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Karen Attiah named Journalist of the Year

Karen Attiah named Journalist of the Year

Karen Attiah, the Washington Post global opinions editor who worked tirelessly to keep before the public the killing of Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, whom she edited, was named Journalist of…

Music, barbecue mark Kenya’s Madaraka Day in Minnesota

Music, barbecue mark Kenya’s Madaraka Day in Minnesota

  The sound of Afrobeat music could be heard against a backdrop of dancing men and women, in between the movements, small group conversations in Swahili and English took place…

Liberian community hails US House passage of Dream and Promise Act

Liberian community hails US House passage of Dream and Promise Act

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (Mshale) – The Liberian community today praised yesterday’s passage of the Dream and Promise Act by the US House of Representatives. The bill offers a pathway to…

Building a Minnesota that works for all of us

Building a Minnesota that works for all of us

Hodan Hassan, a Democrat, represents District 62A in the Minnesota House of Representatives. I ran for office because I saw our state coming up short on sustainable, equitable investments in…

God loves a cheerful giver, Zambian ambassador to US tells Books for Africa

God loves a cheerful giver, Zambian ambassador to US tells Books for Africa

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Mshale) – Books for Africa (BFA) held its annual fundraiser luncheon Thursday at the Town and Country Club with 300 people attending.  This year’s African ambassador speaker…

Minnesota Legislature elects Mike Kenyanya to U of M Board of Regents

Minnesota Legislature elects Mike Kenyanya to U of M Board of Regents

Newly elected regent Mike Kenyanya has a lot to look forward to. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, Kenyanya has been awarded one of Minnesota’s highest seats in public education.…

New faces coming to the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota board

New faces coming to the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota board

Abraham Bah, the incumbent chair of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota board, easily secured his seat in the organization in an otherwise fiercely contested election that was conducted all…

Liberians in Minnesota to vote in OLM elections this weekend

Liberians in Minnesota to vote in OLM elections this weekend

Liberians will go to the polls on Sunday, May 19 from 7am to 7pm to fill six board positions in the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota. There are 13 candidates…

Minneapolis Public Housing Board of Commissioners set to get first African immigrant chair

Minneapolis Public Housing Board of Commissioners set to get first African immigrant chair

The Minneapolis City Council’s Housing Policy & Development Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday to confirm the appointment of Sharmarke M. Issa as a member of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority board…

Governor Walz appoints three to the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage

Governor Walz appoints three to the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage

New faces will join the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage after appointments made by Minnesota governor Tim Walz last week. In a press statement, Walz announced the appointment of…

Rwandan genocide survivor Denise Uwimana to speak in Minneapolis

Rwandan genocide survivor Denise Uwimana to speak in Minneapolis

In 1994 over the span of one hundred days nearly one million members of the Tutsi minority group lost their lives to genocide in Rwanda. Denise Uwimana-Reinhardt along with her…