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Pastor Bill Heib, from Riverside Ministry Center in Somerset, Wisconsin  says that the daughters of these Kenyan women are born with three strikes against them.  "They're born girls, they're born poor, and they're parentless."

Dr. Mumbi MWangi
Dr. Mumbi Mwangi speaks of domesticity in Kenya as both encompassing motherhood as well as defining a woman's place in the home.  She doesn't have a problem with that.  The trouble begins, says Mwangi, with the idea that domesticity and motherhood are incompatible with education. 

After one small store of 500 square feet, Edoh Akakpo has quickly become a major player in the African grocery store business in the Twin Cities. The jovial Mr. Akakpo, the owner of the African Market on Nicollet avenue, five blocks from the southern tip of downtown Minneapolis recently opened a second store in Brooklyn Park, the northwest suburb with a large concentration of the African immigrant middle class.

United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, yesterday cited the war in Iraq as his greatest disappointment during his tenure at the helm of the world body. Mr. Annan was speaking at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota  when he addressed the convocation ceremony to launch the college’s new Institute for Global Citizenship. The Secretary-General graduated from the college in 1961.

U.S. Bank received an appreciation award from the Lake Street Council in Minneapolis recently. The award was given to U.S. Bank during the council’s annual meeting at the Lyndale VFW.

"Dawn is approaching in Africa, Daylight is approaching in Africa".
These were the words of guest speaker and Minister of Labor in the new Liberian government Samuel Kofi Woods as he addressed a packed ballroom at the St. Paul Student Center on Saturday.

US Senator Barack Obama wowed Minnesota yesterday when he visited to keynote the sold-out $125 per ticket Hubert H. Humphrey Day Dinner, a fundraiser for Minnesota ’s Democratic Party (DFL) and to campaign for Amy Klobuchar who is running for the US Senate to take over from fellow Democrat Mark Dayton who is not seeking reelection.

MINNEAPOLIS , April 5, 2006 – In an effort to better serve the community, Minneapolis Public Schools has revised its early kindergarten admission policy to establish standardized criteria for deciding which students are ready to enter kindergarten. Among the changes, students who turn five years of age on or by Oct. 31 may be considered for early admission into kindergarten. Applications for early entrance must be submitted by May 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL ( 4/5/2006 ) -The University of Minnesota announced today that Nancy "Rusty" Barceló has been appointed the first vice president for access, equity and multicultural affairs and vice provost at the U of M.

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (4/4/2005) -- To heighten awareness and understanding about Africa and its people, the University of Minnesota African Student Association (ASA) will host African Nite from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in the North Star Ballroom of the St. Paul Student Center ,

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Since the initial release of Windows XP five years ago, Microsoft has been able to increase its security significantly by releasing updates such as Service Pack 2. However, enormous changes in security features require significant changes in system architecture hence the need for the development of Microsoft's latest Operating System:- Windows Vista.