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Mr Hassan is a recipient of the 2006 Hennepin County Government Management, Administration and Policy (MAP) Fellowship and the 2007-2008 Hubert H. Humphrey Policy Fellowship. He has a B.S. from Metropolitan State University and M.A. from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Sweet Success for ‘Non-traditional’ Somali Students

Sweet Success for ‘Non-traditional’ Somali Students

Amid the daily struggles of life in a new country and revelations of Somali youth leaving Minnesota to fight alongside a designated terrorist group, Somali-Minnesotans continue to show a tremendous…

Somali Opposition Interested in Unity Government

Somali Opposition Interested in Unity Government

The Alliance of Re-liberation of Somali (ARS), a Somali opposition group based in Djibouti, is now ready to give obeisance to the international community and unite with the Transitional Federal…

Mall of America Moves to Accommodate Minnesota Muslims

Mall of America Moves to Accommodate Minnesota Muslims

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – On the day Muslims around the world began to celebrate Eid al-Adha, Fatuma Mohamed found herself at Mall of America (MOA), far away from where she would normally say…

Mall of America Strives to Accommodate Muslim Community

On Monday, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid Al-Adha, a religious holiday to commemorate Ibrahim's ((Abraham) sacrifice and the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Eid commemorates the…

Human Rights Activists Pressure International Community to Address the Somali Crisis

Human Rights Activists Pressure International Community to Address the Somali Crisis

Minneapolis, MN- During a “Human Rights Defenders Speaking Tour” Amnesty International highlighted ongoing human rights' violations in Somalia. Zamzam Abdullahi, a young Somali activist accompanied them..

Somali-Minnesotans proudly vote to elect the next U.S. president

Somali-Minnesotans proudly vote to elect the next U.S. president

Like many other Americans who are either traveling abroad or going to be away from their precincts on November 4th, a recently naturalized Somali-American, Mohamed Said Barre, got in line…

Senseless Murders: Somali on Somali Gang Violence

Starting a new life in America is already a challenge for many immigrants as they struggle to make ends and to culturally adjust to a foreign culture. And now something…

Keith Ellison campaigns to the Somali community for fellow Democrat Al Franken

Keith Ellison campaigns to the Somali community for fellow Democrat Al Franken

At an event organized by the Somali American Community, a non-partisan organization in Minnesota, Rep. Keith Ellison campaigned for fellow democrat, Al Franken, in his meeting to an electrified crowd…

As a Somali-American My Vote Also Counts

As a Somali-American My Vote Also Counts

The stakes are too high for me not to vote. As a new American whose native land is in flames because of  my adopted country's ill-conceived policies, by the both…