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Wynfred Russell is a former faculty of the Department of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where for six years he taught African history and culture. He has also taught African history and multicultural education at North Hennepin Community College and Century College. Russell is currently the Director of Normandale Community College's Center for Multicultural Services.В 

Liberia’s Finance Minister speech draws mixed reactions in Minnesota

Liberia’s Finance Minister speech draws mixed reactions in Minnesota

After weeks of contentions and bickering surrounding the decision of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota – OLM – the lead community organization, to invite finance minister Amara Konneh to…

HIV/AIDS hits Minnesota minority communities hardest, new report shows

HIV/AIDS hits Minnesota minority communities hardest, new report shows

Ethnic community leaders across the Twin Cities say they are getting tired of hearing more bad news about the rise of HIV/AIDS infection in their communities. With more than three…

Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph Boakai, to visit Minnesota June 17

Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph Boakai, to visit Minnesota June 17

The Vice President of Liberia, Joseph Boakai, will Friday, June 17, pay a one-day working visit to Minnesota at the invitation of the African Career, Education & Resource, Inc. in…

In Memoriam: Mayor Steve Lampi

In Memoriam: Mayor Steve Lampi

Steve Lampi brought a strong resolve and quiet determination to his two-plus terms as Mayor of Brooklyn Park. It was with those same qualities that he fought his own personal…

Fried fish may lead to fatal strokes

Fried fish may lead to fatal strokes

Study finds high prevalence of eating fried fish among blacks; frying reduces beneficial nutrients


Fish is commonplace on most dinner tables of African American families in "stroke belt"…

Liberia’s president among “top global thinkers”

Liberia’s president among “top global thinkers”

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been named one of the “100 Top Global Thinkers of 2010” by Washington, DC-based Foreign Policy (FP) magazine. President Sirleaf is the only African…

Liberian professionals group to launch chapter in Minnesota

Liberian professionals group to launch chapter in Minnesota

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 17 and get ready to mingle. The Liberian Professional Network, or LPN, is coming to the Twin Cities. Liberia's preeminent and largest group of…

Seminar on business opportunities in Liberia to be held in Minnesota

Seminar on business opportunities in Liberia to be held in Minnesota

During a recent presentation at the African Development Center in Minneapolis about his congressional sponsored trip to sub-Saharan Africa, Fifth District DFL Representative Keith Ellison declared, "Liberia is open for…

Liberians in Minnesota: A community divided

Liberians in Minnesota: A community divided

When U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen walked through the doors of Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn Center recently, little did he know he was walking into what one meeting participant…

World premiere of Pa’s Hut: Liberian Legacy

World premiere of Pa’s Hut: Liberian Legacy

In 1902, playwright Cori Thomas' grandparents emigrated from the United States to Liberia. There they built and founded a school – The Lott Carey Mission, where my mother and countless…

ACER Hosts 2nd Annual Career, Education & Resource Fair

As the economy worsens and unemployment continues to climb, many African American and African immigrant families are feeling the pinch. But, help is on the way.

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