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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…

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…