominees Altin Gün (Gece), Bokanté...
Suprem Court Demo

Supreme Court gives Trump greenlight to deny green cards

The US Supreme Court today on a 5-4 vote is allowing the Trump administration to deny those who have used public benefits such as...
Osman Ahmed

Osman Ahmed, US Senator Tina Smith’s only African immigrant staffer steps down

Days before the start of the 2020 early voting for the upcoming first presidential primary in Minnesota, Osman Ahmed, who serves as US Senator...
The Cedar

The Cedar Commissions to feature Rebecca Nichloson, Dua Saleh, and Tensae Fayise

The Cedar Cultural Center has announced six artists for the ninth Cedar Commissions, its flagship program for emerging Minnesota composers and musicians. The six...
Yakasah Wehyee

Yakasah Wehyee sworn in as Falcon Heights first Liberian-American on City Council

About 50 people including the Minnesota Democratic Party's Civic Engagement Director and the Liberian Consul General in Minnesota, crowded the City of Falcon Heights...
Denise Butler and Nekessa Opoti

Liberians in Minnesota celebrate pathway to US citizenship

BROOKLYN PARK - Pastor Moses Punni clutched the evening's program and kept glancing at it a few times, listening intently Saturday night as fellow...