"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...
It was Sunday, November 19, 2006. Liberians from all walks of life assembled for a Town Hall Meeting at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The purpose of the meeting was two-fold to listen to the Chairman of the Liberia Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Cllr. Jerome J. Verdier and to pose questions about atrocities committed by “freedom fighters” (perpetrator) during the civil war.
The strength of African women keeps coming to the fore and that was readily apparent this past November as Compagnie TchéTché--dance troupe from the Ivory Coast—performed their latest show, Dimi, for a sold-out audience in the McGuire Theater of the Walker Art Center.
The scars surely run deep into his psyche. As a young child, he watched his homeland of Liberia torn apart by civil war; his mother, his "anchor," blown up by a reckless bomb. Years spent in a refugee camp in Ghana, West Africa with relocation to the United States in the new millennium could have left Zhalman staggering.
African Food Market’s owner, Kwaku Addy, has closed on a deal and bought a facility in the City of Crystal that he plans to move to by years end. After plans to build a brand new facility in Brooklyn Park fell through, Mr. looked for alternatives within that city and adjoining cities before settling on Crystal.
Kenyatta Day may be a Kenyan public holiday, but this year's celebration was truly an East African affair. A mix of hyped up Ugandan artists and talented Kenyan DJs kept revelers at The Blue Nile Restaurant on their toes all night long.
If you are one of the approximately 40 million individuals covered by a traditional defined-benefit pension plan, it pays to check up on your plan periodically because:
You may catch an error, such as the use of an incorrect salary amount, made by the plan administrator. Errors that are caught earlier are easier to fix.
You will know what the plan is promising to pay you on retirement, and what you can expect if you retire early.