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Ugandan-born rising star in Minn. Democratic Party launches political consulting firm...

After years of working as the first African-born person in the senior leadership of Minnesota Democratic Party, one would expect Ian Oundo to perhaps...

Oballa Oballa sworn in as Austin City Council member

AUSTIN, Minn. – Ethiopian-born Oballa Oballa was sworn in Monday to take his seat as the new Austin City Council member representing First Ward....

A mixed bag for African immigrant candidates in Minnesota races

The African immigrant community's bid to expand its share of elected officials in the state had some bright spots and disappointing losses in equal...

Ethiopian-born Oballa Oballa seeks seat on the Austin City Council

Oballa Oballa of Austin, Minnesota is ready to expand his leadership roles within his city. The twenty-seven-year-old is running for a seat on the...

Henry Momanyi discusses his candidacy for the Brooklyn Park City Council

Community organizer and nonprofit executive, Henry Momanyi, is challenging incumbent Brooklyn Park City Council member Susan Pha in this year’s general election in the...

Brooklyn Park City Council candidate Benjamin Osemenam shares his vision for...

Long time Brooklyn Park resident Benjamin Osemenam is running for a seat on the city council, challenging the incumbent Lisa Jacobson in the November...

Rep. Ilhan Omar wins Democratic primary in convincing fashion

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has won the Minnesota Fifth District DFL primary in a convincing fashion beating her well-financed and closest challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux,...

We endorse: Ilhan Omar for Minnesota Fifth Congressional District

Yaa Asantewaa, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Wangari Maathai, Ann Nzingha and others are names that readers of Mshale will be very familiar with, many of them...

Liberian American businessman Alexander Deputie vying for Minnesota Senate District 67

Liberian born Alexander Deputie has put his name in the running as a state senator for Minnesota Senate District 67 as the endorsed candidate...

Why I am supporting Ilhan Omar in the DFL primary

20 years ago, I fled my birth country of Liberia during a civil war. I left my loved ones to provide for them in...

Antone Melton-Meaux: African immigrant communities deserve more from their government

The Fifth Congressional District and Minnesota are blessed with some of the largest African communities outside of the continent. Everyday, we see the value...