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African Development Center names Nasibu Sareva as permanent Executive Director

The Minneapolis based African Development Center this week confirmed Nasibu Sareva as its permanent executive director. The ADC board named him interim executive director...

RIP Joginder Singh, The ‘Flying Sikh’ was an East African hero

By Shamlal Puri, Standard Newspaper He is still a household name half a century after he carved himself a name by raising dust storms and...

Nasibu Sareva named Interim Executive Director at African Development Center

Nasibu Sareva, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the African Development Center (ADC) has been named Interim Executive Director by the center's board following...

Liberia’s Finance Minister speech draws mixed reactions in Minnesota

After weeks of contentions and bickering surrounding the decision of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota – OLM – the lead community organization, to...

African Community “Conversation on Civic Engagement” in Twin Cities’ northwest suburbs

The African Immigrant Services (AIS), in collaboration with the Diversity and Equity Department of North Hennepin Community College (NHCC ), Brooklyn Park’s Diversity Team,...

Lawmakers elect Abdul Omari as a University of Minnesota Regent

The Minnesota legislature has named Abdul Omari as a University of Minnesota Regent in action before its Easter break. The University Of Minnesota Board...

National Oil Company of Liberia to hold Diaspora forum in Minnesota on August 18

The Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM), in collaboration with the City of Brooklyn Park, will host a consultative community forum on the establishment...

CAIR honors Hindia Ali with Courage Award

Community organizer and activist, Hindia Ali, was awarded this year’s CAIR-Minnesota’s (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Courage Award for her work in the community. CAIR-MN is the state’s only civil rights advocacy organization serving Muslims.

Liberians in Minnesota: A community divided

When U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen walked through the doors of Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn Center recently, little did he know he was walking into what one meeting participant later called a "booby-trap.

Liberian-Americans in Minnesota Want Option to Stay

Robbinsdale, Minnesota--Their faces somber they milled into a church in Robbinsdale, a few miles from Brooklyn Park where many Liberians live. There was tension and fear in their voices as they chat among themselves.

These approximately three hundred Liberians were gathered on a chilly Sunday evening to learn how they could petition US legislators, to extend the temporary immigration status (TPS) for about 1000 Liberians in Minnesota. They hope that they will eventually be granted US residency. With about two months before the TPS expiration, an immediate extension is preferred as it would take immigration officials longer to process the paperwork needed for residency.

I Helped Smear Helen Suzman

Anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman died on New Year's Day at the age of 91. As accolades from around the world pour in, news reports also mention the controversy she sparked on college campuses in the late 1980s.