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Speaker-designate Hortman taps Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor for committee assignments

Speaker-designate Hortman taps Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor for committee assignments

Minnesota legislators are getting ready for the 2019 legislative session referred to as the 2019-20 biennium. In the Minnesota House, the Democrats took control while the Senate, which was not…

Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar picks leadership team

Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar picks leadership team

Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar on Thursday announced her five-person leadership team for her Washington office and Minnesota District office. Last month’s midterms saw Omar become the first black person born in…

Trump unveils ‘New Africa Strategy’

Trump unveils ‘New Africa Strategy’

Donald Trump’s administration has unveiled its policy towards Africa, which it says will counter the growing influence of its geopolitical rivals, China and Russia, on the continent. John Bolton, Trump’s…

Abdisalam Adam joins Fridley Public Schools Board

Abdisalam Adam joins Fridley Public Schools Board

Abdisalam Adam, an assistant principal at Highland Park High School in the St. Paul Public Schools and a Doctor of Education candidate at Bethel University was on Wednesday unanimously voted…

Governor Dayton reappoints James Burroughs as Martin Luther King Holiday chair

Governor Dayton reappoints James Burroughs as Martin Luther King Holiday chair

Outgoing Minnesota governor Mark Dayton on Monday announced the reappointment of James Burroughs as chair of the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The Council helps plan,…

International student enrollment at US colleges continue decline

International student enrollment at US colleges continue decline

New enrollments of international students fell by 6.6 percent at American universities in academic year 2017-18 compared to the year before, marking the second straight year in declines in new enrollments,…

Kahin of Afro Deli and Jaylani Hussein to serve on Minnesota governor-elect transition advisory board

Kahin of Afro Deli and Jaylani Hussein to serve on Minnesota governor-elect transition advisory board

Abdirahman Kahin, whose Afro Deli business won Business of the Year at last month’s African Awards Gala is among those selected by Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz to serve on his…

Hennepin County is taking applications for citizen advisory boards

Hennepin County is taking applications for citizen advisory boards

Minnesota’s largest county, Hennepin County, is recruiting volunteers for 28 citizen advisory board positions through its annual open appointment process. The board appoints residents to volunteer service positions on advisory…

Election 2018: Historic Liberian-American wins in Minnesota

Election 2018: Historic Liberian-American wins in Minnesota

                          The groundbreaking victory during last week’s midterms by Ilhan Omar as the first Africa-born black person to…

Ilhan Omar becomes first Africa-born black elected to United States Congress

Ilhan Omar becomes first Africa-born black elected to United States Congress

Ilhan Omar, who two years ago made history by becoming the first Somali-American ever elected to a US state legislature, made history again Tuesday when she notched up more firsts…

US Colleges sue Trump administration over student visas

US Colleges sue Trump administration over student visas

Four US colleges, which depend heavily on foreign students including those from India, have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s recent changes in the student visa policy, saying it…