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Khadija Ali named to Minneapolis Foundation board of trustees

Khadija Ali named to Minneapolis Foundation board of trustees

The Minneapolis Foundation recently announced the appointment of Khadija Ali, DeAndre Cunningham, and Michael Rodriguez to their board of trustees. The three will serve four year terms. The foundation is…

Fear grips mothers as they launch campaign to stop gun violence

Fear grips mothers as they launch campaign to stop gun violence

Burnsville, Minn – Nimco Ahmed stood silently at the grave side of her late son, Mohamed Omar Hassan, 25. She prayed for a few minutes and then joined a group…

Head of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage pushes for African immigrant civic engagement

Head of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage pushes for African immigrant civic engagement

The head of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, Justin Terrell, sounded the alarm on Saturday about the lack of civic engagement by the African immigrant community. Repeating a…

Kenya Airways to resume daily direct Nairobi-New York flights in June

Kenya Airways to resume daily direct Nairobi-New York flights in June

Kenya Airways, which began daily direct flights between Nairobi and New York’s JFK airport last October, but shortly dropped it to five days a week, is set to resume daily…

Death threats and Trump taunts galvanize grassroots financial support for Ilhan Omar

Death threats and Trump taunts galvanize grassroots financial support for Ilhan Omar

Fifth congressional representative Ilhan Omar has faced death threats as well as inflammatory taunts from the president of the United States, but it seems to have emboldened supporters to come…

St. Cloud State University deepens ties with Nelson Mandela University

St. Cloud State University deepens ties with Nelson Mandela University

When Mumbi Mwangi wrote her doctoral dissertation in 1998 she had advocacy on her mind. She went a step further to include letters in her dissertation calling on the African…

Trump planning to go after visa overstays

Trump planning to go after visa overstays

The Trump administration which has been blocked by the courts in its attempts to restrict immigration based on race or religion is now exploring ways to achieve its goals by…

Former president Barack Obama remembers Nipsey Hussle

Former president Barack Obama remembers Nipsey Hussle

Former president Barack Obama was among those who paid tribute to the late rapper and community activist, Nipsey Hussle, during his memorial service in Los Angeles yesterday. In a letter…

Governor Walz kicks off 2020 Census countdown

Governor Walz kicks off 2020 Census countdown

Minnesota governor Tim Walz and U.S. Census Bureau regional director Marilyn Sanders on Monday helped kick off the yearlong countdown to the April 1, 2020 census at the Minnesota State…

Hamse Warfa appointed assistant commissioner at Minnesota DEED

Hamse Warfa appointed assistant commissioner at Minnesota DEED

Somali-American entrepreneur, Hamse Warfa, was named the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) Assistant Commissioner for Economic Opportunity on March 22nd. The appointment makes him the highest ranking African…

Trump extends DED for Liberians another year

Trump extends DED for Liberians another year

President Trump on Thursday reversed himself on the issue of termination of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians and said “it is in the foreign policy interest of the United…