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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 byВ 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…

Ilhan Omar can learn lessons from missteps of Minneapolis Council Member Warsame

Ilhan Omar can learn lessons from missteps of Minneapolis Council Member Warsame

Back in 2014,В I wrote about how Minnesota’s House 60B is different from Minneapolis City Council Ward 6. The objective of the essay was to highlight the fact that any Somali-American…

Education is key to addressing radicalization

Education is key to addressing radicalization

As the Finance Minister for Kenya and as a proud Minnesotan who is a member of the Kenyan diaspora, we have always been aware of the importance of education and…

Voter suppression and victories in 2016

Voter suppression and victories in 2016

New and increasingly strict state and county voting laws are threatening to cut off a growing number of Americans from their right to vote as primary season opens. Ethnic minorities…

The matter of Herbert Igbanugo and the Minnesota Supreme Court

The matter of Herbert Igbanugo and the Minnesota Supreme Court

The news of the suspension of longtime Twin Cities attorney Herbert Igbanugo hit the community like a thunderbolt this past May. The Minnesota Supreme Court suspended the high profile Mr.…

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