The same day Central Connecticut State University in New Britain
released a study ranking Minneapolis as the second most literate city in
the country, the newly reelected mayor of that city, RT Rybak,
appointed Hussein Samatar, a Somali businessman to the Minneapolis
Library board on November 29.
Local businessman and community organizer Hussein Samatar announced his candidacy for the Minneapolis Public Schools Board – District 3, during his campaign kick-off Thursday at Mapps Café in the heart of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
Friends, families and community leaders gathered at Augsburg College recently for Waxbaro Project’s second annual graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the Somali youth graduates.The speakers and the panelists spoke in both English and Somali.
Organizers of this year’s Somali Independence Day soccer tournament barred a section of Twin Cities mainstream media from reporting on the scene accusing them of a continuous “negative publicity and profiling of the community in a bad light”. The tournament’s spokesperson Abdirizack Ismail Said Maashal, told Mshale of his doubts regarding mainstream media’s sincerity in their renewed interest in the community after ignoring pleas from organizers in the last six years to cover the tournament.