The same day Central Connecticut State University in New Britain released a study ranking Minneapolis as the second most literate city in the country, the newly reelected mayor of that city, RT Rybak, appointed Hussein Samatar, a Somali businessman to the Minneapolis Library board on November 29.
TiVo Inc. is expanding its video recording service- the latest move targeted at putting TV in people's hands for viewing anywhere. For those of you who love recording your favorite TV shows, TiVo ToGo is a service which allows you to load television recordings from your stand alone Tivo device to another portable device such as a PSP (Play Station Portable) or an iPod or a windows based handheld device such as a pocket PC. Even though the beta version is out, TiVo expects to officially launch this new idea to TiVo Series 2 subscribers next year.
This is an Exclusive Column for Mshale by the Law Firm of Blackwell Igbanugo of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The firm is the largest Black owned law firm in the United States.
Monica Pitta is the chairperson of the Minnesota 2005 African World’s AIDS Day (AWAD). This year’s event will take place at the
on 10 December (See calendar on Page 3 for time and address). To find out what will transpire on the said date, Mshale Senior Staff Writer, Swallehe Msuya, interviewed Monica who discusses a number of issues related to HIV-AIDS education and eradication.
The Itasca Project, a group of about 40 Twin Cities business leaders, academics and public officials in late October released a report called, "Mind the Gap," that it had commissioned. The report showed the seriousness top business leaders in the area attach to the influx of new immigrants that have come to the area. The report noted that Minnesota has the largest Hmong, Somali, and Liberian communities in the , a fact well known by recent census numbers. Immigrants from 160 countries came to
in 2002, the report noted.