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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...

African immigrant candidates run for office in record numbers in Minnesota

The number of African immigrant elected officials in Minnesota — which has more than doubled in the past four years — could soon grow...

Video: Minneapolis Sixth Ward candidates forum

Ten of the remaining eleven candidates in the upcoming August 11 Minneapolis City Council Sixth Ward special election participated in a candidates forum that...

Your guide to the Brooklyn Park primary for City Council

Brooklyn Park voters will go to the polls August 11 during the state primary, to cast their ballots for the most diverse pool of...

Minneapolis Sixth Ward Special Election: How Ranked Choice Voting works

Minneapolis first adopted ranked choice voting, a largely unfamiliar and controversial system, for the 2009 city election. It has been used to elect officials...

Rep. Ilhan Omar faces uphill task to keep her seat in...

In 2018, Ilhan Omar made history as the first person born in the African continent to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives,...

Meet the Minneapolis Sixth Ward candidates, special election is August 11

Mshale reached out to the candidates that have officially filed to fill the vacant Minneapolis Sixth Ward seat and asked them to respond to...

Minnesota encourages residents to participate in national census

Today April 1 is Census Day and state and local government officials have been using the weeks leading up to it to encourage all...

Mshale Editorial: The growing influence of Africa-born politicians in Minnesota politics

Editor's note: This editorial first appeared in the February print edition of Mshale. Last month after the swearing-in into office of a historic number of...