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Congressman Ellison writes to John Kerry on Somali remittances

Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district wrote to United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Friday, May 15 2015 thanking the Secretary for visiting Somalia, and expressing…

Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper declares open season on Black leaders

In a series of sustained and unrelenting attacks, the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper has declared an Open Season on Black Leaders. Beginning with a series of articles appearing last fall…

Ebola: Precautionary measures needed to save families and community

Ebola: Precautionary measures needed to save families and community

The recent Ebola case of Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas, Texas raises concern and fear in the West African Community, particularly in the Liberian Community, because of the stigma…

Senators Klobuchar, Franken and Congressman Ellison write to President Kenyatta over treatment of Somalis

President Uhuru Kenyatta State House Road Nairobi, Kenya Dear Mr. President: We write to express our concern over the treatment of Somalis in Kenya during the government’s recent security operations.…

Let’s make foster care homes smoke-free

Let’s make foster care homes smoke-free

Children are typically being placed in foster care because their health and/or well-being is at risk. These children are vulnerable, and it is our responsibility to protect them and ensure…

Anti-Gay legislation in Africa not in its best interest

This editorial appeared in the Mshale print edition that  was on newsstands on March 1, 2014. A sense of homophobia is sweeping throughout Africa. As we ushered in the New…

Is the Twin Cities losing Black professionals due to lacking social scene?

Is the Twin Cities losing Black professionals due to lacking social scene?

Recently on a local sports talk radio station the hosts were lamenting on the poor play of the Timberwolves and began discussing what they called an overall lack of talent.…

The controversial repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya

The controversial repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya

By Hawa Noor, Intern &  Emmanuel Kisiangani , Senior Researcher                                            …

Stop Nairobi City Carton evictions

I’m writing to express my concern and raise awareness about the forceful evictions that happened on 10 May 2013 to the people living at the City Carton informal settlement in…

Clearing up the facts on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare

Clearing up the facts on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare

There has been a lot of confusion about some recent notices to consumers from insurance companies that sell coverage in the individual insurance market, and I’d like to clear up…

Neutralize Al-Shabab by supporting Somalia

Neutralize Al-Shabab by supporting Somalia

Al-Shabab’s assault on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, exemplifies the behavior of a cornered animal — it lashes out when threatened. The tragic paradox of last week’s attack is that…