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The organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) held a customary inaugural dinner and ball this past Saturday at Cedar's Hall in Minneapolis. The ball which started with guests arriving at 5:30pm was in honor of now OLM President Kerper A. Dwanyen. Dressed in beautiful gowns, suits and traditional wear, OLM Board members, the Vice President Andrew G. Tehmeh, Tribal Elders and President Kerper Dwanyen walked the red carpet into the hall where those gathered applauded in warm welcome.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Kerper A. Dwanyen’s rivals in the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota’s presidential elections must have know very early that he was the man to beat. Perhaps that is why, a few weeks before the Dec. 2 elections, some of his opponents renewed accusations that as the leader of the Nimba Redemption Council, during Liberia’s civil war, Dwanyen had been involved in atrocities against innocent civilians.
MINNEAPOLIS – A top University of Minnesota official in charge of reaching out to underrepresented communities said today that the institution was far from achieving its goal of a diverse student body, faculty and staff, and appealed to ethnic media to help.
Scholar says he is in the race and promises a new direction for the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota.
Wynfred "Billy Dee" Russell, a Liberian-born educator and longtime resident of Minnesota, announced Thursday that he will contest for the presidency of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, adding excitement to what is already braced to be a contentious election year.