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Family, friends remember and celebrate Henry McCabe

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (Mshale) - Hundreds of community members and high ranking State of Minnesota government employees gathered a week before Christmas to remember...

Hundreds bid farewell to the late Henry Gichaba

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - There was not a single empty seat inside the Kenyan Community SDA Church on the day the Kenyan-American community in...

Lolla Mohammed Nur: From journalism to poetry

Lolla Mohammed Nur is moving on up! After a year as community engagement editor at the TC Daily Planet, she's now working on another...

Raila Odinga to speak and sign autobiography in Minneapolis on October 18

The former prime minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, will speak at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Friday, October 18...

Teen author Odhiambo wades into the Afrcan Savannah

She is a junior high International Baccalaureate (IB) student. She is intelligent,  elegant, passionate and filled with ambition. At 16 years of age, Tori...

What’s Coming Next to Top Gnahoré’s Performance Last Fall?

Two months ago I attended a show by Dobet Gnahoré and her entourage. I’m still waiting for a gig equally as impressive. She performed on November 10th, 2011 at the Dakota Jazz Bar. A packed audience was treated to over 16 polished numbers.

Raila shoots down Ministry for Diaspora Affairs

BLOOMINGTON, Minn - Prime Minister Raila Odinga of Kenya has shot down calls by Kenyans abroad for the creation of a ministry in charge of Diaspora affairs. Instead, the prime minister said the Diaspora desk in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be strengthened.

One of Sudan’s “Lost Boys” helps recently arrived refugees

Adier Deng fled his home in southern Sudan at the age of 4 in 1989 during the Second Sudanese Civil War. He was separated from his family, who now live in a refugee camp in Uganda. Deng’s mother died on the way to the camp.

Outsourcing the war: Ugandans in Iraq

Last week the Pentagon proclaimed that the last U.S. combat forces had left Iraq. This after an armored unit drove out of the country and crossed the border into Kuwait. However, there will still be 50,000 U.S. troops in Iraq.

Arizona’s immigration law: A concern for all minorities


Who counts as "us" and who counts as "them" has shifted throughout modern American history. For decades, African-Americans were "them," judged to be members of an inferior race and denied basic rights. In the aftermath of 9/11, "us" and "them" were reshuffled as Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim were targeted and labeled "the other."

Maaza Mengiste Reads, Discusses Beneath the Lion’s Gaze at Magers and Quinn


Pushcart Prize nominee, Maaza Mengiste, read an excerpt of her debut novel “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze” at Magers and Quinn bookstore in Minneapolis recently.

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