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A more vibrant, more equitable state for all of us

A more vibrant, more equitable state for all of us

Mohamud Noor, a Democrat, represents District 60B in the Minnesota House of Representatives. As of the 91st Minnesota Legislature, he is the only black elected male in the Minnesota House…

Why I changed my mind

Why I changed my mind

Kassim Busuri is the Saint Paul City Council Member representing Ward 6. He had pledged to not run again for the office in November as a condition of his appointment…

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…

Mshale Editorial: Minnesota legislators need to pass Driver’s Licenses for All

Mshale Editorial: Minnesota legislators need to pass Driver’s Licenses for All

Minnesota had Driver’s Licenses for All until 2003. That changed when anti-immigrant politicians ordered an end to licenses for undocumented immigrants. Before 2003, every Minnesota resident could take driver’s education…

Mshale Editorial: We applaud the formation of the United Black Caucus in Minnesota

Editor’s note: This editorial first appeared in the March print edition of Mshale. The formation of the United Black Legislative Caucus in Minnesota is long overdue but also comes at…

Mshale Editorial: The growing influence of Africa-born politicians in Minnesota politics

Editor’s note: This editorial first appeared in the February print edition of Mshale. Last month after the swearing-in into office of a historic number of elected officials born in Africa,…

This is how Trump is really changing immigration

This is how Trump is really changing immigration

A Trump supporter named John B. who emailed me recently wrote that, “No one is against legal immigration.” President Trump and his administration are, I replied. Yes, Trump still wants…

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Let’s work on building a better Minnesota for all

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Let’s work on building a better Minnesota for all

State Representative Ilhan Omar reviews her first legislative session. The 2017 regular and first special session are now over, as a newly elected member of the Minnesota House of Representatives…

History will judge Obama as a great president

History will judge Obama as a great president

Mshale Editorial The first black president of the United States will be winding up his presidency by the time you read this edition. You have by now read numerous commentaries…

West African Family Community Services closure is hurting community

West African Family Community Services closure is hurting community

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to the media signed by Fr. James N. Wilson II, a West African Immigrant and Priest in Charge, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and…

Eradicating corruption in Africa’s judiciary systems

Eradicating corruption in Africa’s judiciary systems

Judicial corruption is the “queen mother” and the most sordid of all corrupt behavior inflicted on the good people of Africa. The tentacles of corruption in the judiciary branch of…

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