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African Union ambassador brings Wakanda vision to Minnesota

African Union ambassador brings Wakanda vision to Minnesota

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Less than 24 hours after the movie Black Panther took home some Oscars, the African Union ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, was in…

Erastus Onchwari, longtime Minnesota Kenyan-American businessman, dies at 58

Erastus Onchwari, longtime Minnesota Kenyan-American businessman, dies at 58

Erastus Ondieki Onchwari, who died February 25 at the age of 58, is being remembered as an entrepreneur, community activist, dreamer and a leader by his many friends and family…

Trump moves closer to banning H-4 visa holders from working

Trump moves closer to banning H-4 visa holders from working

The Trump administration is moving ahead with a move to eliminate work authorization for those on H-4 visas. The H-4 visa is for spouses with a H-1B visa holders. H-1B…

Liberians in Minnesota to hold immigration rally in Saint Paul

Liberians in Minnesota to hold immigration rally in Saint Paul

Liberians in Minnesota will hold a rally Friday (February 22) on the steps of Minnesota State Capitol to call for a two-year extension of Temporary Protected Status and a pathway…

Tundu Lissu of Tanzania speaks at Georgetown University

Tundu Lissu of Tanzania speaks at Georgetown University

Tanzanian opposition leader and chief whip Tundu Lissu appeared at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs to talk about the deteriorating political situation in his country. President John…

Nelima Sitati and Abdirahman Muse are finalists for Metropolitan Council appointments

Nelima Sitati and Abdirahman Muse are finalists for Metropolitan Council appointments

A Kenyan-American and Somali-American are among the 79 finalists selected to serve in the powerful Metropolitan Council, the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the…

US immigration set up fake university in Detroit to entrap immigrants

US immigration set up fake university in Detroit to entrap immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement set up a fake university in the Detroit area to nab suspects alleged to have recruited undocumented immigrants who wanted to use student visas as…

Saint Paul now has an Africa-born councilman

Saint Paul now has an Africa-born councilman

Minnesota’s capital city of Saint Paul now has an African-born person on its city council. That city’s council and mayor appointed Somali-American Kassim Busuri last week to take up a…

Pelosi appoints Omar to House Foreign Affairs Committee

Pelosi appoints Omar to House Foreign Affairs Committee

Speaker Nancy Pelosi in announcing committee assignments for the 116th Congress has appointed Representative Ilhan Omar to the powerful foreign affairs committee which oversees all foreign assistance, national security affecting…

Wynfred Russell takes oath of office as Brooklyn Park’s first black council member

Wynfred Russell takes oath of office as Brooklyn Park’s first black council member

Dozens of Brooklyn Park residents last evening crammed into city council chambers to witness history being made in Minnesota’s sixth largest city, the swearing in of the city’s first black…

Ilhan Omar’s powerful speech after being sworn in as US Congresswoman

Ilhan Omar’s powerful speech after being sworn in as US Congresswoman

Ilhan Omar who won Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District in the November midterms was sworn in yesterday to become the first black person born in the African continent to serve in…